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Iranian Christians Continue to Face Arrest, Imprisonment

The steady flow of Iranian Christians facing arrest and imprisonment on spurious charges continues.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • July 25, 2013 |
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After Your Royal Baby Comes Home

Here at Focus, we like to talk about “thriving families,” and yes, God wants your family to thrive. However, please understand that going through tough days doesn’t mean you’re not thriving. It just means you’re living through the messy beauty that is marriage and parenthood. It’s a process that’s meant to take you to God in prayer.

Pastor Saeed Marks 300 Days in Iranian Prison

Thursday marked the 300th day that American pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in Iran for his faith.

Outspoken Atheist Seeks Position as U.S. Navy Chaplain

An outspoken atheist is generating controversy in his pursuit of a position as an official United States Navy chaplain.

What’s at Stake with Internet Pornography

There’s a situation in counseling I come across all too often: a couple will typically tell me first about how stressful their lives are. But usually, if we talk long enough about their fracturing marriage, there is a sense that something else is afoot.

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.

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