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The Real Story Behind Valentine’s Day

In the third century, the Roman Empire was ruled by Emperor Claudius II Gothicus. He was nicknamed Claudius the Cruel because of his harsh leadership and his tendency for getting into wars and abusing his people. In fact, he was getting into so many wars during the third century that he was having a difficult time recruiting enough soldiers.

Claudius believed that recruitment for the army was down because Roman men did not want to leave their loves or families behind, so he canceled all marriages and engagements in Rome. Thousands of couples saw their hopes of matrimony dashed by the single act of a tyrant. And no one seemed interested in standing up to the emperor.

But a simple Christian priest named Valentine did come forward and stood up for love. He began to secretly marry soldiers before they went off to war, despite the emperor’s orders. In 269 A.D., Emperor Claudius found out about the secret ceremonies. He had Valentine thrown into prison and deemed that he would be put to death.

As Valentine was awaiting execution, he fell in love with a blind girl who happened to be the jailer’s daughter. On the eve of his execution, with no writing instruments available, Valentine is said to have written her a sonnet in ink that he squeezed from violets. Legend has it that his words made the blind woman see again. It was a brief romance because the next day Valentine was clubbed to death by Roman executioners.

St. Valentine gave his life so that young couples could be bonded together in holy matrimony. They may have killed the man, but not his spirit. Even centuries after his death, the story of Valentine’s self-sacrificing commitment to love was legendary in Rome. Eventually, he was granted sainthood and the Catholic Church decided to create a feast in his honor. They picked February 14 as the day of celebration because of the ancient belief that birds (particularly lovebirds, but also owls and doves) began to mate on that very day.

It’s surprising to know that Valentine’s Day is really founded on the concept of love in marriage. On this Valentine’s Day, what are you doing to keep the love in your marriage burning? While giving a gift and card, having a candlelight dinner, and sharing special words of love are all important, the true spirit of Valentine’s Day needs to last throughout the year.

Here are some ways to bring more love into your marriage:

Schedule priority time together. Pull out your calendars and set a date night every week or two—just to spend time together and talk. (Note: Movies don’t count.)
Laugh together. When was the last time you shared a funny story and chuckled with each other? Loosen up and laugh freely. Live lightheartedly!
Play together. Find a hobby or activity you both enjoy fishing, bowling, tennis, hiking, or biking.
Be romantic together. Send your spouse a note of encouragement in the mail every once in a while just to say, “I love you.” Spend one or two weekends away each year just with your wife.

While Valentine’s Day is a good time to put a spark back into your relationship, the only way to fan the flame of a good relationship is for every day to be a Hallmark moment.

What are you doing to fan the flame of love in your life?

Dining in Amici !! great start XX

 

Sexy Ingredients On Our Valentine Week Menu

Oysters
Perhaps the most well-known aphrodisiac, oysters are believed to boost libido for both men and women due to their abundance of lust-promoting zinc, phosphorous and iodine.

Strawberries
Shaped like a heart, strawberries make a perfectly sweet edible valentine.

Shrimp
Succulent eaten with your fingers, shrimp is high in iodine – known to strengthen sex drive – and is especially potent served with Champagne.

Olives
From the proverbial olive branch, are heart-healthy and considered to be a flavorful food of love.

Garlic
Let the expected heat in garlic stir up your sexual desires

Wine
A sensuous relaxant that can take the edge off nervous tension and let sexual desires take over.
Champagne
Bubbly and exciting, a few sips of this effervescent wine will stimulate your senses

Chilis
Stimulating to the senses, the hot oils in peppers are believed to increase sexual desires.

Chocolate
The penultimate food of love, chocolate has been a revered aphrodisiac since the Aztecs believed it invigorated men and loosened the inhibitions of women.

Tomatoes
Sexy red in color, tomatoes – which are also called love apples

Saffron
Believed to stimulate hormones to a sexual peak

Truffles
gourmet mushroom, the musky-scented delicacy is hailed as a pheromone booste