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Silent Stories Lost in the middle of Pro-life/Pro-choice debate

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Lost in the middle of the Pro-life/Pro-choice debate sit millions of women and men impacted by their abortion experience. Abortion is arguably one of the most heated discussions in today’s culture. Both ...

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Experiencing awe quite literally improves your health

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The world needs more “awe,” says Twitter account Culture Critic (@Culture–crit). The account regularly posts messages about culture, past and present, and how much we have seemingly lost to “progress.” It also ...

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“Touched by an Angel” star writes children’s book based on her childhood

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Being a child is harder than ever in today’s secular culture. Actress Roma Downey, who starred in the hit television show “Touched by an Angel,” is helping make the journey easier with ...

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Tips to get out of the occasional spiritual “blahs”

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Everyone has heard of the winter blues and the post-holiday blahs. At some time, most Christians experience the spiritual blahs as well, former magazine editor J. Lee Grady said. He offers 10 ...

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Prayer beats holiday stress, says “The Chosen” star

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Prayer is the best antidote for the busyness of the holiday season, said Jonathan Roumie, star of “The Chosen” and “Jesus Revolution.” During an interview with Fox News, the 49-year-old actor talked about ...

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Many pastors still hurting in wake of pandemic

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Although the pandemic is over, the human toll on pastors is still being felt. “At the height of the pandemic, we were losing up to 1,500 pastors a month in this country,” ...

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Exercise, diet and sunlight fight winter blues

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Despite the joy of the holiday season, the end of Daylight Saving Time marked the start of the winter blues for many people. “A more serious version of winter blues is called ...

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As winter approaches, stay active with these precautions

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As cold weather approaches that means it’s time to cut back on outdoor activities and hibernate during the winter. Right? Not so fast. “There is a seasonality to physical activity levels,” said ...

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Things to remember when your friend (or you) is suffering

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Every few years I return to the biblical Book of Job, the best guidebook I know for dealing with suffering and loss. It’s an ancient work with timeless applications. I’m not sure ...

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David Berkowitz: “Son of Sam” becomes a son of God

Meet the transformed David Berkowitz in Dr. Michael Caparrelli’s new book, Monster Mirror. Is there any act too evil for God to forgive? Although we cannot grasp God’s mercy, we encounter a ...

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Small, unexpected things can bring happiness, new poll finds

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Happiness seems to be in short supply with all of the turmoil in the world today. The good news is that small, unexpected things can bring a smile when it’s needed most, ...

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Church Mental Health Summit will offer free online resources to leaders

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The pandemic exposed the mental health challenges that churches face. A free online summit on October 10, which is World Mental Health Day, will offer resources to church leaders. The Church Mental ...

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Research and the Bible agree: Generosity is good for you

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Generosity, a fundamental virtue of all cultures, finds profound expression in the Bible as benefitting the giver and receiver. New research supports those beliefs. In addition to offering moral instruction, scriptures highlight ...

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Psychiatrist says church is cure for loneliness epidemic

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Americans, even many Christians, are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness. The U.S. Surgeon General calls loneliness a public health threat on par with smoking or obesity. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said ...

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The death of church and pub

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The nature of community is changing. The old village has gone. One can lament the passing of parish church and village pub, but the type of community that birthed them has gone ...

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Social media a top concern for parents: Tips to protect children

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As schools across the nation are back in session, a new poll finds parents are increasingly concerned about the social media habits of their children. The vast majority of parents say internet ...

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Majority of pastors feel lonely and isolated at times, Barna study finds

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Two-thirds of pastors felt lonely or isolated at times last year, a new survey by the Barna Group found. That number is up significantly from 42 percent in 2015. At the same ...

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Well-being of pastors has dropped in several key areas since 2015, study finds

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The well-being of pastors in several key areas has significantly declined since 2015, a new report from Barna Research found. When it comes to having true friends, 20 percent of pastors in ...

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How do Christians view faith, health and their doctor?

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New polling reveals that Christians would be more comfortable if their doctor was a believer and that faith contributes to overall physical and mental health. Seven in 10 Christians say they would ...

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Death rates among children spike almost 20% in last two years

American Children are dying at an alarming rate – the highest rate in in 50 years. Mortality rose by almost 20 percent in just two years, with non-COVID injuries being a top ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley calls for age requirement for social media

Kids would not be able to go on to social media until age 16 under legislation proposed by Sen. Josh Hawley. The Missouri Republican is joining a chorus of others including doctors, ...

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Faith and mental health: A study of Gen Z

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You’ve seen the headlines: Members of Generation Z are “shying away from religion” and “losing their religion.” One prominent religious demographer wrote that with Gen Z, “we have a picture of a ...

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Researcher finds connection between spiritual health and happiness

People who pray and connect with God are more likely to experience happiness and enjoy positive mental health, research shows. Extensive research into 13-to-25-year-olds has long found “religion is good for you,” ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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Breakthrough House uses golf tourney to help serve locals with mental health issues

Breakthrough House, Inc. is a local Topeka non-profit that assists those with mental health issues. Their services consist of three main programs: Payee Services, Breakthrough Clubhouse, and Residential Housing. The mission at ...

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