January 21 2019

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, January 21, 2019

We’re continuing with a third preferred way to support grievers who have the love language of Hearing Words of Affirmation. For these people, kind words of encouragement are helpful. These words are well received in person and in written form.

A fourth preferred way for grievers to be supported is Being the Beneficiary of Acts of Service. These people appreciate someone stepping in and taking care of household chores, gardening or minor fix-it jobs. It might be difficult to do at first, but this griever will be grateful and feel loved.

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