Have you found your Safe Haven to celebrate Valentine’s Day with? Perhaps someone you want to go Overboard for and live with Happily Ever After?
Perhaps quite the opposite is true. Maybe the mere mention of Valentine’s Day makes you not want to Say Anything.
Regardless of your stance this February 14, Valentine’s Day serves as an amazing reminder to take stock of your love life in whatever shape it’s in. Looking closely at what is working (and what is not) is not easy, but the payoff will be worth it.
Just check out the great romantic comedies mentioned above! Each of them has different characters with varying stories, but when these heroes and heroines are willing to be themselves, they are rewarded with the best prize of all: love. The same can be said for you if you are willing to face new adventures with warmth, optimism and courage.
As for my Valentine’s Day experiences, I’ve been on both sides of this chocolate covered candy heart coin. I’ve had my days of flowers and chocolate being delivered to me at work by handsome suitors who promised me the world, but I wasn’t fulfilled. Those men weren’t right for me, leaving me feeling like nothing but a bit actress playing the wrong part in a bad script.
I’ve also had experiences where I hung out with my brother – who happened to be born on Valentine’s Day. While my stinky older bro was a far cry from the husband of my dreams, my sibling was the first man in my life to accept me for who I was. For me, that said more about love and relationship than surface level gestures from men who didn’t really care about my heart. If I wanted to experience Valentine’s Day with the man of my dreams, I’d have to be patient – and boy was I glad I waited.
This February 14, thirteen years after I married my handsome hubby, I’ll be celebrating with true love at my side. In yet another changing scenario, however, we won’t be reveling with cards and flowers, nor will it be with family members! (No offense, brother! But happy birthday anyway!)
Instead, we’ll likely sit in the driveway and eat Chinese food. We’ll wave at neighbors, laugh at the kids and attempt to keep our dog from eating the feral cats that continually cross our porch. Yup, it’s definitely less “We bought fancy gifts” and more “We Bought a Zoo.”
We’re okay with that, as we really feel that God’s love trumps romantic love. We have confidence that our season of Valentine Day hearts and flowers will come again. Yes, my Hope Floats in my faith, and while on the surface this might seem like the most clever ridiculous way to write about America’s most stress-inducing favorite holiday, the fact is that our love life has more to do with movies than we might think.
Take for example:
Starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga) this epic tale of forbidden love involves a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era. They meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant.
In my marriage, our shared passion is our two kids. Like the hero who in this film, we’ll risk life and limb to keep them from harm. I’m so glad I waited to find the right person I can trust to take on this journey with me. We have our moments when I’m so irritated I fantasize about running off with Hugh Jackman’s character from Australia, but like the many train scenes in this film, there’s no one who I’d rather be riding the rails with.
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. —Proverbs 10:12
- Safe Haven
Based on Nicolas Sparks’ (author of The Notebook and Dear John) bestselling book, this movie follows two people who meet in a remote seaside town and fall in love. Neither expected to find each other, but it happened anyway.
How often does this happen with God? We might have no idea when someone will be placed in our lives (or why someone was taken out of it) but He has a plan. This Valentine’s Day, will you be able to trust in His will for your life? It’s the greatest love there is.
Are you willing to trust God with your current love life?
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have drawn thee. — Jeremiah 31:3
What kind of movie best describes your love life, and how will you celebrate it this year? Action Adventure? Comedy? Romantic Comedy? Mystery? All of it is good, because the great script writer that ever lived has a custom made part just for you.
Like each of these romantic movies available on the Believe Movie Store, everyone here at Believe.com wishes you laughter and love this Valentine’s Day.
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