The families of four soldiers killed in Afghanistan last weekend will not receive death benefits or the money to pay for their funerals because of the government shutdown.
As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they're also finding ways to reach out.
Dr. Greg Smalley, son of popular author and speaker Dr. Gary Smalley, serves as Focus’ Vice President of Family Ministries. Greg’s office is just steps from mine, and I enjoy our regular interactions. Not only is he a marriage expert and popular author with a doctorate in psychology, but he also has a great sense of humor. He’s a fun guy to be around. Greg and his wife, Erin, have been married for 21 years and have four children.
Tension remained high in Kenya's port city of Mombasa over the weekend after riots in protest of the murder of a prominent Muslim cleric on Thursday left four dead, about eight injured and on Friday the Majengo Salvation Army Church razed.
The ways parents or caregivers interact with children around mealtimes can have unintended consequences, according to a new study.
Eating five meals a day - breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks - protects children against obesity, according to new research.
Sixty-three Christian pastors and church leaders remain locked up in deplorable conditions in four prison camps around the country. The prison sentences received by each are staggeringly long, ranging from five to 18 years.
"I barely knew anyone who'd had a miscarriage ... until I experienced my own," writes Caitlin Seccombe Lubinski for Her.meneutics. "As I experience the grief of miscarriage, I am struck by the hush-hush method with which our culture treats an extremely widespread women's issue."
Two weeks after Somalia-based Islamic extremists attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya saw another pocket of its territory turned into a battle zone.
Discovering Peace and Freedom in Parenting by Learning to Surrender
Many fights are not worth fighting. The fight for your children, however? That one's worth it.
October is Clergy Appreciation Month, a time when Christians are encouraged to express gratitude to their pastors, ministers and leaders.
It’s not enough to let our voices be heard. We must commit to applying the gospel to the very words we chose.
Marriage is easily one of the most popular topics in Christian circles. For singles, marriage is something to pursue.
Andrew Strickenburg, 26, was one of the five Americans wounded in the Sept. 21 terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall. He'll have shrapnel in his back for the rest of his life, a memory of providential escape.
College application essay prompts seem to want high-school seniors to have it all figured out. But then why go to college? Churches can make a similar mistake.
"Glenna," a Christian woman in Central Asia, was recently kicked out of her home by neighbors.
In light of the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, some liberal critics are asking whether traditional Christian chaplains should be in the military, where they must agree to serve all personnel, regardless of faith or sexual practices.
Over the past few days I’ve found my thoughts turning often toward 13-year-old Gracie Johnson, the sole survivor of a freak Colorado rockslide that claimed the lives of her parents, sister, and two other relatives while hiking this past Monday in Buena Vista.