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Disney’s Two Mommies and Teaching Kids About Marriage

The Disney Channel recently introduced a subplot involving a lesbian couple to its popular children’s show, “Good Luck Charlie.” The storyline involved Charlie’s parents trying to remember the name of their daughter’s friend’s mom. The father remembered the mom’s name as Cheryl, and the mother remembered the name as Susan. Turns out they were both right, because the little girl coming over to play had two mommies.

Bullying May Have Lasting Effect on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped.

Mission Lessons

There is something I just don't "get" - people trying to woo the already churched to another church as if that's the mission.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 18, 2014 |
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Rick Warren and Others Rent Theaters for Premiere of ‘Son of God’

Christian leaders, including megachurch pastor Rick Warren, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters across 10 cities for the premiere of “Son of God,” on Feb. 27.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • February 18, 2014 |
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Iran’s Nuclear Program: Barely Touched Since November Accord

This week, the U.N. Security Council meets in Vienna to resume talks with Iranian officials regarding the country's nuclear program.

Will Child Euthanasia Ever Be Legalized in the U.S.?

You may have already heard the heartbreaking news: Belgium’s parliament voted in favor of a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit. Experts expect King Philippe to sign the bill into law. The move comes only 12 years after Belgium legalized euthanasia for adults. It was a fast tumble down the slippery slope.

Tanning Laws Linked to Less Tanning in Teen Girls

Girls in states with age limits and other restrictions have lower indoor tanning rates.

VIDEO: Skiing with My Boys

In Friday’s post, I mentioned the need to keep the fun in our marriages. Even as we juggle the many challenging aspects of married life, it’s good to find things to laugh about. Not only is laughter good for the soul (Proverbs 17:22), but I also think it’s God’s perfect medicine.

The High Costs of Living Together

It is a tragic outcome of our meet-up, hook-up, shack-up culture that a woman who "doesn't" is at a competitive disadvantage with women who "do." Indeed, the prospect of being edged out of the romance market has quelled the qualms of many a woman who, in a prior time, could have successfully held out for a ceremony, a ring, or, at least, a verbal commitment.

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Proposed Belgian Law Would Allow Parent-Approved Euthanasia for Children

Under a new proposed law in Belgium, parents and a terminally ill child can decide if the child should be euthanized.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • February 14, 2014 |
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Homeschool Leader Bill Gothard Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Bill Gothard, the fundamentalist pastor and founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles, as well as Advanced Training Institute, has been accused of sexually harassing women who worked for his organization.

In Pakistan, Valentines are Exchanged in Secret

According to Muqeet, Valentine’s Day has no relevance or place in a Pakistani society; it is only “vulgarity” and a challenge to the sacred system of family as conceived in Islam.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

A federal judge struck down Virginia’s ban on homosexual marriage late Thursday as being unconstitutional.

A Valentine’s Message: Be Joyful and Have Fun

A Christian woman a few years into her marriage once reflected back on the days leading up to her wedding: “As excited as we were to start our new life together, my husband and I were also a little fearful. We had heard from so many Christian couples, and in so many sermons, about how difficult and challenging marriage is. You can’t help but think, ‘Am I crazy to go through with this?’”

4 Pentecostal Churches Still Shuttered After Muslim Attacks

The Indonesian government responded to Muslim protests by closing four Pentecostal churches, reports Charisma News.

Alabama Bill Proposes Prayer in Schools

A Republican lawmaker has recently proposed a bill that would require Alabama schools to begin each day with prayer.

Teen Consumption of Energy Drinks Linked to Substance Use

Nearly one-third of US adolescents consume high-caffeine energy drinks or "shots," and these teens report higher rates of alcohol, cigarette, or drug use, reports a study in the January/February Journal of Addiction Medicine.

US Bloggers to Kick Off $150,000 Fundraiser on Valentine's Day to Demonstrate Love for South African Community

Blogger Lisa-Jo Baker is working with both U.S. and South African organizations to build a community center in Muabane for local women and children.

Belgium Senate to Vote on Child Euthanasia

A controversial measure allowing children the “right to die” is expected to pass the Belgium parliament on Thursday. If passed, the European nation would become the first in the world to allow terminally ill minors the option to end their lives.

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