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Valentines

Love does not give up. Love is kind. Love is not jealous. Love does not put itself up as being important. Love has no pride. Love does not do the wrong thing. Love never thinks of itself. Love does not get angry. Love does not remember the suffering that comes from being hurt by someone. Love is not happy with sin. Love is happy with the truth. Love takes everything that comes without giving up. Love believes all things. Love hopes for all things. Love keeps on in all things.  1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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Here in the UK, we continue to be in lockdown which means for many couples they have now been in close proximity with each other 24/7 for a number of months.  Perhaps you’re a couple who have family at home the whole time too.  In challenging times like this, often we can find ourselves taking out the stress of the situation on our partner and it’s really hard to want to spend ‘special’ or ‘romantic’ with them, whatever that may look like.

But it’s also the time when we need to intentionally romance each other, and ensure we’re investing in our relationship to protect it and help it to flourish despite of the pressures around us.

You don’t need to subscribe to commercialism, but what can you do to make each other feel special?  How can you romance each other?

Prayer (as a couple)

Dear Lord, help us to be creative in our relationship.  Give us ideas on how we can romance each other.  Amen

Prayer (for others)

Dear Lord, we pray for … and … .  Help bring the spark back to their relationship.  Amen

Final Quote:

Romance is for life not just for Valentines.