Episode 82: 5 Love Languages: What Are They and How Do They Play a Part in God’s Calling?

March 1, 2024

Have you ever heard of the 5 Love Languages? 

Did you know these love languages play a role in God’s Calling for your life? 

It’s true. In this episode I share the different kinds of love languages and what each one stands for along with why they are so important. 

Let’s do this! 

What You’ll Learn In This Episode

  • the 5 love languages and what they are
  • how they play a part in God’s Calling for your life

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5 Love Languages: What Are They and How Do They Play a Part in God’s Calling?

In the last episode I mentioned love languages and why it’s important to show your spouse their love language especially when they aren’t on board with God’s Calling for your life. 

Therefore I thought a BONUS episode on love languages and how they play a part in God’s Calling was an absolute needed follow up. 

First lets go over the five love languages and what each one means: 

The first one is…. 

Acts of Service – For these people, actions speak louder than words.

Then there is….

Receiving Gifts – For some people, receiving a heartfelt gift is what makes them feel most loved.

Next is… 

Quality Time – This language is all about giving the other person your undivided attention.

Then there is… 

Words of Affirmation – This language uses words to affirm other people.

And finally we have… 

Physical Touch – To this person, nothing speaks more deeply than appropriate physical touch.

When I work one on one with clients I always have them take the spiritual gifts test so that I know their top two spiritual gifts and the love language quiz to determine their top two love languages. 

I believe so deeply in my heart that your love language plays a huge role in God’s Calling for your life. 

Your love language is how you love and serve other people. You give out what you need most. 

For example my top two love languages are words of affirmation and acts of service. These two love languages play a huge role in God’s Calling for my life. 

Just the other day I was on a call with a friend who wants to be a speaker but can’t go through the training just yet. 

I was giving her all the do’s and don’ts that I learned from my speakers training. That was an act of service. 

I was taking action in encouraging her to move forward with what she believes God is Calling her to. 

By the way my top two spiritual gifts are exhortation which means to encourage or urge someone to do something and discernment which is a really good gift to have when you are a coach. 

On that call I also used words of affirmation to encourage her which is my top love language. 

I love working with clients one-on-one because I get to see first hand how their spiritual gifts and love languages play out in their Calling. 

To be a part of that is something money can’t buy. It fills my heart with so much joy. 

If you aren’t sure what your love languages are then go to 5lovelanguages.com and take the quiz. That’s five the number 5lovelangauges.com 

Keep in mind that your love language is how you want to be loved. 

However, I sincerely believe when we live by the golden rule in Luke 6:31 – Do to others as you would have them do to you. We simply live a better and more fulfilled life. 

I challenge you to start looking for love languages in those you love. Those who are closest to you. 

For example maybe your best friend often reaches out and appropriately rubs or pats your back. Their love language is probably Physical Touch. 

Let’s say you have  a child who gets upset when they are talking to you and you’re not paying attention. Their love language could possibly be Quality Time.  

What about a spouse who’s face brightens up when you say something encouraging. 

Their love language is words of affirmation. 

Truth be told you won’t know or even remember everyone’s love language. However, if you know and remember yours you can still make a difference in someone’s life. 

Even though we all have our own love language, we are all human and we need some of all of the languages at some point or another. 

A great example of this is in 2022 I drove halfway across the country to a retreat where I knew absolutely no one. At least I had never met any of the ladies in person until I arrived. 

As an introvert this was definitely something I wouldn’t normally do, especially alone. 

You know that saying someone will never remember what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel? 

That is so true! 

While I was on that trip I felt so out of place for so many reasons I won’t get into. 

However, there were several ladies there who made me feel welcome by using their love languages. 

And here’s something really interesting: I guarantee they didn’t even realize what they were doing. 

But in those moments I needed the physical touch from one of the ladies that reached over and gently rubbed my back. 

Or the time another lady who became a friend gave me quality time by giving her undivided attention during a conversation.

You may not realize it now but there are humans out there in the wilderness who need your love language to help them get through something. 

As always I will leave you something to think about: If the golden rule is to do unto others what you want done unto you… what will you do unto them?


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