“How to make Valentine’s Day last?”
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! I know every day is a day of love, but Valentine’s Day is just one day where we can be more intentional about showing love to everyone. God is love and real love comes from Him. ( I John 4:16) I am so glad to know that God’s love lasts. I don’t know about you but I want Valentine’s Day to last beyond one day.
As I think about Valentine’s Day and marriage, I want to share some tips on making Valentine’s Day every day in your marriage. After twenty-three years of marriage, I can honestly say that these are tips that I strive to live by. Before, sharing Valentine’s Day tips, I want to say that having an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ is truly the key to making a marriage or any other relationship successful.
V – (VALUE) Value your spouse and each day that you get to spend together.
A – (AFFECTION) Give the affection (hugs, kisses, back/foot massage, and gentle touches) that is due to your spouse.
L – (LOVE) Show your spouse some love every day!
E – (Eat) Eat meals together often.
N – (NEVER) Never go to bed angry.
T – (TALK & TOGETHERNESS) Take time to talk and spend daily time together.
I – (INTIMACY) Spend intimate time together on a regular basis.
N – (NOURISH) Nourish each other by aiming to please, take good care of each other.
E – (ENJOY) Intentionally enjoy each time that you spend in your spouse’s presence.
S – (SAY) Say something good to affirm your spouse on a regular basis.
D – (DATE) Plan different types of dates with your spouse, lunch dates, dinner dates, getaways, and spend quality time together.
A – (ACKNOWLEDGE) Whenever you fall short or mess up, take a moment to acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness. Forgive each other and move on.
Y – (YOU) Take care of yourself! One of the best things you can do for your spouse is to keep yourself in good health and practice self-care.
Until next time,