Christians need to lend their prayers and ears to friends who have been victims of unfaithfulness, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
The world-renowned 97-year-old Baptist minister advised in a Q&A published in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday that if a Christian has a friend whose spouse has been unfaithful, the best thing to do for them is listen to their troubles and offer prayers for them.
The evangelical leader explains that prayers are important because this friend is going through a very painful time in their life, and might even be contemplating divorce. more >>
Instead of listening to countless naysayers who have something to say about her upcoming pop up restaurant, Ayesha Curry is focusing on the Word of God and achieving the dream of owning a successful business.
"Blocking out the words of haters and taking in the word of the Lord. He directs my path and orders my steps," she tweeted. "Dreaming BIG."
Ayesha, who's a budding internet chef who has a cookbook and show coming up on the Food Network, is also married to Golden State Warriors star point guard Steph Curry. But she has managed to make a name for herself with multiple ventures centered around her cooking talents which led to the to join a pop up restaurant called International Smoke. more >>
WASHINGTON — The poor, the dying and the orphaned are hurt the most when governments infringe upon the religious liberties of churches and other faith-based institutions, Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson and other religious freedom experts explained Monday night.
In a panel discussion organized by the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Anderson, an author and Heritage Foundation senior research fellow, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kristen Waggoner and Washington University law professor John Inazu discussed the ways in which religious freedom promotes human flourishing.
During the panel, the participants were asked to explain the societal harms that arise when governments try to impose ideological standards and restrict religious liberty to simply freedom of worship. more >>
The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Firth, the daughter of former Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has revealed that she is giving up her church license over her decision to marry a woman.
"Because the South African Anglican Church does not recognise our marriage, I can no longer exercise my priestly ministry in South Africa," Tutu-Van Firth said in a statement, according to The Telegraph.
"The bishop of the (Cape Town) diocese was instructed to revoke my licence. I decided that I would give it to him rather than have him take it." more >>
Believing that there is only one perfect marriage match for each person in the world, and that a marriage can survive solely on love, are two major misconceptions prevalent among Christians today, Pastor Rick Warren says.
Warren, senior pastor of the 25,000-member Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, said in his "Daily Hope" bog post on Thursday that one of the most common misconceptions about marriage is that there is only one person for every person in the entire world.
Not only is this belief unbiblical, it's also purely illogical, Warren explains: "If there were only one right person for everybody in the world, it would only take one person to make a wrong decision and break the chain for everybody else." more >>
While physical attraction is a part of finding a spouse, it is only one piece of the puzzle in choosing a lifelong mate, Marshall Segal writes for DesiringGod.
Segal, who serves as associate editor of the Christian website, discussed the topic of physical attraction in a blog published last Thursday, questioning how much of a role attraction should play when choosing a lifelong partner.
Segal explains that God created physical attraction, and while it does play a role in marriage, it should be seen as flexible, with a spouse's inner beauty being a far more important and long-lasting asset. more >>