My Issue With Valentine’s Day

“Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14th each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.” —Wikipedia

I love my wife more than I can explain in words. And while Valentine’s Day is extremely fun and exciting for our marriage, I can’t help but have some issues with it. I’m sure you’re not surprised. Let me explain…

My issues aren’t the obvious ones. Why? Because I love celebrating my marriage, my wife, and the love I have for her on February 14th of each year. My issue is that Valentine’s Day is only subject to one day a year. It goes by with a blink of an eye. I feel that it set’s a low and scheduled expectation for relationships around the world. Why? Because one should celebrate their significant other more than one holiday instructs.

My wife and I have come to the realization that the only way our marriage will last “until death do u part” is with constant and relentless pursuit, no matter the time and day. This means that we encourage ourselves to treat every day like its Valentine’s Day.

Not to mention, I hate the pressure and unrealistic expectations Valentine’s Day put’s on people who are single. As if like cannot be fulfilled unless you have or find someone to celebrate this day with. The pressure is sickening.

COUPLES: Treat every day likes it’s Valentine’s Day. Don’t stop the pursuit.

SINGLES: Don’t let Valentine’s Day make you feel like less of a person. You are worth more than what this day showcases you to be. Embrace your singleness!

Join me in treating every day likes it’s Valentine’s Day. Treat your significant other with the love and respect they deserve! Are you in? Share this post and let’s get the ball rolling.

-Jarrid Wilson


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Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

25 comments on “My Issue With Valentine’s Day”

  1. Love it!!! EVERY day matters. We’re just NOT going to buy $100 flowers because the world says to overspend on a certain day. Don’t even get me started about Easter baskets or Stockings hung by the chimney with care!

  2. Wow. so true! Couples should celebrate their love for each other everyday! I love that you included “single people” in this post too!

    “SINGLES: Don’t let Valentine’s Day make you feel like less of a person. You are worth more than what this day showcases you to be. Embrace your singleness!” -Jarrid Wilson

    Being single, and with Valentines day, being tomorrow, I have been feeling alittle blue, Thank you!

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