Before marrying Pastor Touré Roberts, Sarah Jakes Roberts admits she didn't want to have any more children.
"After a couple of heartbreaks and life as a single mother I swore I'd never have any more children. I almost let the possibility of being broken again keep me from experiencing restoration," Jakes Roberts wrote in a personal Instagram message Thursday. "I had to realize that love and faith must dwell in the same heart. Greater than hope, faith is rooted in confirmation and a word from God."
Jakes Roberts, author, motivational speaker and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, is expecting her first child with husband Touré Roberts, the senior pastor of One Church International in Hollywood, California. While their official due date is not known publicly, the mother-to-be has been transparent about her emotions during the pregnancy. more >>
Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of Billy Graham who resigned as a pastor in June after confessing to an "inappropriate" relationship with another woman who was not his wife, has said that God has met him in his darkest moments and has helped him heal.
Tchividjian, who resigned from his position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida and moved to Orlando at the invitation of Pastor Kevin Labby and the elders of Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, admitted in a Facebook post on Thursday that the first couple of months were very difficult for him to get through.
"But as time has gone on, God has increasingly been settling my heart and mind by meeting me in the deep places ... exposing my idols and replacing them with a fresh assurance of his love and grace," he wrote. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has posted a list of the top five most worrisome trends he sees developing in American churches, identifying liberal pastors and youths rejecting Christianity as some of his biggest concerns.
"More watering down of the Word to accommodate our culture's lies. We're consistently seeing more and more churches compromising on God's Word in order to preach what is perceived by our culture as a loving and tolerant message (e.g., supporting gay 'marriage')," he wrote Tuesday about the first trend.
"But it's really a message that's loving and tolerant of sin but contrary to the Word of God, which should be our standard for morality (2 Timothy 3:16). Over the next year and beyond, I anticipate we will see more of 2 Timothy 4:3–4 coming true as many churches become places to satisfy 'itching ears' rather than places to satisfy a thirst for truth." more >>
A few days ago I came across the most disheartening article on same-sex attraction, celibacy, and marriage that I've ever read: Heterosexuality is Godliness. Part of me doesn't want to give this content any more attention than it's already getting, so initially I decided that I wasn't going to write anything in response to it. But realizing that there are people following my blog that...
1. May hold to these positions
2. May be swayed toward these positions, I've decided to address it. more >>
A gay rights activist who previously favored prosecuting an Irish bakery for refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake has changed his mind on the matter.
Peter Tatchell, a prominent LGBT activist in the U.K., penned a column for the Guardian that was published Monday in which he took to defending the rights of Ashers Bakery in Belfest, Northern Ireland.
Tatchell stated that while he disagreed with Ashers' opposition to homosexuality, he nevertheless believed that the business had a right to refuse to make a pro-gay marriage cake. more >>
Now that she has the attention of millions of singles worldwide, author Mandy Hale isn't using her platform to guarantee anyone a husband or wife.
"I wish I had 140 characters of brilliance to share that 'your man is on his way, or your wife is on her way.' But I don't," Hale admitted to The Christian Post ahead of her third book release Beautiful Uncertainty:Singleness, Surrender and Stepping Out on Faith.
"When I was in prayer one day God was asking me: 'If it's only you and me one day, is that going to be enough?' I had to reach the point where I said, you know what God, it is going to be enough.'" more >>