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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?

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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‘Higher calling’: Chick-fil-A CEO’s gracious response to activists

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Chick-fil-A is taking the high road when it comes to those critical of the beloved quick-service eatery and its CEO, Dan Cathy, who many years ago expressed his personal support of the ...

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PBS show ‘Arthur’ criticized for gay wedding scene

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One of the most popular children’s shows of the last 20 years is coming under fire for an episode this week. The PBS cartoon “Arthur” presented kids with the character Mr. Ratburn ...

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Christian teen girls trafficked for marriage in China

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Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is like ...

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Chick-fil-A popularity surges despite boycotts

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After a multi-year boycott effort against the chain for its founder’s view on biblical marriage, Chick-fil-A is set to become the third largest fast-food chain in the United States. Even New Yorkers ...

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‘Keep God in your life’ is the secret says couple married 82 years

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Willie Williams’ joy was palpable as she spoke about the first time she met her 103-year-old husband, Daniel W. Williams. At 100 years old, the devout Christian woman can’t remember all the details ...

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Quarterback and devoted dad Philip Rivers welcomes ninth child

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and his wife Tiffany recently welcomed their ninth child into the family. The sweet announcement came from Rivers’ team last Tuesday, who posted on Twitter the iconic clip ...

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How to use Lent to improve your marriage

Lent is upon us, and most people think about Lent as a time to give things up and “deprive yourself.” But the season is also about giving more of yourself to others, ...

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7 pieces of financial advice that forever changed my life

Over the years, I’ve been blessed to have countless positive influences in my life. Their example, their advice and their wisdom have shaped me in every way—including my financial practices. Motivational speaker Jim ...

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