Every February, social media is flooded with pictures of couples expressing their love. Roses and chocolates and love notes and fancy date nights. We get together with our friends and hear about the wonderful evening they spent with their husbands, how surprised they were and how special they felt. What a nice reminder it was of what a great man they have.
Maybe this is the week you need to take a break from social media. Maybe now is the time to turn off those romantic comedies and beloved chick flicks. If you know this holiday is going to bring discontentment and frustration, then it’s probably for the best if you remove sources of comparison.
2. Ask, Seek, Knock
Ask friends for help. Let other’s in. Tell them this is a hard week for you. That you struggle with comparison and jealousy. That your marriage is in a hard place. Tell your dear friends that you are happy for them, but you need help not coveting what they have. They will wrap you up in prayers and hugs and transform this holiday.
Seek help with your marriage. If your marriage is in a hard place, maybe this holiday is just the motivation you need to start seeing a counselor or finally read that book or take that class. Look for ways to fix the problem, and seek assistance from an outside source like a pastor or counselor to walk alongside you. You are not alone in this fight.
3. Celebrate Outside the Box
4. Return to Your First Love