A majority of parents of school-aged children oppose President Barack Obama's recent directive allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, according to a recent poll.
Rasmussen Reports conducted a national telephone survey and found that 51 percent of parents opposed the federal government's recent directive, versus 33 percent in favor and 16 percent undecided.
Forty to 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, according to research by the American Psychological Association. To help married couples avoid becoming a divorce statistic, Harvest Christian Fellowship church Pastor Greg Laurie is offering up some sage advice.
In Sunday's sermon titled How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage, part of his sermon series Home Sweet Home, Laurie shared biblical principles and life experiences based on his 42-year marriage to wife, Cathe, in a straight-talking conversation on marriage.
"After we say, 'I do,' there's a lot more to be done, and if you think you're done, you're finished," Laurie told Harvest congregants. The pastor likened marriages to gardens, saying that as a garden that is neglected becomes overgrown with weeds, so too neglected marriages suffer a similar fate. " … When we see marriages start to unravel, it isn't usually overnight, it's over a period of time when there is neglect … if you neglect your marriage, it will slowly but surely die." more >>
I've been reading about helicopter parenting, where parents hover over their children trying to control almost every aspect of their children's lives to get "the right" outcome, compared to so-called "Free Range" parents who are hands off. And then, of course, we've all seen stories of parental neglect, where parents don't care much at all. How does someone find the happy medium?
As my kids are getting older and preparing for college, I worry in particular that they are not ready to handle money, which can be very complicated, and I'd like to be involved in their financial decisions. How do I parent my kids about handling money without getting in the way of important life lessons? more >>
A Christian legal expert believes that the Obama Administration is continuing its legal battle against an order of nuns opposed to the federal government's birth control mandate because of an agenda to coerce religious groups.
The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Little Sisters of the Poor's lawsuit to be exempted from the government's preventive services mandate will return to the lower court with an increased possibility that the nuns will get their exemption.
Kim Colby, director at the Center for Law & Religious Freedom of the Christian Legal Society, told The Christian Post that the Obama Administration has maintained this legal battle with the Little Sisters to benefit its "pro-abortion" allies. more >>
A proposed Norwegian bill is aiming to make changing one's gender simply a matter of selecting an option on a website, reports have said, with even children as young as six years old eligible to make such a decision.
Breitbart News reported that the proposed bill would no longer require people who wish to change their gender to undergo any physical transformation, surgeries or lengthy hormone treatment, but instead would set up a website where the option can be easily selected.
The Daily Coller added that children as young as six years of age would also be able to make that choice, as long a both parents agree. The government will step in and decide the child's gender if the parents disagree, however. more >>
Theologian John Piper is weighing in on Target's controversial bathroom policy that allows customers to use restrooms and fitting rooms based on their gender identity rather than birth sex, saying he would avoid using a gender-open restroom even if it were marked for men.
In a podcast posted Monday on his website DesiringGod.org, the pastor elaborated on his position, saying he would avoid gender neutral restrooms, if he could.
"If I were there and if I had to [use a gender-open restroom], I would — just like I would stop on the highway if I had to," Piper said. "But I wouldn't if I didn't have to." The Bible scholar explained that he wouldn't use such a restroom in order to maintain a clear conscience, and to acknowledge God. more >>