SUMMER OF LOVE: GROWING SPIRITUALLY IN THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES

 

Some people speak Chinese, some speak English, and sometimes they simply don’t understand each other. Gary Chapman’s book series on the “5 love languages” highlights, similarly, that sometimes friends, bosses, spouses, parents, and others communicate their friendship, caring, attention, and even love in ways that don’t hit the mark. Despite our best intentions, we sometimes have communication problems and—because we have offered what we see as our best—the situation then only gets worse. How can we grow spiritually in five distinct ways? That is our focus for the first five weeks of this summer of love.

June 10 Power Beyond Sticks and Stones: Using Words of Affirmation (Mark 12:28-34; Ephesians 4:25-32)

June 17 The Present of Presence: Spending Quality Time (Psalm 1:1-2; Luke 10:38-42)

June 24 Physical Expressions of Thoughtfulness: Receiving Gifts (Matthew 26:6-13; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

July 1 “Outdo One Another”: Living Acts of Service (John 13:1-17; Romans 12:1-10; Galatians 5:13)

July 8 “Greet One Another with a Holy Kiss”: Needing Physical Touch (Mark 1:35-45; Mark 5:25-34)