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Marriage, children reduce risk of dementia, Norwegian study finds

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Researchers have found another benefit of marriage — a reduced risk of dementia. Researchers, predominantly from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, looked at the marital status of adults aged 44 through ...

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Saying its mission is accomplished, conservative Methodist group shuts down

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The Confessing Movement, a lay-led conservative Christian movement that pushed back against the influence of liberalism and progressivism in the United Methodist Church, has shut down in reaction to the recent launch ...

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Supreme Court to hear free speech case of Christian business owner

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The legal battle over the free speech rights of Christian businesses continues in the U.S. Supreme Court today. The court will hear oral arguments in a case in which a Colorado graphic ...

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‘Dangerous legislation’: Franklin Graham talks about ‘Respect for Marriage Act’

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Franklin Graham is calling on Americans to contact their senators, warning them that the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” legislation would fail to protect individuals with the traditional concept of marriage. “The ...

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What Christianity Today gets wrong about the Respect for Marriage Act

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In a Christianity Today op-ed, Carl H. Esbeck, Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Missouri, offers a positive assessment of the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA). He writes, “All in ...

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Candace Cameron Bure responds in love to critics of her Christian values

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Actress Candace Cameron Bure is responding with grace to attacks on her defense of traditional marriage and Christian values. “I would like to address my comments on Great American Family’s programming as ...

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Blunt, Hawley disagree in vote to codify same-sex marriage into federal law

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One of Roy Blunt’s final acts as senior senator from Missouri was to vote in favor of a proposal to codify same-sex marriage in federal law Wednesday. Sen. Josh Hawley voted against ...

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Prayer effort to stop 110 million girls being forced into child marriage

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International aid agency, World Vision is calling for urgent action to prevent 110 million girls from being forced into child marriage by 2035. Its new report ‘Fighting for a Future’ has tracked ...

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PayPal stocks plunge after saying it will fine ‘misinformation’

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Share prices for PayPal dropped more than 5% on Monday morning after a report from The Daily Wire highlighted the firm’s attempt to fine users $2,500 for spreading “misinformation” through the platform. The financial services ...

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Two sisters who survived the Holocaust die just days apart

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Two sisters who survived the Holocaust as girls and moved to the United States afterward died just days apart in their adopted home of Alabama. The Alabama Holocaust Education Center said Ruth Scheuer Siegler died ...

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Rick Warren gives final sermon as pastor of Saddleback

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Influential author and leader Rick Warren preached his final sermon as pastor of Saddleback Church on Sunday. He delivered the same message he preached more than four decades ago, urging those in ...

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America moving toward overturning social statement on same-sex marriage

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Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who oppose same-sex marriage may no longer enjoy the protection of a social statement that respects their conscience. Delegates to the denomination’s churchwide assembly ...

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Faith leaders urge Senate to reject same-sex marriage bill that passed House

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More than 80 Christian and politically conservative groups delivered a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking him to oppose a same-sex marriage bill. The “Respect for Marriage Act” measure gives ...

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House Democrats plan series of votes on variety of social issues this week

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Democratic leaders in the U.S. House plan to hold several votes this week to put members on the record about controversial issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. They are even voting ...

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70 Georgia congregations join exodus from United Methodist Church

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The exodus of congregations from the United Methodist Church over sexuality issues continues to gain steam. Last week, 70 churches in Georgia officially left the denomination. The North Georgia Conference voted to ...

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Japan upholds ban on same-sex marriage

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A Japanese court has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage by dismissing a lawsuit that argued it was unconstitutional. Three same-sex couples in their 30s and 50s sued in the Osaka District ...

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Government prosecutor said use of word ‘sin’ could be harmful

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It’s still legal to utter the word “sin” in Finland. At least for now. A Finnish court has upheld the right to free speech by dismissing all charges against Finnish MP Päivi ...

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Valentine’s Day brings back that lovin’ feeling

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February is known for cold weather, presidents’ birthdays and Cupid’s delight.  As Valentine’s Day approaches, hearts flutter, lovers sigh and Charlie Brown hopes that little red-haired girl will like the card he’s ...

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Ugandan clergy are divorcing wives for younger church members

KAMPALA, Uganda— Aloysius Bugingo, a senior pastor at House of Prayer Ministries in Kampala, left his wife of 29 years in December and married a younger woman under the customary law. He ...

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U.S. pastors fear Canadian law that jails pastors, counselors over Bible teaching

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Pastors across North America are concerned about a new Canadian law that could effectively make it a crime to affirm biblical teaching about sexual morality. The controversial legislation went into effect January ...

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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Jesus made me a better husband, father

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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over the past two decades. Amid speculation that he plans to retire after this season, he ...

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Percentage of married households plummets in latest census report

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Less than 18 percent of the 130 million households in the United States feature married parents with children, according to the latest census data. This represents a decline of more than 40 ...

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Independent Catholic church formed in Kansas City to promote LGBT issues

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The growing liberal independent Catholic movement has come to Kansas City. Christ the King Independent Catholic Church has moved into a new building on the west side of Kansas City near the ...

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Methodist churches want to split from denomination sooner than planned

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Congregations should be able to leave the United Methodist Church now instead of waiting for next year’s General Conference, a group of members told bishops in a letter. The denomination has been ...

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Pope Francis states he opposes abortion and same-sex marriage

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Although Pope Francis has been criticized for several of his more progressive views, he made a strong statement against abortion and same-sex marriage last week. “Abortion is murder; the church cannot change ...

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