And so I wanted to give you a bunch of ideas that could help you make your marriage rock, and help you get in the right frame of mind.
I’m not big on commercialism–gifts are actually the LAST of my love languages, so I don’t think Valentine’s Day needs to be a big production. But at the same time, I do think it’s good to celebrate our marriage, and sometimes that means putting in a little bit of extra effort myself.
So here are some thoughts that can help you make the day the best it can be!
Valentine’s Day Attitudes
I’m reminded of the apostle John who wrote:
We love him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
and the apostle Paul who wrote:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
God took the initiative to love us first, and He asks to do the same. So this Valentine’s Day, ask: how can I best show love to those around me, especially my husband? Take the initiative, just like God did!
Here are some posts that can help you do just that:
What is Real Intimacy? I wrote this last Valentine’s Day and I really do like it. Please read it! This is the post I’d write this year, if I hadn’t done it already. 🙂 It’s all about what I thought intimacy was when I got married, and how I learned I was missing half the picture.
25 Quick Ways to Show Your Husband Love
Romantic Radar Guns
Make Valentine’s Day a “Let’s Celebrate Our Marriage” Day!
Sharing God’s Love on Valentine’s Day–my friend Glynnis Whitwer reminds us that we don’t need to be fancy on Valentine’s Day to show love to those around us.
Valentine’s Day Gifts
Want some neat ideas of things to buy your husband for Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day Gifts your Husband Will Love
Valentine’s Day “Turning Up the Heat”
Want to turn up the heat in your marriage this Valentine’s Day?
I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow loving on your husband.
But I hope that tomorrow is just the day that you CELEBRATE, but that the loving goes on all year long. We should be loving our spouses all the time, not just on one particular day. So let’s get gushy and romantic for sure–but let’s also spend the rest of the year encouraging our spouse, praying with our spouse, showing him love, and more!
Happy Valentine’s Day!