Mark 1:41-42 "Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man. 'I am willing.' He said, 'Be clean!' Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured."
A touch can speak volumes. I am a big fan of Gray Chapman's "5 Love Languages." One of my primary love languages is touch; both of my kids share this love language too. I must say that while I do like to be touched; I don't like it when people (i.e. my little people) lay and wallow all over me.
Barrett, on the other hand is not a real "touchy-feally" type of person. So I've really struggled with this in our marriage. Very early on, I saw it as a form of rejection. However, as I've gotten to know him over the years, I've learned that it's not; it's just not his main love language. He did not grow up in a home where love was expressed in that way.
So, I try very hard to learn his love languages and speak them to him. Not only is it fulfilling to me; but as time goes an I realized he's starting to speak my love languages too.