Valentines day cards

Remember when you were in elementary school and you gave Valentines to everyone? I didn't either until my kids had theirs out the other night. Maybe I had blocked it all out or I've found my lifelong Valentine.

We were all sitting around the table when our oldest said he couldn't send some of the cards he had picked out because the card was too "revealing." He seemed to think that if he gave one of these cards the girls would think he was in love with them, "you're a hit!" "go for the goal!" "shoot straight!"(all sports related phrases), . And I thought only females thought about such communication implications. I was thinking, "There's no way they are going to think that!"

However, thinking and communicating clearly and correctly are crucial in relationships. This is especially true when it comes to love since there are so many lessor definitions such as "I love ice cream or I love that hot, new band…" Speaking your message and then having it truly heard are clearly the most basic pieces of communication. Admittedly that is probably one of my biggest challenges. I may say one thing and do another or I may say something and assume the other knew what I meant.

One of the keys to love is communicating. Picking the "right" Valentine day card is important but communicating  love clearly and over a length of time will improve the translation of your words. Speak it this week to those you love and demonstrate it every chance you get. It's okay to worry about the card; just be sure you get her/him one.

One Response to “Valentines day cards”

  1. Tom Goodman says:

    Hi David, found your blog. It seems like 10 years since I sat down with you for a candidate interview as youth pastor for FBC Eastland–actually, I think it HAS been 10 years! Hearing good things about your new pastor. Anyhoo, keep up the good blooging. Drop by mine and look around. Just posted a video clip you’ll enjoy:

    Tom Goodman, Pastor, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Austin, TX

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