Love As A Verb

A Love Lesson From Jade Flower Foster

In some cultures, it’s common to not actually say the words, ‘I Love You.’ Instead families, neighbors, communities demonstrate that love through action. Love is a Verb is a lesson on how to identify ways to show love to Creator.


  • Participants will define love and identify what it means to them.
  • Participants will explore concepts of how to love via 5 Love Languages.
  • Participants will examine how they demonstrate love in action for God.
  • Participants will create new ritual to show daily love to Creator.

– Love Language Link
– Paper /Journal
– Pen/ Pencil

Time: 30 Minutes + Regular Practice

Warm Up: Word List
There are a dozen words for angry: upset, pissed off, livid, etc. But how many words are there for love? Take 90 seconds to generate synonyms for love.

Think About It:

  1. How did the number of words generated surprise you?
  2. Look at the synonyms you generated: How is it different when you love someone, versus when you feel a synonym of love for someone?
  3. What’s the difference between saying love and showing love?

Main Activity:
According To 5 Love Languages, there are 5 ways to show love to a partner, and how we enjoy receiving love. Now while I personally believe there are a million ways the demonstration of Creator’s love is infinite, these five tools are a good place to start to reciprocate a bit! Directions:

The Five Love Languages Belongs to Northfield Publishing and is not the Intellectual property of Love Now Media or Jade Foster. More information on the book is available here.

  1. Take the love language quiz on 5 Love Languages:
  2. Write down your top 3 ways you like love demonstrated.
  3. Choose 1 love language and create a list of 5 things you can do for the Creator to demonstrate that love language.

    1. For example, if you love language is ‘gifts.’ One thing you may be able to do for God is a tithe to a local spiritual institution, or take a friend to lunch.
  4. Once you’ve created your list, do one thing on your list! Right now! Today!

Think About It

  1. What’s the difference between saying you love someone and showing you love someone?
  2. What other ‘love languages’ would you come up with for yourself or others in your life?
  3. How did it feel to express your love for God in action?