Love Language # 5 - Physical Touch
Physical touch is a way of communicating emotional love. For children this is particularly relevant. It is also a powerful vehicle for communicating marital love as well. Holding hands, kissing, embracing and sexual intercourse are all ways of communicating love. for some individuals, physical touch is their primary love language. Without it they feel unloved and with their emotional tank is filled. They feel secure in the love of their spouse.
Almost instinctively in the time of crisis, we hug one another. Because physical touch is a powerful communicator of love. In a time of crisis more than anything, we need to feel love. We cannot always change events but we can survive if we feel loved.
Just do one thing, the next time when you fight with your spouse, give him a hug to placate his emotions. The next time when he is gets home, welcome him with a hug. The next time when he gets a promotion, give him a sincere pat on the back.
Not that Words of affirmation are not required. Physical touch will add more value and feeling to the words you utter to your spouse
This is 6th in the 7 part series of 5 Love Languages book summary.