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Evangelicals Decry 'Silence' on Sexual Abuse

More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition decrying the "silence" and "inattention" of evangelical leaders to sexual abuse in their churches.

Three Things to Remember Before Giving Advice to Your Spouse

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a rather provocative column on marriage and advice-giving, linking the practice to lower marital satisfaction rates.

Hobby Lobby Solidifies 'Major Victory' Against HHS Contraceptive Mandate

Hobby Lobby has solidified its victory against the HHS contraceptive mandate, as a lower court agreed with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals July 19 and temporarily banned the enforcement of the mandate on the evangelical-owned craft chain.

Fewer Parents Can Pay College Tuition

As families continue to recover from the recession, they're relying less on their own income and savings and more on grants and scholarships to finance a college education than in previous years, according to a new study.

Study Ties Teen Eating Disorders to Increased Risk of Suicide

A new study finds teens who display binge eating behavior are actually at an increased risk of considering suicide as they turn their emotions inward.

More Christians in Pakistan Accused of Sending 'Blasphemous' Text Messages

A Christian couple was arrested on Saturday for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages to a Muslim cleric in Gojra, a religiously volatile city where a week before a young Christian man was sentenced to life in prison on the same charge.

British Prime Minister Declares War on Internet Porn

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a plan Monday aimed at curbing Internet pornography in the UK.

Why You Can’t Teach Just Abstinence

Do you remember Elizabeth Smart? Her story certainly broke my heart. In 2002, she was kidnapped from her own bedroom in Utah and held captive for nine months.

Threats Stall Event for Ex-Gays

Organizers of a reception for ex-gays have postponed the event after homosexual activists phoned and emailed a dozen threats.

Young Women Delaying Marriage

A new report shows that a woman's average age at first marriage is now nearly 27, the highest in more than a century. The overall marriage rate has also dropped to a new low.

U.S. Marriage Rate Drops to New Low

The marriage rate in the United States is continuing its decades-long downward slide, with fewer American women than ever getting married and others waiting longer to wed.

Fitness Myths

Myths don’t just lurk in the world of physical fitness. They exist in the world of spiritual fitness, and specifically in regard to the health of a church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 22, 2013 |
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Eight Christians in Iran Sent to Prison for Threatening 'National Security'

Eight Iranian Christians received heavy jail sentences on July 16 after being found guilty of "action against the national security" and "propaganda against the system" -- charges typically leveled against Muslim converts to Christianity in Iran.

Deadly Quake Topples Rural Area in China

At least 75 people were found dead after a powerful earthquake struck a rural area of China on Monday.

I Want YOU… to Share Your Date Night Stories, Questions and Advice

Here at Focus, we’ve long promoted the idea that married couples thrive when they take the time to go on a regular “date night.” Yes, that’s right – in the middle of our fast-paced lives and parenting craziness, husband and wives should put in the effort to plan a time together to talk and connect outside of the normal routine.

Dozens of Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

Gunmen killed six Christians in an early morning attack yesterday on Dinu village in southern Plateau state, a month after Muslim Fulani herdsmen shot a Christian to death in a nearby village, Christian leaders said.

Barely Half of Weekly Churchgoers Think Pastors Contribute 'A Lot' to Society

Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans think clergy contribute "a lot" to society, according to new data from a survey on which professions Americans respect most.

Vietnam: New Believers Pressured to Recant Faith

A young couple in Vietnam who accepted Christ last month have been beaten and threatened by officials.

What's Hot? 7/19/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

VIDEO: Watch Cheerios’ Controversial Commercial

Usually commercials for cereal are pretty run-of-the-mill, but there’s one that recently generated a lot of conversation, and even some controversy.

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