Though no one can guarantee them, they happen quite often. Marriages beyond hope by any reasonable standard turn around, become stable, and grow into a wonderful relationship. Though nearly everyone, especially the couple involved, thought it impossible, war evolves into peace and rage turns into romance.
To me, it is a continuing relationship between two individuals who commit their lives (including their sexual lives), their futures, and their fortunes to each other. The two individuals may be of opposite sexes or the same sex. If they have children—natural or adopted—that commitment extends to the children as well.
What actually works is a form of prohibition. Don't misunderstand me; I'm not calling for a return to the kind of prohibition before 1933 in the United States. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that all forms of restrictive alcohol measures in state and federal law are an acknowledgement that alcohol is not an ordinary commodity. It poses a significant risk to the public's health and prohibitive determinations are necessary. This is especially true for those in their formative years.
Have you ever owned something that you didn't use? Have you ever gone shopping for something, only to come home and find it in your closet already? I have done that. I get this idea that I need a blue shirt. I have in mind exactly what it should look like. Then I go shopping, come home, hang it up, and see that I already have that blue shirt. No wonder I had such a vivid idea of what it should look like.
The highest court of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court has never formally defined what actually constitutes "religion." Nor has the Court ever defined "God." In fact, its standards for referring to "religion" evolve, change, and remain inconsistent.
How did this unified concept of Virtue become so fragmented? Postmodernists have been laboring for decades to dismantle the concept of Truth and as this cornerstone continues to crumble, the rest of the Christian virtues are becoming increasingly unmoored.
Here I expose another big lie from Mideast Studies professors.
In recent years, Iraq's Christians have experienced relentless persecution by various extremist groups, and, along with a civil conflict in which the Christians remain neutral, it has taken a hard toll on their numbers.
One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on truth.
Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson of the cable network's "The Real Story" has recently taken hits from film critics for her acting debut in "Persecuted," a new movie about a preacher-turned-fugitive who is framed for murder.
Braxton Caner, the 15-year-old son of apologist and Baptist college President Ergun Caner, has apparently committed suicide.
The First Congregational Church in Middleborough, Massachusetts has a rich history that has been made even more so by the discovery of letters of application to the church that date back all the way to 1724. The letters are believed to come from some of the first settlers in America because one of the church was founded in 1694.
Evangelicals Praise Pope Francis' Visit to Pentecostal Church, Apologize for Evangelical Discrimination Against Catholics
Pope Francis' first official visit to a Pentecostal church in Italy was praised by some evangelical leaders, who thanked the pope for asking for forgiveness for Roman Catholic persecution of Pentecostals in the past. The Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, Rev. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, in turn apologized for evangelical discrimination against Catholics.
The Episcopal Church celebrated the 40th anniversary of the denomination's ordination of the first women as priests Tuesday. In 1974, 11 women were ordained at the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities has named Shirley Hoogstra as its seventh president, following a tumultuous year under which they fired her predecessor after serving less than a year on the job. Hoogstra, a former practicing attorney turned vice president of student life at Calvin College, will become the first female to hold this position.
Hope Carpenter Repents, Apologizes to SC Megachurch for First Time Since Husband Ron Carpenter Revealed Marital Woes
Hope Hilley Carpenter, wife of Pastor Ron Carpenter, has addressed for the very first time their marital woes that were made public last year before the congregation she and her husband founded over 20 years ago. Mrs. Carpenter repented and apologized to members of Redemption World Outreach Center, but did not cite the specific sins or behavior she regards as stumbling blocks to her husband, family and church community.
Pastor Kong Hee's City Harvest Church, one of the biggest megachurches in Singapore, has celebrated its 25th year anniversary despite the ongoing high-profile trial of Kong and five other church officials accused of misusing millions in church funds.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has distributed over 1,200 Spanish language Bibles to illegal immigrant children and adults who are being detained by U.S. Border Patrol near Nogales, Arizona.
A congregation in Alabama has recently hosted a "Spa Day" for the homeless men in their neighborhood.
Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz has said that his church does not use the word "religion" because he finds it to be outdated, and says that he prefers the term "relationship with God."