The Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria is now offering 5-minute speed dating services to attract more disenfranchised Western women to the caliphate and to become jihadi brides.
The Daily Star reports that a British Islamic State militant named Abu Qa'qa al-Britani, who lives in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, has recently published, on the online social site Tumblr, a guide that is designed to help encourage radical women to travel to Syria by making the husband-finding process seem more simple.
The guide outlines that women who have a desire to travel to join the caliphate can contact militants who specialize in "marriage affairs" in order to be matched up with militant suitors. Meetings between the woman and her potential suitors can be arranged in the form of a speed dates. more >>
Pastor and Crazy Love author Francis Chan answered the question of what makes a boyfriend ready for marriage on John Piper's Ask Pastor John podcast by recalling a time when his older daughter brought a guy home.
He recounted, "My daughter did bring home a guy a few months ago from college and some of my friends asked her, they said 'hey how serious are you with him' and they told me her answer was so weird. They said her answer was 'I just want to hang out with him long enough to see if God answers his prayers.' That's a weird answer but in her mind that was her gauge."
The California preacher went on to describe how in his home, answered prayer is the measure of strong relationship with God. more >>
This wife, Jessica, came up with a brilliant way to share great news with her husband. She had just got the news that she was pregnant. Instead of just telling her husband outright, she came up with this awesome plan.
While posing for a picture in a photo booth, Jessica puts up a piece of paper that reads "baby." Within seconds this man puts two and two together, realizing that he is going to become a DAD! His joyful reaction will make you tear up and realize how beautiful it is to bring new life into this world. This was a brilliant idea that resulted in the perfect reaction. Congratulations to you both!
Watch this man's reaction to the news about becoming a father below: more >>
Recently my long time friend, Lee Grady, highlighted in print the deaths of notable Christians. Ann B. Davis, beloved actress, was one of them. Yet at the same time in a publication on newsstands is the headline that she was really a lesbian!
I don't believe it.
In theaters across America right now is a movie called Foxcatcher dealing with the true story of multimillionaire John DuPont's killing of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. more >>
A Pennsylvania pastor who struggles with same-sex attraction has come forward to talk about his marriage to his longtime friend and wife who says their challenges are no different that every other married couple.
Allan Edwards, a pastor at Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church in Leechburg, married his wife, Leanne, who he met at a Christian summer camp. The couple is now expecting a baby in July, and despite having feelings for men, Edwards insists that he's happily married.
"It was a pretty immediate realization that it [his attraction to the same sex] was in conflict with my faith," Edwards told NPR in a report that was broadcast on Sunday. "I didn't know anyone else who experienced same-sex attractions, so I didn't talk about it much at all." However, he did find acceptance at one of the places he least expected it — a small, Christian liberal arts college. more >>
Former "Bachelor" star Sean Lowe and contestant Catherine Giudici will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on Jan. 26, and the couple recently spoke about their first year of marriage and family plans.
"There's been a lot of down time with just us two," Giudici told People magazine. "I've really been enjoying being next to him all the time."
The couple was in the public eye throughout their first meeting, courtship, and even their marriage, which was filmed in a TV special. Lowe has been considered one of the more memorable bachelors for holding onto his Christian faith and vow of celibacy throughout the show. The born-again Christian promised that no physical contact other than kissing would take place on the series notorious for intimate moments and, at times, sexual escapades. more >>