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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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  • 'Authentic Love' calls teens to identity in Christ

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Love is a popular topic in today's culture, especially around Valentine's Day. But since many teens hear a distorted view, "Authentic Love," a new True Love Waits Bible study, aims to ground students' concept of love in their identity in Christ.

    Authentic Love, divided into studies for guys and girls, places a "strong emphasis on developing a lifestyle of personal holiness and helps students understand sex and purity in light of the Gospel," said Karen Daniel, team leader in student ministry publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • 'Night to Shine' elevates special needs royalty

    by Brandy Crase/Kentucky Today, posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo provided by Life Community Church
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (BP) -- More than 100 people with special needs attended the Night to Shine in Owensboro, Ky., an event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation the weekend before Valentine's Day.

    The ladies were adorned in sparkling dresses and the men were decked out in tuxedos as the evening they had been awaiting with great anticipation came to fruition. Flashes of photography and cheers from the crowd created a wave of excitement as the honored guests, each accompanied by a volunteer "buddy," strolled the red carpet Feb. 10. Read More

  • True Love Waits: a retrospective look years later

    by Erin Roach, posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God is the goal of purity promises and of life itself, an author says after removing her True Love Waits ring and penning a blog post that resonated with thousands of young adults wondering where those pledges had left them.

    The True Love Waits movement, which began in the early 1990s, has impacted countless lives by its message of purity in a culture that emphasizes the opposite, but somewhere along the way some believers may have focused more on waiting on true love rather than on God. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Keep the music going

    by David Jeremiah, posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    Marriage is like a song, David Jeremiah writes, encouraging couples to "keep the music fresh so we don't just play the 'same old song.'" Read More