Cohabitating before marriage is a short-term solution for what God designed to be a long-term relationship, says a South Carolina-based blogger and writer for NewSpring Church.
John Weirick asked readers if they would buy a car without first taking it for a test drive, as some couples use that comparison to justify moving in together before marriage. He then emphasized that God has greater plans in store for a relationship between an unmarried couple than cohabitating, and splitting rent and groceries.
"A great love relationship goes beyond knowing each other well or ensuring compatibility," Weirick asserted. "What keeps a relationship strong isn't whether a couple lived together before getting married, but their commitment to Jesus and to each other." more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has spoken out about the plight of AIDS in homosexual communities and called it God's "penalty" for their behavior.
"God says, 'One woman, one man,' and everyone says, 'Oh, that's old hat, that's that old Bible stuff,'" Robertson told Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council in a new interview. "But I'm thinking, well let's see now. A clean guy – a disease-free guy and a disease-free woman – they marry and they keep their sex between the two of them. They're not going to get chlamydia and gonorrhea, and syphilis and AIDS. It's safe."
"To me, either it's the wildest coincidence ever that horrible diseases follow immoral conduct or it's God saying, 'There's a penalty for that kind of conduct.' I'm leaning towards there's a penalty toward it," Robertson added. more >>
In the Bible there are many different passages of wisdom and knowledge. It is very important that we use our knowledge and experience to make decisions. But, most of all, we use the Bible as guidance. Who knows better than the Lord when it comes to guiding us in the right direction?
Always remember that no one can lead us in a better direction than God. Our own understanding and experience can help make a better decision and the Lord plays a major role in that.
Below are 10 scripture passages on wisdom: more >>
Pennsylvania's Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald vowed to exercise his veto power if the County Council passed legislation to post "In God We Trust" in the courthouse this week.
Fitzgerald told council members on Monday that the Constitutional motto attacks diversity and may offend "Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist, Muslim, Islamic or any other non-theistic group." Furthermore, he wrote that "In God We Trust" is a "code word" for right-wing evangelicals with an agenda.
"[The motto] is a movement by the right-wing evangelical Christians across the county basically to impose Christianity in courthouses and school buildings across the country," Fitzgerald wrote in an email to council members, according to CBS Pittsburgh. "We are disrespecting other religions and beliefs by promoting one above all others. If this legislation were to pass, we are telling everyone that our motto is that not all are welcome here." more >>
We all know how easy it is for us to get jealous of someone, even when our intentions are good. It is very easy for us to fall into jealousy in our society, especially when others around us are more fortunate. But, it is important for us to realize what is most important in our lives and what matters most.
Social media can be something where people have access and an inside look at other people's lives. This is a perfect opportunity for us to smile for them, instead of getting jealous towards them.
There are several verses that deal with this topic because when we fall into jealousy, we often spiral down in our spiritual life. more >>
The trailer for a new film "The Song" takes an unexpectedly hard look at the challenges of marriage when an aspiring singer-songwriter is thrust into the limelight after writing a hit song about his wife.
In theaters Sept. 26, "The Song" follows a musician, Jed King, on a journey through faith, love, and fame. Thrust into the life of a star, Jed is confronted with temptation and greed when his life and marriage begin to fall apart. The Richard Ramsey-directed film stars Alan Powell as Jed while Ali Faulkner plays Rose in a story that brings common challenges of marriage to the forefront.
"I'm proud of you," Rose tells her husband once his song climbs the charts in the trailer. "Enjoy it." more >>