The Duggar Family have revealed that Josh, who recently admitted to having cheated on his wife using the adulterous website Ashley Madison, has checked himself into a long-term treatment center. The family thanked supporters for their prayers, but noted that their 27-year-old son has "brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."
"As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son's decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear," the family statement posted on Wednesday read.
"Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. During this time we continue to look to God — He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family." more >>
A study by the Public Religion Research Institute released in August on the beliefs of American Catholics has found that despite the Church's teachings, they support same-sex marriage and abortion just as much as the general population. What is more, a large percentage of Catholic respondents mistakenly believed Pope Francis has backed gay marriage.
A profile on American Catholics shared by PRRI noted that they make up roughly one in five, or 22 percent of all American adults, with 59 percent of Catholics categorized as white non-Hispanic, while 34 percent identifying as Hispanic.
When asked about whether gay and lesbian couples should have the legal right to marry, 60 percent of all U.S. Catholics said that they are in favor - compared to 55 percent of all Americans. more >>
From the Christian film producing brothers behind "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof," comes a new prayer strengthening book, The Battle Plan for Prayer, inspired by their upcoming film to be released later this month.
Multi-talented writer, producer, actor, and director combo Alex and Stephen Kendrick use biblical scripture as the foundation in The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies, to guide readers on how to unlock the secrets to building a powerful prayer life that can effectively impact not only one's family, but also one's entire community and nation. The book is inspired by the brothers' fifth film, "War Room," to hit theaters Aug. 28.
Co-author Alex Kendrick commented to The Christian Post, "Our culture today reveals that we are not heading toward being in agreement with the Bible. There has never been a better time to pray." more >>
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to remain affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, despite objections to the youth organization's recent decision to allow openly gay scout leaders.
In a statement emailed to The Christian Post on Wednesday, the LDS Church, commonly known as the "Mormon Church," said that, for the time being, they will not sever ties with the national youth organization.
"At this time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will go forward as a chartering organization of BSA, and as in the past, will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify [Mormon] Church doctrine, values, and standards," the statement noted. more >>
After admitting to having an extramarital affair and resigning from the Florida megachurch he pastored, the grandson of the Reverend Billy Graham, Tullian Tchividjian, petitioned for divorce from his wife, Kimberly Tchividjian, last Thursday in Broward County.
Filed under his full legal name, William Graham Tullian Tchividjian, his petition for dissolution of marriage is presently listed as having the case status "pending."
In June, Tchividjian announced his resignation from his position as senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, noting that it was "due to ongoing marital issues." more >>
Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes has slammed what he called an "unprovoked" and "disturbing" attack on journalist and Fox host Megyn Kelly, after celebrity billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a number of comments about her on Twitter, including re-tweeting a message that called her a "bimbo."
"Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise," Ailes said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Fox News CEO accused Trump of criticizing Kelly in a number of tweets on Monday, in which the billionaire businessman claimed the journalists' summer vacation with her family, from which she returned from this week, was unplanned. more >>