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A Nun's Story: From Convent Bondage (Sexual Desire, Dating Priests, Rituals, No Bible) to Jesus Mary Allen spent 26 years as a Nun. She gives a personal and very descriptive account of her long life in the convent. Her coming to true Christian salvation many years after convent life is fascinating. Please share this video with family and friends. If
A Nun's Story: From Convent Bondage (Sexual Desire, Dating Priests, Rituals, No Bible) to Jesus Mary Allen spent 26 years as a Nun. She gives a personal and very descriptive account of her long life in the convent. Her coming to true Christian salvation many years after convent life is fascinating. Please share this video with family and friends. If
J. B. Buffington - God Hates Divorce (Pt. 1 of 4) "Look at the legalized adultery we call divorce. Men marry one wife after another and are still admitted into good society; and women do likewise. There are ...
J. B. Buffington - God Hates Divorce (Pt. 2 of 4) "Look at the legalized adultery we call divorce. Men marry one wife after another and are still admitted into good society; and women do likewise. There are ...
J. B. Buffington - God Hates Divorce (Pt. 3 of 4) "Look at the legalized adultery we call divorce. Men marry one wife after another and are still admitted into good society; and women do likewise. There are ...
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Yes, many Jewish men had (illegally, according to Moses’ Law) married women of heathen descent, people who worshipped false gods at that! And Ezra and his co-leaders felt they (the erring men) were diluting, compromising, hindering the spiritual progress of the whole (albeit little) nation! Living in disobedience, later Jesus would have called it living in […]
Dear Friends,The other day, I walked into an Asian stir-fry eatery and was met with a row of touchscreens lined up in front of the kitchen area where employees were preparing the food. The normal conversation one would usually hear between customers and the person behind the counter was strangely absent. Instead, I found myself and two or three millennial-types silently staring down at the touchscreens and ordering our food with a series of finger taps. We even swiped our own credit cards on a little console that also printed out our receipts. Similarly, instead of going to the bank with a check to deposit and having a friendly interaction with the bank teller, we can now deposit our checks ourselves with the cameras on our phones.All of this technology has certainly made our lives more convenient in certain ways, but it also has a weird way of making everyday life seem robotic. We aren’t being “old-fashioned” when we feel that something vital is missing from our lives when the opportunities for friendly chit-chat are systematically removed from commonplace societal activities.The desire for genuine human contact isn’t merely a “nicety” that some of us choose to do from time to time. This desire was placed in all human hearts by our Creator. Think of how Jesus interacted with those around him. He didn’t sit on pedestal and heal people from afar—rather, he did not hesitate in holding children in his lap, touching lepers, and even spitting on a blind man’s eyes to heal them. This is the kind of God we have, one whose deepest desire is to reach out and touch us. We in turn desire to give and receive genuine touch. Never underestimate the power that a warm handshake or a friendly pat on the back can have. A sincere embrace of someone who is struggling can have an enormous impact. Even something as seemingly insignificant as a smile and a friendly “hello” has the power to immediately lift our spirits.It’s particularly important to not miss an opportunity to be both verbally and physically affectionate with our spouses and children, which strengthens the bond of our family units. Thank you for your prayers and for your continued support of FRC and the family.Sincerely,Dan Hart Managing Editor for Publications Family Research Council FRC ArticlesNew Brochure: How to Respond to the LGBT Movement – Peter SpriggThe SPLC’s Incursion into EducationWith vote against Brownback, Democrats abandon religious freedom – Travis WeberPresident is keeping his promises – Tony PerkinsFact-Checking Jimmy Kimmel on Christian Bakers: Two Big Errors, But Props for Trying – Travis WeberGeneration Z – Seeking Answers to Good and Evil – Travis WeberAn Ode to the Lincoln Memorial – Brynne KrispinPain-Capable Senate Vote: The One Percenters’ Club – Jay Sappington4 