Porsha Williams is officially divorced from former NFL player Kordell Stewart, and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star is talking about what a blessing it is.
"Today is the 1st Day of the rest of my LIFE #blessed #lovinglife #favored #free," Williams wrote on her Instagram account after news broke that the divorce was finalized.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star has said she learned on Twitter that her now ex-husband was divorcing her last March. Months after the news first broke, the 32-year-old reality television star has a new outlook on love. more >>
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said in a recent interview that he was "surprised" over his daughters' recent social media spat regarding same-sex marriage, saying he would have preferred for the matter to stay within his family, instead of going public. Cheney's eldest daughter, Liz Cheney, is currently running for Wyoming's GOP Senate seat and opposes same-sex marriage, while his younger daughter, Mary, is a lesbian and outspoken proponent of gay marriage.
While appearing at the National Press Club on Monday, the former vice president said he regretted that Liz had been attacked by Mary and her partner, Heather Poe, on Facebook following Liz's comments on "Fox News Sunday" regarding her opposition to same-sex marriage back in November.
"We were surprised that there was an attack launched against Liz on Facebook, and wished it hadn't happened," Cheney told ABC News. "It's always been dealt with within the context of the family and frankly that's our preference." more >>
"Preachers of L.A.," the faith-based Oxygen network reality show that Christians seem to love to hate but apparently like to watch in record numbers, has led to online discussions about various hot-button issues. One topic in particular featured in the docu-series that elicited strong responses is "shacking up," or the state of an unmarried couple living together as if they are husband and wife. The situation suggests that a shacking couple is a couple having sex, or facing the temptation to have sex. But is "shacking" even mentioned in the Bible?
In the Oct. 16 airing of episode 2 of "Preachers of L.A." ("Acceptance"), gospel recording artist and former pastor Deitrick Haddon and his fiancée, Dominique dine with Bishop Ron Gibson and his wife, LaVette, for the purposes, according to Haddon, of getting wisdom from the long-time married couple. Despite beginning amicably, the meeting quickly turns south as Bishop Gibson states that "a shaky suspect engagement is indicative of a shaky and suspect marriage." Cutting to the chase, Gibson asks Haddon, "Are you guys shacking?" Haddon, offended by Gibson's question, declares that shacking up isn't in the Bible. Watch a brief clip of the exchange below.
Sammy Lopez, lead pastor of Mighty Fortress Christian Fellowship in San Antonio, Texas, weighed in on Twitter during the noted "Preachers of L.A." episode, dismissing Haddon's suggestion that "shacking" is not in the Bible. more >>
With some 420 million pornographic web pages online, access to Internet porn is at an all-time high. But many people visiting these pages for pleasure end up finding themselves caught in a terrible cycle of addiction from which they are now struggling to break free.
Project Know, an addiction and rehab program, recently created an infographic that explains how dangerous online porn can be and shows how a budding effort, called NoFap (nofap.org), has been responding to the Internet's porn problem.more >>
LifeWay Christian Resource will relaunch their "True Love Waits" program later this month in honor of its 20th anniversary along with a revamped curriculum for its international campaign designed to challenge young adults to make a commitment to sexual abstinence until marriage.
The new initiative was undertaken by Clayton King, an evangelist and founder of Crossroads Worldwide, who rewrote the entire program with the goal to introduce a modern focus on the same message that has been encouraged onto millions of youth for the last two decades. King hopes to inspire them to steer away from society's idea of sexuality while encouraging them to defy the stereotype of over-sexualized teenagers by living for God instead of their own temporary pleasures.
"The True Love Project seeks to communicate God's design for relationships to a new generation of students and young adults who may be struggling or confused about love, dating and sex," said King, to The Christian Post. "In a culture that has largely abandoned a traditional view of marriage, our hope is to communicate truth in a clear and winsome way, encouraging young men and women to follow God's plan for their relationships." more >>
A new study out of Ohio State University shows there is a cyclical relationship between casual sex and mental health - poor mental health contributes do more casual sex, which leads to more mental health problems.
Some previous studies have already shown a correlation between mental health problems and casual sex. (Some studies have shown no correlation.) What was unknown, though, was whether those with poor mental health are more likely to engage in casual sex or if those who engage in casual sex are more likely to experience mental health problems.
The answer is both, according to the study, "Casual Sexual Relationships and Mental Health in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood," published in the October issue of the Journal of Sex Research: Those with mental health problems are more likely to engage in casual sex, and casual sex can contribute to additional mental health problems. more >>