This coming weekend is a very profitable time of year for those that sell greeting cards and chocolate. It is estimated that nearly $20 billion will be spent on Valentine's Day this year with an average of nearly $150 per person. Wow!

Although that number may be extreme to most, I do think that husbands and wives (and those to be) should have some type of celebration for their commitment. You already know that the Bible has much to say about your relationships and marriage, so this year, how about finding a passage that the two of you read together and spend some time applying the truth to your life.

One such passage that deals exclusively with marriage is Proverbs, Chapter 5. It begins with the introduction of wisdom and understanding, and concludes with the consequences for those who do not allow themselves to be taught. One of the simplest ways to grow and strengthen any area of your life, including relationships, is to apply the principles of scripture.

This passage contains warnings of things to avoid, and blessings to look for in marriage. It gives instruction for our behavior, and reveals danger that lurks to destroy our family. What a wonderful passage to consider on this Valentine's weekend.

Whether this is the passage you read together, or another, find something from God's wonderful love story that the two of you learn and live by.

Happy Valentine's Day,
Pastor Darrell Roe