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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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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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Omar files for divorce, faces questions over marriage to brother, tax fraud

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has separated from her husband with plans to divorce him, according to a new report, amid calls for investigators to probe Omar’s marriage history after it was recently found she ...

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‘The Bachelorette’ sends home Christian guy for sex-before-marriage ideals, spat spills onto Twitter

Sparks flew last week on the Fantasy Suites episode of “The Bachelorette,” the popular but sleazy reality dating show, between star Hannah Brown and Luke Parker, who had been considered the frontrunner for much ...

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Is San Antonio hiding incriminating emails in Chick-fil-A case?

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A lawsuit has been filed against San Antonio after they have refused to release documents regarding their treatment of Chick-fil-A. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit to make them comply ...

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What contributes to 60% of divorces?

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Every generation has faced sexual temptation and engaged in sexual sin, says author and national radio host Dr. Michael Brown. And that fact is causing divorces. But what is new is the ...

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Christian teenager raped, forced to marry Muslim attacker

A Christian teenager in Pakistan is sharing a horrific story of rape, beatings and her forced marriage to a 45-year-old man. Neha Pervaiz, a 15-year-old who lives in the Ittehad Town neighborhood ...

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New York Times says religious conservative wives are the happiest; social media completely loses it

Over the weekend, the New York Times caused an uproar of anger on social media after they published an op-ed showcasing a report that detailed the happiest of American wives identify as religious conservatives. ...

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Pastor tells cohabiting couples he’ll pay for the wedding

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Bryan Carter, senior pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, received quite a bit of attention this week when he announced he had just invited “cohabiting couples to accept the challenge of stepping into marriage.” ...

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