The Encompass Outreach Group is going through a blog series on the 5 Love Languages! Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on different love languages, the impact they have on our lives, and how we can fill others' "love tanks!"
By: Lavern Nissley
There is an all too familiar Physical Touch occurrence of something Ronda, my wife, does in our bedroom that usually takes my breath away. It begins with my awareness that she is slowly moving in my direction. Suddenly, her cold feet make contact with me, and I experience an "ice bucket challenge" moment. She knows that my love language is Physical Touch but doesn't seem to understand "not THAT kind of touch!"
Fortunately for me, Ronda has learned to provide less traumatic expressions of Physical Touch. Here are 3 of them:
Behind all three of these ways that Ronda speaks my love language is an undeniable reminder that I matter to her. And what a huge difference that can make!
According to Dr. Gary Chapman every person has a "love tank" that is filled up when others "speak their love language". Encompass Connection Center offers a free survey to help couples determine their love languages. What are yours?
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.