Stories Around the Web - Valentine's Edition

Originally published Friday, 14 February 2014.

Whether you love February 14th or just wish you could skip it, we’ve got some great articles and blog posts to share!

On iBelieve:

Don't be Defined by Your Relationship Status by Wendy van Eyck. Great post reminding us that our relationship status on Facebook doesn’t define who we are.

The Valentine's Gift that Costs Everything by Maria Miriam. I love her historical look at Valentine’s Day and her focus on Jesus, our true source of love.

When Valentine's Day Hurts by Renee Fisher, February 14th comes with a lot of baggage for a lot of people. I’m grateful for Renee’s tender response.

14 Ways to Love Your Daughter Well by Nicki Koziarz. 14 simple things that can go a long way toward helping your daughter know she is loved.

Around the web: 

5 Dating Mistakes to Stop Making this Valentine’s Day by Debra Fileta. It’s not really about where you go for dinner as it is about wresting with your heart issues.

It’s Okay to Have a Boring Valentine’s Day by Shaunti Feldhahn. “[I]t turns out that during a season when spouses are struggling, spending "regular" time together is even more important than a Valentine's Day surprise.” Great read.

Valentine Touches to Our Home by Emily at Jones Design Company. Emily’s ideas are so cute, super simple touches to celebrate the holiday.

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments!

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