Recently, I have had a great burden for Military marriages. So often with long and frequent deployments, marriages suffer. My concern led me to publish a Military Edition of The Five Love Languages. It is designed to help couples stay emotionally connected while they are deployed. The book is filled with practical ways to speak the love languages long distance. One wife whose husband’s love language is physical touch shared this idea. “I traced my hand on a sheet of paper, and mailed it to my husband with this note: ‘Put your hand on my hand, I want to hold your
hand.’” The husband later told me, “When I put my hand on that paper, I felt her hand.” It was not literal touch, but it was emotional touch. And that was her objective.