Two recent studies on religion versus family size have revealed just how faith influences reproduction.
A recent study conducted by the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B analyzed over 3.6 million women of different faiths across 32 countries, and concluded that religious people are more likely to have more children than non-religious ones, according to Fox News.
The Royal Society B study, which used the Minnesota-based Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International Census as a source, also found that women in marriages where both husband and wife practiced the same religion were more likely to have more children and less likely to have no children. more >>
Vice President Joe Biden presided over a gay marriage Tuesday and the Rev. Franklin Graham wasted no time condemning the marriage and the VP's participation.
The nuptials between two White House aides, Brian Mosteller, director of Oval Office operations, and Joe Mahshie, trip coordinator for the first lady, took place at the vice president's residence located at the U.S. Naval Observatory, according to Fox News.
After one season of Rev. Run and Tyrese Gibson dishing out relationship advice, the Oprah Winfrey Network decided to pass on a second season of their late night talk show "It's Not You, It's Men."
The news was disappointing for R&B singer and action star Tyrese, who revealed the news on his Instagram account.
"It breaks my heart to post this ... the #OWN Network has decided to pass on season two of our show," he wrote. "Message to one of my biggest inspirations, mother Oprah Winfrey and team: Honestly, as much as I want to be mad and disappointed, I can't be because you believed in us enough to give us a shot. A shot that you could have given to anyone." more >>
Stephen Curry says he doesn't consider himself lucky to be celebrating five years of marriage with his wife, Ayesha, because he believes it's a blessing.
After celebrating their five year anniversary, Ayesha listed faith as the key element in her marriage to NBA star Steph Curry.
The Currys have been vocal about their marriage for some time and took an anniversary trip to St. Tropez, France, to celebrate their union. Before arriving, Steph spoke about the blessing that his marriage has been. "About to start our 5th wedding anniversary trip in style! Blessed to spend life with this beautiful woman ... #blessednotlucky," he wrote. more >>
Contrary to conventional wisdom, millennials are not "hooking up" at an alarming rate; in fact, many are not having sex whatsoever, according to a study released this week.
In the study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers Jean M. Twenge, Ryne A. Sherman, and Brooke E. Wells found that young people born in the 1990s were "significantly more likely to have no sexual partners" than Gen Xers. When controlled for a time period and age, the only generation with a higher rate of sexual inactivity than today's 20 to 24 year olds was the one born in the 1920s.
Researchers also found that 15 percent of Americans in their early 20s who were born in the 1990s reported being sexually inactive as compared to only 6 percent of those born in the late 1960s. more >>
Christians must speak in crystal clear terms when talking about Satan and sexual perversion, John Piper says.
Piper, founder of DesiringGod.org and former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, discussed the dangers of same-sex sexual acts in a Wednesday post on his website, urging Christians to choose their words carefully when communicating the truth and to recognize the devil for who he really is.
"[Satan] is a murderer and a liar. His aim is to kill people — forever. He is a lion who devours (1 Peter 5:8). Partly by pain, partly by pleasure. But always by deception — just as with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden," Piper said. more >>