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CBN NewsWatch: February 14, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Feb. 14: Gay marriage rulings hurting voter confidence?, Belgium child euthanasia 'opens door none can shut', and Scientists make first ever lab-grown lungs, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH," A

RULING IN VIRGINIA'S BATTLE

OVER MARRIAGE.

HOW IT COULD INFLUENCE A

CULTURAL BATTLE NATIONALLY.

George: PLUS, IT'S NOT

SCIENCE FICTION.

SCIENTISTS HAVE DISCOVERED A

WAY TO GROW A HUMAN LUNG.

Wendy: AND IS ROMANCE

REALLY THE KEY TO A HEALTHY

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR

SPOUSE?

WE EXPLORE THAT QUESTION

THIS VALENTINE'S DAY, AND

THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE

YOU.

ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE

TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH."

George: A BIG BLOW TO

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IN

VIRGINIA, AND WHAT IT MEANS

FOR THE NATION.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS

OVERTURNED A VOTER-APPROVED

STATE CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT THAT BANS SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

IT IS THE FIRST TIME THE

COURT HAS OVERTURNED A STATE

MARRIAGE LAW IN THE SOUTH.

AND IT MARKS ANOTHER TWIST

IN A LEGAL BATTLE THE

SUPREME COURT WILL LIKELY

RESOLVE.

HEATHER CELLS JOINS US NOW

FROM OUR NEWSROOM WITH

MORE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE JUDGE

HAS ALSO PUT A STAY ON HER

ORDER?

Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT,

WENDY.

GAY COUPLES IN VIRGINIA

STILL WILL NOT BE ABLE TO

MARRY UNTIL HIS CASE IS

ULTIMATELY RESOLVED.

THAT'S BAD NEWS FOR

ADVOCATES FOR GAY RIGHTS, OF

COURSE.

BUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE TAKING

NOTICE OF IS YOU NOW HAVE

FEDERAL COURTS IN THREE

STATES THAT HAVE OVERTURNED

VOTER-APPROVED MARRIAGE

LAWS.

WE SAW SIMILAR DECISIONS IN

UTAH AND OKLAHOMA.

CONSERVATIVES SAY SUCH

RULINGS REFLECT A FLAWED

UNDERSTANDING OF THE

CONSTITUTION, AND THAT THESE

RULINGS WILL HURT VOTERS'

CONFIDENCE THAT WHAT THEY

APPROVE IN THE BALLOT BOX

WILL BE UPHELD.

WE THINK THIS IS A GREAT

STRETCH OF OUR CONSTITUTION,

AND CERTAINLY IT VIOLATES

THE PROVISIONS OF THE

VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION PASSED

OVERWHELMING BY THE VOTERS

OF VIRGINIA.

Reporter: DELEGATE

TODD GILLBERT IS USING A NEW

FRIEND, LAWMAKERS STEPPING

IN.

WE ARE PURSUING A

LEGISLATIVE VEHICLE TO GIVE

US THE ABILITY IN THE

LEGISLATURE TO STAND IN AND

DO ESSENTIALLY THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S JOB WHERE

HE HAS CHOSEN NOT TO DO IT.

Reporter: FOR THE BIG

PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE FROM

THIS MAP HERE, THE MAJORITY

OF STATES, MORE THAN 30,

STILL UPHOLD TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE.

THOSE THAT HAVE REDEFINED

MARRIAGE ARE MAINLY ON THE

COASTS, WITH THREE IN THE

MIDWEST.

THE DECISION IN VIRGINIA

RAISES THE BASIC QUESTION

THAT UTAH AND OKLAHOMA

COURTS HAVE ALSO ASKED: IS

THERE A CONSTITUTIONAL

REASON WHY STATES MAY BAN

GAY MARRIAGE.

AND DECIDING HOW THE

CONSTITUTION DOES OR DOES

NOT SPEAK TO GAY MARRIAGE,

WE BELIEVE, ULTIMATELY, OF

COURSE, WILL HAVE TO BE

DECIDED BY THE SUPREME

COURT.

