Have you ever met a married couple who was in the thick of an argument or crisis, and when asked how it all began, they say something to the effect of, "He always leaves his laundry on the floor!" or "All she does is nag me about the dumbest things!"
We're addicted to instant. When it comes to just about everything: the faster, the better. We want our food quickly, our results instant, and our dreams now.
Most Christian couples say that they place a high value on "Spiritual Intimacy". Meaning, they want to be connected with their spouse when it comes to spiritual things. They have a high desire to go to church together, pray together, read the Bible together, and talk about God together.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I suck as a husband. I rarely take my wife out on a date, and can’t think of the last time I bought her a gift.
It’s not that I’m not romantic, or that I don’t like spoiling my wife. In fact, the opposite is true. Each year on our anniversary, I put together a big trip for us, and planning it is one of my favorite parts of the year.
So as this Valentine’s Day approaches, I started to ask myself why, like most men, I hate this holiday so much. And I think I may have found the answer.