Preacher and Hollywood producer Devon Franklin recently spoke with The Christian Post about his marriage and how he and actress wife Megan Good came through a serious trial together.
In September, Good and several other celebrities, had their iClouds hacked and revealing photos stolen and leaked to the public.
Many criticized Good, wondering why she would pose for such photos and send them to her husband, a well-known pastor. The couple stayed relatively quiet on the topic, but Franklin spoke about the situation with The Christian Post this week. more >>
Touré Roberts, the senior pastor of One Church International in Hollywood, has officially married Sarah Jakes, the daughter of fellow pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes.
The pair took to their social media accounts to debut wedding images weeks after speaking about their nuptials on their respective social media accounts. While Sarah added "Roberts" to her last name on social media, her new husband let his church know that the pair wed in a private ceremony with their blended families.
"We got away. We left town and we went and had a very private, intimate ceremony, because we wanted it to be about us," he told his congregation, according to EEW Magazine. "We really wanted it to be about us and it was a beautiful, beautiful sunset ceremony on a fine beach." more >>
The state Supreme Court in Mississippi, where same-sex marriage is not recognized, will hear arguments Jan. 21, 2015, from a woman who has asked the state to recognize her gay marriage so that she can be granted a divorce.
Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melancon, who married in California in 2008, cannot be granted a divorce in Mississippi due to the state's constitution and statutes, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled last year.
"All same sex Mississippi couples lack a right to have their marriage recognized by the state regardless of whether newly arrived here, having lived here all their life or anywhere in between," The Associated Press quoted Assistant Attorney General Harold E. Pizzetta III as saying in briefs. more >>
Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in the state last month when a judge ruled that an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
In October, U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the ban and ruled the amendment unconstitutional in response to a Charlotte-based lawsuit.
Reports from the administrative office of the courts note that "between the ruling on Oct. 10 and the end of the month, 16 magistrates left their jobs, but the state wouldn't release why they left," Time Warner Cable News-Charlotte reports. more >>
In his Tuesday presentation at the International Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman, evangelical pastor Rev. Dr. Rick Warren reiterated a vital fact that has been lost in the marriage debate: the fundamental good of the family is a timeless truth impenetrable by society's transient whims.
As it stands, the good of marriage—and the family it conceives—is obscured by deceiving rhetoric like "love is love," "equality," and "bigotry." Opponents to traditional marriage label it as an antiquated religious concept that is over and done. But Pastor Warren has one lesson for them: "Truths don't stop being truths just because they become unpopular."
The truth is that marriage continues to produce as many benefits as ever. As the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) shows, marriage promotes health, increases education, expands wealth, reduces poverty, decreases crime, and discourages government dependency. Its benefits are not only far-reaching, but also long-lasting. more >>
Tyler Perry's latest project, "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: The Play," will be released on DVD on Tuesday, Nov. 25, and The Christian Post has an exclusive clip readers can watch here.
The film, which was taped in front of a live studio audience, is a reproduction of the play with the same name. It was performed in front of more than 50 cities across the United States and stars Patrice Lovely and Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley as well as newcomers Muhammad Ayers, Monica Blaire, Zebulon Ellis and Ray Lavender.
All work together to tell the story of a woman (Anita) who seemingly has it all: a successful career, loving family, and financial success. But, according to her best friend, Anita is missing out on a good relationship with a loving man. That all changes during a fateful encounter online, which leads to a rushed marriage and an unhappy relationship. Anita suddenly finds herself fading away simply to meet the demands of her husband. more >>