American Homeschooling families face at least five threats from the federal government that should cause homeschool parents and supporters to think hard about who they vote for in the 2016 presidential elections, according to a leading home schooling activist.
Will Estrada, a federal lobbyist for the Home School Legal Defense Association, co-chair of the recently established "Homeschoolers for Cruz" coalition and a homeschool graduate, hosted a conference call for homeschool families on Wednesday night and highlighted various ways that federal involvement threatens the power and privacy of of homeschool families.
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Christians struggling with debt and other money-related issues can look to the Bible for advice of financial management, famed Evangelical Pastor Billy Graham advises in a post-Christmas Q&A.
Graham, 97, suggests in the Q&A published Monday on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website that God cares about the financial well-being of all people, as "He is concerned about everything that concerns us."
"The Bible actually has much to say about our money and how we ought to use it," Graham says, adding that the Holy Book acknowledges that "no matter how rich or poor we are, we should use our money wisely and thoughtfully. We also must guard against using it only to satisfy our selfish desires; instead, we should use it to meet our needs and the needs of others." more >>
In a marriage there should be three people in the relationship, and both husband and wife should be more in love with the third party than they are with each other. That third party is God.
That's the concept shared by licensed professional counselor and author Debra Fileta in an op-ed published Thursday for Relevant magazine.
Fileta says loving Christ more than your spouse should be the goal of every couple, and can result in a stronger marriage. more >>
"Mom Says/Dad Says," an exclusive Christian parental advice column by Gregory Slayton, former U.S. Ambassador to Bermuda and author of the best-selling book Be a Better Dad Today: Ten Tools Every Father Needs, and his wife, Marina Slayton, author of the new book Be The Best Mom You Can Be. The Slaytons have been featured on Fox and Friends, Focus on the Family Radio and numerous other media outlets. They donate 100% of their royalties from parenting books to fatherhood and family nonprofits.
Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, Governors Jeb Bush and Sam Brownback and Pastors Tim Keller and Luis Palau, among others, have endorsed the Slaytons. In their exclusive series for The Christian Post, both Marina and Gregory will answer thoughtful Christian parents seeking to raise their children up in the goodness of the Gospel and the Glory of God. If you would like to have Marina and Gregory answer your questions, please contact them via email@example.com.
PARENTS' QUESTION: We are glad to see the New Year come, but how can we really see some positive change in our family in 2016? We all set goals, but mostly these are personal goals and not family goals. What do you recommend to help us really have a great 2016 as a family? more >>
WASHINGTON — Thousands of Romanian Pentecostal Evangelicals peacefully protested Norwegian embassies in five national capitals, including Washington D.C. on Friday, calling on the Norwegian government to free five children who were removed from their parents by child services last year after a teacher complained about the family's Christian faith.
The three sons and two daughters of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were taken into custody by the Barnevernet (Norway's child services) on Nov. 16, 2015, after their daughter's teacher cited concern about the family's belief that "God punishes sin."
Despite not having been tried in a court of law, the children have been placed in three separate foster homes and the parents have been granted limited visitation rights. The family also claims that the agency has initiated the adoption process for the children on the grounds that they were physically abused. more >>
Planned Parenthood announced its endorsement of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
The endorsement is the first in the largest abortion provider's roughly 100-year-long existence.
In a statement released by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the group labeled Clinton the "best presidential candidate for reproductive rights, hands down." more >>