Valentines is a difficult holiday for most people. It is a time of the year in which many people feel there is something missing in their life.
– A teenager feels like the only one without a date
– A single adult feels like they’re missing a life partner
– A married person feels like they are missing a “special romance” in their stale marriage.
We live under the illusion that romantic love is the greatest companionship we will ever experience. At the beginning of our romance, it does release endorphins. Your brain is flooded with endorphins (‘feel-good’ chemicals); you are literally on drugs. But that temporary euphoria leaves, and its commitment and a covenant to God that last forever.
I have been married for almost 12 years, I am learning more and more what it means to love my wife with God’s love. Beth and I have had challenges in our journey, but our marriage is stronger than it has ever been. As we take steps for God to be the focus of our marriage, then our relationship thrives.
So whether you’re single or married, don’t let romance be your ultimate goal. Enjoy all the wonderful feelings that come with romance with your spouse or Christian dating, but remember that a commitment before God is what will bring you long-term happiness in a relationship.
What are your thoughts?