Get Started On Your Custom Engraved Scriptures

When Your Spouse Rejects Your Love

Many years ago, I read the book entitled “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. It truly opened my eyes to see an issue that I personally faced in my own marriage. I remember early on when my husband proudly gifted me a triple warming dish. I was thrown off by his gift and did not understand why he would give me something so unnecessary. I thanked him but he could see in my face that I was a little less than impressed. He later told me that he had bought it for me because I loved to throw parties. It was true that I occasionally liked doing themed events with friends, but a buffet was never on my list of must haves. Had I realized then that in his culture, the gift would have been greatly appreciated and extremely useful in how they entertain, I could have spared some hurt feelings. He has never forgotten how he felt watching his spouse reject a form of his love.

My husband has at least three major love languages, one of which is receiving gifts. According to the book, we tend to give love to others the way that we need to feel love. He gave me a gift with his entire heart, and I did not receive it as well as he had hoped, and it hurt him. Even now, years later, he still feels the sting of that event.

The same thing has happened to me. My major love language is words of affirmation so when I choose to give a gift, it is accompanied by tender words of gratitude and admiration. I learned early that those things are not as meaningful to him. We seemed to volley hurt feelings back and forth between one another during the first few years of marriage. If we feel that our love is being rejected, our first impulse is to get defensive and angry, neither of those things will heal the offended heart, however.

I have learned that when we feel that our love is rejected, it is typically because our spouse feels misunderstood or hurt. Communication is an important tool for any marriage. When you and your spouse can talk your way through problems and clear up misunderstandings, the clouds of tension and resentment dissipate. No amount of effort is wasted that goes toward creating unity and understanding. At times we may feel rejected not because a spouse is angry but because circumstances are challenging at the moment. Try to be patient and to see things from another perspective.

Elder James E. Faust taught about the importance of communicating in our marriages. He said, “Marriage relationships can be enriched by better communication. One important way is to pray together. This will resolve many of the differences, if there are any, between the couple before sleep comes. I do not mean to overemphasize differences, but they are real, and make things interesting. Our differences are the little pinches of salt which can make the marriage seem sweeter. We communicate in a thousand ways, such as a smile, a brush of the hair, a gentle touch, and remembering each day to say, “I love you” and the

husband to say, “You’re beautiful.” Some other important words to say, when appropriate, are “I’m sorry.” Listening is excellent communication.” 1

As imperfect mortals, we live in a fallen world which our enemy has claimed. He knows the importance of family relationships and incites and encourages us to get angry or offended. Remember that we have power to overcome all things, including the enemy himself. May we continually make our homes a haven of love, patience, and peace.

1 “The Enriching of Marriage”, Elder James E Faust, General Conference, October 1977

Share this post


Leave a comment

14 comments

  • FAST GENITAL HERPES CURE CONTACT. Dr Enegbode On WHATSAPP: +2348105304174. I am from the USA. I was diagnosed of genital Herpes 6months ago and was in pain with the knowledge that there is no cure for the virus! there was a day I saw several post about a herbalist how he’s used natural herbal medicine to cure this particular virus, Immediately I contacted him on his website and he prepared and sent me the herbal medicine through DHL delivery and after 14days of usage, the Pain, and sores were gone i went to the hospital for test I’m the happiest woman on earth because I just tested negative to the virus! This testimony is real and thanks to Dr Enegbode You can also reach him on his Email: enegbodefastcure1@gmail.com or WhatsApp: +2348105304174.

    • Laura
  • FAST GENITAL HERPES CURE CONTACT DR EHIAGWINA ON WHATSAPP: +2348162084504.

    i am from USA I was diagnosed of genital Herpes 6months ago and was in pain with the knowledge that there is no cure for the virus! there was a day I saw several post about a herbalist how he’s used natural herbal medicine to cure this particular virus, Immediately I contacted him on his website and he prepared and sent me the herbal medicine through DHL delivery and after 14days of usage, the Pain, and sores were gone i went to the hospital for test I’m the happiest woman on earth because I just tested negative to the virus! this testimony is real and thanks to Dr Ehiagwina you can also reach him on his Email: ehiagwinaherbalhome@gmail.com or whatsapp: +2348162084504.

    • Julia Kleven
  • “I decided to try out the services of software Specialist, he helps people to recover lost funds. I can vouch for him because I have used him when I lost a considerable amount of money in a dubious online investment. To be honest, I was skeptical at first but to my surprise he was able to recover my lost funds within a few weeks. The guy was professional and efficient in his work and what I liked most about him is that he kept updating me on the process of recovering my lost funds. Till today all I do is appreciate his generosity and that is why I decided to give this information to the public of how good he renders his services. Contact him on his mail on ETHICALHACKERS009@GMAIL.COM OR CALL OR TEXT ‪+1(716) 318-5536‬ for great hacking services.”

    • JAMES SMITH
  • There is a big shift in the understanding that people have of what “dating apps” are for-mostly because they’re called “dating apps”. Modern dating apps are an entertainment product: a gallery of people in your area and someone will occasionally like your photos. Unfortunately some people have decided to make the dating app space unsafe for casual people who simply wishes to use the app for its primary purposes. Nowadays, when you join a dating site, there’s a 99% chance that you’re going meet these people always trying to pitch an app/ company that they claim is a more effective way to save and earn money some even go to the lengths of building a romance relationship with you first before manipulating your feelings towards investing in some sort of financial setup. I had plenty of experience with the likes of these individuals. However I later fell victim to one lady I had met on hinge her name was Tonya, I actually met up with her one time, I never knew that these crypto scammers actually operate in real life as well. She always came up with some sort of excuse whenever I suggested we met up again, I felt I didn’t make a good first impression and tried making up for that by buying into a referral program she dealt with , I invested a total of $340k within 4 months but when I insisted to see her again before going further she stopped responding to me and blocked me on all platforms. I didn’t know what to think or believe but I was sure of one thing, Tonya was a fraud. I quickly started scorching the internet for best possible means to recover sent crypto funds, this led me to a podcast where I learnt about how SWIFT RECOVERY FIRM has recovered stolen/scammed crypto assets for individuals, without further hesitation I messaged the team through their official EMAIL ADDRESS WHICH IS swiftrecoveryservice006@gmail.com and asked for their help, thankfully the team successfully recovered back the 340k worth of USDT assets I sent to the company address after 48 hours and I feel so fortunate to have been able to get the right team otherwise I have no idea what could’ve become of me. You can also get in touch with them through WhatsApp on +1 786 684 0501

    • Vonda White
  • “Cashlyfaucet” is an awful scam cartel, don’t bother engaging their service for whatever reason. I lost a ridiculous amount of money investing in their crypto scheme. I had to seek help from RestoreChef and with their expertise, they amazingly helped with the full recovery of my funds. Reach their support center via RECOVERYCHEF@TECHIE.COM for assistance.
    • Helen Allen