Is it just me or does anyone else have mixed emotions about
VD (that doesn’t look right) Valentine’s Day? I mean, I really enjoy trying to make a special day for my wife and all, but there are times it just seems so contrived, so forced, so made up. And heaven help the dude that forgets to do the VD (still doesn’t look right) thing for his girl. Never mind if he’s done great things up to that point. It’s all down the tubes if he forgets to do something special today.
Anyway, I was pleased to see another ministry leader I admire from afar expressing similar thoughts this morning on his blog. Perry Noble, pastor of New Spring in Anderson, SC (close to my old stomping grounds) posted this rant this morning:
Happy Valentines Day…I guess.
I know this is supposed to be a happy day…but there are about five things in regards to this day and romance in particular than get on my nerves.
#1 – Cupid
I don’t know who in the heck thought of the guy who wears a diaper and flies around shooting people in the butt with arrows…thus causing them to fall in love…BUT I do know one thing-WHOEVER it was did not live in the South. Seriously…a dude in a diaper with a bow and arrow just would not be very popular in these here parts!
#2 – Passive Men
I once heard a guy say, “I don’t see anything wrong with a girl asking a guy out.” I told him, “That is because you are pathetic!”
Call me “old fashioned,” BUT…the Bible says in Proverbs 18:22, “He who FINDS a wife FINDS what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” Key word-FIND!!!
Dudes, trust me-women desire to be pursued…and if they have to pursue you then they will one day resent you because of your passivity.
By the way guys…pursuing a girl IS NOT sending her a text asking her on a date…nor is it having a friend speak to her (unless you are in the first grade.) It is you BEING the MAN and asking her out…and if she says no then handling it with class!
#3 – Desperate women
Too many women in today’s world (especially Christian women) think that something is wrong with them if there is not a man by their side…so, often times they are willing to take whatever comes along.
I hope you clicked over to finish his post. How ’bout it? Dudes…..do you feel the same way? Gals….do you? Are there any disagreements? How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Like it? Love it? Can’t stand it? This space can be your therapy to finally speak your peace on this subject.
Oh….and Happy Valentine’s Day!