Selena Gomez is taking a stand against teenage suicide with a powerful message posted to social media on Wednesday urging her fans to turn to God.
The 22-year-old singer, who remains at the top of song charts with "The Heart Wants What It Wants," took to Instagram offering encouragement to those suffering from depression with the explanation that "God puts us in situations… for a reason."
"By me following you is not me saying its ok to think these thoughts," Gomez began in the post. "It's not me saying 'hey you said sad things, so I'm going to follow you to make you feel better.' God puts us in situations that are so unexplainably difficult for a reason." more >>
The Rock Church's Marriage and Parenting Pastor Darren Carrington says parents need to teach their children from an early age about dating and marriage so they can spot "counterfeit" Christians who attend church but show no spiritual growth.
The NFL player-turned-pastor at the San Diego megachurch founded by Pastor Miles McPherson, also a former San Diego Chargers football player, said he started teaching his two daughters and son about marriage from birth, modeling with wife, Vickie, what a "loving, imperfect, fun marriage" looks like.
The Carringtons also began talking to their children about dating when they were 14 years old. However in this fast-paced society, Carrington suggests parents start talking to their children sooner. more >>
Popular comedian, actor and activist Russell Brand has taken aim at yet another cause, and this time it's the scourge of pornography.
In a new video for Fight The New Drug, a campaign "dedicated to educating and raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography using only science, facts, and personal accounts," Brand discusses the pitfalls of pornography and why he would never watch it if he had full control over his body. He also dismisses the popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie as "cultural smog."
"Pornography is not something that I like. It's something that I have not been able to make a long term commitment to not look at and it's affected my ability to relate to women, to relate to myself, my own sexuality, my own spirituality," Brand confessed. more >>
It is graduation day for Taylor, and one of the most important people in her lives was unable to make it because of her health. Taylor's grandma Sharon had been stuck in the hospital after a bone marrow transplant and brain surgery. So Taylor decides to do something she was never expecting!
Grandma Sharon is watching a live stream of the graduation on her laptop in the hospital. When she suddenly realizes that Taylor had not made the graduation. This high school graduate decided that she wanted to spend this incredible moment in the hospital with her best friend! They were both heartbroken they couldn't be there, so she planned this perfect surprise. Make sure you grab a box of tissues for this one!
Watch Taylor surprise her grandma in the hospital below: more >>
A commercial from Comcast appeared during the Academy Awards show Sunday. It features a 7-year-old girl named Emily who was born blind. As she describes each character, it creates an amazing visual of what she envisions in her mind. It is simply incredible!
Can you imagine how amazing it must feel to explain to people how the show would appear to you and then you can visualize it … WOW! In her mind she watches the show she envisions and during the commercial they share her vision with us. Andreas Nilsson from Biscuit Filmworks directed the short documentary that brought Emily's vision to life.
The advertisement promotes Comcast's newest technology, which was developed by their Accessibility Lab. It allows people with visual impairments to channel-surf using the "first talking guide" ever. more >>
He's not yet old enough to cast a vote or drive a car, but 12-year-old Georgia native and middle school student CJ Pearson has become a conservative darling after passionately defending former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's claim that he doesn't believe President Barack Obama loves America in a YouTube video that has amassed more than 1 million views since Saturday.
In fact, Pearson, who's worked on many conservative political campaigns in Georgia, according to his Facebook profile, went further to explain why he believes the president has "downright hatred" for the United States.
"I don't want to be politically correct. I don't care about being politically correct at this point," said young Pearson in the 3-minute video. "President Obama, you don't love America." more >>