When You're Valentine-less on Valentine's Day

(cheesy LOTR/Once Upon a Time valentine pics :)) all from Facebook, not my pictures)

So, it's Valentine's Day.

If you have a Facebook, you've probably been reading varied love-related posts all day that fall into one of these three categories:

1) I'm in love, I'm in love, and I don't care who knows it! (-Buddy the Elf)
2) I am content without a Valentine
3) #I #will #be #forever #alone (not to pick on anyone who likes using lots of hashtags ;) they're quite fun, actually)

Valentine's Day for some is a wonderful day they spend with (or thinking about/talking to) their "other half," while for others it is a harsh reminder that they are other-half-less. Whether you're basking in the love of a significant other, hanging out with friends, or chilling with your family (like me :)), I want to tell you an important truth:

It is OKAY to be Valentine-less.

I have never had a Valentine or a "secret admirer" or received chocolate/flowers/etc. from a boy on Valentine's Day. And you know what? I'm okay with that! Sure, it feels nice if someone likes you. It's nice to get attention. But your self-worth shouldn't depend on whether you have a Valentine or not. Because, truly, not having a boyfriend does not in any way lower your worth. God defines your worth, not a boy. Sure, sometimes it may seem like everyone is in a relationship or has a boy vying for their attention and affection. But that does not mean that all those relationships are going to last or eternally satisfy. Now, hold the phone - I am not saying that all relationships are only temporary. No! I'm just trying to say that your boyfriend status doesn't define you, and if you don't have a boyfriend, IT'S OKAY. God has an amazing plan for your love life, and it will be so much more rewarding to wait on Him to bring you together with the person you are supposed to marry (if His plan for you includes marriage). I know that, for me, choosing not to have a boyfriend at my age is helping me protect my heart for my future husband. I'm not walking around all down cuz I don't have a boyfriend. No, I'm choosing to celebrate Valentine's Day instead by loving my family, friends, and God.

I'd like to share with you what I posted on Facebook earlier...

You know, I'm really quite content to be a "single pringle," as they call them :), today. I'm just as content (if not more) getting a gift from my parents instead of from a guy, because I know that God has a guy picked out for me that He will bring in His own timing. And God's timing is definitely 100 zillion percent better than mine :). I'm content to know that He will work things out in HIS timing. Besides, I'm really young, and I think having a boyfriend at my age would possibly distract me from God. So, today, I am content to celebrate Valentine's Day by loving my friends and family. I am very content to have Jesus as my Valentine. :D

Don't be ashamed of being a "single pringle"! Just bask in the thought that God has an AMAZING plan for your love life that is a zillion times better than your plan for yourself...it just hasn't fully unfolded yet :).

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails...

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darien  – (February 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM)  

Great post, Talia. That first picture really made me laugh. The rest of your words made me think "yes, this young woman has it figured out".


Elisha  – (February 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM)  

I LOVE Once Upon A Time, AND LOTR! (:

Sarah Marse  – (February 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM)  

Never seen LOTR but I love the ONCE pics. :)

Love this post, girl! And I totally agree with everything you said.

~Sarah Elizabeth

Brooke  – (February 15, 2013 at 8:38 PM)  

Wow, you so got the Facebook thing right LOL!
Great post Talia! :)

Anonymous –   – (February 17, 2013 at 6:51 PM)  

Love this, great post! I have to say you are the only blog I check really for constant updates, and it is always rewarding! :) love this post!!!

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