Marriage & Family
Posted 7/26/16 at 5:41 PM | Robin Williams
A fairytale is a story about magical creatures and generally involve a beautiful princess and her prince charming. A fairytale need not stick to a general theme of lakes and castles and mystic beings just like your wedding.
Below is a guide to plan a perfect fairytale wedding to save your effort:
Decide on a Theme
You can think out of the box for a “unique” setup for your own magical world. Follow these steps:
Start with the basics
Posted 7/26/16 at 11:00 AM | Brian Wallace
Posted 7/21/16 at 3:08 PM | Brian Wallace
San Antonio has a lot for families to do, after you visit The Alamo, of course! Learn more about notable attractions to visit in San Anotnio from this infographic!
Posted 7/19/16 at 9:33 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
I have been quite passionate about the first group of women on this blog this year, writing about what submission really means; how to deal with a controlling husband; how we shouldnever make women powerless in the name of God.
But today I am angry about the second group. FULL POST
Posted 7/7/16 at 4:09 PM | Audra Jennings
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There are so many ways families can enjoy the summer for free:
However, parents across the country are starting to hear that dreaded summertime mantra, "I'm bored!" While it's tempting to let the TV or video games entertain the kids all summer, research suggests that nearly all young people experience some level of learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.
Now, parents can add more fun, imagination and education to their kids' summer through Focus on the Family with a FREE 14 day trial of the Odyssey Adventure Club (OAC) --- a safe and fun online environment where children can explore, create and imagine, while developing their faith and learning biblical truth. FULL POST
Posted 7/2/16 at 1:41 AM | Lara Sen
As both a devout Christian and a property owner, working within the confines of the law can sometimes mean going against your personal religious beliefs. Where can we draw the line?
Here’s what Christian landlords need to know:
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Under the Federal Fair Housing Act, which was passedin 1968, landlords cannot refuse to discriminate based on certain identity markers – including race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The law would be further amended in 1989 to prohibit discrimination based on disability or familial status.
In this case, familial status refers specifically to pregnant women and/or the presence of children under the age of 18 – including single parents with children. An example of the Fair Housing Act in action is one, somewhat bizarre, case from 2011, in which a Wisconsin landlord refused to rent a property to a single mother because there was no man “to shovel the snow.” The landlord was subsequently sued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. FULL POST
Posted 6/30/16 at 6:37 PM | Sunny Shell
Though God chose all Scripture to be penned by men, He did not decree that all of the wisdom therein, would come only from men. Proverbs 31:10-31 is an acrostic poem based on the Hebrew alphabet; an oracle a mother taught her son. A son, who was a king.
King Lemuel is not mentioned anywhere else in the Bible, except in the opening of this famous passage of a what a biblically submissive woman truly looks like—in spirit, and in the practical applications of her every day life. Most scholars believe King Lemuel is King Solomon (also called Jedidiah) since the names have similar meanings, and King Solomon wrote most of Proverbs. Lemuel means "devoted, or belonging to God" and Jedidiah (Solomon's other name) means "beloved of the LORD (2 Sam 12:25).
While it is uncertain who King Lemuel was, what is certain is that God chose for this wise counsel from a mother to her son, to be recorded—that men may know what a godly woman looks like, and women may know that her greatest "adorning...[is] the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious." (1 Pet 3:4). FULL POST
Posted 6/30/16 at 11:17 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
And some people really could use some help, because I saw this message on a forum I belong to last weekend, too:
We got married 5 days ago and it’s been too painful to consummate yet — any suggestions? FULL POST
Posted 6/16/16 at 11:28 PM | Karen Kramer
Several wedding invitations are on my desk. Each couple has planned a special day with flowers, flowing dresses, serious vows, love, laughter, maybe some joyful tears, and a gathering of families and friends.
But beyond the moments shared at the altar or in a garden, and after a brief honeymoon, the real journey awaits. And honestly, their future is unknown.
Many couples delay marriage—sometimes fearing failure, money issues, or just too much uncertainty in our weary world of horrible tragedies, suffering and misfortune. But please don’t let that stop you from saying I do.
Scary highlights from the year I married:
Revolutionary forces in Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini took over Iran.
Militants later seized the US embassy and held over 50 Americans hostage—for over a year. FULL POST
Posted 6/16/16 at 3:44 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
The nation was horrified by the loss of two-year-old Lane Graves after he was snatched at the edge of a lagoon by an alligator in front of his parents at an upscale Disney hotel only a monorail stop away from the Magic Kingdom.
One of the most troubling dimensions to the loss of a child is the question of their eternal destiny. There will be comforting words from friends, but some will be left wondering if they will see their little one in heaven.
One of the most famous sermons ever delivered by Dr. J. Vernon McGee, the legendary pastor and Bible teacher with a Texas twang, addressed this important question.
The subject was close to his heart because the McGee’s first child was stillborn.
“There is no sorrow quite so heartrending as the death of a little child,” Dr. McGee affirmed. “The image of the little one is written so indelibly upon the mind and heart that during the long watches of the night it appears on memory’s screen to haunt us.” FULL POST