Sarah Jakes Roberts is gearing up to deliver her first child with her husband, Pastor Touré Roberts, but she is not forgetting about the women who suffer great losses while pregnant.
"The moment a woman learns she's pregnant there are feelings so overwhelming it's difficult to fully put in words. From wondering if she can handle the responsibility to praying her body can withstand the process of development," Jakes Roberts wrote on Instagram. "The statistics of potential loss or miscarriage are never far from your mind. The potential for rare disease or deformities are all realities that one must consider as she awaits for tests and prays to feel her baby kick."
Jakes Roberts, the 27-year-old author, motivational speaker and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, is in her last trimester of pregnancy. Her husband is the senior pastor of One Church International in Hollywood, California. Although the couple has expressed excitement about their upcoming bundle of joy, Jakes Roberts has also mourned with dozens of women who miscarried or lost their children. more >>
Conservative author and traditional marriage advocate Ryan Anderson says that conservative Evangelicals have a harder time coming out against same-sex marriage today than gays, lesbians and transgenders have in coming out about their sexual preference or identity.
Anderson, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow and author of Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, spoke on the topic of civil liberties at a pro-LGBT summit in Washington D.C. Thursday that was organized by The Atlantic.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in June to nationally legalize same-sex marriage, Anderson was interviewed by The Atlantic's Mary Louise Kelly on how America should straddle the fine line between granting the LGBT community its protections under the law while not infringing upon the religious liberties of those who oppose same-sex marriage. more >>
Tina Campbell made a shocking reveal about her husband's infidelity while on the Steve Harvey talk show Wednesday. Teddy Campbell had an affair with one of the gospel singer's employees, who became a close family friend.
"The person who it was, she used to work for me, and so, that broke my heart. She was like a godmother to my children," Tina told comedian turned talk show host Harvey. "She had access to my home, to come get my kids, and all that kind of stuff. [She] was very intermixed in my family."
Tina, the 41-year-old singer from the gospel music group Mary Mary, who wrote the book I Need a Day to Pray and released the album It's Personal last May, detailed how she made her husband call the woman so that the entertainer could confront her employee. more >>
Calling Sen. Ted Cruz "a proven champion," the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) endorsed Ted Cruz for president and promised to do everything possible to make his election possible.
"Sen. Ted Cruz is a proven champion for marriage and religious freedom and someone we can absolutely count on to fight to restore marriage to our nation's laws and defend the religious liberty of the tens of millions of Americans who believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman," said Brian Brown, NOM's president in a Wednesday press release.
Brown praised Cruz for signing the organization's presidential marriage pledge commitment and for authoring the federal marriage amendment which would give states the right to define marriage as between one man and one woman. more >>
DeVon Franklin and his wife, Meagan Good, are hosting a match-making event in an attempt to bring Christian singles together.
"FELLAS! This Sunday night there will be some of the most beautiful, saved and single women in LA at the @Blulign Match-Making event that me & @meagangood have been asked to host," Franklin, a Hollywood executive and minister wrote on Instagram. "So many of my church brothers tell me they can't find the right woman, well now is your time!! Have you ever wanted to cut straight through the messiness of dating and find the right person?"
Franklin went on to further describe the event. more >>
NEW YORK — Dolly Parton's Christmas special "Coat of Many Colors" premieres on NBC Thursday and actor Ricky Schroder says portraying the singer's father, Robert Lee, and acting out the family's devastating loss of a death of a child hit close to home.
"My wife had a six month miscarriage and it devastated me," Schroder told The Christian Post on Monday, revealing intimate details about his own suffering and how he identifies with Dolly's parents who mourned the death of their newborn son, Larry, who died the same day he was born, July 6, 1955.
"It set me on a tails spin for a couple of years," he divulged. "I shouldn't have let myself grieve that much but I really did because I felt like I lost all of that potential in that little boy, everything that he would've had, everything that he would have done." more >>