Men who use pornography are less likely to get married, according to a study published last month that shows the easy accessability of porn on the Internet has become a substitute for seeking a marriage partner among men ages 18 to 35.
Authored by Michael Malcolm of the University of West Chester, Pennsylvania, and George Naufal of Timberlake Consultants, the paper, which was published by The Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, found that "Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry."
"We investigate the effect of Internet usage, and of pornography consumption specifically, on the marital status of young men," reads the abstract. "We show that increased Internet usage is negatively associated with marriage formation. Pornography consumption specifically has an even stronger effect. Instrumental variables and a number of robustness checks suggest that the effect is causal." more >>
Why do I take the stands that I take? What motivates me to swim against the tide of cultural decline?
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, a concerned mother from Massachusetts called my radio show. Her son, a freshman in high school, came home from school and informed her that all the students had been required to attend an assembly, one that had not been announced in advance.
The assembly was sponsored by the Gay Straight Alliance and it had one goal only, namely, promoting homosexuality as perfectly normal and acceptable, even for Christians and people of faith. The mother, who always taught her son to be kind to others and not to bully, was shocked at the news and asked me what to do. more >>
Christmas celebrates a miracle.
It's not just "Jesus' birthday." And it's not just that Mary gave birth to the baby Jesus when she was still a virgin (although Christians believe that she was, and that the birth was miraculous).
The greater miracle is known to theologians as "the incarnation"— that in the conception and birth of Jesus, God himself became a flesh-and-blood human being. more >>
South Carolina megachurch NewSpring gave away over $215,000 worth of shoes and gift cards to students and teachers in underprivileged schools earlier this month. NewSpring Public Relations Director Suzanne Swift said the donations are a no-strings-attached way to show the community they care.
"Our church believes you can't do life alone and as families are buying gifts for Christmas and other necessities, this is just a small way we can come alongside them, be generous and help these families in our community," Swift told The Christian Post.
More than 350 volunteers from Pastor Perry Noble's multi-site church traveled to 12 elementary schools, giving away 7,265 pairs of colorful New Balance shoes fresh out of the boxes to every single student. Teachers and staff also received $25 restaurant gift cards as well. more >>
A woman in Wellington, Kansas is expected to be charged with first-degree murder in the death of her son, whom she allegedly killed on Sunday night in order to protect them from this world.
Lindsey Nicole Blansett, 33, allegedly murdered her 10-year-old son Caleb while he slept. She reportedly snuck into his bedroom while he was sleeping and used a knife and rock to kill the child.
Blansett "intentionally and with premeditation" killed the boy after she "decided the boy would be better off in heaven than to face the world's problems," the police reported. "That is what we intend to prove," county attorney Kerwin Spencer told The Wellington Daily News. more >>
DeVon Franklin is the creative executive behind the upcoming "Annie" remake, which will be in theaters on Friday, Dec. 19.
He recently spoke with The Christian Post about the project and the concept of family.
"I think that whenever you can take your family to a movie and enjoy a shared experience that can uplift you, can bring you hope, can bring you closer, especially during the holiday season, that's important. And this film can and will do that," he added. "Family isn't always biological; a lot of times you can find family where family is. Family can be those people who love you, who care for you whether they're biological or not. It's important to find family where you can. Movies like 'Annie' bring that idea to the front." more >>