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Title: Valentine

Valentines Day February 14
St. Valentines Day
  • Originated in the ancient Roman culture
  • Lupercalla Celebrated on Feb 15th
  • Cupid Roman god of love
  • celebrations included men giving gifts to women
  • Many couples got married at end of festival

  • Son of Venus, god of love beauty
  • In Greek he was called Eros
  • First Pictures a strong, good looking man with
  • Around 300 BC changed to a fat baby with wings
    who carried bows and arrow
  • Cupid and hearts are still the main symbols on
    modern Valentines Day cards

  • History of St. Valentines Day

The History of Valentine's Day
  • The Catholic Church today recognizes at least
    three different saints named Valentine
  • He was a martyr for helping Christians escape
    Roman prisons.
  • 2. Valentine was a priest in 3rd Century (200s)

Valentine was a priest in 3rd Century
  • Emperor Claudius II wanted single soldiers
  • Made a law for young men to marry
  • Valentine rebelled against actions sent to

The History of Valentine's Day
3. Another legend contends that
The History of Valentine's Day
  • Valentine sent to prison for being a Christian
  • He fell in love with a female friend
  • He would write Your Valentine
  • He was killed for his belief

The Development ofValentine's Day
  • 496 AD, Pope Gelasius to Honor St. Valentine
  • 1400s English Poet noted birds pairing Feb 14
  • Book known as Canterbury Tales
  • Love Birds developed match making
  • Sharing of Gifts became the tradition
  • 1700s England sharing of cards/letters
  • Social Gatherings called Ball

  • Before going into customs of America for
    Valentines Day a question for you
  • Tell me about Chinese Valentines Day in China
    called "The Night of Sevens"?

  • Current Valentines Day Customs

Valentine's Day Cards
  • Children and adults give valentines to
    family and special friends. A valentine card may
  • Be my Valentine.
  • Basically it means, Be a special person in my
    life who cares about me, because you are
    important to me. I love you please love me.

Valentine's Day Cards
  • Oldest known Card was written in 1415 in London
  • Mid 1700s handwritten notes
  • End of 1700s printed cards
  • Low postage rates contributed to the popularity
    of sending Valentine's Day cards.

Valentine's Day Cards
US Americans probably began exchanging hand-made
valentines in the early 1700s.
  • In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began to sell the
    first mass-produced valentines in the USA.

Valentines Day Commerce
  • 2.6 Billion cards (2nd to Christmas)
  • 85 purchased by women

Valentines Day Commerce
  • Popular Gifts
  • Flowers account for 32 of annual sales for
  • 110 million roses mostly red
  • US American consumers spend 30 million/year on
    Valentine's Day.
  • Chocolate Candy shaped in heart
  • Dinner and a movie

Meaning of flowers
  • Red A very close friendship, love "I Love You"
  • Pink Grace, gentle feelings of love and
  • Dark Pink Gratitude
  • Light Pink Admiration, sympathy
  • White Innocence, purity, friendship (good for
    casual friends)
  • Yellow Joy and deep friendship or platonic love.
    In German speaking countries, however, they can
    mean jealousy and infidelity.
  • Yellow with red tips Friendship, falling in love
  • Orange Passion
  • Burgundy Beauty
  • Blue Mystery
  • Green Calm
  • Black used to signify death removing a bad
  • Purple protection (paternal/maternal love)

What do Husbands like to receive for Valentines
  • Sports Magazine Subscription
  • Home Cooked Meal
  • Wife to do male chores around the house
  • Wash Car
  • Take out trash
  • Clean Garage
  • Stuffed animal ornament

What do wives like to receive for Valentines Day
  • A Card
  • A singing telegram
  • Jewelry
  • A dinner out
  • Dancing (especially Ball Room)
  • Candy
  • Flowers
  • A Vacation such as a cruise or trip to the

What is appropriate to give a boyfriend
  • Moms Cooking
  • Electronics with I love you engraved
  • Champagne or wine
  • Gift Card
  • Watch, Coffee Mug, or Neck Tie
  • Sports Equipment
  • Card
  • Favorite dessert as a heart

What is appropriate to give a girlfriend
  • Flowers
  • A small gift (book, CD, inexpensive jewelry)
  • Candy
  • Dinner

Valentines Day Customs
  • Elementary school children often share simple
    valentines cards and candies with other students
    in their class.
  • Children may make valentine cards by hand to
    give to their family members or favorite friends.

