Government policies that penalize marriage hurt lower middle class families the most, leading many to avoid getting married, a new study released Tuesday discovered.
In an Institute for Family Studies and American Enterprise Institute joint report titled "Marriage, Penalized: Does Social-Welfare Policy Affect Family Formation?" scholars W. Bradford Wilcox, Joseph P. Price, and Angela Rachidi, examine the effects of means-tested government programs like Medicaid and food stamps on marriage rates.
Senior Fellow at IFS and lead contributor to the report Brad Wilcox told The Christian Post in an interview that their research indicates that "the welfare state is reaching higher up the income ladder than it used to." more >>
Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren says that believers need to place God first when managing their finances.
In a devotional published last Thursday, the author of The Purpose-Driven Life explained that whatever area "you want God to bless in your life, you put Him first in that area."
Does God get mad at Christians who stop tithing to their church due to a job loss or because they're struggling financially?
A woman recently asked the Rev. Billy Graham if she and her husband were still expected to give money to their church after he was laid off and only able to find part-time work.
Graham responded that even a small amount of giving is acceptable, because tithing and charity should not be viewed as "a way to make God happy with us." more >>
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Willie Robertson, star of "Duck Dynasty," the most watched nonfiction cable series in history, wasted no time in making his point to Middle America at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday. "Donald Trump will have your back," he said. And it was no light endorsement of the brash billionaire.
Robertson's presence at the convention may have seemed like an oddity for average politicos but according to USA Today's Carly Mallenbaum it made perfect sense.
"Convention attendees love Robertson (we talked to a bunch of delegates earlier in the day who said he was the celebrity they were most excited to see)," Mallenbaum wrote. more >>
Britain has decided that joining hands and singing "Kumbaya" on the deck of the sinking "Titanic" that is the European Union will not save the ship. Wisely, a majority of her voters saw through the EU illusion and decided they should abandon the vessel.
The British lifeboat will likely be on troubled waters for a while until she steadies on her beam, but that's better than being on a plunging ship.
But why is the ship sinking? more >>