A few weeks ago, I was photographing a client when I asked her, “So why now? What made you decide to take photos for your husband now?” Jessica smiled at me almost like I had plucked a heart string and said, “Well now you’re getting into my psyche!”
She went on to explain that her husband is deployed, but the real motivation behind her photo shoot was something she discovered through “The 5 Love Languages.” Coincidentally, I had taken the assessment a few months back so we started talking about our results and what we learned about our own love language and how it translates to our own marriages.
“The 5 Love Languages” is actually a book written by Dr. Gary Chapman. He’s a marriage counselor, who over the years noticed a pattern in his clients. From the website, “everyone he had ever counseled had a “love language,” a primary way of expressing and interpreting love. He also discovered that, for whatever reason, people are usually drawn to those who speak a different love language than their own.”
So! What are the five categories? And which one are you? (A screen shot from the website.)
I encourage you to take the assessment, and discover something about yourself! My own assessment gave me the result that my most important “love language” is physical touch. And I couldn’t agree more. I can’t leave Brad for the day without getting/giving him a kiss, but I just enjoy being physically close to him. If we’re at a party, I want to be next to him. For whatever reason, that desire is just in me…it’s a part of me…it’s beyond my control. I’m interested to see what Brad’s results would be! Good dinner convo for tonight! =) Take the test yourself and see what you discover! Happy Monday!