Unforgettable Thoughts On Marriage – Dan HartWith Cecile Richards’ Resignation, It’s Time for Planned Parenthood to Come Clean – Jay Sappington Religious LibertyReligious Liberty in the Public SquareJudge Rules Bakeshop Owner Doesn’t Have to Bake Wedding Cake for Gay Couple – Grace Carr, The Daily SignalNorth Carolina Settles With Magistrate It Forced Out for Not Doing Gay Marriages – Ken McIntyre, The Daily SignalMichigan Pastor Facing Death Threats for Offering Workshops to Teens Struggling with Homosexuality – Charlene Aaron, CBN NewsGovernor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Banning State Agencies From Doing Business With Companies That Promote, Tolerate Discrimination – LongIsland.comCalifornia Moves To Force Public Universities To Administer Abortion Pills – Kristan Hawkins, The FederalistMaryland city to church: Stop worship services or leave – Alliance Defending FreedomOhio high school rallies around prayer after outside group tries to ban it at events – Caleb Parke and Michelle Chavez, Fox NewsInternational Religious Freedom16,000 Christians Dead in Less Than 3 Years: Report Reveals Extent of Violence in Nigeria – Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian PostImpressions of persecution – June Cheng, WORLDSudan government demolishes church just hours after service – J-P Mauro, AleteiaReligious Discrimination in Canada – Derek Ross, Public DiscourseUS Pastor Andrew Brunson Writes Heartbreaking Message to Wife From Turkish Prison – Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian PostOpen Doors Rebuilds Nearly 700 Christian Homes Destroyed by ISIS in Nineveh Plains – Samuel Smith, The Christian Post LifeAbortionBeyond Roe: A Global Roadmap for the Pro-Life Movement – Stefano Gennarini, Public DiscourseBrother of woman who died from abortion at Planned Parenthood: Abortion is not a safe procedure – Live ActionOnly Pro-Lifers Address Abortion’s Core Moral Question – Mene Ukueberuwa, National ReviewThe Emerging Pro-Life Majority – Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream'Fetal heartbeat' abortion bill advances in Iowa Senate after contentious hearing – William Petroski, Des Moines RegisterMissouri House Passes Pro-Life Bill Requiring Parental Notification Before a Teen’s Abortion – Micaiah Bilger, LifeNewsAdoptionFive Reasons Adoption Shouldn’t be a Backup Plan – John Prather, The StreamPro-Life Advocates Celebrate: Lawmakers Pass Funding for Florida Pregnancy Support Network – Leon Aprile, Orlando Political ObserverBioethicsEuthanizing The Mentally Ill Just Lets Their Illness Win – A.D.P. Efferson, The Federalist FamilyEconomics/EducationTax Revenues Up Big After GOP Tax Cut – James Barrett, The Daily WireSorry, NYT: For Child Poverty, Family Structure Still Matters – W. Bradford Wilcox, Family StudiesThe Left Is Conditioning College Students To Hate Free Speech – John Daniel Davidson, The FederalistCampus Madness: Amid Uproar, Princeton's Class on Free Speech Issues Has Been Canceled – Guy Benson, TownhallMarriageThe Profound Spiritual Truth of Marriage – Dorothy Greco, RelevantHow To Prepare For Marriage And Make It Good Once You Get There – Melissa Langsam Braunstein, The FederalistShe Was Repulsed by Her Husband – Lisa Lakey, Family LifeJordan Peterson’s Radical Take on Marriage – Ashley McGuire, Family StudiesThe Eschatological Hope of Bearing Children – Ian Caveny, First ThingsThe Lost Decade – Mary May Larmoyeux, Family LifeThe Long-Term Benefits of Marriage: Evidence from the UK – Harry Benson, Family StudiesNo Matter How Anyone Tries To Glam It Up Or Brush It Off, Divorce Is Never ‘Over Easy’ – The FederalistWe Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage – Tanisha Garnier, Christianity TodayHow to Restore a Marriage Norm – Lawrence M. Mead, Family StudiesRankin finally pulls the plug on gay marriage – Jonathan Bell, The Royal GazetteFaith/Character/CultureRaising Gentlemen in a #MeToo World: Advice for Fathers – Patrick Fagan, Family StudiesWhy ‘Progressives’ Cannot Abide Dissent – Trevin Wax, The Gospel CoalitionThe Burdensome Myth of Romantic Love – David C. Dollahite and Betsy VanDenBerghe, First ThingsIs Life Ultimately Pointless? – Matt Nelson, Word On FireHuman SexualityIs America Running Out of Patience with LGBT Activism? – Glenn Stanton, Public DiscourseNine Decades of Promiscuity – Nicholas H. Wolfinger, Family StudiesWalgreens now allows bathroom use corresponding with gender identity – Rebecca Savransky, The HillStaggering Statistic Reveals How Many High Schoolers Now Identify as Transgender – Jason Hopkins, The