The fifth love language, according to author Gary Chapman, is acts of service – doing things for the other person, especially things to assist with their load. Most of us are very busy these days, and it really takes an effort to make the time to do something for your loved one, but that just shows you how powerful acts of service can be.

Some examples are cooking dinner, washing the car, doing the laundry, vacuuming, cleaning the tub, offering to repair something around the house, going to the grocery store, bringing home dinner. Any act of service says to the other person “I care about you and I want to help you.” When your mate is overloaded, the simple phrase “What can I do to help?” is music to their ears. It means you are willing to take the time to stop whatever you are doing to help lighten their load.

Isn’t that what love is all about? Didn’t Jesus say “Bear one another’s burdens”? We all get overwhelmed at times, and if your love language is acts of service, it really means a lot when someone lends a helping hand. Today, if you are looking to enrich your relationship, take a good look around and see what you can do to help lighten your mate’s load. They will feel better and you will, too!

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