I hate to admit it, but I tend to be a Valentine's Day dud. I don't intend to. I'm just not hugely creative when it comes to mushiness. And honestly, I cherish those simple things like snuggling on the couch or going for long walks or car rides, or maybe chatting in Starbuck's.
Kinda funny, when you think of it, considering I write missional romance.
But my husband is a full-out marshmallow. (My daughter's words, not mine. ;) ) He's as mushy as they come and normally has all sorts of romantic surprises planned from roses to candles. In fact, one of my favorite memories is of the day he came home with a case--yes a case--of assorted, sweet-smelling candles, because he couldn't decide on the "perfect" one. Yes, I love that man. :) But my love for him extends far beyond candy, roses, and all things mushy. I love him for who he is, irritating behavior and all, and for the way He shows Christ to me, often when I need it most.
That doesn't mean all of our eighteen years have been a picture of marital bliss. We've had some crazy-tough times!
If you're struggling with marital isolation or perhaps just long to grow closer to your spouse, I encourage you to read my article on Internet Cafe Devotions called Marital Intimacy.
What about you? What are some of your memorable Valentine's Days? Share them with us! And for a fun Valentine's Day treat, I invite you to visit the Family Fiction website to read my short story titled Love Long Lost But Not Forgotten. If you like it, I'd appreciate it if you'd vote for it by giving it a thumbs' up. :) Also, feel free to share the story with your romance-loving friends. Then, come back tomorrow for some Faith-filled news. :)
As an additional fun Valentine's Day gift, we're announcing the winner of our launch give-away basket. The winner is medasmr! Congrats! We'll be contacting you shortly to get your gift items to you. :) If you didn't win this time, no worries. A new give-away starts in March, with the winner being announced at the end of May. Check out the items in our May gift basket here, and come back tomorrow for some in-house, Faith-filled news. :)
Meanwhile, take time to hug your spouse, your kids, and your friends, because Valentine's Day, I believe, is much more than an emotional sentiment. It's a reminder to live lives of love.