Every young sports fan dreams of being a professional athlete—the physique, fame and fortune. Unfortunately, when we pick up the Sports page or log on to the net, we see on a regular basis that not all athletes are as strong at home as they are on the field. That's because there's one more thing that often accompanies professional athletic success: Adoring women.
Sex scandals have taken down some of the most amazing athletes and their marriages. Sitting atop of their game, many athletes don't know how to deal with the adoration of women, and fall to a lack of self-control and/or short-term memory loss. Then POOF—their marriage is in shambles, reputation tainted, costly divorce proceedings, and the media hyenas eat up the infidelity stories until there is nothing left on the bone.
You might be surprised to know, however, I don't think the No. 1 threat to marriage is infidelity. Of course, cheating can certainly cause divorce and make it extremely difficult to recover a healthy marriage. And, yes, I agree women can be highly tempting, but they are merely accomplices—because the hunger for power, money, fame and success can also consume a man and wreck a marriage. more >>
"I am a racist." These were the words I heard from one of my church board members staring at a Nativity scene in the foyer of our church.
As a fifty-three year old, and having lived in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama early in life, I've lived long enough to remember things from my childhood that sowed racism into my life. Thank goodness that since those years in the 1960's, much has changed all over the country.
My first year of grade school was in Alabama, the last state to have segregated schools, therefore I attended the "white" school on the good side of town. My Dad was in the Coast Guard and we were poor. We lived on the other side of town in part of town near the railroad tracks and the district bussed us to the white school. I remember my mother's valiant attempt to teach us the wrongs of racism. I remember the day that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and I found my mom crying over it. more >>
This beautiful young girl will send chills through your body, after hearing her sing "Ave Maria." Jackie Evancho has a beautiful voice that is hard to duplicate, especially when it comes to opera singing.
Her voice is angelic and hearing her sing this so passionately will warm your heart. It's a perfect way to start your Monday with inspiration and music. Feel free to share Jackie's performance with friends and family. They will LOVE it!
Watch her live performance below: more >>
Real life "American Sniper" widow Taya Kyle believes that her late-husband, Chris, is watching down on his family from heaven and recently recalled the heartbreaking moment their children learned he had been killed.
The tragic love story of Taya and Chris and their journey through fate and the perils of the Iraq war is unraveled in Clint Eastwood's Academy Award-nominated film, which is based on Chris' 2012 best-selling autobiography.
In 2013, the Navy SEAL, widely considered to be the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history for having killed at least 255 people, was fatally shot by a former Marine he was trying to help overcome PTSD. more >>
One man helped lead the United States of America into a new era of race relations, spearheading the massive grassroots call for racial equality.
On Monday, Americans will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The federal holiday includes a day off school and a call to contemplation on the state of race in America.
Below are five facts about the holiday, the ways that people celebrate it, and how in at least one state, Dr. King with grouped with peers not often associated with the civil rights leader. more >>
World famous evangelist Nick Vujicic says people who have sex outside of marriage often do so to fill an empty void which can be filled by developing a solid relationship with Jesus.
The 32-year-old Christian motivational speaker, widely known as the "limbless evangelist," opens up about imperfect love and his marriage to his wife of nearly three years Kanae in their book Love With Limbs: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All.
While he admits that "we're not experts on marriage," the couple offers common sense advice (from a biblical perspective) on everything from abstinence to family planning while sharing a very personal account of their own inspiring journey through love. more >>