The Valentine’s Day Gift that Keeps on Giving

Love speaks of sacrifice, commitment, service, selflessness—all essential elements if a marriage is going to go the distance. But cherish speaks of delight and adoration. I don’t want my wife to think we live in the same house because the Bible says I can’t leave her; I want my wife to be cherished, to know she is “my dove, my perfect one, the only one” and that I would never want to be with anyone else.

Men want this too.

A pastor of a very large church asked seven men, all leaders, “How many of your wives love you?”

Every hand went up.

He then asked, “How many of your wives like you?”

Every hand went down.

Each one of these men felt loved; none felt cherished. That reality changes the tenor of a relationship; in a world where men are often ignored, taken for granted and rarely even acknowledged, much less thanked, many wives have no clue just what a man will do for a woman that he knows truly cherishes him.


Kathleen Notes: How to do this? "Just as 1 Corinthians 13 celebrates love, so the Song of Songs celebrates cherish".

- - Volume: 9 - WEEK: 7 Date: 2/11/2021 1:30:58 PM -