Jan 26, 2016

Our Second Annual Contest for the Best Theologically-correct Valentine!

Dear Readers,

Love and chocolate are awesome, but sometimes, Valentine's Day can be a little. . . theologically unsound.

This Valentine's Day, would you rather give your beloved a card that says he is the soulmate who sets your world on fire, or one that says there's no one else with whom you'd rather bear the cross of marriage?

Obviously, that's a rhetorical question.

Last year, you submitted a slew of texts for delightfully, theologically-correct Valentine's Day cards. We are calling on you to again exercise your creativity, your wit, and your theological perspicacity. Send us your valentines!

We will compile them for our astute and fabulous readers and ask them to select their favorite. The winner* will be able to choose between a copy of Katie Schuermann's House of Living Stones, C.S. Lewis' The Four Loves, or this lovely and portable copy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

(The winner can select one of these titles)

You text can be satirical or serious, sweet or silly, rhyme or prose, but it ought to convey reality instead of sentimentality (see the example at the end of this post).

Here are the rules:

  • Submit your entry/ies to us via e-mail (sister-daughter-mother-wife (at)googlegroups.com) by February 3rd.  EDIT: ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE SEVENTH.
  • Each individual may submit up to two entries.
  • Submissions should be no longer than a maximum of 50 words (anything longer may not be run). 
  • Submissions should be text only. No graphics or special formatting.

Qualifying entries will be posted to this blog, and readers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. If voting produces a tie, I (Anna) will choose a qualified Lutheran judge (probably my husband) to make the final selection.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

Note: unfortunately, I can only mail a prize to a U.S. address.


  1. I have one and tried looking on googlegroups.com and found your name but not the post. Please let me know if I missed it or something else. Thanks; I love your site!

    1. Andrea, Sorry for the confusion--the "googlegroups" part of our e-mail address shouldn't have been a link. You should e-mail entries to: sister-daughter-mother-wife(at)googlegroups.com. We'll look forward to seeing yours!


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