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Is Valentine’s Day a Christian Holiday?

Although there is plenty of debate, we don’t know a lot about who Saint Valentine was nor do we know how Valentine’s Day became what it is today. I did hear someone say that we can surely say that Saint Valentine was good for Saint Hallmark. Is¬†Valentine’s Day a Christian holiday? Should it be one? […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day!

Over a week ago, I asked Martha what she wanted for Valentine’s Day. She reacted positively, but she never gave me an answer! Don’t worry. I have come up with my own answer. Valentine’s day is a big deal, as it should be. Social scientists have never come up with a satisfactory answer of why […]

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Remembering My Father

My father passed away Valentine’s Day, 1998. It’s been seventeen years, but it is still fresh in my mind. Though he died on Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t make Valentine’s Day sad. It simply makes it a special day to remember and reflect. At the time of his death, a friend told me the time would […]

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The Problem with Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great occasion. It emphasizes fun, togetherness, remembrance, and romance. Who could be upset with that? Yet, there is something really wrong with Valentine’s Day, especially as it relates to married couples. The problem is that it is only one day but the marriage is year round. Everyday can’t be Valentine’s Day. […]

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Love, Sex, and Marriage

We’ve learned at church to put “sex” in the title and more people will attend the class. This post isn’t about sex–at least not overtly. It’s about marriage and the people who have worked hard to make their marriages work. One day soon I will write about the best advice I ever received about marriage. […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. — Psalm 121:7-8 (NIV)