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    Psychological Love Languages As Expressed By Popular R&B Songs

    Created by marriage counselor Dr. Gary Chapman, “love languages” describe the different ways people express and make sense of love. These are quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, and physical touch. Find out your love language with this online quiz. Then read on to see if your favorite R&B artists has the same love language you do!

    1. Affirming the Love of Your Life through Prayer

    “All my life, I pray for someone like you/ I thank God that I, that I finally found you.”

    Some of the best words of affirmations are also thank you prayers to God.

    2. “Rude Boy” by Rihanna Exemplifies the Love Language of Physical Touch

    MC Lyte needed a RuffNeck like how Rihanna wants a Rude Boy.

    She said, “Give it to me, baby/Like boom, boom, boom.” 

    3. Ray J’s Wishful Thinking Leads to Quality Time

    Ray J is putting out into the universe what he hopes to someday receive.

    “If I had one wish/We would run away/Making love all day/Have us a baby!” 

    4. Muni Long Thanks God for What is Hers

    Muni Long herself has explained her intention for the meaning behind her lyrics, “Usually don’t like nobody/And when I say ‘nobody’/ I mean nobody!” “I didn’t have a real relationship before I met my husband.” “A love like ours/I prayed for it.”

    She said that her prayer was thanking God “for making me ready for when that guy finds me.” 

    5. Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Highlight Gifting Oneself

    Based on her verses, Nicki Minaj must know that gift giving can also be a form of self-care.

    “These Chanel bags is a bad habit.”

    6. André 3000 and Beyoncé Share Affirmations of Silence

    Amy Winehouse’s lyrics demonstrate the limited power spoken word has in relationships and how meaningful body language can be.

    “We only said goodbye with words!” 

    7. Spending Prized Time with Mary J. Blige

    “I’ll sacrifice my time/I’ll make sure you’re satisfied/And it’s no hard thing to the joy I bring/I wanna give you all my love!”

    Mary J. Blige knows her time is so valuable that her spending time with her love is a gift.

    Were you surprised by your results? Does your favorite rapper express love in the same language as you do? Remember love languages can overlap, and we can all use multiple languages to show love and appreciation.



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    1. “All My Life” is a great, great song! No wonder so many folks married in the late 80’s used it for their wedding song. I have always really loved that song and yes, prayers are an excellent way to use the words of affirmation love language. Our maker knows that we crave companionship to and to love and be loved. Keeping being your own best friend. And perhaps you will be gifted an additional best friend to journey onward with.


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