Why not try this? …Do something special for/with your wife (or husband) for Valentine’s Day

What are you going to do with or for your wife (or husband) for Valentine’s Day? Take her out to eat at a nice candlelit restaurant? Hide a special card for her with a list of ten reasons you are glad you married her? Give her a dozen roses, a box of chocolates or a beautiful plant?

I haven’t decided yet, but I need to act quickly. Why? Not because I feel pressure from society to do what everyone is supposed to do. It is because I’m looking for every excuse I can find to let my wife know that I see her as a God-given gift to me– someone to sand away my rough edges, someone with whom to enjoy companionship, someone with whom to share the joys and sorrows and victories of ministry and soul winning and raising children.

There will always be some who think there are far more important things than these little niceties. They are like “Brother M” to whom Ellen White wrote this counsel—

Brother M, you fail to understand the heart of a woman. You do not reason from cause to effect. You know that your wife is not so cheerful and happy as you wish to see her, but you do not investigate the cause. You do not analyze your deportment to see if the difficulty does not exist in yourself. Love your wife. She is hungering for deep, true, elevating love. Let her have tangible proof that her care and interest for you, shown in her attention to your comfort, is appreciated and returned. Seek her opinion and approval in whatever you engage in. Respect her judgment. Do not feel that you know all that is worth knowing. {Testimonies vol. 2 p. 417.1}

So maybe I should get her some perfume. No I’ll probably make that list of reasons I’m glad I’m married to her and hide it so she’ll find it when I’m not around. And then maybe I’ll… well that’s none of your business! 

Blessings to you, 

Dan Serns

Thought for the Day: NLT Ephesians 5:28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man is actually loving himself when he loves his wife. 

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