Physical TouchLove Language – Physical Touch

To this person, nothing speaks more deeply than appropriate touch.

Keeping emotional love alive in a marriage makes life much more enjoyable. How do we keep love alive after the “in-love” emotions have evaporated?  I believe it is by learning to speak each other’s “love language.”  This week we will focus on physical touch.

For some husbands, when they hear the words physical touch, they immediately think of sex.  But sexual intercourse is only one of the dialects of this love language.  Holding hands, kissing, embracing, back rubs, or an arm around the shoulder are all ways of expressing love by physical touch.

Physical touch can make or break a marital relationship.  Do you know how to speak this love language? To the spouse whose primary love language is physical touch, nothing is more important than your tender touches.  You may give them words of affirmation or gifts, but nothing communicates love like physical touch.

Have you ever had a time when you were in need of a hug?  What do you do to let others know that you need a gesture of physical touch?  What do you do if  this is your spouse’s love language, but you’re not “touchy-feely”?

To find out more about physical touch read the whole article and learn how you can speak the love language of physical touch.

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