After a strict Christian courtship to prevent yielding to temptation, evangelical Christian reality star Michaela, of the UPtv series "Bringing Up Bates" got engaged to her boyfriend Brandon Keilen in a surprising and elaborate affair in Virginia Saturday.
The engagement took place in Great Falls where Brandon left seven clues for Michaela to discover throughout the area. At the end, he proposed to his girlfriend, who immediately said "yes". Now the happy couple is busy planning a wedding, and fans of the reality series about the large evangelical Christian family will get to see the entire proposal when the show begins airing in June.
Throughout the courtship Michaela and Brandon were never alone together but always with a chaperone to prevent them from yielding to physical temptation. Throughout the first season of the family's reality series, viewers watched as they grew closer together and included their family in the relationship. more >>
A 17-year-old daughter of a Ugandan Christian pastor was allegedly gang-raped by five Muslim men after her father ignored the men's threats warning him to stop having worship services at his church located in the Muslim-majority Budaka district.
Morning Star News reports that an unnamed pastor, who preaches at the New Hope Church in the Kaderuna sub-county of the district, received a number of threatening messages and text messages telling him to disband his church in the area because it was responsible for helping lead locals to convert from Islam to Christianity.
"One of the short messages in my phone read, 'Be you informed that we do not want your church in this area. If you continue worship here, then you will live to regret it,'" the pastor told Morning Star News. more >>
A Christian mother from Houston, Texas, made history last Wednesday when she became the first woman to give birth to a set of all-girl quintuplets in the United States since 1969 and she did it all in 4 minutes.
"We are so thankful and blessed," said the happy mother Danielle Busby who welcomed her five daughters with husband, Adam, on April 8, in a KHOU.com interview. "I honestly give all the credit to my God. I am so thankful for this wonderful hospital and team of people here, they truly all are amazing."
Danielle delivered the quintuplets at The Woman's Hospital of Texas and named them: Oliva Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige. They were delivered by cesarean section at 28 weeks and two days. more >>
Popular Christian reality TV personality Jill Dillard and her husband Derick finally welcomed their firstborn child, a son they named Israel David on April 6 after enduring a traumatic delivery she says was "worth all of it."
"His birth didn't go as expected, but having him — it's worth all of it. I wouldn't do anything differently," Jill who had hoped to have a natural birth delivery at home told People after arriving from the hospital, where she delivered Israel by cesarean section.
The new mother who is studying to be a midwife and is the second-oldest daughter of the Duggar family, featured on TLC's hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting," was due to give birth on March 24 but Israel came late and brought a lot of trouble with him dashing her hopes of a home birth. more >>
The Bates family, of UPtv's hit series "Bringing Up Bates," welcomed a new member to the family on Saturday, with the birth of their second grandchild.
Alyssa (Bates) and husband John Webster welcomed their first child, daughter Allie Jane, on Saturday, April 11. The entire family was thrilled to meet Allie and bring her into the large family, where she will have 18 aunts and uncles on her mother's side alone.
"We are so excited to welcome our healthy, beautiful baby girl Allie Jane into the world," Alyssa and John said in a statement. "We are ecstatic and grateful to receive this precious gift. We know she will be showered with lots of love from her grandparents and her aunts and uncles." more >>
A leader in the field of sexual orientation change efforts therapy has denounced the therapy's negative portrayal following the Obama Administration's support for banning the practice. Obama supports the right to an abortion for minors, but would deny them therapies to help with same-sex attraction if they want it, he pointed out.
Last week, President Barack Obama came out in support of bans on conversion therapy for gay and transgender youths.
David Pruden, executive director of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, provided The Christian Post with comments denouncing what he called "misleading" descriptions of conversion therapy. more >>