Ok ladies this week it is your turn to speak the love language called, “words of affirmation.” You may think all men speak only one love language, that being “physical touch,” but the truth is most men have multiple “love languages.” Speaking this particular type of love will require creativity as you compose love messages for your husband both verbally and written word! Today I want to help you with some of those creative ideas.
Ideas to Speak Love to Your Husband Through Words of Affirmation:
- Be Sneaky — One of the best ways to communicate with someone who enjoys receiving love through words of affirmation is the art of surprise. Jot a few lines on a card, post it note to some other small slip of paper and hide it in a place your husband will find it during the course of his day. A briefcase, backpack or wallet make a great place to hide your affection through the written word. Trust me, they may not admit it, but “words of affirmation guys” enjoy finding notes like these from their wives.
- Be Tech Smart — Email and text are great ways to communicate powerful feelings in bite size bits throughout the course of the long work day. A simple “I love you” or “So thankful for you” or “So glad you asked me to marry you” are powerful, affirming statements which communicate honor, respect and of course love. The person who speaks this particular love language will find such reminders emotionally valuable. And don’t stop with a one time text! Take the time to text these little words of encouragement and affirmation throughout the day. One such text or email is great but six or seven make the day even better!
- Be Bold –– Feelings are often difficult to put into words and even when they can be the words often don’t roll easily off the tongue. Pray for boldness and courage to speak the words your husband needs to hear. Don’t let fear stop you! Take a moment to sit down with your husband, look him in the eye and tell him how you feel. Anytime I tell folks to do this it seems simplistic and redundant to the subject at hand but it is surprising how often people find it extremely difficult to live out their love in the simple act of verbal communication. Yet, if your husband’s love language is “words of affirmation” he is starving for intimacy in your relationship; he needs to hear how you feel!
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Praying for you as you SPEAK love today!