Author: Gary Chapman
Isolation is devastating to the human psyche.
Running your marriage on an empty “love tank” may cost you even more than trying to drive your car without oil.
Forgiveness is the way of love.
I am amazed by how many individuals mess up every new day with yesterday. They insist on bringing into today the failures of yesterday, and in so doing, they pollute a potentially wonderful present.
The best thing we can do with the failures of the past is to let them be history. Yes, it happened. Certainly it hurt. And it may still hurt, but he has acknowledged his failure and asked your forgiveness. We cannot erase the past, but we can accept it as history. We can choose to live today free from the failures of yesterday. Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment.
Love makes requests, not demands. When I demand things from my spouse, I become a parent and she the child.
When you make a request of your spouse, you are affirming his or her worth and abilities.
affirm your spouse in front of others when he or she is present.
Time is a precious commodity.
It isn’t enough to just be in the same room with someone. A key ingredient in giving your spouse quality time is giving them focused attention, especially in this era of many distractions.
Most sexual problems in marriage have little to do with physical technique but everything to do with meeting emotional needs.
It’s the “I don’t love her anymore” mindset that gives men the emotional freedom to seek love with someone else. The same is true for wives who use the same excuse.
True love always liberates.
Happy Reading 💚
The 5 Love Languages
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