WENDY?

Wendy: HEATHER CELLS,

THANKS FOR THAT REPORT.

GEORGE?

George: MARY COMB IS A

PROFESSOR OF LAW AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY AND SHE JOINS US

WITH MORE ON THIS CASE.

LET ME READ A STATEMENT, IT

SAYS, "THIS HISTORIC

DECISION MEANS THAT THE

QUALITY FOR MARRIAGE UNDER

THE LAW IS UNSTOPPABLE."

IS THIS TRUE?

NITIE THAT'S A GREAT

SOUND BYTE, BUT THIS

DECISION WAS NOT BASED ON

LAW.

THE JUDGE QUOTED LAW,

THINKING IT WAS THE

CONSTITUTION.

THERE IS A MOMENTUM, FOR

SURE, TOWARDS EXPANDING

MARRIAGE, BUT THAT HAS BEEN

GOING ON FOR A WHILE.

THIS IS A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

OVERCOMING A

STATE-DETERMINED DOMESTIC

RELATIONS LAW.

SOMETHING THAT IS

TRADITIONALLY REGULATED BY

THE STATE.

THIS FEDERAL DECISION IS

SAYING IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHAT THE STATES SAY.

IT ONLY MATTERS WHAT THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS.

THAT'S A SCARY PLACE TO BE.

George: WHAT DOES IT DO

TO THOSE VOTERS WHO GO TO

THE POLLS AND VOTE, ONLY TO

BE NEGATED BY A FEDERAL

JUDGE.

IT DEFINITELY REDUCES

THEIR CONFIDENCE IN THEIR

DEMOCRACY, AND IT DEFINITELY

REDUCES THEIR CONFIDENCE IN

THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF

FEW PEOPLE GO TO VOTE

BECAUSE THEIR VOTE DOESN'T

SEEM TO MATTER.

AND AT THE SAME TIME, THIS

IS OUR CONSTITUTIONAL

AUTHORITY, AND YET WE HAVE A

FEDERAL JUDGE THAT DOES NOT

KNOW THE CONSTITUTION.

George: ONE JUDGE SAID,

OUR CONSTITUTION SAYS THAT

ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.

GREAT SOUND BYTE, BUT SHE

DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THE LAW

IS.

THE CONSTITUTION TALKS ABOUT

EQUAL PROTECTION.

THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE SAYS THAT ALL

MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.

SHE CONFUSED THE TWO.

THAT IS VERY SCARY FOR A

FEDERAL JUDGE ON THAT LEVEL

NOT TO KNOW THE

DISTINCTION.

George: WHAT DOES THIS

MEAN FOR TRADITIONAL

FAMILIES GOING FORWARD?

I'M CONCERN ABOUT WHAT

THIS MEANS FOR CHILDREN.

A PUBLIC POLICY THAT A STATE

SETS TO PROTECT THE BEST

INTERESTS OF CHILDREN, AND

WHAT THIS DECISION DID LAST

NIGHT WAS SAID KIDS DON'T

NEED A MOMMY AND A DADDY.

IN FACT, IT DOESN'T MATTER

THAT THEY DON'T HAVE ONE OR

THE OTHER.

IT IS A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

DECISION THAT SAYS, WELL,

WE'RE GOING TO DEPRIVE KIDS

OF A MOTHER OR A FATHER

BECAUSE ADULTS NEED TO HAVE

MARRIAGE THE WAY THEY WANT

IT.

IT REALLY REDIRECTS STATE

DOMESTIC RELATIONSHIPS LAW,

STATE PUBLIC POLICY, AND IT

ENDANGERS THE BEST INTERESTS

OF KIDS BY NOT ALLOWING THEM

TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH

THEIR MOTHER AND THEIR

FATHER AT THE SAME TIME.

