NEW YORK — Jamaal Bernard, associate pastor and chief of operations at the Christian Cultural Center megachurch in Brooklyn, New York, couldn't say enough about the church's founder and his father, A.R. Bernard Sr., as he talked about the importance of legacy for the next generation.
"Legacy from my father — it means a lot. And the reason why it means a lot and is dear to me is that his father denied him. He didn't have a father in his life and I understand that as men, there are four things we have to learn how to be. We have to learn how to be a son, a father, a husband and a grandfather," said Jamaal, addressing several hundred people who had gathered for Movement Day 2015 in New York City last Thursday.
If we've learned anything here in America in the last few months, it is this: When your religious faith comes in conflict with your job, if you are a Muslim, your faith is protected and sacred; if you are a Christian, it is not.
We all know what happened to Christian bakers, florists, photographers, and county clerks who refused to participate in same-sex "marriages" because of their religious faith. They were found guilty by the courts and fined or punished or even imprisoned.
And we know where the Obama administration stood on these issues, to the point that last year, Attorney General Eric Holder instructed attorneys general nationwide that they were not obligated to defend state laws — meaning, specifically, bans on same-sex "marriage" — if they found them to be discriminatory. more >>
There's one phrase you should never say when you are desperately trying to save your marriage.
I know what you're thinking.
"Yeah, right." more >>
Now that same-sex marriage is legal across the United States, a gay man and his legally adopted son are seeking the right to nullify the adoption so they can get married.
Before the Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively legalized same-sex marriage across the country, many same-sex couples who were looking for a way to be legally recognized as a family used the adoption process as an avenue to grant them family benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and lesser inheritance taxation.
In 2012, Pennsylvania resident Nino Esposito and his partner of over 42 years, Roland "Drew" Bosee, decided to go down the adoption route to seek some sort of legal validation for their relationship at a time when they believed same-sex marriage would never be legalized in their home state. more >>
You've finally found it.
If you are looking for what to do right now to help you continue standing for your marriage:even when you've lost all hope, even when your spouse is gone, even when everyone else is telling you to give up
Then you've found it. more >>
We are about to have a baby and I have been reading lots of books on raising kids. Our library stocks a book written by an award-winning author titled All Joy and No fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. The writer's premise is that modern research supposedly supports the idea that childless couples are happier than couples with children. You have four children, do you agree?more >>