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For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same date this year.
On Feb. 14, many Christians face a dilemma as they try to reconcile their faith with the traditional celebrations of romantic love. How exactly do you observe Valentine’s Day on the day Lent begins, marking the season of atonement leading up to Easter?

Can you be a believer and still celebrate with champagne and chocolate?

“Technically, yes,” says the Rev. Chris Valka, director of the Center for Faith and Culture at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, who also cautioned against excess. While desserts and alcohol are typically avoided on Ash Wednesday, Valka says “it’s really about the intentions behind the observance. What we’re really hoping for is a moment to recognize God is a presence in the relationship.”
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:30, Reply)
cheers Rev.
or Valky to his mates
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:32, Reply)
The Valkster

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:36, Reply)
Valkinator

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:38, Reply)
Valk Apone

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:41, Reply)
Valka in the Middle

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:42, Reply)
Valkaholic

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:45, Reply)
The Incredible Valk

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:50, Reply)
I'm Valking on Sunshine
Yeah, heah!
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 13:04, Reply)
The Millennium Valkon

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:42, Reply)
yo Rich, do you have a Valcony that goes with your new abode?

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:45, Reply)
Sadly not, Wood-o

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:51, Reply)
basically
"stuff your face and get drunk, as long as you don't use a condom afterwards".
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:37, Reply)
We usually wish my sister a happy birthday

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:13, Reply)
Rebrand it as Pash Wednesday and make everyone happy.

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:19, Reply)

P R
happy infected
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:22, Reply)
Holy threesomes, batman!

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 13:48, Reply)