A: Understanding your own love language and the language of the other person helps you to effectively communicate your love to them. In a relationship, whether it’s a marriage, courtship or friendship, we have positive feelings toward the other person but sometimes we don’t know how to express those in a way the other person will feel our love or appreciation. The love languages help you do that effectively. There are five ways to express love but one will speak more deeply to them than the other. So, understanding their love language will help you do what you really want to do, and that is communicate love.