Books, love lived out, classic movies, edifiying and intellectual conversation, food (good food!), and Jesus. Yes to all of this. These are things (and people – as I mentioned Jesus!) that make my heart sing. And Jesus is my favorite of course!
I am a writer and editor – and I am passionate about writing and helping others find their voice. I also love to curl up and read a good book. If it’s really good and the reading is seamless (shout out to great writers!), I can finish the book one day. I also love to talk! Lol. Although I am an introvert, I seem to attract the attention of strangers during my daily adventures with Jesus. And I will stop and chat, and smile, and listen, and encourage, and offer advice, and talk about God and Jesus.
I love to be encouraged. I love to watch classic movies (specifically love stories, but not always), and I prefer to watch them with a friend or love, but I am certainly down with watching it by myself! I am a movie fanatic, so either way is fine with me. I love going out on the town for fine dining; I love exquisite meals – like sushi for dinner and anything with ganache (fancy word for chocolate) for dessert – but I also love pizza and tacos! Last night, I purchased my favorite drink from Starbucks, and I had pecan pancakes and home fries for breakfast at 2am in the morning! Spontaneity!
I’m eclectic, I’m multifaceted, I’m set apart, and I’m down to earth. Sophistication mixed with a lot of sass. Lol. So I fit in anywhere and can adapt to any situation. But what I love more than the fine dining is that I have the opportunity to spend time with loved ones or a new friend while doing something that I love.
And without you knowing, I have just described my top three love languages! I am sure you have heard of Gary Chapman and his book The Five Love Languages – and if you haven’t, where have you been?!! This concept is definitely a surefire way to find out how you desire to be loved, and how you can strengthen your relationships by finding out the same in those you love.
As Gary Chapman coined in his very popular book, the five love languages are:
-Words of affirmation
-Acts of service
(I encourage you to conduct more research and consider purchasing Gary Chapman’s book as he goes into great detail regarding this concept that has helped many relationships, friendships, and marriages thrive!)
One of my higher love languages is words of affirmation. And it’s no wonder, because more often than not, great exhorters and supporters also love to be encouraged themselves! Quality time is also high on my list, though this hasn’t been the case lately – as I’ve been traveling and on the go pretty frequently these days – on mission for Jesus (a sojourner and foreigner’s life!) And physical touch would be my third, as it is one way that I feel loved and appreciated. This does not necessarily mean in a romantic or intimate kind of way; a non-invasive touch from a dear friend or from someone I love and respect is welcomed. Some people are super touchy-feely kind of people; I am not. Lol. I am somewhere in between the spectrum; I appreciate my space at times, but I also love expressions of affection from those that I love and care about.
Honestly, all five of them describe me in different ways, but again, these are my top three!
What makes your heart sing? What stirs you up to love and good works? How has the love language concept helped you in your relationships and in your love lifestyle? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below and let me know your thoughts!
God is love. Love is a lifestyle.
Jesus lived it, and He’s still living it.
And so should we. Don’t you forget it.
With God’s Love,
Porsche R. Armstrong
Founder, Love Is a Lifestyle
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
You can find out more about Gary Chapman and his ministry here!
You can purchase his books, audiobooks, etc here!
Gary Chapman’s online ministry site: http://www.5lovelanguages.com
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