Western JournalFive Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution, Part I – Mary Eberstadt, The Catholic Thing‘Dirty Dozen’ List Sheds Light on Sexualized Corporate Culture – CBN NewsHuman Trafficking510 Arrested in Sex Trafficking Sting; 56 Victims Rescued – Donald Kaufman, truthdigPornographyLet’s Ban Porn – Ross Douthat, The New York TimesAmmunition for the Fight Against Porn – Dieudonné Tamfu, Desiring God5 Ways Intimacy Will Suffer if You Watch Porn Together – Mary Rose Somarriba, VerilyHow One Family Is Taking A Stand Against Pornography and Sexual Exploitation in America’s Schools – Robin Paterson, National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Anyone who has spent any time perusing the blogosphere knows that there are thousands upon thousands of articles out there giving advice on marriage. I’ve certainly read my fair share, so I thought it would be helpful to distill the reflections that I thought were most insightful into one place. In honor of National Marriage Week, here are my four favorite musings on the beauty of marriage.1. Take Your Vows Seriously So That You Will Always Have Someone to Tell the Truth ToOne of the primary blessings of marriage is that it gives us a lifelong partner to confide in, no matter how unbearable life may become. The freedom that comes with the ability to be completely open and honest with our spouses is a wonderful thing. Jordan Peterson put it this way:What do you do when you get married? You take someone who’s just as useless and horrible as you are, and then you shackle yourself to them. And then you say, we’re not running away no matter what happens…If you can run away, you can’t tell each other the truth…If you don’t have someone around that can’t run away, then you can’t tell them the truth. If you can leave, then you don’t have to tell each other the truth. It’s as simple as that, because you can just leave. And then you don’t have anyone to tell the truth to.2. Use Your Spouse’s Criticism as an Opportunity to Deepen Your LoveBest-selling author Dr. Warren Farrell speaks of the critical importance of how we handle criticism from our spouse:Making marriages better serves everyone. Many couples with children who are legally married are psychologically divorced. Divorces are due less to problems with money, sex or children, and more to each partner feeling that her or his perspectives on money, sex, or children are rarely heard. When our partner airs her or his perspective, we often take it as criticism, and the Achilles’ heel of human beings is our inability to handle personal criticism from a loved one without becoming defensive.…I introduce in The Boy Crisis my “Altered Mindsets Method of Non-defensive Communication,” which has allowed couples to emotionally associate their partner’s criticism as an opportunity to deepen their love. It’s a method I have honed over two decades via couples’ communication workshops… [E]mpathy communication skills need to be part of every elementary school’s core curriculum… This is the most important single global change for love in our families and peace in the world.3. Sustaining Love Does Not Come NaturallyDr. Farrell further explains how sustaining love within a marriage does not come naturally, but yet this is an absolute must not only for the couple themselves, but for their children: “…[W]e have a ‘love dilemma’: while ‘falling in love’ is biologically natural, sustaining love is biologically unnatural. For our children to not fear marriage, then, they need to see that their parents have learned how to do what does not come naturally: sustain love.”So how can couples sustain love? Here is a great compilation of ways to do this in everyday life.4. ‘Thank you for choosing me.’This is from “Marriage According to 10 Couples”:“‘Thank you for choosing me.’ We often spontaneously use this line, communicating how grateful or undeserving we feel to be given such a genuine love. We’ve quickly learned that it is a choice that comes with each new sunrise in marriage, and it’s the deep confidence found in the other’s daily commitment that has moved mountains internally in our first year as newlyweds. ‘Thank you for choosing me …’ They are words we’ll whisper in each other’s ear well into old age; I’m certain of it.”—Angela Hoyer
