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Things to Think About this Valentine’s Day

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Relationships are complicated.  The more I read, the more I find out just how amazing the connection between people can be.  Did you know that if you watch a loved one eat, for example, or see him look sad, the eating or sad parts of your brain are activated?  Did you know that if you are in a close relationship with someone, that person’s emotions can affect you physically?  Did you know that connected people’s brains mirror each other’s emotions?

Truly, these discoveries put a whole new spin on the idea of marriage, don’t they?

But they don’t change how it works.  God’s way of doing marriage is still the best.  After all, he designed us as well as all the miracles that we keep on discovering about ourselves and our relationships.

With that in mind, I want to re-share some helpful marriage resources.  May this Valentine’s Day be a time for each of us to learn more about how God wants us to live in our marriages.

Here is an annotated list of Nine Helpful Marriage Books which I highly recommend you check out.  My recent review of The Peaceful Wife could also be helpful, especially if you are stressed about your marriage and responsibilities or if your husband seems passive, unplugged, or frequently frustrated.

And here are links to other posts I have written for Valentine’s Day.  Some of them I still find helpful, and I pray that you may as well.

Finally, as I wrote a few  years ago, let’s take a moment to push aside the pink and red decorations of this week and focus on what God says about love for each day of our lives:

Love is patient and kind;

love is not jealous or boastful;

it is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way;

it is not irritable or resentful;

it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the   right.

Love bears all things, believes   all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Cor 13:4-7)

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