Take a few moments on this Valentine’s Day week to think about how our love— be it through the vocation of marriage or singleness— can continually be conformed to the pattern of our Savior and His Cross:

“If marriage and singleness alike are about this sort of holy death to self, then the urgent question facing the church is what sort of practices, routines, and regimens—what sort of “jigs,” to borrow Matthew Crawford’s useful designation of a device or procedure that helps make a repeated action habitual—ought we to put in place so that married couples and single Christians alike come to resemble the status quo less and less and start to illumine God’s kingdom more and more? What kinds of things ought we to be doing, in other words, to help each other along toward the holy martyrdom of either self-giving marriage or self-giving singleness?”

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