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Is Yelling the New Spanking for Parents? 5 Tips for Screaming-Prone Moms and Dads

Parenting children at any stage can be a real challenge. From the toddler who throws a lay-flat-on-the-floor-and-cry tantrum to the school-age brother and sister who won’t stop fighting, parents regularly navigate a wide array of situations that require dealing with unacceptable behavior.

‘Veil of Tears’ Tells Untold Stories of Oppression, Hope for Women in South Asia

Gospel for Asia marked International Women’s Day March 8 with its announcement of a new documentary that tells the untold stories of millions of women in South Asia who face oppression simply because of their gender.

Bullying Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Children and teens who are bullied may be more likely to think about or attempt suicide, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

Support for Israel Fading in Evangelical Circles

Today evangelical leaders on both sides say that the millennial generation sees the conflict differently – viewing it with a perspective of neutrality and empathy for both sides.

US Supreme Court Lets the Episcopal Church keep Falls Church Property

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Virginia court ruling that allows the Episcopal Church to keep the property of a large congregation that left the denomination over theological differences.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • March 11, 2014 |
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“Hot” Depictions of Jesus

Most Christians are familiar with the classical illustrations of Jesus, but with the release of Son of God, viewers are wondering how much significance should be given to Jesus looks.

Atheists Launch Lawsuit Over Ground Zero Cross

American Atheists is demanding that the 17-foot crossbeam, a familiar site for visitors to Ground Zero, be removed or altered to add an atheist monument of similar proportions.

The Father Who Wished His Son Had Never Been Born

Peter Lanza is still reeling at his son’s death. That’s understandable because Peter’s son was Adam Lanza, the young man who killed his own mother plus 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life in December 2012.

Faith in the Midst of Ukraine Crisis

As tensions rise in Ukraine, mission groups and churches are reporting an increased interest in faith.

Teens Likely to Get Opioid Rx for Headaches

Nearly half of teens who visit a doctor complaining of headache pain walk away with a prescription for a narcotic painkiller, researchers found.

Poll: 58% of Americans Believe Abortion Should be Illegal in Most or All Circumstances

A recent CNN poll shows that 38% of Americans believe that abortion should be illegal in most circumstances but legal in a few circumstances, and 20% saying that abortion should always be illegal, combining to a total of 58% of Americans who believe that abortion should be illegal in either many or all circumstances.

Kim Jong-un Orders 33 Christians to be Executed

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered 33 Christians to be executed for contact with a missionary.

Cardinal Nolan Says ‘Bravo’ About NFL Hopefuls Gay Confession

If drafted, Michael Sam would be the first openly gay football player in the NFL.

Kidnappers Free 13 Nuns in Syria

Thirteen nuns and three workers were released after their November capture from a Greek Orthodox monastery in Syria.

The Five "C's" for Picking Staff and Volunteer Leaders

I am often invited to facilitate private leadership gatherings that are designed as mentoring sessions. Time and again, the biggest issue facing those in ministry has to do with staff and volunteers.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 10, 2014 |
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Compromise Not Always the Best Answer to Marriage Disagreements

Many people think that learning to compromise is one of the keys to a successful marriage. Would it surprise you to learn that Focus marriage experts Dr. Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley disagree?

Court Hears Atheists’ Challenge to Ground Zero Cross

Atheists are challenging plans to include a 17-foot, cross-shaped beam that became a famous symbol of Ground Zero after 9/11 in a display at the national memorial museum that is scheduled to open this spring.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • March 07, 2014 |
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Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely to Try Tobacco Too

While electronic cigarettes may be marketed as alternatives that will keep teenagers away from tobacco, a study suggests that may not be the case.

What's Hot? 03/07/14

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

EEOC Details Employer Rules as Religious Worker Complaints Rise

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new, detailed guidelines for employers Thursday as the number of complaints and million-dollar settlements for cases of religious workplace discrimination neared record levels in 2013.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • March 07, 2014 |
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