There are at least three saints who could qualify as the Valentines in Valentine’s Day, but the holiday now generally belongs more to Hallmark than to the church. That said, we turn to two local couples who shared how their faith has sustained their long married lives.

The younger pair, Rick and Marian Pruet, have been married for almost 39 years, having met at Auburn University where they were both in graduate school.

Rick Cousins can be reached at


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