Valentines Day Customs
  • Lovers give gifts to each other
  • poems
  • flowers
  • candy
  • chocolate
  • Or diamonds Valentines Day is a popular day
    for couples to become engaged to be married.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • Here are some terms of endearment, that is,
    special or favorite names to call your lover in
  • Sweetheart Dear
  • Sweetie, Sweetie Pie Baby, Babe
  • Honey, honey bee/bear My love
  • Sugar

Idioms related to romance and romantic
  • To go Dutch (or Dutch treat)
  • To have a crush on someone
  • Break someone's heart
  • A heart-to-heart chat
  • To have ones heart set on (someone or something)
  • The guy is robbing the cradle.
  • They are getting ready to tie the knot.

More idioms related to the heart
  • After one's own heart
  • Eat one's heart out
  • To take heart
  • From the bottom of one's heart
  • To do something to ones hearts content

  • True Love

  • What is love? Why do people need to be loved?
  • When a person is loved, it means he or she is
    important to, desired or needed by another
    person. That gives significance and value to his
    or her life. What we humans need is for someone
    to love us, even when they know what we are like,
    with all our faults.

  • But human love often disappoints us.
  • We all make mistakes
  • We often hurt the one we most love
  • We do/say unkind things we need to understand
    how to love each other

  • Our desire for love can be satisfied!
  • There is someone who loves you with a strong,
    unchanging, perfect, never-ending love!
  • And He knows you completely, totally, inside and
  • God showed his love for us
  • In his life and attitude through Jesus
  • Jesus loved everyone unconditionally

General Friendship thoughts
  • What is the difference between an acquaintance
    and a friend?
  • How does an acquaintance develop into friendship?
  • What activities or behavior strengthen
  • What is the difference between friendship
    patterns in the United States and in your
  • Is it possible to be friends with someone of the
    opposite sex?
  • Is it possible to be friends with God?

  • Gods great love

True Love
  • God wants us to have a relationship with him
  • Gods love for you is strong, perfect and eternal
    (more than human love)

Jesus teaching about love
  • For God loved the world so much that he gave
    his one and only Son, so that everyone who
    believes in him will not perish but have eternal
    life. God sent his Son into the world not to
    judge the world, but to save the world through
    him. John 316-17

Jesus teaching about love
  • Teacher, which is the most important
    commandment in the law of Moses? Jesus replied,
    You must love the Lord your God with all your
    heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This
    is the first and greatest commandment. A second
    is equally important Love your neighbor as
    yourself. The entire law and all the demands of
    the prophets are based on these two
    commandments. Matthew 2236-40

Jesus teaching about love
  • So now I am giving you a new commandment Love
    each other. Just as I have loved you, you should
    love each other. Your love for one another will
    prove to the world that you are my disciples.
    John 133435
  • But to you who are willing to listen, I say,
    love your enemies! Do good to those who hate
    you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those
    who hurt you. Luke 627-28

Pauls teaching about love
  • And this hope will not lead to disappointment.
    For we know how dearly God loves us, because he
    has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts
    with his love. When we were utterly helpless,
    Christ came at just the right time and died for
    us sinners. Now, most people would not be
    willing to die for an upright person, though
    someone might perhaps be willing to die for a
    person who is especially good. But God showed
    his great love for us by sending Christ to die
    for us while we were still sinners. Romans 55-8

