Perhaps We Need A Holiday That Celebrates The Ordinary Goodness of Marriage, Not The Ideal
Valentine’s Day generates record-breaking flower sales and the exchange of over a billion boxes of chocolate. It also triggers a dramatic increase in the number of calls made to divorce attorneys.
For many people, Valentine’s Day can be a pass-fail test of love and devotion and, under such rigorous scrutiny, even some of the best marriages might fail the test.
People often grouse about the everyday annoyances and disappointments, the repetitive frustrations that make marriage a challenge.
I say, let’s celebrate the whole lot of it: the triumphs, the struggles, and the lessons we learn from them.