Valentine’s Day is the notorious holiday of love, or so we’re told.
It does not take too much searching to find out that it’s history is sketchy at best. It seems that although there were certain saints named Valentine, the stories of performing secret weddings for Roman soldiers and one letter written to a girl that was healed are perhaps additions to the truth. As in so many other cases somebody made it up to help encourage others- and that is not so bad as long as we understand it as a parable and not stake our faith on it.
What can we gain from it? It really is good that we stop and think of how we help our spouse to know that we love them. I know, you are actually really good at this. You never forget to let your spouse know how much you love them on a regular basis.
I heard of one wife who told her husband, “You never tell me you love me.” His response was, ” I told you on our wedding day. If it changes I’ll let you know.” _ Lengendary
How do you or will you communicate love to your spouse this Valentine’s day? Gifts are right for the occasion, but what? If you spend some time listening to your spouse, they will tell you what means most to them. Take mental note of authors they like, flowers they like, colors, candy, foods… You get it. Then go to amazon or somewhere and find a way to say, “I love you.”
Speaking of finding a way to say, “I love you,” I stumbled upon a show the other day that if I remember was called “My Redneck Wedding” (I am not recommending it as a great show or even a good one). I was intrigued at the time by the way they communicated in their own cultural vernacular however.
I have heard people say things like…
“I love you like the day is long”
“I love you as much as the seas embracing the world.”
How would you tell your spouse how much you love them? Make it real so they won’t have to make it up!
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