A number of conservative voices have been urging Christian rock singer Trey Pearson to deny himself as part of his Christian faith after he announced that he is gay and will be leaving his wife and children.
"Our hearts break for him and his family. We pray he remembers Christ's words: 'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me,'" the Family Research Council said in a Facebook message on Wednesday.
"Denial of self is central to the Christian faith. It's a rejection of our stubborn sinful nature that seeks dominion in our lives. Yet through Christ, we have the victory — but we must deny self," the message added. more >>
Women who were virgins before they got married are the least likely to divorce after five years, but these brides are scarce, according to the results of a new study released Monday by the Institute for Family Studies.
The study also found that women married since the year 2000 who had just two sexual partners prior to marriage are surprisingly just as likely to end up divorced at the same rate after five years as a growing cohort of women who had 10 or more sexual partners before marriage.
And societal changes in attitudes toward premarital sex are partly to blame. Most Americans today, according to the latest studies, believe premarital sex is acceptable and are likely to have three or more sexual partners before marriage. more >>
Robertson McQuilkin, a former missionary and president of Columbia Bible College in South Carolina who inspired thousands with his love for his first wife, Muriel, when he resigned so he could care for her after she was stricken with Alzheimer's, died on Thursday. He was 88.
Columbia International University, formerly Columbia Bible College, announced his death.
As organizers for the atheist Reason Rally boast that 30,000 secularists will be at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Catholic League President Bill Donohue has slammed the event, calling it an "invasion."
"They stand for nothing, believe in nothing, and many are good for nothing. Organized atheists are set to invade D.C. this weekend, holding a 'Reason Rally.' The reason they are rallying is their professed belief in nothingness," Donohue wrote about the event.
CNN reports that speakers at the rally are expected to include Bill Nye, Lewis Black and members of the Wu-Tang Clan, which will also feature musical guests and entertainment late into the night. more >>
Korie and Willie Robertson's oldest son, John Luke Robertson, has grown up on his family's A&E hit reality television show "Duck Dynasty," but the newly-wed, college freshman is paving his own way to success with his new book, Young and Beardless.
"Being young and beardless is more than a lack of life experience or facial hair," says Robertson, 20, in a statement to The Christian Post. "It's about learning, growing, and trying to figure out where you fit in the world. And being able to do great things has nothing to do with where you are in life, what your past is, which family you were born into, or how small your town is. It has to do with you: who you chose to be, how you choose to live, what you choose to dream, and how you choose to get there."
In Young and Beardless, John Luke shares what it's like to grow up as a Robertson and what he's learned since stepping out on his own as a man. Robertson focuses a great deal on how to build a dream for your life, how to create a plan to turn that dream into reality, and how to surround yourself with supportive people. With humor and refreshing honesty, Robertson shares his perspective on taking chances, choosing a spouse and embracing your true self. more >>
After the scandals surrounding the television personality Josh Duggar, his wife Anna Duggar is worried about what will happen to their marriage now that he has been released from rehab.
In Touch Weekly reports that Anna is scared to see her husband revert back to his infidelity. During his stay at the treatment facility, Josh was not exposed to the Internet as well as other temptations. Now that he is back, Anna is anticipating the worst, which led to her decision to ban his use of a smartphone.
According to the magazine, a source said, "He isn't allowed to have one of those. He has a little phone with a tiny screen and he can't send or receive picture messages on it." The Duggar family is said to be against the use of smartphones as it can bring bad influences to their children. Josh's father, Jim Bob, previously explained that they only use basic phones that only have call and text functions. more >>