Saying “I love you” isn’t just about chocolates, flowers, and romantic dinners. These gifts and ideas for spirituality on Valentine’s Day will help you celebrate with your soul and spirit – whether you’re an “old” Christian married couple or a spiritual being on a first date!
Before the tips, a quip:
“Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash” ~ Joyce Brothers.
Doing housework is one of the best, most romantic ways to say “I love you” – whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not! My husband makes the bed every morning and does the dishes every night, and that makes me love him more than all the chocolates and romantic dinners in the world. That said, however…I’ve never turned down a piece of jewelry. If your sweetie believes in the power of the cross, click the pendant shown – it might be a romantic Valentine’s Day gift idea. And, read on for more spiritual ways to celebrate February 14…
6 Spiritual Ideas for Saying “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day
1. Establish a spiritual tradition or routine. Other than praying together as a couple, my husband and I don’t have many spiritual habits. This Valentine’s Day, I’m hoping we establish another spiritual routine that shows both our love for each other and for God! Possible ideas include reading spiritual or Christian books together, having our own communion service on the first Sunday of the month, or learning about different types of religion together.
2. Make a donation to a favorite charity or spiritual organization. Does your partner have a soft spot for a particular mission, church, or spiritual organization? Make a financial donation to that organization in your lover’s name.
3. Have dinner with other spiritual friends. My church organizes a Valentine’s Day dinner for couples and singles every February 14 – and it’s one of my favorite events of the year! I love spending Valentine’s Day with people I’m spiritually connected to. Our conversation topics are facilitated by the organizers, and often focus on love, spirituality, relationships, God, and Valentine’s Day.
4. Send a Christian or spiritual love poem. Valentine’s Day is about love – and if you’re a Christian, you know that God is love and Jesus was the source of selfless, perfect love! Build a stronger spiritual connection with your partner by saying “I love you” with a poem that includes both God (or a higher source of power) and your partner. Weave God’s divine love in with your own love.
5. Send a spiritual email a day. This is a Valentine’s Day gift for Christian or spiritual couples that lasts all year long! Don’t just sign your partner up for a scripture or Bible verse every day…find 365 spiritual quotations or verses that focus on love and connection with divine source of power, and email one to your lover every day for a year.
6. Focus not on buying Valentine’s Day gifts…but on showing love in daily actions. One of my favorite articles about Valentine’s Day is 80 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Spending Money because it’s all about showing love all year round…not just on one “romantic” day. A spiritual way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to commit to doing one loving act for your partner every day of the year.
For more info on spirituality and love, read 5 Tips for Spirituality in Dating and Romantic Relationships.
What’s your favorite way of celebrating Valentine’s Day – spiritual or otherwise? I’d love to your romantic ideas below…