Valentines day is upon us and it can be a really hard day if you have high expectations. So let me help you out now and suggest you lower your expectations. It’s expecting roses, flowers and diamonds on this day (or your Birthday or Mother’s Day) that will ruin your day if you don’t get them! I say this from experience friends.
If you happen to be one of the majority who doesn’t get anything for Valentine’s Day from your husband – remember all the things he does year around that blesses your family.
Also, I want to encourage us all to live every day – even on holidays – with our hearts turned outward and upward. Remember Philippians 2:3 &4 says “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Sometimes it feels like the majority of people who really enjoy this day are the kids – exchanging their Valentines with friends, those who are dating or those who are “living together” outside of marriage.
You see it on the screen, in commercials and I’m sure you’ll see it on Facebook this coming Thursday. It looks like passion was made for everyone else…But we are totally missing the boat my married friends! The romance and passion we see in movie theatres and on soap operas – was meant for US!
God created passion between a man and a woman – and it was created for husband and wives –married people!!!
Why is it that it looks like those who are co-habitating or cheating get to have all the fun in the movies? That’s a lie – it’s us – we are the ones who are supposed to be enjoying this God-given gift.
But we aren’t – because life is so full or maybe we aren’t getting along right now or maybe our marriage has grown stale. Well it’s time to reclaim the passion! Let’s use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to give our men a little extra TLC. Let’s live it up in our marriages to the glory of God!
Do you know what your husband wants? There’s still a few days left – so ask him! (and maybe that will remind him to get those flowers lol!)
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