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Kayla Koslosky has been the Editor of ChristianHeadlines.com since 2018. She has B.A. degrees in English and History and previously wrote for and was the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket newspaper. She has written on her blog since 2012 and has also contributed to IBelieve.com and Crosswalk.com.

Practicing Christians are more satisfied in their marriages than non-practicing Christians or non-Christians, a new Marriage Helper study conducted by Barna Research Group found.

According to the study, 59 percent of married U.S. adults report being “very satisfied” in their marriage, with an additional 22 percent saying they are “somewhat satisfied” with their marriage.

Among practicing Christians, 73 percent say they are very satisfied, and an additional 20 percent say they are somewhat satisfied in their marriages. The numbers drop substantially among non-practicing Christians and non-Christians, with 54 percent of participants in each category saying they are very satisfied in their marriages. An additional 24 percent of non-practicing Christians and 21 percent of non-Christians said they were somewhat satisfied.

When observing marital satisfaction by gender, Barna found that of all U.S. adults, men are more satisfied in their marriages, with 65 percent of men saying they are very satisfied and 52 percent of women saying they are very satisfied.

Marital satisfaction levels also varied generationally, with members of Generation X (Ages 37-55) experiencing the lowest satisfaction rate, followed by Boomers (Ages 56-74) and then Millennials (Ages 22-36).

According to the study, while 65 percent of Millennials and 61 percent of Boomers said they are very satisfied in their marriages, just 47 percent of Gen Xers reported being satisfied. 

Among Gen Xers, only 17 percent considered going to marital counseling in the last 12 months. Of all participants feeling frustrated in their marriage, however, 50 percent considered going to marital counseling.

“Our data on practicing Christians is encouraging, but when you connect that to the larger trends — Generation Xers are at the highest risk to repeat the ‘Gray Divorce’ cycle started by Baby Boomers — everyone needs to be on the alert. Gen Xers are less satisfied in their marriages, less likely to seek help, and ripe for divorce as their kids leave home and life patterns shift,” Kimberly Holmes, CEO of Marriage Helper, told The Christian Post in a statement. “While men believe they’re very satisfied in their marriages, decades of research shows that men are actually resistant to admitting there is a problem.”

The study also found that among those surveyed, parents with children under the age of 18 and Black and Hispanic adults are more likely to consider seeking professional help.

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Kayla Koslosky has been the Editor of ChristianHeadlines.com since 2018. She has B.A. degrees in English and History and previously wrote for and was the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket newspaper. She has written on her blog since 2012 and has also contributed to IBelieve.com and Crosswalk.com.

The Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff told military officials in a meeting on Thursday that more fighting with Hamas may be on the horizon.

The update comes as Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday after activists in Gaza launched incendiary balloons into Israel for the third day in a row, despite a ceasefire agreement from last month.

There have been no reports of injuries or deaths.

According to the Associated Press, Israel says the airstrikes are targeting Hamas facilities. The country also said forces were preparing for a "variety of scenarios including a resumption of hostilities."

"The Hamas terror organization is responsible for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip, and will bear the consequences for its actions," the military said in a statement. "The IDF is prepared for any scenario, including a resumption of hostilities, in the face of continuing terror activities from the Gaza Strip."

New Prime Minister in Israel, Naftali Bennett, said in an interview he is planning on approaching balloon attacks with the same seriousness as if they were rocket fire.

Israel and the terrorist group Hamas have engaged in fighting since the Islamic militant group took power from Palestinian forces in 2007. In response, Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade on Gaza.

Israeli police have used stun grenades and water cannons filled with skunk water to disperse Palestinian protestors at the Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem. Palestinians, meanwhile, have been seen throwing rocks and other items at ultra-Orthodox Jews in the area.

This week, a Palestinian teenager was shot to death by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank. The teenager was part of a protest and is the fourth demonstrator to be killed since last month.

According to the Israeli military, a soldier saw the group of protestors approaching and saw one throw an object toward him that exploded nearby. He then fired.

Related:

Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Agreement

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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.

Former megachurch pastor James MacDonald is facing criticism for calling journalist Julie Roys a liar and "apostate."

MacDonald was fired from his job at the Harvest Bible Chapel in February 2019. He has been accused of financial mismanagement, bullying and death threats.

This week, MacDonald tweeted that Roys was a “cancer on the body of Christ.”

“So grateful to be healthy and happy in the Lord to where I can finally wade into the filth from JuLIE Roys,” he tweeted. “Gosh, she is just filthy with gossip as fact and at very best half the story.”

MacDonald says Roys was biased in her reporting on him, ChurchLeaders reports. He also said she is not a Christian and works for “the father of lies.”

“Does JuLiar even know that intentionally telling only half the story violates basic journalistic standards and forfeits 1st amendment journalistic privilege to protect sources? The U.S. Constitution does not protect journalistic liars.”

He says Roys did not report that MacDonald took steps to apologize for some of his past actions.

“JuLiar deceptively leaves out the fact that in September 2014, I read a statement to our entire church on all campuses in every service, expressing our repentance,” he said in the post.

Meanwhile, Roys says she did report on those updates, and many are criticizing MacDonald’s words on Twitter.

“I don’t understand what’s happened to you, but it’s been very sad to watch,” one Twitter user writes. “You have to stop this madness.”

Another said in a tweet, “I don’t presume to know you, but your social media presence indicates you are unwell.”

Previously, MacDonald sued Harvest Bible Chapel and the attorney and accountants the church hired to review the church’s finances. MacDonald called the investigation and its results a “smear campaign” against him.

In another bizarre twist, Illinois police investigated a claim that MacDonald tried to have someone commit murder for him.

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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.

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