Temple Baptist Church - 1-14-2018Psalms 119:129-136Introduction: A. First, I want to give a special thank you to Dr. Tom Wallace as much of this message came from one that he preached titled “Why Read The Bible Through This Year?”B. As the New Year begins, I want to look at the key role that God's Word will have in your life this year. As most churches, we encourage our people to read through the Bible at least once a year. This is not an insurmountable task, as some would suppose. C. For the average reader, it will take seventy-two hours to read the Old Testament and eighteen for the New Testament. Ninety hours out of 8,760 hours that the Lord has given us in a year doesn't seem like too much. A tithe of our time would be 876 hours.D. The Bible is filled with history, geography, science, engineering, music, philosophy, poetry, religion, drama, politics, struggle, suffering, prophesy, advice, warnings, direction, helps, encouragement, examples, and covers every conceivable area of human knowledge and experience.E. The Bible is a masterpiece on social problems, on economic issues, domestic settings, foreign relations, emotional disorder, mental disturbance, physical health, fiscal management, and spiritual victory.F. The Bible has the answer to the crime problem the divorce tragedy, the moral slide, the evolution debate, the liberal drift, the pornography blight, the aids epidemic, the abortion question, the teen delinquent problem, the illegitimate birth situation, the world energy problem, the world hunger problem, the birth defect burden, the pollution fear, the alcohol plague, the drug disaster, and the terror threat.G. The Bible also answers questions such as: Where do I find out about heaven, and about hell? Where can I learn how to be saved? What will the millennium be like? How will the world come to an end? The Bible is a reliable source of insight on these and many other subjects.H. One man wrote a song about the Bible and one of the verses goes like this: How do we find out what is right from wrong? How get the power to make us strong? How grows our faith from a tiny seed? Open the Bible and read. I. The Bible is our instruction book for living. The prophet Amos wrote, “For they know not to do right sayeth the Lord.” (Amos 3:10a) He did not say they did not want to do right, or that they did not intend to do right. He said they did not know what was right, and because of it, it cost them dearly. Their houses were spoiled. An adversary stole all the integrity, character, decency, and morals. They were like a lamb that had been mangled by a lion. All that was left was two legs, and a piece of an ear.J. The Bible tells us what is right and what is wrong. It is not what I think is right, or the way I feel about it, or what some learned theologian says is right, but what the Bible says about it. The Bible tells us that God is right, and the Bible is right. I must get into the Bible and find out what is right, so I too will be right. If I do this I will be able to think right, then I will do right, do right in a right way, and do right at the right time, do right for the right reason, and do right with enthusiasm. I must do right in a right way lest I make right wrong. What will it do for me if I read my Bible through this year?1. IT WILL RESULT IN PROSPERITY. Prosperity is promised repeatedly in the Bible to those who understand and obey the teachings set forth therein. However, the promised prosperity covers a lot more ground than money and finances. Success and prosperity will come in the spiritual, the physical, the social, emotional, the mental, domestic, as well as the financial area of life.3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (There is a hint of at least three areas of prosperity in this one verse. He touches on the financial, the physical, and the spiritual. The Lord wants His children to prosper.)Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.Deuteronomy 29:9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do. 1 Kings 2:3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.Psalms 1:2, 3 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 2. IT WILL DEVELOP AND BUILD FAITH. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. D. L. Moody said, “For years I prayed for faith and thought that someday faith would come down and strike me like lightening, but faith did not seem to come, then one day I read Romans 10:17.” (Many in this day are basing their faith on experience. It is not safe to build one's faith on feeling or something that happened to us. The devil is very subtle and deceptive, and has led away a multitude in this way.)a. First, it is through the Bible that we are saved. Ephesians 2:8, 9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.b. Second, the Bible develops a faith that will please God. