In his "I Am Second" video, Jason Castro, who placed fourth on season seven of "American Idol," candidly shares the deep, dark secret about his addiction to pornography that nearly ruined his marriage.
"Having a secret just eats at you like so much. You feel like a liar the whole time," Castro said in the film.
As "American Idol" was being taped, Castro experienced a sense of loneliness and sought to fill the void with porn. Soon he found himself to be dependent on it. more >>
Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall says the band hopes their new album, The Very Next Thing, will encourage Christians to step out of their comfort zone and seek God's plan for their life.
When talking about the title track of the album, Hall said just as the Bible does in Scripture, the band also wants to remind people that there is a next step for everyone.
"All through Scripture we see that all of us believers are in a different stage of next, there's a next step for us, and that's something that we ought to be doing. We're a great generation which is great in many ways, but it's lazy in many ways too," Hall told The Christian Post. more >>
Bobby Brown is leaning on God to sort through the emotions stemming from his late daughter's love interest, Nick Gordon, being found civilly liable for her untimely death.
"All I ever wanted was answers relating to who and what caused my daughter's death. Today's judgment tells me it was Nick Gordon," Brown, the 47-year-old R&B singer told PEOPLE magazine Friday. "Now I need to process all the emotions I have and lean on God to get me and my family through this."
Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown died at the age of 22 in July 2015. Her death came six months after being found unconscious in the bathtub of the Georgia home she shared with Gordon, her former boyfriend. Earlier this year, Bobbi Kristina's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit of $10 million against Gordon. more >>
Even though Fantasia Barrino's powerful testimony is peppered with a public suicide attempt, she has no regrets because of God's hand on her life.
"I can thank God for those times because being here at the age of 32 making it through so much, I feel like it was a part of my journey," Barrino said of the matter in an XOnecole report. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't meet someone – young, old, black, white, female, male – that comes up to me and wants me to talk and encourage them. God allowed me to go through certain storms and certain tests to have a testimony and share it to help somebody else along the way."
Although the singer received support from famous faces like Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle, the former "American Idol" winner attempted to explain just how badly she was once hurting. more >>
Israel Houghton had quite the rough ride in the media this year after announcing his divorce to his long-time wife and then months later his engagement to new girlfriend Adrienne Bailon. The popular worship leader is now back out ministering and many Christian music supporters welcomed him back as he led a song last week at Code Orange Revival sponsored by Elevation Church in North Carolina.
"It was such an honor joining with the @elevationworship team tonight at@elevationchurch for #codeorangerevival singing one of my favorite songs 'O Come To The Altar' Such a great refreshing couple days here. Thank you@stevenfurtick for being my friend," Houghton wrote on Instagram.
Grammy-nominated singer James Fortune has been speaking publicly in recent months about overcoming thoughts of suicide after he and his estranged wife, Cheryl, separated following a domestic assault two years ago.
Fortune talked about his domestic abuse conviction and the assault that occurred at the couple's home in October 2014 that resulted in Cheryl being admitted to the hospital during an interview with Essence magazine this week.
"As I'm sitting in the back of the cop car, I watch officers bring my children out of our home. My wife is at the hospital, where she reported my assault. We had just gotten back from a trip to South Africa. My wife and I had an argument and I decided to physically remove her from our bedroom. In doing so, I assaulted her. I abused my wife physically," he said. more >>