Valentine’s Day is coming up next week. And I am the poorer for it.
There is something about knowing florists, card-makers, and restaurants make a killing off this self-declared holiday that drives me a little crazy. Each year I stare it in the face and waver. But my kind wife gives me a little push. And I am glad she does.
Each Valentine’s Day, my single adult daughters receive a significant gift from us. Why?
Because the truth of the matter is that Valentine’s Day celebrates romantic love. That’s great if you have a valentine. But if you don’t, it can be a prolonged cultural reminder that you are somehow deficient. You are missing a valentine to care for you. You are somehow less than complete.
The Bible does celebrate marriage and romantic love. But it also […]