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.c. Third, the Bible will quench the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.d. Fourth, it is through the Bible that we find the secret to answered prayer. Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 3. BIBLE READING WILL GIVE VICTORY OVER SIN. David said, in Psalm 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee.” (Someone once wrote, “This book will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book.”)a. Reading the account of Achan will help one to think about the seriousness of stealing and deception.b. Reading the account of David's act of adultery and murder with the awful fourfold judgment of God upon him and his family will help one to think about the consequences of such sin.c. Reading the account of Ananias and Sapphira will help one see the seriousness of lying about the things of God. d. Reading the account of Absalom and the resulting heartache and tragic end surely will keep a person from rebelling against authority.e. The terrible outcome of Lot's turn toward Sodom resulting in the awful exposure to wickedness, the loss of his wife, and the resulting incest with his own daughters, should keep anyone from turning away to the world.f. We are told that the things that happened to the people in the Old Testament times were recorded and shared with us for our examples. 1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition. 4. IT WILL GIVE PEACE. Peace comes in three stages.a. First, there is peace with God. Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.b. Second, there in peace of God. Philippians 4:6, Paul said, “ and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”c. And third, there is peace with others. Psalms119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. (The word “nothing” covers a lot of area.)5. IT WILL ASSIST YOU IN GETTING PRAYERS ANSWERED.a. Jesus taught in John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”b. John wrote in 1 John 5:14, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.c. Doubt is the major enemy of answered prayer and reading the word of God expels doubt. Romans 10:17“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” 6. IT WILL BRING IMMENSE JOY.a. Jeremiah the prophet of old cried out, in Jeremiah 15:16, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” b. Jesus Himself said, in John 15:11, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”c. We read in 1 John 1:4, “And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full”d. In these verses it is clear that joy comes from hearing the word of the Lord.7. IT WILL MOTIVATE US TO SERVICE.a. The Spirit of the Lord uses the word of the Lord to build a fire in our heart. Jeremiah 20:9 But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
In his new HBO show 'Crashing,' the former evangelical winks to Christian fans.If Pete Holmes’s HBO series Crashing is his love letter to comedy, the church at least gets a tender PS.Inspired by Holmes’s life and evangelical background, the show follows a nice Christian guy who’s trying to make it in standup after his divorce leaves him dumbstruck and homeless. Episode to episode, his character crashes with Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange, T. J. Miller, and other comics he meets while grappling with the brutal New York comedy scene and his quarter-life crisis.Fans will not be surprised that Holmes’s series, complete with tracks from Joel Osteen sermons and Jars of Clay CDs, puts faith at the forefront. Even though he’s no longer an evangelical, he can’t resist talking about God. Religion constantly comes up in his popular podcast, You Made It Weird. On Crashing—which he produces with Judd Apatow—the TV version of Holmes makes for a likeably, laughably naïve protagonist; he stands by his clean comedy, owns up to beings a “God guy,” and explains to his new buddies why he and his ex waited to have sex until marriage.These days, Holmes, 38, draws inspiration from contemplative Catholic Richard Rohr, spiritualist Ram Dass, and pastor Rob Bell, now one of his best friends. The two go on tour together, and Bell prompted Holmes’s newest project: a book about God.While his churchgoing days may be behind him, the Los Angeles comic considers himself “a Christ-leaning spiritual seeker” who finds new meaning in the Christian vocabulary and stories with which he was raised. CT online editor Kate Shellnutt talked to Holmes about his new show and the intersection between his faith and his comedy.Continue reading...
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