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Controversial author Jen Hatmaker files for divorce from husband of 27 years

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Christian author and reality TV participant Jen Hatmaker has filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon. Hatmaker, who’s been married to Brandon since 1993, filed for divorce in Hays County 22nd District ...

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Worldview of Americans correlates to biblical perspective, survey finds

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Being a Christian has a profound impact on a person’s worldview, a new survey found. Ninety-eight percent of American adults who choose socialism over capitalism oppose a biblical worldview, according to the ...

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Secret formula? World’s oldest married couple honored

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Is there a secret to both long life and a long marriage? If so, it was discovered by a couple in Ecuador. The Guinness World Record for being the oldest couple in ...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. releases letter revealing wife’s affair which led to his bad behavior

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Jerry Falwell Jr. has released a letter explaining his highly criticized recent actions. The suspended president of Liberty University was recently the center of a string of embarrassing incidents and released a letter Sunday ...

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When Black Lives Matter comes to town

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All anyone needs to do is go to the Black Lives Matter website to find out what they believe and how dangerous they are, but to save you the trouble, here are ...

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She’s 105. He’s 106. The world’s oldest living couple celebrates 80 years of marriage

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The story of the world’s oldest living couple celebrates started in a zoology class in 1934. Students were seated alphabetically in the tiered lecture hall, so John Henderson, 21, sat directly behind ...

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Providing young girls in India an alternative to prostitution

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For 500 years, one tribal group in northern India has relied on the prostitution of its oldest daughters as a key source of income. This tribe, known as the Banchara, is part ...

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Support of same-sex marriage surges among mainline pastors

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Almost one-half of pastors of mainline Protestant churches say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. However, support remains low among evangelical pastors. The poll of 1,000 ...

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Bill in Missouri Legislature would redefine marriage as a civil union

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A Missouri state representative is drawing fire from both sides of the political spectrum over his bill that would change the legal definition of marriage to that of a civil union. Supporters ...

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Democrat legislators in Virginia walk out on black pastor’s prayer

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Praying about abortion and traditional marriage didn’t sit well with Democrat members of the Virginia House of Delegates this week. Democrats, who won control of the legislature last November, walked off the ...

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Longest Married Couple Project accepting nominations

Beginning on Valentine’s Day, nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Longest Married Couple Project sponsored by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Nominations will continue through May 15, with state and national ...

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Muslim Judge on kidnapped Christian girl: ‘Unable to treat Christians as Pakistani Citizens’

A Pakistan high court has handed down a ruling based on Islamic “sharia” law that says men in Pakistan can marry underage girls as long as they have had their first menstrual ...

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National Marriage Week USA observed now through Valentine’s Day

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, National Marriage Week USA begins on February 7 and continues through February 14. National Marriage Week USA is a national movement promoting education about the benefits ...

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United Methodist leaders propose split over LGBT issue

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Bishops and leaders of a number of United Methodist groups have announced a proposal that would result in a split of the United Methodist Church.  The news draws varying opinions on how a split would impact the Church’s future.  The proposal, ...

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Hallmark Channel decisions on ads have now angered all sides in culture wars

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Another large company has given conflicting messages in the culture wars. Chick-fil-A was accused of changing its giving practices in response to criticism, and now the Hallmark Channel has reversed course and ...

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Are evangelicals who support Trump fools?

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In a lengthy op-ed piece for the Christian Post, Chris Thurman claims that “evangelicals who support Donald Trump are being both blind and foolish to do so.” Therefore “labeling them as such ...

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Branson is the perfect place to blend two Christmas family traditions

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Traditions are fantastic opportunities for families to grow together and bond with common experiences. Enjoying and creating them becomes even more meaningful when two people combine those traditions in a marriage. My ...

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Conservative Methodist association votes to split denomination over homosexuality stance

Adam Hamilton, pastor of the local Church of the Resurrection, recently predicted a coming schism in the United Methodist Church because of its stance on homosexuality. His prediction already may be coming ...

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Couples now can marry at Helzberg Diamond stores but beware the ‘ordained pastor’

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“I am loved” has long been the marketing slogan for Helzberg Diamonds, which is based in North Kansas City. The company has taken customer service to a new level by enabling couples ...

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Is Pope set to give green light to married priests?

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Pope Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition of only having single priests. It is among 146 ...

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Church holds mass wedding for 24 couples who took a marriage challenge

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Cohabitating couples hear it every Sunday at Concord Church in Dallas. “Stop shacking up!” challenges pastor Bryan Carter. For those that listen, move out, and decide to get married, the church provides ...

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Positive news emerging from culture wars

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America’s culture wars never end, and reading the daily news often can be depressing. It can be easy to overlook the fact that Christians are winning their share of skirmishes. Dr. Michael ...

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Restaurant culture wars: Kansas, Purdue campuses deal with Chick-fil-A opponents

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Some of the biggest battles on college campuses this fall are playing out not on the football field but in the cafeteria. Close to home, where University of Kansas students are known ...

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Should we have great expectations in marriages?

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I have many occasions in which I am able to see marriages at their worst. What would be more accurate to say is, “I see people at their worst in their marriages.” ...

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Man convicted in Muslim honor killing of Texas woman

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A Muslim man in Texas will serve 40 years in prison for a murder that prosecutors called the “honor killing” of an Iranian rights activist who was his sister’s friend. Nasim Irsan, ...

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