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Isn't Valentines Day wrong? - Follow Up Question

Submitted: 1/28/2011
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Question: Wouldn't having a married couples getaway or banquet one week before Valentine's Day, with heart shaped decorations, red table clothes and other Valentine's Day-looking decorations be very close to celebrating that holiday?

Answer: The answer to your question would depend on whether or not the event was intended to be a recognition of Valentine's Day. We believe there is nothing wrong with having a banquet or getaway for married couples on any day of the year. If this is true, then it wouldn't be wrong even to have one on Februray 14. Neither is there anything inherently wrong with heart-shaped decorations or red table cloths. In fact, why would it matter if the table cloths were red or green or purple or blue? The issue revolves around whether it is specifically a Valentine's Day event or merely an activity for the married couples of the church that happens to take place around Valentine's Day. The most important thing is that the people who attend the event are strengthened in their marriages, their fellowship with one another, and their walk with God. Some may not be able to receive this, but godly edification can even happen at a Valentine's Day gathering if the atmosphere and ministry are spiritual. Cupid is a demonic spirit. He only has power over those who are unaware of what he's doing.