Monday, February 13, 2012

Love Sucks! Or Does It?

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It’s that time of year again. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Sadly, a day meant to celebrate love often causes grief and sadness for many.

While I was in my 20s, my friends and I often held “Love Sucks” parties on Valentine’s Day. It was a time to bemoan the fact that there was no Mr. or Miss Right in our lives. I actively participated in those parties of my youth because I wasn’t content in where God had me.

The expectations of Valentine’s Day are huge and those expectations create a lot of discomfort for many people I know. As a never-been-married person I’m here to say that it can be hard to be a single on a couple day.

Somewhere along the line I let go of the expectations and embraced the day for what it should be…a day to celebrate those we love even if it’s not a romantic love. So, I’m thumbing my nose at the Teleflora and Hallmark commercials and especially the Lifetime Channel and celebrating love, just love.

The love of my savior

For great is your love toward me…  Psalm 86:13

The love of family

God sets the lonely in families… Psalm 68:6

The love of friends

A friend loves at all times…  Psalm 17:17
Celebrate those you love today!


  1. You could celebrate love of self, too. Not in a conceited way, but love and accept who you are and where you are in your life. Sometimes self-acceptance is the hardest love to come by.

    Happy Valentine's Day (tomorrow)!

  2. So true, Lisa. Self-acceptance is a hard love to come by. It was one that was definitely missing during those early years when I dreaded Valentine's day without a boyfriend.

    I believe that beinging able to love and accept who you are is an important part of maturity.