An article published earlier this month claims it's scientifically proven that single people live better, healthier lives. Some relationship experts, however, believe that marriage brings greater benefits, but emphasize that contentment in life, regardless of relationship status, is what's most important.
"Marrieds and singles live with a greener grass mentality – 'I would be happy if I were married, I would be happy if I were single,'" biblical counselor June Hunt, founder and CEO of Hope for the Heart ministries, told The Christian Post on Friday.
Hunt, who believes that relationship status is less important than being content and serving God, emphasized that people need to "focus on becoming the right person, rather than looking for the right person." more >>
A high school chapter of the pro-life group Students for Life is claiming that it was censored by the administration and given less freedom than a gay rights group.
"They're clearly showing a double standard here," Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told The Christian Post last week. Hawkins accused the staff of Wilson High School in Washington State of showing favoritism to the local Gay-Straight Alliance group over the high school's SFL chapter, especially regarding flyers.
Bryce Asberg, president of the Wilson High School SFL chapter, said the flyers were just one aspect of the school's preference for the GSA. He also mentioned a struggle over a candlelight vigil and a day of silence. "I would definitely say that there's some censorship involved and trying to block our rights of free speech," Asberg said. "Our message is more controversial, but that doesn't give them grounds to block our message." more >>
A mother at a Utah shopping mall decided to censor a group of graphic T-shirts on sale at a retail chain by purchasing all of them.
Judy Cox was recently shopping at the University Mall in Orem with her 18-year-old son when she saw the mall's PacSun store displaying T-shirts that had lewd images on them.
After complaining to the store manager about the window display of T-shirts came to naught, Cox took the atypical route of buying all 19 shirts on display, the Daily Herald reported earlier this week. more >>
Amid rumors swirling about what prompted her trip last month to rehab, Selena Gomez has posted a picture of a Bible passage on her Instagram account on Wednesday.
The singer/actress highlighted a passage from Genesis 12:2 which reads, "I will make you a great nation; I will bless you/ And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing." Along with the verse, Gomez wrote, "He will bless me w/ great gifts," drawing an arrow from the text to imply she would share those blessings "with others."
Gomez's photo of the verse was in fact from a page in Hillsong Church's Senior Pastor Brian Houston's devotional book, "How to Maximise Your Life." According to its Amazon description, the book discusses "several Biblical truths for living with purpose, building intimate and meaningful relationships and finding the balance to healthy living and wholeness." more >>
Matthew Shields, 9, was born without fingers on his right hand, and as a result is faced with challenges for many basic tasks most do not even consider each day.
Matthew's disability had been a minor issue for most of his childhood, but as he got older his mother noticed he was hiding his hand in his pocket each day coming home from school. His peers had been teasing him, and so his mother went to search for a solution.
With the help of a 17-year-old family friend, Mason Wilde, they were able to access a 3-D printer at Johnson County Research Library. They discovered the blueprints to a Robohand and were able to print it out. It took 8 hours to print the 3-D Robohand but the result was amazing. more >>
A Pennsylvania couple who believe in faith healing have been sentenced to prison for their refusal to send their infant son to a doctor when he was sick.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced Wednesday by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner to three and a half years in prison.
This was the second child of the Schaibles to die due to an untreated illness. The couple's first son died at age 2, in 2009. more >>