Is Romantic Love Biblical?

Valentines Day in the Bible Hearts Made from Roses

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ah, it’s Valentine’s Day, a day when we send cards and candies and flowers and special wishes to the one we love.  But is this type of romantic love Biblical, or are we to be more reserved about our affections? One read through the Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs) easily answers that question. Here are some excerpts from the NIV version of the Bible.

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth,
for your love is more delightful than wine.
Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;
your name is like perfume poured out.

– Song of Solomon 1:2-3

How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.

– Song of Solomon 1:15

How handsome you are, my beloved!
Oh, how charming!
And our bed is verdant.

– Song of Solomon 1:16

My dove in the clefts of the rock,
in the hiding places on the mountainside,
show me your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

– Song of Solomon 2:14

Clearly God has shown us through His Word that expressing our romantic love to our mate is not only permissible, but encouraged and beneficial. So today, don’t neglect to show that someone special in your life how much you truly love them. Happy Valentine’s Day!

– The full Song of Solomon

– More posts about Biblical Love

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