Celebrations, Valentines Day

Should Christians celebrate Valentine’s Day? What do you think?

Happy Valentine’s Week to All!

ABC's Ministries

Happy Valentine’s Day–February 14, 2020

Food for thought: “Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.” (history.com, 2nd ¶)

By  Pamela K. Orgeron, M.A., Ed.S., BCCC, ACLC

Similar to Christmas, the origin of Valentine’s Day is rooted in both Christian beliefs and pagan practices. The Christian element of Valentine’s Day stems back to the Roman Priest St. Valentine. Valentine lived during the reign of Emperor Claudias II who forbid young persons to marry. Defying Claudias’ prohibition against young people marrying, Valentine encouraged and secretly performed Christian marriages, which he considered sacred between a man and one woman for life. Valentine’s activity was discovered, and he became a Christian martyr having been imprisoned and executed  for his biblical beliefs in marriage that opposed Claudias’ mandate not to marry. According to literature reported at Wikipedia, St. Valentine was…

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