Happy Valentine’s day to our audience across the globe we wish you lots of love!
Let’s take you on a brief history of Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.
There are a number of martyrdom stories associated with various Valentines connected to February 14, including an account of the imprisonment of Saint Valentine of Rome for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire in the third century.
According to an early tradition, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his jailer. Numerous later additions to the legend have better related it to the theme of love: an 18th-century embellishment to the legend claims he wrote the jailer’s daughter a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell before his execution; another tradition posits that Saint Valentine performed weddings for Christian soldiers who were forbidden to marry.
There is a tradition that the Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honour of Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269. The feast is found in the Gelasian Sacramentary (which was compiled after Gelasius), meaning that is has been observed since at least the eighth century. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the “lovebirds” of early spring. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).
Now, this is the second edition of Espact discussion programme called Table Talk and we had another set of Intellectuals on the table discussing issues around love , relationships and family.
Our hosts Temmy Balogun and Christabel Ikpen were joined by Mr Abayomi and Mrs Yvonne Adewumi to enlighten the world on the topic; What If The Man/Woman You Built With Doesn’t Marry You?
This was inspired by the viral discussion on this across the internet where some believe a man or woman shouldn’t be too involved in their partners idea or project while in a relationship because if breakup sets in , it might get messy and other believe otherwise because if they end up not being together then it might get messy. Some others were of a different opinion – they felt the end of a relationship shouldn’t always have messy outcomes.
They shared facts about their expectations while doing projects together as lovers who weren’t married and how they would have reacted if they didnt end up getting married.
The amazing young couple also shared some nuggets for free which can serve as guide in your relationship too and can help make it a successful one.
We pray God hold the lovely family together forever..
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