ORLANDO — The organizer of the three-day Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit, says a major purpose of this weeks conference is to raise awareness of the importance of reframing porn addiction as a "public health crisis."
"Pornography leads to increased violence against women, sexual dysfunction among young men and lifelong addictions. The child pornography epidemic is overwhelming jails, increasing divorce rates, and the sexual templates of young children are being gravely affected due to earlier exposure," said Dawn Hawkins, vice president and executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in an interview with The Christian Post.
Hawkins, who is the organizer of the second annual summit, further emphasized that the moral and spiritual sides of the argument are still essential. more >>
Josh Duggar's wife, Anna, attended his cousin Amy's wedding to Dillon King on Sunday and the mother of four was honored with a gift in the wake of her marital woes.
The Duggar clan celebrated Amy and Dillon's big day at Horton Farms near Bentonville, Arkansas, over the weekend and Anna, who attended without her embattled husband, appeared to be in good spirits despite the controversy surrounding her personal life. Last month, Josh, 27, admitted to cheating on his wife of seven years after media reports revealed him to be a paying user of adultery website Ashley Madison, and Amy wanted to showcase support for Anna at the wedding.
"I felt like Anna needed to be pampered so I got her a mani-pedi certificate to a nail salon. I feel like she needs that," the 28-year-old new bride told People.com. "I gave her the biggest hug ever when I first saw her. … I can't imagine what she's been through. I would be a disaster." more >>
A New Orleans pastor and seminary professor who was among of the millions of people outed by hackers for having used the online adultery website Ashley Madison has committed suicide.
The body of 56-year-old John Gibson, who taught at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, was found by his wife, Christi, late last month after his name was included on a list of over 32 million other members of the Ashley Madison marital affair coordinating website that criminal web hackers revealed in August.
Christi Gibson told CNN Money that she discovered her husband's body after she arrived home from work on Aug. 24, just six days after the hackers exposed the list of people who had signed up to use the website. She explained that his body was accompanied by a suicide note. more >>
Rarely does a county clerk became the center of a national media firestorm. But Kim Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, has become trapped in the eye of the national media hurricane that has surrounded her decision to prohibit her office from issuing all marriage licenses due to her Christian objection to same-sex marriage.
After spending six days locked up for being in contempt of court for continuing to refuse to issue marriage licenses, Davis was released Tuesday afternoon as some of her deputy clerks had begun issuing marriage licenses. Now that Davis is back at the helm of her clerk's office, it is unclear if she will continue to violate a federal court order by once again instructing her office to refrain from issuing licenses that have her name and title on them.
Here are five surprising facts about Davis: more >>
"Duck Dynasty" newlyweds John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson recently shared what they believe to be the secret to a lasting marriage, two months after they exchanged vows in a televised wedding.
While some critics have openly questioned the couple's decision to marry at ages 19, John Luke believes that it's one's commitment to faith, and not age, that determines the success of any marriage. The pair said "I do" in a country-style wedding at the Robertson family farm in West Monroe, Louisiana, on June 27, and they recently settled into their new lives together as college students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
"As far as relationships and marriage goes, we've discovered that the ones that put God first in their relationship last and the ones who put themselves first don't," John Luke said, according to Richmond.com. more >>
Former Arkansas Governor and current Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said he is willing to go to jail on behalf of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who refused marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Huckabee made the offer while standing beside the recently released Davis at a Tuesday rally.