As a bible student with JW's, I have studied a vast majority of all religions, and just happend to run into this web site, so I am not here to offend anyone, just here to get people's perspective. As far as im concerned an aniversary has no paganistic backrounds, and yes I have read most of the other posts, but to me they all seem to be beating around the bush. To me it is common sense, if you consider yourself a christian why participate in paganistic activities? A Marriage as stated before is a relationship that is looked very highly upon, and divorce is considered disgusting in gods eyes, so common sense would tell us that it is oky to celebrate the years that you are with the one we love. The wages of sin is death....so why would we want to celebrate growing old and dying when we were meant to live forever? The bible is a book of events, and accounts put out there for us to live from, and when Jesus died for us he relieved us of all the past laws, and we are to uphold the ten commandments, and gods government is the only government that will relieve us of this present system of things, the government here on earth has yet to be able to give to humans what the bible promises, and apostasy is looked very badly upon. 1tim. 4:1 warns that some will fall away from the faith paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teaching of demons, and I believe that some on this website may be abandoning or deserting the worship and service of god, rebelling against Jehovah god, and rejecting his teachings because it is easier to fall short than to walk in the right path. Just like you would take the time to reasearch a project and put your all into it, and maybe even going a little further than you should just to make that grade.....the bible is that same research project, you dig into it, you research it, and you use any means you have to make sure that you make that grade in gods eyes because his word is not there for you to say...well I will celebrate b'Days even though they are spoken harshly about in the bible, but marriage anniversaries are not mentioned, so I can celebrate B'days just because of that. Gods giving you the message by giving poor examples of B'Days, and speaking highly about the bond of marriage....common sense!