Love and Laughter – God’s Perfect Pair!

Dr. Matthew W. Rowe, Ph.D., CPC, CMHC.

Ah, February! The month of cozy sweaters, hot chocolate, and… Valentine’s Day! While some may dismiss it as a cliché holiday fueled by consumerism, as Christians, we can find solace in embracing the essence of this day. So, buckle up and get ready to discover why Valentine’s Day can be an enchanting journey of love, laughter, and God’s guidance!

1. Love 101: God’s Greatest Commandment Sets the Stage

Love, love, love—nope, not just an iconic Beatles song, but the essence of Christianity itself! As followers of Jesus, we are called to love one another with all our hearts (Matthew 22:37-39). Valentine’s Day can serve as a delightful reminder to embrace this commandment not only with our partners but with our neighbors, friends, and even ourselves. So, let’s spread some heavenly love, people!

2. Chocolates, Roses, and… Grace?

Valentine’s Day traditions often revolve around roses, chocolates, and sweet gestures. But why not add a sprinkle of grace to the mix? Just as God showers His grace upon us, we can extend the same to the people we care about – a grace that forgives the forgotten anniversary or the snoring during romantic movies. With a dose of grace, even the smallest mishaps can become opportunities for growth and laughter!

3. Single and Fabulous: Celebrate God’s Unconditional Love

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples! It’s a beautiful day to celebrate the unconditional love of our heavenly Father. So, if you’re single, embrace your fabulousness and celebrate your unique journey with God. Take this day as an opportunity to pamper yourself, appreciate your worth, and remember that your ultimate love story is already written in eternity!

4. Love and Laughter: God’s Perfect Pair

Laughter, the best medicine for the soul! When love and laughter intertwine, magic happens. So, on Valentine’s Day, let’s kick back and enjoy some lighthearted moments with our loved ones. Whether it’s watching a rom-com or sharing silly jokes, laughter can strengthen bonds, deepen love, and remind us that God has given us this gift to spread joy!

5. God’s Guidance in Relationships: The Know-It-All Love Expert

Finding ourselves in relationships often involves a leap of faith. But hey, fear not! We have a love mentor like no other – God Himself. Trust Him to guide and mold you into the best version of yourself, lovingly navigating the twists and turns of your journey. By grounding our relationships in His Word, we can weather any storm and build a foundation that can withstand the test of time.

So to wrap things up, Valentine’s Day can be approached with a whimsical heart and an open mind, even from a Christian perspective. It’s a day where we can rediscover the joy of love, both in our relationships and in our connection with God. So, let’s celebrate this day with love, laughter, and gratitude for the overwhelming love our Father has bestowed upon us. Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers, and may your hearts be filled with God’s unfailing love all year round!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!


Dr. Matthew W. Rowe, Ph.D., CPC, CMHC.

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