George: THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR COMING ON THE

BROADCAST AND GIVING US SOME

INSIGHT ON THIS VERY

IMPORTANT SUBJECT.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: BELGIUM'S

PARLIAMENT HAS LEGALIZED

EUTHANASIA FOR CHILDREN OF

ANY AGE.

THEY ARGUE THE EUROPEAN

NATION HAS CROSSED A

DANGEROUS THRESHOLD.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: AFTER MONTHS

OF DEBATE, BELGIUM'S LOWER

HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT PASSED

LEGISLATION, MAKING THIS

LARGELY CATHOLIC COUNTRY,

THE SECOND AFTER THE

NETHERLANDS TO ALLOW

EUTHANASIA FOR CHILDREN, AND

THE FIRST TO ALLOW IT FOR

CHILDREN OF ANY AGE.

PRO-LIFE PROTESTORS WERE OUT

IN FORCE.

WITH THIS BELGIUM MOTHER OF

FOUR SAYING THAT EUTHANASIA

IS NOT A PAINKILLER.

IT IS FAILURE.

IT IS DEATH.

SUPPORTERS OF BELGIUM'S

EUTHANASIA LAW SAY IT IS

NECESSARY AND

COMPASSIONATE.

CRITICS SAY IT IS A

DANGEROUS, SLIPPERY SLOPE.

IF BOTH PARENTS AGREE THEIR

CHILD SHOULD BE KILLED,

THREE DOCTORS AND A

PSYCHOLOGIST WOULD HAVE TO

CERTIFY THAT THE CHILD WAS

AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF

THE DECISION.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

CHILDREN THAT ARE REALLY AT

THE END OF THEIR LIFE.

IT IS NOT THAT THEY HAVE

MONTHS OR YEARS TO GO.

THEY WILL -- THEIR LIFE WILL

END ANYWAY.

Reporter: BUT CRITICS

ASK HOW ANYONE COULD GAUGE A

CHILD'S CAPACITY FOR

DISCERNMENT IN SUCH A

SITUATION.

AND NEWS REPORTS SHOW WHEN

IT COMES TO EUTHANASIA,

BELGIUM DOCTORS IGNORE THE

LAW AND DO WHAT THEY THINK

IS BEST.

I THINK THE FACT THAT

BELGIUM IS PASSING THIS LAW

SHOULD BE -- SHOULD SOUND AS

A WARNING BELL TO OTHER

COUNTRIES WHICH MIGHT BE

TEMPTED TO LEGALIZE

EUTHANASIA.

BECAUSE ONCE THE STEP HAS

BEEN LAID, IT IS VERY

DIFFICULT TO PREVENT ALL

KINDS OF EXTENSIONS TO TAKE

PLACE.

Reporter: THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH STAGED A DAY OF

FASTING AND PRAYER IN

PROTEST.

WITH THE BELGIUM ARCHBISHOP

WARNING THAT WE ARE OPENING

A DOOR THAT NO ONE WILL BE

ABLE TO CLOSE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

George: THANKS, DALE.

AN 11-YEAR-OLD AMISH GIRL

FIGHTING LEUKEMIA HAS

FINALLY RETURNED TO HER OHIO

HOME.

SARAH'S COURT ORDERED

GUARDIAN OFFICIALLY GAVE UP

THE RIGHT TO FORCE

CHEMOTHERAPY ON HER.

THE FAMILY STRONGLY RESISTED

TREATMENTS, EVEN FLEEING

FROM THEIR HOME FOR FOUR

MONTHS TO RESIST THE COURT'S

ORDER.

THEY CLAIM IT IS NOT BECAUSE

OF THEIR FAITH, BUT BECAUSE

THE CHEMO MADE SARAH SO

SICK.

THEY WANT TO TREAT HER AT

HOME WITH ALTERNATIVE

MEDICINES, WHICH THEY SAY

ARE WORKING AND ARE BETTER

FOR HER.

