The Rock Church's Marriage and Parenting Pastor Darren Carrington says parents need to teach their children from an early age about dating and marriage so they can spot "counterfeit" Christians who attend church but show no spiritual growth.
The NFL player-turned-pastor at the San Diego megachurch founded by Pastor Miles McPherson, also a former San Diego Chargers football player, said he started teaching his two daughters and son about marriage from birth, modeling with wife, Vickie, what a "loving, imperfect, fun marriage" looks like.
The Carringtons also began talking to their children about dating when they were 14 years old. However in this fast-paced society, Carrington suggests parents start talking to their children sooner. more >>
A controversial conservative activist who's known for advocating against homosexuality in East Africa has warned that the United States Supreme Court could bring forth God's judgment by legalizing gay marriage.
Scott Lively, former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and head of Scott Lively Ministries, expressed concern about the Supreme Court's decision later this year in a column on his website.
Author and noted Christian apologist Alex McFarland will be leading an apologetics tour across the United States meant to focus on keeping young people in the church.
Called "Stand Strong," the first stop for the tour will be Friday at Tennessee Valley Community Church in Paris, Tennessee, near Nashville.
In an interview with The Christian Post, McFarland explained that the roots of the Stand Strong series of events stemmed from his experiences meeting Christian youths on past speaking engagements. more >>
Throughout our lives we have all seen or heard about something miraculous happening. Whether it's someone being healed, saved, winning something, living long or even being brought back from the brink of death, miracles are defined by the supernatural measures God uses to reveal Himself to us.
When we see or hear about these miracles, it reminds us that God doesn't depend on nature or man's abilities in order to do the impossible. We rely on Him to make these miracles happen. When they are witnessed, it does something to people that they will never forget.
We trust that God will work miracles in our lives in His timing and purpose. more >>
Jinger Duggar recently shared her story of salvation as well as personal tips for sharing the Gospel with others in a special taped message with her brother-in-law Ben Seewald.
"I grew up in a Christian home of course, but I realized at a young age that I was a sinner just like any other person. We all have that nature, you know. When I realized that, I realized my need for a Savior and so, at about the age of six years old, I prayed. But really, my heart was not changed until I was 14 years old and I came to my parents and I was like, 'I, I really need Jesus because I know that in my own self, I won't be able to get into heaven. I cannot save myself from sin … and so at that point I was totally broken from sin and I said, 'God, the only thing I need right now is Your forgiveness and that will only come from You and You just give me the strength to do that,'" Jinger said.
"God saved me from my sins and after that, gave me a burden for the lost and the desire to save others coming to know Him," she added. more >>
Texas megachurch pastor Matt Chandler says the way the world defines marriage is "unbiblical" and "unhealthy", yet far too many young Christians are following after the cultural standards of love. This reality prompted the Village Church leader to offer biblical insights on dating, courtship and marriage from the Song of Solomon in his recently released book Mingling of Souls.
The book is also a reflection of how God transformed his marriage of 15 years to his wife, Lauren. "The first seven years of my marriage were extremely difficult years and then the last eight have been really blessed. I wanted to talk about relationships in a way that was honest and straight forward," said Chandler.
In the interview below (edited for clarity), Chandler explains why the notion of finding "the one" is a myth and reveals what couples should do to keep the passion in their marriage. more >>