After a strict Christian courtship to prevent yielding to temptation, evangelical Christian reality star Michaela, of the UPtv series "Bringing Up Bates" got engaged to her boyfriend Brandon Keilen in a surprising and elaborate affair in Virginia Saturday.
The engagement took place in Great Falls where Brandon left seven clues for Michaela to discover throughout the area. At the end, he proposed to his girlfriend, who immediately said "yes". Now the happy couple is busy planning a wedding, and fans of the reality series about the large evangelical Christian family will get to see the entire proposal when the show begins airing in June.
Throughout the courtship Michaela and Brandon were never alone together but always with a chaperone to prevent them from yielding to physical temptation. Throughout the first season of the family's reality series, viewers watched as they grew closer together and included their family in the relationship. more >>
These newlyweds were only seven months into their marriage when Matt was in a terrible car accident. It left him in a comma, and nearly dead. Doctors suggested that his wife, Danielle, "pull the plug" on him, but she refused.
Danielle would not end the life of her husband, no matter how serious it was. She believed in him and knew that God can help her through it all. After some time passed, Matt finally gained consciousness and was able to speak to his wife. Unfortunately, he did not know what happened in the past three years, and also had no idea who the girl taking care of him was.
He received a miracle from God, but at the same time is taking a lot of time to recover. more >>
A Louisiana bill seeks to balance gay marriage with the religious freedom of those who oppose it.
The "Marriage and Conscience Act," sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, would prevent the state from punishing people for actions they take regarding marriage due to their religious or moral convictions.
The core section of the law states: "Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, this state shall not take any adverse action against a person, wholly or partially, on the basis that such person acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction about the institution of marriage." more >>
A new Duggar has begun the process of courtship and could not be happier with what the Lord has in store for him.
"It's been going very well," Josiah Duggar told People magazine. "I met Marjorie [Jackson] a few years ago, when I was taking Spanish lessons at her house and I was very impressed with the way she was with her siblings and her love for the Lord."
Josiah, 18, and Marjorie, 17, entered into the courtship on April 6, the same day that his sister Jill gave birth to her first son, Israel David. Courtship is taken very seriously in the Duggar family, with strict rules and the intention that the couple is preparing to marry. "She really caught my eye. That is really where I noticed her." more >>
NEW YORK – A few hours before renowned neurosurgeon and potential GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson arrived at the Al Sharpton-led National Action Network's annual convention in New York City on Wednesday morning, people were reacting to the mere mention of his name, like a foul odor in a locked and crowded room.
By the time Carson, 63, was finished speaking to the same crowd later that evening, however, many were clamoring to shake his hand.
The country will have to wait until early May to find out whether or not Carson will run for presidential office in 2016, but until then, Carson has been quietly making the rounds, whittling away at public misconceptions about who he is, to define the man he wants America to see — the patriot, the Christian, the family man who believes in hard work, common sense and diversity. more >>
Churches and other religious groups can play an important role in reducing the opportunity gap between rich and poor kids in the United States, professor Robert Putnam said in an interview with The Christian Post about his new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.
While churches already play an important role by promoting the importance of marriage, they can do more by getting involved in the lives of the poor children in crisis, explained Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin professor of Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and the author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (2010) with Notre Dame professor David Campbell, and the bestselling Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000).
In part one of his CP interview, Putnam spoke about the isolation from family, churches and community experienced by poor children, or the bottom one-third of all children in the United States, and he responded to comparisons made with Charles Murray's Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 (2012). more >>