Maybe it’s a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Relationships, or maybe I’m just old enough to understand what song lyrics mean.
End result? Most love songs are now ruined for me. Because no matter how sonorous the voice or catchy the chorus, I don’t want to sing along with short-term relationships, cheating, and long lost lovers. Noooooot romantic.
Scriptures say that love lasts long. That it endures hard things. That it is kind, hopeful, and selfless (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Love requires constant efforts at forgiveness and personal improvement. Real love is accented by prosaic details of children, finances, homes, and hardship.
So why don’t our love songs reflect these things?
Actually, a lot of them do. I’ve been perusing lyrics and making a collection. Our gift to you? A playlist of our favorite truth-telling love songs 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!
PS – this list is obviously incomplete. Please share your favorite truth-telling love songs below!