There has always been a special bond between a father and his daughter that is magical. On this bride's wedding day, her father wanted to do something special that she would never forget. After this performance, you can see how much his little girl means to him.
As he walks down the aisle he sings "Walk With You" to his daughter and it's almost impossible not to shed a tear. This is one of the most important moments for a father, and he makes the most of his opportunity.
Watch this father walk and sing to his daughter down the aisle below: more >>
Garth Brooks is taking stock of his still-soaring career, nine-year marriage to Tricia Yearwood, and a brand new world tour this week.
The 52-year-old country music superstar kicked off his 2014 World Tour on Sept. 4 after spending 13 years off the stage. In addition to the comeback tour, which Yearwood is a part of, Brooks expressed immense gratitude for his longtime love.
"You're looking at the luckiest, most blessed guy on the planet," the singer told reporters at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, according to People.com. "I'm madly in love with [Tricia] and I can't stand to spend a day without her." more >>
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard planned to have a sizeable family but did not expect to get pregnant so soon.
"I was thinking that maybe we should take a pregnancy test," Jill told Us Weekly about her "mother's intuition." Knowing that her period was late, Jill decided to take a pregnancy test, then another, and both were negative. However, her sister convinced her to take a third one … and things came out a little differently.
"It was Jinger," the mom-to-be revealed for the first time. "She was like, 'You know, mama has a bunch of pregnancy test upstairs. You should take one of hers.'" She and Derick went upstairs – "that's where we took one of my mom's pregnancy tests, and it came back positive. He was thrilled." more >>
Hans Christian Anderson's famous story, The Emperor's New Clothes, teaches that we should strive to discern and declare truth in the face of mounting political pressure. This vitally important lesson was exhibited last week by district court Judge Martin Feldman in his remarkable and courageous ruling upholding the Louisiana constitutional provision that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Contrary to popular belief, traditional marriage is not dead (or at least not yet). In last year's much ballyhooed decision of U.S. v. Windsor, the Supreme Court did not strike down the traditional meaning of marriage. Though this nuclear option was squarely before the Court, and strenuously sought, the Court opted to go in another direction. Justice Kennedy, speaking on behalf of the majority, held deference ought to be afforded states in the realm of marriage, allowing states to define marriage for themselves and their citizens an opportunity to participate in the democratic process on this important social issue.
But following this decision, akin to Anderson's tale of swindlers selling imaginary clothes to the Emperor, same-sex marriage activists developed a clever plan to fool judges and everyone else. They put together talking points boasting of a new right for same-sex couples to marry, though none in truth exists. Coupling this fictional guarantee with the on-going, slick marketing campaign that links their cause to the virtue of equality, these activists trumpeted the Windsor decision as precedent triggering a massive overhaul of the marriage institution. more >>
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald announced their engagement on Aug. 14 and have now announced their wedding date of Nov. 1 along with new photos of the engagement ring.
"I picked out my wedding dress a couple of days ago," Jessa told People. "I went with the second dress I tried on – I love it."
"We have most of our planning done," Ben added. "When you're planning a wedding, you can make it complicated, or make it simple and we are trying to make ours simple. There are some things that have to be done right before the wedding, but for the most part, we're ready." more >>
If there were reputable scientific evidence that some people were born homosexual, I would have no problem accepting this. After all, my theology tells me that as human beings, we are all created in God's image and yet we are a fallen race, and so all of us carry aspects of that fallen nature to the core of our being, and that could theoretically include homosexuality.
But the fact is that there is simply no reputable scientific evidence that anyone is born gay.
As stated by gay activist and history professor John D'Emilio, "'Born gay' is an idea with a large constituency, LGBT and otherwise. It's an idea designed to allay the ingrained fears of a homophobic society and the internalized fears of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. What's most amazing to me about the 'born gay' phenomenon is that the scientific evidence for it is thin as a reed, yet it doesn't matter. It's an idea with such social utility that one doesn't need much evidence in order to make it attractive and credible." more >>