I always view February as the month of Love. I’m sure I’m not the only one that shares this viewpoint being that Valentine’s Day is smack dab in the middle of the month. Just about every store you walk into is filled with red hearts and roses giving you the impression that if you just buy what they’re selling you’ll experience love and romance. But we all know that’s not the truth since we weren’t born yesterday!
On Valentine’s Day in my house my man and I don’t go over the top with the celebrations. Perhaps because I’m a practical kinda gal that I don’t gravitate to red roses?? I mean, really, spending anywhere from $20-$50 is an awful lot of money to fork out on something that’s going to shrivel up and die in a week! I think I’d prefer to receive flowers on a day that isn’t Valentine’s Day; a day when it doesn’t seem obligatory. And chocolate….well, I eat chocolate almost every day, not just on Valentine’s Day! 🙂 And going to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day would be the last thing I’d want to do. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE it when my man takes me out to dinner, but on Valentine’s Day…the restaurants are packed. I’d forgo the crowds any day of the week!
But perhaps I do enjoy those things but I’m conscientious of my hard-working man. He’s got a double whammy in February because my birthday is just days before the popular Day of Love. I think my heart just wants to lessen the financial blow that those two days can bring to our bank account.
But regardless of how I celebrate or view Valentine’s Day, I still see it as a good thing and here’s why….
It helps you to focus on your relationship. It brings intentionality to your mind to build your love up whether it’s in affirming words, giving gifts, spending time with one another, serving one another, or in physical intimacy. These are all things a marriage needs and sometimes we forget that marriage is a gift from God. All the trying times, the pressures of life, the distractions that come our way can certainly extinguish the burning love and passion in our relationship. So, I see Valentine’s Day as a spark to help reignite our love.
And that’s what I’m hoping to do here in this series of Love is a Choice. I want to encourage you to be purposeful in choosing to love your husband no matter if you’ve been living in marital mundane or if the torrential storms of life have doused your flame!
What I’m covering in this series:
- Developing a Lasting Love in Your Marriage
- Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Low Budget
- How to Have a Closer and Passionate Marriage
“I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go…” Song of Sol. 3:3,4
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