January 27, 2023


The search is on for Louisiana’s "Longest Married Couple" to share the story of their lifetime commitment to marriage and family! Couples married 70+ years must submit nominations by February 5, 2023 to be considered!

Lifelong commitment reflects a realization that God created marriage and gave it to men and women as a timeless gift. “God, not you, made marriage. His Spirit inhabits even the smallest details of marriage…so guard the spirit of marriage within you.” Malachi 2:15

God's design for marriage is that two become one for the duration of a lifetime. We are obligated to share these examples of enduring love and to encourage all to understand that a lifelong & happy marriage is achievable and beautiful.

“How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in hope, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice. They are as brother and sister, both servants of the same Master. Nothing divides them, either in flesh or in spirit.” – The Beauty of Christian Marriage- Tertullian

Complete this form for your nominee!

On Wednesday, a judicial nominee of President Biden was stumped by basic questions about the Constitution during her Senate confirmation hearing.

Superior Court Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren who was nominated to be a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Washington couldn't answer when Senator Kennedy (R-LA) asked her about articles of the country’s founding document.

“Tell me what Article V of the Constitution does,” Kennedy asked. “Article V is not coming to mind at the moment,” Bjelkengren responded.

Kennedy said to NBC News after the hearing, “Some of these nominees that have been forced in the last two years have no business being anywhere near a federal bench — they don’t have any business being anywhere near a park bench."                                      


During Wednesday’s House GOP conference House Speaker Kevin McCarthy selected Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA.) to be chair of the Elected Leadership Committee, a role that was recently resurrected:

“In selecting Graves, McCarthy is increasing the number of his allies in House GOP leadership after making many concessions throughout a prolonged Speakership election battle at the start of the year.”

There is speculation that word of the new post will end talk about a run for the governor race.


Candidates in the race for Louisiana governor have descended on Washington’s Mardi Gras celebration to raise money and make their pitches to the state’s “elite” in a social setting far from home.

Candidates spend time face-to-face with lobbyists and politicians, taking advantage of Mardi Gras merriment as elections loom. Because conversations don’t begin with an ask, “you get to know people on a personal level,” said state Rep. Richard Nelson, a Mandeville Republican who launched his campaign for governor just last week.

“Everybody is centralized, easy to get to,” said newly announced candidate Sen. Sharon Hewitt (R) Slidell. “It’s a great time to meet people.” Hewitt said she is visiting the congressional delegation to get updates and lobby for the $4.6 billion project for levees and flood protection around Slidell.

Attorney General Jeff Landry, former Republican congressman from New Iberia, is considered the front-runner due to his fundraising prowess and the backing of the executive committee of the Louisiana Republican Party. On Wednesday he held a fundraiser event to benefit the state Republican Party which, along with private gatherings, are expected to raise $500,000 for his campaign.

Calling his a cocktail party the Krewe de Schroder, state Treasurer John Schroder, R-Covington, held his campaign fundraiser at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Schroder, who is also running for governor, did not return calls seeking comment.

No major Democrat has announced yet for this fall's governor's election. State Department of Transportation & Development Secretary Shawn Wilson of Lafayette has said he is looking at the race, as has state Senator Gary Smith of Norco. 

One Independent announced his candidacy two weeks ago; watch his video here:

Stay tuned - the governor’s race is just getting started!


Friendsdid you hear that Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop was condemned for being a Christian...again?! 

Remember Matthew 10:22!

In His Service,

Gene Mills
Louisiana Family Forum

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