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6 Great Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Showing you love someone doesn't have to be expensive or routine. Valentine's Day can be a great way to show each other love in a way that deepens the bond between you. With a little creativity, you can make your Valentine's Day extra special and spend a fun day or evening together.

5 Prayers to Make Jesus the Center of Our Hearts This Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and it is a time that we normally focus on the loved ones in our lives. Specifically, we tend to focus on our spouse, partner, or significant other. While there is nothing wrong with celebrating Valentine’s Day and spending time with our loved ones, it is important that we do not overlook Jesus. Jesus is our first love and the One whom our hearts should always yearn after.The love we have for Jesus should be greater than the love we have for anyone or anything else. In other words, we should love Jesus more than our spouse, partner, or significant other.In fact, Jesus tells us the greatest commandment is to love Him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40). With this in mind, we need to ensure Jesus is at the center of our hearts.If you are struggling to make Jesus the center of your heart, know that you are not alone. It can be difficult at times, but there are many things we can do to help ourselves in this area. One of the things we can do is to pray. Here are five prayers to make Jesus the center of our hearts:Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/pinadventuremap

The Real Love of Valentine’s Day

Wednesday is Valentine’s Day, marked by many with romantic dates, gifts of flowers and chocolates, and expressions of love to our significant other. Many forget that it is, more accurately, Saint Valentine’s Day (or the Feast of Saint Valentine). Saint Valentine of Rome was a third-century Roman saint who is commemorated on February 14, the day he was martyred and buried. It has been honored that way since A.D. 496.

25 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Home with the Kids

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and this year, it’s smack dab in the middle of the week on a Wednesday. This can be a little perplexing because, for most of us, it will be just another day as far as routine. Compared to when you may hire a sitter and go out on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. So, how do you celebrate when you’re at home with the kids? There are plenty of different ways to celebrate as a family and as a couple.

7 Clean Romance Books to Get Lost In

I love a great romance story, just like everyone else. I like a great plot, realistic characters, and lots of twists and turns. However, as a clean and wholesome romance author, I hate picking a book because the plot sounds interesting, only to find it filled with graphic sex scenes. I have experienced this situation frequently in recent years, to the point where I now specifically check the categories on Amazon to ensure a book is classified as clean romance.Why clean romance? Well, I don’t feel that a book has to have sex scenes in it to be good. You can still read a romantic, emotionally satisfying story with a happily ever after. Yes, sex is a part of life, but in clean romance, it’s kept behind the door, and that is fine with me.As an author, I love writing clean romance and building a world for my readers filled with family, friendship, and faith. I enjoy getting to know my characters and putting them through all kinds of things on their way to true love. Of course, not only do I love writing it, I love reading it. Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite clean romance authors. I will be honest: I haven’t read all the books on this list yet, but they are on my TBR pile to work through the rest of the year.Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/elaineh

26 Heartwarming Valentine’s Day Crafts to Do with Your Grandkids

Your artistic grandson can make a Valentine's Picasso. Your stylish granddaughter can make her own jewelry. They can even make fun food "gifts" to give away. You will find something on this list that your grandchild is bound to love making. So pick a craft or two, set a "play date," and get ready to let the creativity and love flow.

3 Comforting Truths for Singles on Valentines Day

Cupid’s Day often confronts us with disappointment and unmet expectations, forcing us to face the level of love in our lives. And if we are single, our awareness of romantic absence amplifies. But what if you could instead wake up to a renewed awareness of being loved and living strong in your purpose?

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