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Valentine's Day

Right on the heels of the Catholic church's denouncement of the ancient pagan festival known as Lupercalia came the rise in popularity of a new, church-sponsored festival: St. Valentine's Day. Did the festival itself change, or just the name? And is Valentine's Day something Christians should participate in?

  • by Gary Petty
On February 14 millions of people exchange tokens and messages of love and affection. Where and how did the curious customs of Valentine's Day begin? Does God have anything to say about such practices? 
  • by United Church of God
In this Teen Bible Study Guide, we’ll discuss the origins of Valentine’s Day and examine what God says about it.
  • by Andy McClain
Our family loves to camp. When we are unable to make it to nearby state park, we will often camp in our backyard.
  • by Good News
We often talk about true love. Yet what many people call love is actually only infatuation, defined as a foolish, unreasoning or extravagant passion or attraction (The American Heritage Dictionary, 1994).
  • by Jerold Aust
Millions send Valentine’s Day cards to express their affection for someone special. But how did this holiday originate? And does Valentine’s Day represent what true love is all about?
  • by Larry Walker
Few people have the courage to face the facts (all so easily substantiated) about the traditional holidays of Christianity, let alone to cease observing them in favor of God's appointed Holy Days. For those who are willing to learn and willing to change, the Bible offers annually an exciting and enlightening Holy Day journey.