According to early tradition, Saint Valentine was imprisoned in Rome, where he restored sight to the blind daughter of his jailer. Another tradition adds on a legend that St. Valentine later wrote a love letter to this woman, and signed it, “Your Valentine,” before his execution.
The date of February 14 was set by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496, and we have celebrated it ever since.
If your marriage has been rocked by porn or some other form of betrayal, Valentine’s Day presents certain challenges. It can be a really hard day. So let’s get practical. Let me offer a few very simple ideas for how you might celebrate the day with your spouse, if you are married.
- Go for a walk.
- Bake something sweet.
- Eat breakfast in bed.
- Go for a drive.
- Cook dinner together.
- Write each other a love letter.
- Have a romantic movie marathon.
- Send your partner on a treasure hunt.
- Give each other a massage.
Recovery Step: The Bible says, “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it” (Song of Solomon 8:7). Today is a great day to express that love to your spouse. Happy Valentine’s Day.