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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Are you feeling the pressure? That diamond necklace gets the guy a big hug and kiss on the commercial. After all, “Every kiss begins with …” – you know.

Be it a diamond necklace or edible flowers, if receiving gifts is not your wife’s love language, it will be just another not-so-cheap fix for a romance that isn’t and a relationship that may be facing challenges. If receiving gifts is her primary love language, the necklace will not make up for months of neglect. That would be like the man washing every dish in the house on Valentine’s Day when he hasn’t washed a dish all year because his wife’s love language is acts of service. He won’t get a hug and kiss either.

Guilt reflects some of the devil’s best work. And marketing firms seem to use it well leading up to Valentine’s Day. “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience…” – Hebrews 10:22. Learn to love your wife as Christ loves the Church a little more each day and do not give guilt a foothold.

Tips for V Day:

  1. Spend time in God’s word early – Ephesians 5 is a good chapter to have on your heart from the get-go;
  2. Plan your day & evening in a way that compliments her primary love language;
  3. If you do not have a copy of Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages, pray for grace and stay away from the jewelry stores.

As you show love for your wife in front of the kids on Valentine’s Day and every day, you will be a hero in your children’s eyes.

Click on comment to share your V Day experiences.

Posted by: Wertz AT 05:56 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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