A HEALTH CARE CONSCIOUS BILL

IS GAINING SUPPORT IN

MISSOURI'S HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES.

IT WOULD ALLOW HEALTH CARE

WORKERS AND RELIGIOUSLY

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS THE

RIGHT TO REFUSE TO

PARTICIPATE IN PROCEDURES

THEY DON'T AGREE WITH

ETHICALLY OR DUE TO THEIR

FAITH.

THE MEASURE WOULD APPLY TO

PROCEDURES SUCH AS THOSE

INVOLVING ABORTION-INDUCING

DRUGS, ARTIFICIAL

INSEMINATION, AND EMBRYONIC

STEM CELL RESEARCH, AMONG

OTHERS.

IT NEEDS ONE MORE VOTE TO

MOVE TO THE SAT SENATE.

Wendy: A VICTORY FOR

GUN RIGHTS AND CALIFORNIA.

THEY STRUCK DOWN SAN DIEGO'S

RULES, RESTRICTING CONCEALED

WEAPONS PERMITS.

THE REASONS INCLUDED VICTIMS

OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,

STALKING VICTIMS, AND THOSE

WHO LIVES HAD BEEN

THREATENED.

THE LAW ALSO REQUIRED

APPLICANTS SHOW PROOF OF

GOOD MORAL CHARACTER.

IN A 2-1 RULING, A PANEL

RULED THAT THOSE

RESTRICTIONS VIOLENT THE

SECOND AMENDMENT.

TEACHING ALABAMA'S CHILDREN

ABOUT CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH

MAY SOON BE PROTECTED BY

LAW.

THE STATE SENATE APPROVED A

BILL TO KEEP EDUCATION ABOUT

THE TWO HOLIDAYS IN PUBLIC

CLASSROOMS.

IT ALLOWS SCHOOLS TO TEACH

STUDENTS ABOUT THE HISTORY

OF TRADITIONAL WINTER

CELEBRATIONS AND EXCHANGE

TRADITIONAL GREETINGS.

STATE LEADERS SAY THE BILL

IS NECESSARY DUE TO A

GROWING MOVEMENT TO STIFLE

RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION.

George: SCIENTISTS AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HAVE

FIGURED OUT HOW TO GROW

HUMAN LUNGS IN A LAB.

AS CBN'S LORI JOHNSON

REPORTS, THIS COULD BE A

BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE MANY

PEOPLE WHO DIE WAITING FOR A

LOUNG TRANSPLANT.

Lori: GROWING LUNGS IN

A LAB MAY BE THE NEWEST AND

BEST HOPE FOR LUNG

TRANSPLANTS SINCE SO MANY OF

THE DONATED LUNGS ARE TOO

DAMAGED TO BE TRANSPLANTED.

BUT IT IS THOSE DAMAGED

LUNGS THAT SCIENTISTS START

WITH AND IMPROVE UPON.

WE REMOVED ALL OF THE

CELLS, ALL OF THE MATERIALS

THAT WERE IN IT, AND WE LEFT

THE SKELETON OF THE LUNG, OR

THE SCAFFOLD THAT IS LEFT

BEHIND.

THE PIECES OF THE LUNG THAT

ARE NO CELLS.

THAT'S WHY IT LOOKS SO WHITE

AND PRETTY.

IT IS VERY PRETTY LOOKING.

AND WE ADDED BACK CELLS FROM

ANOTHER LUNG THAT COULDN'T

BE USED FOR TRANSPLANT, BUT

STILL HAD SOME VIABLE CELLS

IN IT.

Lori: AT FIRST THE

PROCESS OF GROWING A LUNG

TOOK MORE MONTHS.

BUT A MEDICAL STUDENT

WORKING ON THE PROJECT

FIGURED OUT A WAY TO SPEED

UP THE PROCESS TO JUST THREE

DAYS.

