Dave Willis works to build healthy marriages and families through his ministry Stronger Marriages. Now he and his wife, Ashley, are partnering with XXXChurch.com founder Craig Gross to help married couples build a healthy sex life.
While he acknowledges that there are many things that are important to a marriage, "I think the root of a lot frustration in marriage comes back to sexual issues."
Together with Craig and Jeanette Gross, he and Ashley are encouraging husbands and wives through the Best Sex Life Now video series to use key principles such as communication, service and forgiveness to attain a physically, emotionally and spiritually satisfying sex life. more >>
A tax proposal in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address led to a pundit debate over whether government does, or should, give preference to stay-at-home versus work-outside-home parents. The debate itself is a helpful illustration of the different views conservatives and liberals hold about government.
Among his several tax reform proposals, Obama argued for a $500 "second earner tax credit" for dual-income couples, in order to, according to the White House website, "help cover the additional costs faced by families in which both spouses work."
All the pundits engaged in the debate over this proposal acknowledge that the proposal itself has no chance of passage, given that Congress is controlled by Republicans. And the proposal is a small one (relative to the federal budget) to begin with. So the debate has mostly been about what the proposal itself says about Obama's priorities. more >>
"Preachers' Daughters" has decided to tackle the topic of Christianity and homosexuality in a way that no other show has done before.
In the latest episode of Lifetime's docu-soap "Preachers' Daughters" airing on Jan. 30, one preacher's daughter, Kristiana Flowers, admits her struggle with homosexuality, while her housemate and fellow preacher's daughter, Cierra Vaughn, is strictly against it because of her biblical values. Cierra, 22, is forced to defend those values when she hears about Kristiana's struggles and witnesses lesbians on the party scene in Cabo, Mexico, where nine girls were grouped together to do missions work for the show.
For Cierra, there's no denying what it says in the Bible, which she believes is very clear about the topic of homosexuality. She opened up to The Christian Post about some of the struggles. more >>
Influential megachurch Pastor Rick Warren and 49 other Catholic and Evangelical scholars and intellectuals have signed their names to an eight-page declaration that opposes society's growing acceptance of same-sex marriages and labels homosexual unions as a "graver threat" to marriage than widespread divorce and cohabitation because it is a parody of marriage.
The declaration entitled "The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage" was written by the alliance called Evangelicals and Catholics Together and is set to be published in the March edition of the religion journal First Things.
Although the Catholics and Evangelicals involved in the writing of this overarching declaration against sexual sin still hold differences when it comes to the legitimacy of divorce and use of contraception, their differences were set aside as they focused on tackling what they consider to be the biggest problem facing marriage in society today. more >>
"Bringing Up Bates" star Erin (Bates) Paine and husband Chad are expecting their first child after several miscarriages, and the couple could not be more excited.
"I'm so happy. It was such a relief," Erin told People. "Because I had an at-risk pregnancy, we wanted to be cautious and wait just because, if something happened, it would have been all the more hard."
Erin suffers from a blood-clotting disorder that has caused her to endure several miscarriages, so the pregnancy comes as a wonderful blessing to the couple that has been trying since 2013. She and Chad decided to go public with their struggle to carry a pregnancy on the first episode of the new reality series "Bringing Up Bates." The family is often compared to the larger-than-life Duggar family, and the two families share a large size and conservative values. Erin and Chad wanted to share their story to help others going through similar situations. more >>
Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife Amber have signed a book deal with WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group to tell their story of surviving Ebola while maintaining their faith in God.
"We are thrilled to partner with Kent and Amber on this book project," Alex Field, WaterBrook's vice president and publisher, said in a statement. "After spending time with the Brantlys, I've been deeply impressed by their sincere desire to follow their passion and calling to help others. Their book will be about how God called them to serve the people of West Africa, and along the way, readers will experience what the Brantlys experienced in the chaos of the Ebola epidemic. We believe that their story will inspire many readers to follow God's calling for their own lives as a result."
Dr. Brantly and his family moved to Liberia to help others affected by the virus, but he himself became infected and was transported back to the United States for treatment in Atlanta, Georgia. He was able to walk into the hospital instead of being brought in by a gurney and continued to improve throughout his stay in the hospital. more >>