The Rev. Franklin Graham is urging the millions of evangelical Christians who skipped out on voting in 2012 to participate in the 2016 presidential elections because of the "moral onslaught" on America following the legalization of gay marriage.
Graham, an evangelical preacher who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said in an interview with WSB Radio that the gay marriage and transgender movement is a "major failure" in the U.S., and said that it will be very important for evangelical Christians to vote in the presidential elections.
"We're trying to get the Christian, the evangelical community to vote in this upcoming election. Last election, there were close to 20 to 30 million evangelical Christians that stayed home. I want people to know that their vote counts," he said of his "Decision America Tour," which is set to visit all 50 states in 2016 with a message to get evangelicals out to vote. more >>
[Note: today's post is adapted from the book Open: What Happens When You Get Honest, Get Real, and Get Accountable by Craig Gross with Adam Palmer]
I once spoke at a marriage conference … where I heard an interesting fact about the relationship between happiness in a marriage and the amount of times the husband and wife in that couple were engaging in sexual activity. In other words, the more frequently husbands and wives have sex with each other, the happier they tend to be with their marriage …
Sadly, the flip side of that is something else I learned at this marriage conference: there is a shocking number of married couples who aren't having very frequent sex. more >>
Just in times for Valentines Day, writer and novelist Nicholas Sparks released his latest love tale, "The Choice." The popular author believes that faith is a central theme in the choices made throughout the film and maintains that all of his stories often illustrate the pursuit of God's will and the power of one's free will.
"I wanted to do a novel that was somewhat similar in structure to "The Notebook" in that it's a story that describes what happens to a couple after the honeymoon ends," said Sparks to The Christian Post. "Stories like those seem to add an additional authenticity to the story and it was an area that I wanted to explore in while being entirely different than "The Notebook.""
Critics are slamming the film for it's similarities to his stories in the past. Sparks admits that although similar in some ways there are a couple of original ideas behind "The Choice." The Lionsgate movie follows Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) who is a ladies' man that thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) is a feisty medical student who's preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend (Tom Welling). Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they're willing to go to keep the hope of love alive. more >>
"Starry Night" singer Chris August married his fiance Katelin Cummings on Saturday, a day that he is pegging the "best day" of his life after salvation.
Talk about commitment! Some women who are about to marry the man of their dreams make certain commitments, but this one takes the cake. Literally!
A woman named Jacinta, owner of Complete Deelite in Hong Kong, decided that when she tied the knot, the cake was going to be epic.
How epic you ask? Try ten feet tall, with seven tiers, and thousands of detailed flowers about the various levels. A masterpiece if there ever was one. more >>
How any female in America could support Donald Trump, the American version of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, is beyond me.
Call me old school, but I have a real problem electing a man to public office who The Washington Post reported has a "Twitter feed and history of public comments" describing women as a "dog," "fat" and "disgusting." Even still, some conservatives give him a pass.
I know. We're electing a president, not a pastor. Or at least that's what we hear from certain evangelical leaders who think it's okay to endorse a "Biblically-illiterate strip club owner" who trades his wives in for newer models, as Freedom Outpost described in their January 27 column. more >>