HE IS THE ONE WHO

ACTUALLY WENT HOME AND

BUILT -- USING, I'M NOT

KIDDING, A FISH TANK HE WENT

AND BOUGHT FROM A PET STORE,

IS WHAT HE USED.

Reporter: THE END

RESULT IS FASCINATING.

IF YOU LISTEN CLOSELY, YOU

CAN ACTUALLY HEAR THE THUMP,

THUMP OF AIR MOVING IN AND

OUT OF THE LABORATORY-GROWN

LUNGS.

SCIENTISTS SAY IT WILL BE

FIVE OR 10 YEARS BEFORE

LAB-GROWN LUNGS ARE READY TO

SAVE HUMAN LIVES.

THE FIRST STEP IS TO

SUCCESSFUL TRANSPLANT

LAB-GROWN LUNGS IN ANIMALS.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

George: WE ALL KNOW IT

IS VALENTINE'S DAY, BUT IT

IS ALSO NATIONAL DONOR DAY

TO PROMOTE ORGAN DONATION.

MORE THAN 100,000 MEN,

WOMEN, AND CHILDREN WAIT AND

HOPE FOR AN ORGAN

TRANSPLANT.

Wendy: WELL, AT LEAST

29 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE

LATEST WINTER STORM.

AND IT IS STILL PLAGUING

PARTS OF THE NATION.

IT SNARLED TRAVEL IN MANY

PLACES, INCLUDING

PENNSYLVANIA.

ICY CONDITIONS THERE CAUSED

A MASSIVE 100-CAR PILEUP.

AMAZING.

MORE THAN 6500 FLIGHTS HAVE

BEEN GROUNDED NATIONWIDE.

THAT'S A RECORD, I

UNDERSTAND.

AND AT LEAST 500,000 HOMES

AND BUSINESSES ARE WITHOUT

POWER.

FORECASTERS SAY IT SNOWED IN

49 STATES, WITH FLORIDA THE

ONLY EXCEPTION.

MEANWHILE, "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS ON THE GROUND

HELPING RESIDENTS IN

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

TAKE A LOOK.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

BEEN A BIG BLESSING TO US.

IT HAS HELPED TAKE A LOT OF

STRESS OFF OF ME AND MY

HUSBAND.

IT HAS JUST BEEN A WONDERFUL

THING THAT YOU GUYS ARE

DOING.

IT HELPED US A LOT BECAUSE

MY HUSBAND HAS A BAD BACK.

HE HAD SURGERY.

AND HE CAN'T DO ANYTHING.

ANY KIND OF LIFTING.

I JUST HAD KNEE SURGERY, AND

I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING

ANYTHING, LIFTING OR

SLIPPING OR FALLING OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

SO THIS WAS A GREAT BLESSING

FOR US TODAY, THAT YOU TOOK

THE TIME TO COME OUT HERE TO

HELP US.

Wendy: YEAH, AND THEY

ARE NOT USED TO ALL OF THAT

SNOW IN NORTH CAROLINA.

O.B. TO THE RESCUE.

AND THEY'RE ALSO PARTNERING

WITH A LOCAL CHURCH IN THE

CHARLOTTE AREA.

George: WELL, IT'S AN

INCREDIBLE FIND.

ISRAELI ARCHEOLOGISTS HAVE

DISCOVERED A SYNAGOGUE THEY

BELIEVE JESUS MAY HAVE

VISITED.

WE'LL SHOW IT TO YOU COMING

UP.

Wendy: ARCHEOLOGISTS

HAVE BEEN MAKING MAJOR

DISCOVERIES AT AN EXCAVATION

SITE IN ISRAEL.

George: INCLUDING, GET

THIS, A SYNAGOGUE THAT JESUS

MAY HAVE VISITED.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY FROM GALILEE.

Reporter: THE VILLAGE

IS CALLED MAGDALA, THE HOME

OF MARY MAGDALENE.

SHE LIVED HERE, AND SHE

MET JESUS HERE.