Pauls teaching about love
  • Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous
    or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand
    its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps
    no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice
    about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth
    wins out. Love never gives up, never loses
    faith, is always hopeful, and endures through
    every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 134-7
  • And may the Lord make your love for one another
    and for all people grow and overflow, just as our
    love for you overflows. 1 Thessalonians 312

Pauls teaching about love

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited
resources he will empower you with inner strength
through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his
home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your
roots will grow down into Gods love and keep you
strong. And may you have the power to
understand, as all Gods people should, how wide,
how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
May you experience the love of Christ, though it
is too great to understand fully. Then you will
be made complete with all the fullness of life
and power that comes from God. Ephesians 316-19
Johns teaching about love
  • Dear friends, let us continue to love one
    another, for love comes from God. Anyone who
    loves is a child of God and knows God. But
    anyone who does not love does not know God, for
    God is love.  God showed how much he loved us by
    sending his one and only Son into the world so
    that we might have eternal life through him.
    This is real lovenot that we loved God, but that
    he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to
    take away our sins. Dear friends, since God
    loved us that much, we surely ought to love each
    other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love
    each other, God lives in us, and his love is
    brought to full expression in us. I John 47-12

The 5 Love Languages
  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Acts of Service
  • Physical Touch

Words of Affirmation
  • You look sharp in that suit
  • You look nice in that dress
  • You must be the best ____ cook in the world.
  • I really appreciate you washing the dishes
  • Thanks for getting the baby-sitter lined up
  • I appreciate you taking out the garbage.

Proverbs 1821
Proverbs 1225
Quality Time
  • Undivided attention not watching TV
  • Take a weekend get away vacation
  • Eat out (get a baby sitter can be simple
    inexpensive or elaborate)
  • Spend time playing with the children
  • How was your day at the dinner table
  • Go on a picnic on Saturday or Sunday
  • Go on a walk together
  • Work on a project together

Receiving Gifts
  • Visual symbols of love
  • Doesnt have to be expensive
  • Can be something made
  • Examples
  • Candy
  • Flowers
  • CD
  • something for the house
  • small electronics
  • gift certificate

Acts of Service
  • Doing things around the house
  • Getting Dinner Ready
  • Cleaning the house
  • Taking the child to _____ practice

Galatians 513
Physical Touch
  • Types
  • Hug
  • Kiss
  • Back rub
  • Intimacy in Marriage
  • Caution some cultures dont feel comfortable
    with this in public

Mark 1013-16
Discovering your Love Language
  • What hurts you the most? The opposite of this is
    perhaps your love language.
  • What have you most requested from your
  • How do you express your love? This may take some
    trial and error.

How to respect a woman
  • Dos
  • Listen
  • Thank her for help
  • Open the car door for them ladies first
  • Dont
  • Be condescending

How to respect a Man
  • Do
  • Praise him
  • Offer help
  • Dont
  • Be a back seat driver

Questions for discussion
  • What do you look for in a girl friend/boyfriend?
  • What is different between dating in your country
    compared to the United States?

A wife of Nobel Character Proverbs 3110,30
Shaun Priya Testimony
  • Isaiah 437
  • everyone who is called by my name, whom I created
    for my glory, whom I formed and made."

Shaun Priya Testimony
  • Isaiah 4310
  • "You are my witnesses," declares the LORD

Shaun Priya Testimony
  • Isaiah 4321
  • the people I formed for myself that they may
    proclaim my praise.

Shaun Priya Testimony
  • Job 121
  • and said "Naked I came from my mother's womb,
    and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the
    LORD has taken away may the name of the LORD be

Shaun Priya Testimony
  • Song of Songs 51
  • I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride

Shaun Priya Testimony
  • Song of Songs 15
  • Dark am I, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem,
    dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent
    curtains of Solomon.

Shaun Priya Testimony
  • Acts 538-39
  • Therefore, in the present case I advise you
    Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their
    purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
  • But if it is from God, you will not be able to
    stop these men you will only find yourselves
    fighting against God."

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