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Love, Commitment, and Valentine’s Day

faithhopecharity Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:30 AM
My husband is a professor and his students are always interested in what he is getting for his wife for Valentine's Day or the one in October Sweet day or something. We don't do those two dates, because for us every day is Valentines Day or Sweet day...we don't need to remember to let the other know of our depth of love on some money-making day. Our love, our sacramental marriage is so much more than that and we give ourselves to each other as totally as possible each day. True love!

There’s nothing very romantic about a man being beheaded because of his politically incorrect views. But February 14 marks the 1744th anniversary when tradition tells us that St. Valentine was executed in the Roman Empire for practicing his Christianity.

This was under a persecution of Emperor Claudius II, who banned his soldiers from marrying because he thought that single men could serve as better warriors.

He also forced the emperor-worship of a predecessor, Gallienus, upon the empire. This was something practicing Jews and Christians could not do---they worshiped God alone.

Author Bill Federer notes the consequences of Claudius’ actions on an...