A bouquet of roses. A box of assorted chocolates. A bottle of champagne. A handwritten card. A necklace, a bracelet, a pair of earrings. A dinner by candlelight.
I love all of these romantic acts!
What I don't love, though, is how easily we buy into the delusion that acts of romance can form the foundation for a good marriage. Romance results from a healthy relationship, but a healthy relationship does not grow in the soil of romance.
Rather, the Bible teaches that a marriage of unity, understanding and love is rooted in worship.
What do I mean by that? Well, for Valentine's Day this year, I want to give you a free gift. Below are the first two video sessions from my marriage conference, What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage.
In these sessions, I talk about unrealistic expectations that lead to disappointment, what it means to worship, our biggest marriage problem, and more. Even if you've already seen this material, I would encourage you to watch it again, because our hearts tend to get distracted and forget the gospel!
Enjoy your Valentine's Day this year. Go all out with romance. But don't fool yourself or your spouse into thinking that one romantic evening will pave the way for a beautiful marriage.
Watch Session 1
Watch Session 2
For more of my teaching on marriage, visit PaulTripp.com/Marriage.