Just one and a half months before the birth of their first child, Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard spent time together on a date to P.F. Chang's on Sunday.
The couple is expecting its first child, a baby boy, in March and are making the most of their remaining freedom before welcoming Baby Dilly to the family. They decided to do so by enjoying a meal together at a local P.F. Chang's. Jill posted a photo of the two of them to Instagram with the caption, "datenight with my amazing hubby @derickdillard #soinlove #19kids #PFChangs #Jillmdillard."
The two have had their entire relationship filmed by cameras for TLC's hit series "19 Kids & Counting" and will now become parents on TV as well. Fans are eager to see the birth of Baby Dilly and how Jill and Derick adapt to parenthood. However, given Jill's history within a large family, it may not take much adaptation at all. more >>
Church and ministry leaders join forces with conservative political groups the morning of the 42nd annual March for Life to publicly rebuke House Republicans for its last-minute decision to delay the vote on a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks. Church leaders, unlike policy groups, are seemingly not appeased by GOP's decision to switch support to another pro-life bill that would ensure taxpayer dollars aren't going to abortion providers under health insurance plans offered on the federal exchange.
Texas Pastor Matt Chandler took to Twitter to express strong words of disappointment. The Village Church pastor tweeted "Saddened & disgusted by the pulling of the Pain Capable Abortion act (sic) by the GOP. Hoping it's not a sign of cowardice #Whenpoliticskills."
Focus on the Family President Jim Daly published a statement saying: "Those of us who support the protection of the unborn were heartened to hear of the upcoming vote in the House of Representatives that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks. But now we've learned the bill has been pulled by the GOP leadership over some of the legislation's language. Rather than have a public fight on the floor of the House, leadership has chosen to cancel the vote altogether. We're obviously disheartened and disappointed by this development." more >>
A Christian blogger has been accused of promoting rape culture for a post she wrote about her decision to no longer wear leggings in public.
Oregon resident Veronica Partridge, 25, sparked a firestorm of criticism earlier this month when she suggested that women who wear leggings risk inadvertently tempting members of the opposite sex. She shared her own experience in a 500-word blog post and it immediately went viral on social networking sites.
In it, the married mother of one, who prides herself on having "your not-so-average Christian family," shared that she made the decision to stop wearing leggings in public after having an honest conversation with her husband, Dale. more >>
The United Nations warned on Tuesday that ISIS militants are executing educated women within the territories it controls, reporting that the militants have already executed three female lawyers this month.
UN spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters that numerous women living in ISIS strongholds, especially in the Iraqi city of Mosul, have recently been killed by ISIS militants and added that educated women are especially in danger.
"Educated, professional women, particularly women who have run as candidates in elections for public office seem to be particularly at risk," Shamdasani said. "In just the first two weeks of this year, reports indicated three female lawyers were executed." more >>
A Christian homeschool family in Arkansas is claiming that state and county police agents wrongfully removed their seven children from their home after they conducted a warranted search of their property to look for a medicinal "miracle" supplement that is thought to cure cancer and AIDS.
Hal Stanley and his wife, Michelle, of Hot Springs heard a loud knock on their door on Jan. 12 only to find a crew of state and Garland County police officers standing on their porch with a search warrant.
Hal Stanley told KARZ-TV that the agents searched his home while he and his wife were held outside for hours. The search concluded when the authorities found the mineral supplement, known as "MMS" or Miracle Mineral Solution, and removed the family's seven children from the home for over 72 hours. more >>
When she was 18 years old, Kathy Rutledge conceded to do what everyone in her family agreed had to be done. With a college scholarship and bright future awaiting her, there simply was no room for an unexpected child. Everyone agreed, Rutledge had to "get rid of it."
"It," they urged, was not a baby, but "blob of tissue." Confused and scared, Rutledge complied and went with her mother to a hospital to get an abortion. But, as the procedure began, Rutledge suddenly had second thoughts. She told the nurse she had changed her mind and turned to get off the table. The nurse said it was "too late," shoved Rutledge back onto the table, and put her to sleep.
When Rutledge woke up, she was in violent labor and soon delivered a small, lifeless form. To her horror, though, what she saw was not some indistinguishable "blob." It was a clearly identifiable baby with a painful grimace etched on its perfectly formed face. more >>