Pastor Jamal Bryant's mother was upset when she heard the Baltimore megachurch leader joke about believing in open marriages on his new daytime talk show "The Preachers."
"My mother called me 'Sleepless in Seattle' trying to figure out, 'what did I mean laughing about open marriages. God is not pleased,'" Bryant of Empowerment Temple AME Church, recalled on his show this week. "So I'm not talking to the millions of y'all watching. Dear mama, please know that I still believe marriage is between two people and what God has brought together let nobody put asunder."
Bryant joked about believing in open marriage when actress Mo'Nique and her husband, Sidney Hicks, revealed duirng a segment last week that they both have had sex with other people during their 10-year marriage and will continue to do so. more >>
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The children's television network Nickelodeon plans to introduce a biracial, same-sex couple into one of its newest cartoon shows.
According to the entertainment news outlet Variety, Nickelodeon is on the midst of introducing the network's first-ever married same-sex couple in the cartoon series "The Loud House," which premiered this May.
The cartoon couple, Harold and Howard McBride, are voiced by comedian Wayne Brady and actor Michael McDonald and will debut in the series when the new episode "Overnight Success" airs on Wednesday. more >>
In previous articles, we shared that couples who live for a greater purpose — together — thrive and provided 3 Universal Truths to ensure your marriage purpose builds on sturdy foundations. The question remaining then, is how. How does a couple begin to discover their specific marriage purpose?
In Two Are Better than One we provide the full process to that discovery, but a great place to begin is simply by asking: What do you want for your marriage? No, seriously: What do you really want for your marriage? In your most perfect vision, what does your marriage relationship look like?
If you're like most people, answering that question may take a few minutes, which we encourage you to do. After all, our best answers often bury themselves beneath more familiar answers that are concerned with what others expect from or desire for our marriage. In other words, we are not asking what your parents, kids, or pastor wants for your marriage; we're not asking what do you want to want or what you know you should want for your marriage; we're not even talking about what you feel obligated to provide for your marriage. We're simply asking, as a couple, what do you really want for your marriage? When's the last time you intentionally set aside time to dream together as a couple? more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham is offering up some sage advice for single mothers.
In his latest syndicated advice column published in the Kansas City Star, Graham responds to a question from a single mother of two who is unsure about whether or not she should allow her boyfriend to move in with her because she doesn't know if he is really committed to helping raise her children.
Graham responds with his typical farsighted wisdom and advises the woman that allowing her boyfriend to move in would set a bad example for her children. more >>
WASHINGTON — Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin hit the stage early in the morning Saturday at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and led with a prayer that reached to the core of those in attendance.
In his prayer, Franklin spoke about the significance of family, and urged women to get their self-worth from God and not what rappers such as yeezy, Jay Z, or Drake say. He then rebuked the temptations that lead couples to divorce and encouraged parents to fight for their marriages. And he ended the prayer by asking God to make a change in him, so that he would be willing to die for his family, to die for the white man, and ultimately to die for every man.
During the free event various artists and ministers addressed the vast crowd, commissioning the next generation to unite under the banner of Jesus. more >>