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In Cuba, homeschooling will land you in prison

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After refusing to send their daughter to a communist school where she was bullied for her faith, a Christian couple is now serving a prison sentence. The husband and wife, both pastors ...

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Small girl beaten into coma after Christian parents refuse ancestor worship

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Vietnam is usually not on the radar of the top countries for persecution of Christians. But for believers in the communist country, they are paying a high price for their faith in ...

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Faith-based crime series ‘Vindication’ leads September streaming lineup

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The best new series on Amazon Prime Video is a crime drama full of brilliant sleuthing and police investigations. But — surprise, surprise — there is not a curse word or mega-violent ...

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How to teach your kids to live a healthy lifestyle

Five years ago, our family lifestyle was not healthy. We ate dessert every night and spent so much time in front of the TV that weekend movie nights increasingly became an extensive ...

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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ on PBS leads September’s family-friendly lineup

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More than a few of my childhood nights were spent sitting in my bedroom, wondering why my father was watching a “boring” PBS documentary on the Civil War. But then I grew ...

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‘Overcomer’ opens in top 3 at theaters

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The faith-themed film “Overcomer” opened strong over the weekend, placing third at the box office and grossing over $8.2 million at over 1,700 theaters. The drama is directed and produced by Alex ...

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Deciding on the perfect layout for your home

If you’ve ever been on the hunt for a new home, you already know there’s a lot of important factors to consider. You’ve got to think about your family needs, lifestyle, budget, ...

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Tips for managing caregiver boredom

It can be mentally and emotionally taxing to be a caregiver, especially when the care being given is for a loved one. Family caregivers often put their regular lives on hold to ...

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Overcomer is a movie that asks: What defines you?

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What defines who you are? Your job? Your spouse, your partner, your accomplishments? Does your sense of well-being and satisfaction come from dependence on your position or friends or appearance or skills? ...

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When does character develop in children?

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There are few things in life that a Christian parent hopes for more than to pass on to their children the same principles and character values they live by. Character doesn’t just ...

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Shelter pup lands starring role in Lady and the Tramp remake

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A shelter pup is one lucky dog in Arizona after landing a starring role in the upcoming Disney remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” “Monte,” a 2-year-old terrier mix, once called HALO Animal ...

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‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ explores mental illness and a family’s love

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Mental illness is rarely a matter of being just fine on one hand and asking your filing cabinet out to tea on the other. Sure, sometimes the answer’s easy, obvious. But often, ...

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‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming

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Sports, and particularly basketball, have a special place in the American culture. Perhaps that’s because Americans naturally root for the underdog — the subject of most sports flicks. Or perhaps that’s because ...

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Little House on the Prairie is 45 years old and as popular as ever

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WALNUT GROVE, Minn. – A little more than 800 people live in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. But millions around the world know and love this small town. It’s the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder, ...

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Is gun violence linked to absence of dads in homes?

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As the nation continues to reel from multiple instances of gun violence, family organizations, politicians, public safety officials and others are questioning the media narrative that only guns cause violence. “What about ...

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Palestinian hero who rescued Jewish kids from Arab mob granted Israeli residency

A Palestinian man who faced death threats after saving the lives of Israeli children following a terrorist attack which killed their rabbi father has been given Israeli residency. The unnamed 28-year old ...

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Sheriff calls man ‘a monster’ for killing family in crash

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The prosecutor’s office in southwest Missouri’s Greene County has filed three counts of second degree murder against a Springfield man accused of causing Saturday night’s deadly crash which killed three. The crash ...

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Kendrick brothers’ ‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

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I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which ...

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‘The Farewell’ explores the fibs one family tells in love

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Is there ever such a thing as a good lie? Even when it’s told as part of a farewell? Billi, a struggling young artist in Brooklyn, isn’t so sure. I mean, yes, ...

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Free family event, Adventures in Wonderland, to be held at KC Renaissance Festival grounds

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival has announced an Alice in Wonderland-themed carnival to be held on the Festival grounds in Bonner Springs. The free family event, Adventures in Wonderland, will take place ...

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Simba and Mufasa return to take viewers on emotional ride

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Simba has a lot to learn. And Mufasa, his roaring royal pop and the Pride Lands’ Lion King, is eager to teach him. Mufasa takes time to help Simba explore the vast ...

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Apollo 11 joins Mary Poppins for July streaming

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Defying gravity and capturing the imagination define two of our streaming films for July. Mary Poppins could fly, of course, with the opening of her umbrella. Apollo 11 chronicles humanity’s victory of ...

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Movies to get your red, white and blue on

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July is what I call Red-White-and Blue days of summer. This is when the themed t-shirts come out, there are red, white and blue hair ribbons and caps, plus corn on the ...

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Removed for homeschooling, German couple gets kids back

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A german couple has regained custody of their children after a German court removed them from the home in 2013 because the kids were homeschooled. The victory in family court in Darmstadt ...

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America’s Got Talent to aliens: July’s 5 family things

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Aliens aside, I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ ...

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