Jun P. Espina         3 min read
Updated on February 15th, 2020
Valentine’s Day Advantages & Disadvantages
Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day advantages & disadvantages.
Saint Valentine was a Catholic priest solemnizing marriages in secret, Christianity being still in its infancy and persecuted by the Roman Government. It happened in the 3rd Century under the Roman Emperor Claudius II (or so the legend goes). What is more important for us at the moment is the advantages of including (and celebrating) Valentine’s Day in the lineup of our culture in its romantic context.
First off, Valentine’s Day serves as a reminder that secret love is still honorable in this single-mom generation in our history. I mentioned “secret love” since I wanted to connect Saint Valentine’s secret wedding ceremonies. Second, the millions of Valentine Cards every February came mostly from the young and single. Most married couples celebrate the occasion in a monotonous birthday-like event drained with any courtship flavored excitement.
I saw a post on Facebook of an image of a man chasing a woman on Valentine’s Day, and then the reverse scenario of a woman (pregnant already) chasing after the man few months after February. The question is: How many will be impregnated on the occasion of the day or month of love? No problem with populating the world. The single mom phenomenon is the one thing we need to understand more. The Philippines is number one in Southeast Asia in the rise of the single mom experience. In short, the issue is not the romantic essence of Valentine’s Day, but the lack of a firm moral conviction among the young on the shining error of unwanted pregnancy.
I was in a taxi when I heard over the radio about a letter from a girl whose boyfriend disappeared upon learning of her pregnancy. Wrote the girl: “Please give advice for my plan is to have an abortion so that I can win back my boyfriend.” It is irresponsible, of course. And that’s how most people overstep our most treasured moral standard of giving honor to the “bed of marriage.”
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Heb. 13:4)
The celebration of Valentine’s Day is a figure of honoring love. Its side effect, however, is the unwanted pregnancy our country is “famous” about.
Valentine’s Day Advantages—How They Help?
We mentioned the secret marriages performed by Saint Valentine. Of course, it was about the marriage of the real man and woman. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, so we remind ourselves of the sanctity of love and marriage. Sodomizing love and marriage is a deviation that is not the meaning of the “day of love.” “Let the marriage bed be undefiled. . ..”
Second is the Valentine’s Day of reminder that a love relationship requires a high grade of responsibility. Someone wrote that the woman is superior somehow than men since if you will give her grocery, she would give you a meal; if a sperm, a baby.
From the biblical standpoint (that is perfect as it is God’s perspective and doctrine), love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” (1 Cor. 13:7-8) Love (to the opposite sex) always packs itself in the quality of ultimate responsibility.