AND SHE CONTINUED WITH HIM.

YES, IT'S THE PLACE.

Reporter: ISRAELI

ARCHEOLOGIST ARFAN OVERSEES

THE EXCAVATION AT MAGDALA,

AND HE SAYS THE CITY LAY

HIDDEN ALL THIS TIME JUST BY

A SMALL LAYER OF DIRT.

YOU HAVE THE WALL,

WAITING FOR US 2,000 YEARS,

FOR WHEN WE ARE COMING.

Reporter: THE MOST

IMPORTANT DISCOVERY HERE IN

MAGDALA HAS BEEN A SYNAGOGUE

DATING BACK TO THE TIME OF

JESUS.

ACCORDING TO ARCHEOLOGISTS,

IT IS THE FIRST SYNAGOGUE

UNCOVERED IN GALILEE.

IT IS AN EXPRESSION THAT

APPEARS MANY TIMES IN

SEVERAL PLACES OF THE

GOSPEL.

JESUS WENT AROUND GALILEE,

PREACHING IN THEIR

SYNAGOGUES.

SO THIS IS THE CLOSEST

SYNAGOGUE TO CAPEERNAUM,

WHERE HE LIVED.

Reporter: IN IT, THEY

DISCOVERED A 2,000-YEAR-OLD

TREASURE.

THEY CALL IT THE MAGDALA

STONE, AND SOME

ARCHEOLOGISTS SAY IT IS THE

MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY EN

IN DECADES.

IT WAS DISCOVERED IN 2009.

FATHER KELLY, OF THE

CATHOLIC ORDER, LEGIONNAIRES

OF CHRIST, SHOWED US A

REBECCA.

REPLICA.

THIS PARTICULAR MAGDALA

STONE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

DISCOVERY MADE.

Reporter: THE MANOR

MENORAH ON THE STONE IS

ONE-OF-A-KIND, THE FIRST ONE

DISCOVERED BEFORE THE

DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE IN

70 A.D.

THE LEGIONNAIRES OF CHRIST

OWNED THE LAND AND ARE

BUILDING AN ENTIRE CENTER AT

MAGDALA, WITH AN

ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK, HOTEL,

AND SPIRITUAL CENTER.

FATHER SALANA DREAMED UP THE

PROJECT AND WANTS IT TO BE A

CENTER FOR ALL.

I'M PRETTY SURE IT IS A

GIFT FOR THE WORLD, FOR

CULTURE, FOR RELIGIONS, FOR

ISRAEL, INCREASE.

Reporter: VISITORS SAY

THE BIBLE COME TO LIFE.

THE ALTERS IN THE SHAPE

OF A BOAT, A FISHERMAN'S

BOAT.

YOU ARE REMINDED OF JESUS

STANDING IN THE BOAT,

PREACHING TO THE PEOPLE ON

THE SHORE.

SO, FOR ME, THE WHOLE GOSPEL

STORY HAS COME ALIVE FOR ME

HERE.

IT WILL NEVER MEAN THE SAME

EVER AGAIN.

Reporter: FA FATHER

SALANA SEES THE MOTO OF THE

CENTER, LATIN FOR "GO INTO

THE DEEP, DEEP," AS A

MESSAGE FOR TODAY.

SOMEHOW JESUS IS TELLING

ALL OF US, GO INTO THE DEEP,

TRY AGAIN.

YOU CAN GO.

GO.

I THINK THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL

MESSAGE THAT THE WORLD NEEDS

IN THIS MOMENT, IN FINANCIAL

CRISIS, PROBLEMS WITH

PROBLEMS, MANY SITUATIONS.

AND WE NEED TO TRY AGAIN.

GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, MAGDALA,

ON THE SEA OF GALILEE.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A

MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR A COUPLE

IN CRISIS.

