Last Sunday Jesus asked Peter "Do you love me?" three times. Actually he used the Greek words agape twice and phileo once. Different words that we translate into the English "love." Gary Chapman published a best-selling book The Five Love Languages that describes the ways in which we can express our love to one another. Each of us has a primary love language that speaks deeply to us. When our spouse, child, or friend has a different love language it can strain a relationship inadvertently. This is especially true as we move from wooing a loved one, when we use all love languages, to a longer-term relationship. These love languages are: words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. Discovering each other’s love language and relating to the other person in that way will help express the love that we have for another. I highly recommend this book or one of Chapman's several more topical books about the five love languages.
John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”