11 Ways to say “I Love You”

11 Ways to say “I Love You”

If you’re looking for ways to make those you love feel special and appreciated, here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Put it into words. Those three little words—“I love you”—are still the best way to make sure those you love know it. Say them often.

2. Tell them why. What makes the person special to you? Tell him or her, and be specific. Whenever you find something new to admire or appreciate, say so.

3. Take time to love. Spending time with someone says, “You’re more important to me than all the other things that I could be doing right now.”

4. Don’t wait for a special occasion. Small, unexpected gifts and remembrances can sometimes convey love even better than big ones on birthdays or holidays, and every day holds opportunities.

5. Be consistent. When everything is going well, an expression of love can make it go even better; and when one of you is having a bad day, love can turn things around.

6. Be affectionate. Hug. Touch. Science has proven that there are physical and mental benefits to human touch.

7. Be helpful. Going out of your way to be helpful or doing more than your share shows concern; it says “Your happiness is important to me,” and “I want to make your day a little better.”

8. Listen with your heart. Make an effort to truly get to know and understandthe other person, rather than assuming you already do.

9. Show respect. Healthy relationships are built on mutual respect for each other’s good qualities. Look for opportunities to show those you love that you believe in them.

10. Be unselfish. Giving preference to the needs and desires of your loved ones shows that their happiness and well-being are more important to you than your own.

11. Drop your guard. It is often humbling to open up and let others see the “real you,” but it’s a necessary part of uniting hearts and minds.

John 13:35 ESV – By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

Romans 13:10 ESV – Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV – Let all that you do be done in love.

3 Comments

  1. calecheron
    August 8, 2014, 2:55 am   /  Reply

    Hi. I do understand that we have to love each other, but what if you dated someone and you still love them, but she broke up with you over a simple matter. I really do want her back, but I don’t know what to do any more. Can you please help me?

    • fluffball
      August 11, 2014, 2:08 am   /  Reply

      Have you tried talking about what the issue was? Maybe what you saw as a simple matter took on a whole other deeper issue in her mind because of past experiences. Or maybe she just didn’t love you the way you loved her. Maybe she was already looking for an excuse to get out of the relationship and saw the issue that came up as a good enough reason to justify leaving. As a female I can tell you if you tried talking to her and she wants no part of you then move on.. I don’t no what the problem was but in most cases its better to move on. Especially if you know you didn’t do anything wrong, if you bug her that’s only going to make her glad she dumped you. Move on and if she really wants you she will start bugging you.

      • fluffball
        August 11, 2014, 2:10 am   / 

        God wants us to love, but he doesn’t want us to be fools either.

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