SEE HOW THIS HUSBAND AND

WIFE REKINDLED THEIR

MARRIAGE IN OUR VALENTINE'S

DAY SUCCESS STORY.

George: WHEN A WIFE

SAYS TO HER HUSBAND, YOU

FAILED ME, SOMETIMES THAT'S

THE END OF A MARRIAGE.

BUT NOT FOR THE COUPLE YOU

ARE ABOUT TO MEET.

Wendy: THOSE WORDS

ACTUALLY HELPED THEM

REKINDLE THEIR ROMANCE IN A

WAY THEY NEVER THOUGHT

POSSIBLE.

PAUL STRAND HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: MEN, IF YOU

WANT TO DO SOMETHING

ROMANTIC FOR YOUR WIFE, YOU

MIGHT CONSIDER AM PINPING

UP YOUR SPIRITUAL INT MAS

SEA.

SPIRITUAL INTIMACY.

THAT'S WHAT SAM AND VICKI

DID.

VICKI, FOR THE FIRST TIME

EVER, HIT HIM WITH THE

UNVARNISHED TRUTH ABOUT

THEIR SPIRITUAL LIFE.

HE STILL REMEMBERS EXACTLY

WHAT SHE SAIDMENT.

> SAID.

I JUST CAME TO THE

REALIZATION YOU HAVE FAILED

ME.

I KNEW IT WAS PROBABLY

THE HOLY SPIRIT DOING IT.

I HAD A COMPULSION TO USE

THE WORD "FAIL."

Reporter: THEY JUST

FACED TRIALS INVOLVING TEE

TWO OF THEIR DAUGHTER BUT

RARELY PRAYED ABOUT THEM.

AND VICKI FELT SPIRITUALLY

ALONE.

AND SHE SAID, BESIDES THE

GIRLS, SAM, I NEED TO

CONNECT WITH YOU MORE

SPIRITUALLY.

Reporter: SAM GOT THE

MESSAGE AND VOWED TO CORRECT

THE PROBLEM.

I RAISED TWO HANDS SAYING

GUILTY, CHEERFULLY GUILTY.

AND I RAISED ONE HAND, AND I

SAID, VICKI, I VOW WE'RE

GOING TO PRAY TOGETHER.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT JUST

SPOKE TO ME IN A VERY

SPECIFIC WAY.

THE REVELATION WAS GOD GAVE

ME A PATH.

AND THE PATH WAS SIMPLY

THIS: PRAY WITH HER USING MY

WORD AS YOUR GUIDE.

WHEN HE STARTED LAYING

THOSE TRACKS AND SAID THIS

IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO

AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO

IT, I THOUGHT, WELL, THIS IS

DIFFERENT.

THIS MIGHT REALLY TAKE.

Reporter: THEY BEGAN

READING A FEW SCRIPTURES

ALMOST EVERY DAY TO GUIDE

THEIR PRAYERS TOGETHER.

SAM AND VICKI SAY IT HAS

TREMENDOUSLY IMPROVED THEIR

SPIRITUAL LIFE AND BROUGHT

GOD RIGHT INTO THE CENTER OF

THEIR COMMUNICATION.

I FEEL LIKE WE'RE PRAYING

ON THE BULL'S EYE, THE

MOVING TARGETS OF LIFE.

THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS SHOWING

US WHAT TO PRAY.

NOW THE PRAYERS ARE AS FRESH

AS THE WORD OF GOD HIMSELF.

Reporter: IN HIS OWN

MINISTRY, SAM FOUND THE

HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIAN MEN HE

INTERACTED WITH WERE ALSO

FAILING TO PRAY REGULARLY

WITH HIS WIFE.

HE WRITES ABOUT IT IN HIS

BOOK "JUST SAY THE WORD."

AFTER TALKING TO HUNDREDS

OF CHRISTIAN HUSBANDS,

CLEARLY THERE IS AN EPIDEMIC

BURDEN WE ARE SHOULDERING.

