Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) is looking for Louisiana's 'Longest Married Couple.' "We want to tell your story and encourage the next generation that they can remain happily married for life. We are honored to share these examples of lasting love," commented LFF President Gene Mills. "LFF's message is simple–marriage can last a lifetime!"
The Top Ten Longest Married Couples will also be honored by receiving official recognition and will be entered in the LFF "Marriage Hall of Fame."
It's no secret that LFF is committed to building a culture of strong marriages! Research clearly demonstrates that married adults live longer lives, have better health, and experience greater personal happiness. Likewise, children who are raised by a married mother and father have longer life expectancies, experience fewer addictions, and teen pregnancies, and are more likely to graduate college.
For the past three years, LFF celebrated Lawrence and Varrie Player of Benton as Louisiana's Longest Married couple. Sadly, both Mr. and Mrs. Player passed away in 2018. LFF honors their memory and their legacy of love and commitment during their 83 years of marriage.
Entries must be submitted before February 5, 2019, by sending family contact information, couple's name, and anniversary date to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call LFF at 225-344-8533.
Join Tony Perkins, Michele Bachmann and more for the inaugural Pelican State Prayer Breakfast this Saturday, January 19th at 7:30 AM at the Pontchartrain Center in greater New Orleans. Click here to register or call 225-354-9994 or visit www.pelicanstateprayerbreakfast.com for more info.
PLUS we are planning a FREE Training Seminar (after the Prayer Breakfast) from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM on launching a Culture Impact Ministry in your church. Click here to register or call 1-800-225-4008. Space is extremely limited, so make plans and register as soon as you can.
- Pastor Mark Stermer, The Church International
- Gene Mills, President, Louisiana Family Forum
- Dr. Kenyn Cureton, VP for Church Ministries, Family Research Council
The Pelican State Prayer Breakfast and CIT Training will be in separate rooms but both events will take place at the following location: Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center, 4545 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70065.
Please click here for directions and more information.
When we compare the world to our visions of the ideal, it's a pretty messed-up place. War. Famine. Poverty. Cruelty. How is it that so many who bear the image of God do such horrible things to others who also bear the image of God?
But things used to be worse, and now they are getting better. Much better, by a lot of margins. Thomas Hobbes wrote that in the state of nature life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. But things have changed a lot in the last three centuries or so, and the lives we live today are connected, rich, clean, peaceful, and long.
Here are just five trends that make me optimistic:
- Solitary No More: Literacy is Connection
- Poor No More: The World Is Getting Richer
- Nasty No More: The World is Getting Cleaner
- Brutish No More: The World is Less Violent
- Short No More: There Are More People Living a Lot Longer