How to Express Love
let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." (1
Love is an emotion and an
experience. Everyone will love and need love. Love does not always translate
into expression because of lacking skill to express or being restricted by
some factors. Unexpressed love is useless, just like a closed well and cannot
meet people's needs. Expressing love requires practice.
First, express with gratitude. Enjoying others
love cannot be taken for granted, and needs to respond with love. Sometimes,
children consider that their parents who love them dearly are obligated to do
so. Therefore they take it for granted and do not express their gratitude. If
parents do not teach their children how to express their love by giving
thanks, when they grow up to teenagers, their selfishness will hinder their
relationship with others. When a young kid tries to say to his father,
“Daddy, I love you.” The father should hug the child and give great
encouragement. Let the family be filled with warm feelings of love.
Second, use new ways to express. Whenever an act
falls into routines, it becomes less meaningful. Why do husbands and wives
live together for long time and get bored with each other? It is the lack of
cultivating fresh love. In today’s busy world, not many couples can afford
time to pursue the romantic gesture. But important things we will always find
time to do. The question is whether you value the relationship between the
two? Think about what new ideas can I use this week to do something for my
spouse to make each other happier?
Third, express love by giving time. Time is the
most precious commodity; you can't make it, you can't buy it, you can only
use less and less. The greater the responsibility, the more precious the
time. Therefore, spending time on the person you love, especially when the
other person needs it most, is the best way to express love. Playing with
children, shopping with a spouse, chatting with elderly parents, these
moments are the best time showing your love.
Fourth, bring back the love of God.
Inadvertently, our selfish nature will refuse to share love. The damage to
human relationships needs to be repaired. It’s only when we return to the
point of loss, and pick up what we have neglected that we can rekindle lost
love. (Rev. 2:5) Lacking love, we can always come to Jesus, the fountain of love,
to be filled with His love. If we obey to the Holy Spirit, confess our
failure, to heal wounds, and to correct wrongs, we are able to let God's love
fill in all the gaps and restore the love of one another.