MOST OF US LIVE WITH SOME

LEVEL OF SPIRITUAL GUILT

THAT WE'RE NOT QUITE CUTTING

IT IN THE AREA OF PRAYING

WITH OUR WIVES.

THE ANSWERS ARE TRAGIC,

LIKE NEVER, RARELY,

OCCASIONALLY, WHEN NEEDED,

NOT ENOUGH.

Reporter: AND HE ASKED

HE'S SAME MEN WHAT THEIR

WIVES WOULD SAY IF THEY

PLEDGED TO REGULARLY PRAY

TOGETHER.

SHE WOULD SAY

HALLELUJAH.

SHE WOULD START CRYING.

Reporter: WE KNOW THAT

OUR WIVES DESIRE THIS

SPIRITUAL INTIMACY.

MEN OFTEN NEED A PATH TO

FOLLOW.

SHOW ME THE TRACK.

THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF "JUST

SAY THE WORD."

WITH MARRIAGE UNDER ATTACK

AND FAMILIES FALLING APART,

IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP AND

JUST SAY THE WORD.

Reporter: SAM

RECOMMENDS HEADING TO THE

BIBLE AS THE FIRST STEP.

PRAY WITH YOUR WIVES

THROUGH THE BOOK OF

PHILIPPINES.

YOU'RE GOING TO CATCH A

MODEL, YOU'RE GOING TO CATCH

THE TRACKS.

Reporter: SAM SAYS HIS

AND VICKI'S RELATION HAD

ANOTHER BENEFIT.

MY HUSBAND IS REALLY IN

THE GAME WITH ME AS FAR AS

THE PRAYER BURDEN FOR OUR

CHILDREN, FOR OUR FAMILY,

FOR OUR MINISTRY, THAT WE

REALLY ARE ONE WITH THIS.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, IT

BECAME A GAME-CHANGER.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS.

George: UP NEXT, WELL,

IT'S NOT YOUR AVERAGE

VALENTINE'S GIFT, FLOWERS OR

CANDY, BUT SOME FOLKS

BELIEVE IT COULD KEEP YOUR

LIFLIFE SAFE FOR YEARS TO

COME.

George: WELL, GUYS, IF

YOU STILL HAVEN'T FOUND A

VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT FOR

YOUR WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND,

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE HER

SHOPPING FOR ONE OF THIS

YEAR'S HOTTEST GIFTS.

Wendy: IT IS WHAT EVERY

WOMAN WANT -- MAYBE, MAYBE

NOT.

IF SHE'S NOT INTO

CHOCOLATES, FLOWERS OR TEDDY

BEARS, MAYBE SHE WOULD LIKE

A FIREARM.

THE OWNER SAYS IT IS EXACTLY

WHAT SOME WOMEN WANT.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I

HAVE HAD A COUPLE OF

GENTLEMEN COME IN HERE AND

BUY THEIR WIVES GUNS FOR

VALENTINE'S DAY.

AND THEY SPECIFICALLY STATED

TO ME THAT IT WAS FOR

VALENTINE'S DAY.

THE WIFE IS PROBABLY HAPPY

SHE IS NOT GETTING A LAWN

MOWER.

Wendy: LOOK AT THAT

PINK ONE.

IT IS REALLY PINK.

MANY HANDGUNS NOW COME IN

THAT FUCHSIA COLOR JUST FOR

THE LADIES.

BUT FIREARMS ARE MUCH MORE

THAN JUST A FASHION

STATEMENT.

A GROWING NUMBER OF WOMEN

SAY THEY WANT TO PROTECT

THEMSELVES AND SEE A HANDGUN

AS A GOOD OPTION.

IT IS NOT A BAD IDEA IN

TODAY'S WORLD.

I'M GLAD TO SAY JESUS

PROTECTS ME.

George: I LIKE

CHOCOLATES.

Wendy: HAVE A GREAT

VALENTINE'S DAY.

Gord: GOOD

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