Matthew McConaughey recently admitted that his decision to marry longtime girlfriend Camila Alves required a lot of reflection as well as guidance from their pastor.
Together since 2006, McConaughey and Alves welcomed two children before finally tying the knot in June 2012. And since their nuptials, the couple has welcomed a third child. However, without careful study and spiritual guidance, the pair may not have ever married at all.
"We talked about it spiritually," McConaughey explained to GQ magazine this week. "We did a lot of reading and talked to a lot of people that had been divorced, a lot of people that had been happily married. We talked to our pastor. In the end, our understanding was, 'Let's go make a covenant, with you, me, and God." more >>
Although President Barack Obama previously said the definition of marriage should be decided locally, he now believes the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to same same-sex marriage in all states.
He also suggested that the Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not rule on same-sex marriage is the hallmark of his tenure in an interview recently published in the October 27, 2014 issue of The New Yorker.
In the interview, President Obama picked the silence of the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage when writer Jeffrey Toobin asked him to name the best Supreme Court decision of his career. more >>
No one had heard from Melissa in nearly 12 hours. Her family knew there had to be something wrong because she had never gone this long without calling.
They were right! Melissa was trapped in a sinkhole with her vehicle for almost a full day. Not being able to reach her in any way, the police decided to try something different to find her location. The police found her iPad in her house.
After several attempts at her password, they finally figured it out with help from the parents. Using an App called "Find My iPhone," they were able to locate Melissa. After nearly a day gone missing, they were finally able to rescue Melissa and bring her to safety. more >>
South Carolina Republican Anthony Culler, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of the 6th district has come under fire from his party and other conservatives for branding same-sex couples as "gremlins" who "want to destroy our way of life."
"Same-sex 'marriage' is a pestilence that has descended on our society, against our will, by those in the courts and government that do not value the traditional family. These people, like my opponent SC-6 Congressman Jim Clyburn who OPENLY supports same-sex 'marriage,' seek to destroy the traditional family and the values we cherish," noted Culler in the post. more >>
The real-life story of ex-mafia boss Michael Franzese and his journey to Christ in "God the Father" received an R-rating by the MPAA, leaving Christian audiences wondering whether they should still see the film or not.
In an era where violence and sexual content onscreen is more common than ever, the MPAA helps ensure a "clean moral tone" in order to protect moviegoers from offensive content. Due to scenes of crucifixion in "God the Father," the film was deemed too violent for the MPAA, resulting in an R-rating.
In theaters on Oct. 31, "God the Father" includes vivid depictions of his life as a mob kingpin and as a man transformed by faith in an effort to portray Franzese's true story of redemption. The film demonstrates the violence realistic to the life that Franzese committed to. Additionally, a scene depicting Franzese's epiphany in prison that includes Christ's crucifixion tipped the scales in the direction of an R-rating for the MPAA. more >>
After spending the day at a shopping center, this family struggled to pay for their groceries. One young girl wanted to buy a cake for her grandfather's birthday, but her grandmother didn't have enough money.
A generous stranger saw what happened as he was behind them in line. He couldn't help it, he just had to buy the cake, just to see the smile on the little girls face. But, that's not all. Wait until you see WHY he decides to help them. It is truly amazing.
How this story comes full circle will have you in complete shock! It's good deeds like this that need to be passed around for people to imitate. Just like a ripple effect. more >>