Love Is In The Air…

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Valentines Day is a day that I must admit, makes me a bit giddy.  The anticipation in knowing I can probably count on a card with a few handwritten words from my hubby professing his undying love for me sends me into orbit!  It doesn’t take too much ladies!  The note usually comes accompanied with a beautiful bouquet of flowers or candy and that never hurts my feelings either.

We have been married for 18 years, but the last 8 years of marriage have been the years God has restored and truly redeemed time.  I honestly get a taste of Valentines Day all year long since Jesus became central to our marriage.  We love each other so differently and extend forgiveness more readily.  We each desire to serve the other one first.  It really is neat when two people in a marriage try to out serve the other.  It is a recipe for something really special.  Oh, we still spat ever now and again, but we are certain to have fun making up!  In all seriousness, our heart is centered on helping each other grow into the person God created us to become.

I love the scriptures in I Corinthians 13:4-7 about love…

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Our love for each other is shown in different ways as we are both wired a bit differently.  Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” goes in detail with how to love your spouse via his/her own love language.  I predominantly require words of affirmation and my husband likes to receive gifts.  We actually have a combo of a few, but you get the gist…

The 5 Love Languages discussed in this book are as follows:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Gifts
  • Acts of Service
  • Physical Touch

I recommend this for a great read!!!

I also encourage you to take a few moments and write a few love notes to your spouse this week.  Say the things you think all year long, but fail to share.  If you find yourself single this year, I urge you to still yourself with the lover of your very soul and write a few verses to affirm the greatest love you’ll ever know through Jesus!

Just for fun!

I found this idea on Pinterest and wanted to share as a fun way to write these little Valentine notes I’m suggesting.  Take a look at this pic for a great idea!

 

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In His Great Love,

Kelli

 

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