Every year I get an e-mail or three from fellows who refuse to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They say they love their bride every day, and she knows that, and they won’t be pushed to do something by rampant consumerism – or something like that. Others suggest it’s a pagan holiday, and reject it for that reason.
- To the first argument, I say that’s valid IF you show constancy by not celebrating her birthday or your anniversary.
- To the second argument, I would say that V-day is possibly the most purely Christian holiday of any major holiday. So, if you don’t celebrate V-day, constancy would require not celebrating Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving.
- To both I would say the odds are your bride does not agree, and feels at least a bit slighted.
- Unless you are convinced it’s evil to do so, I’d strongly suggest at least a card or letter expressing your love!
Yesterday my bride said “…celebrations are really, really important. They help us see the good in life and they give us an opportunity to bless people and thank God for His goodness. Always room for that, I’m thinking. So, as a tip, look for opportunities to celebrate with your sweetie.” Such a wise woman!