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What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
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Here is the now completed series of B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries (Laredo, Texas) podcasts covering the doctrines of grace (the so called TULIP acrostic):Teachers include Dr. John Frame, Pastor Jeff Durbin, Pastor John Samson, Dr. James White, Dr. Tim TrumperÂ & Dr. Joel Beeke.1. The Sovereignty of God - Dr. John Frame: Podcast: Play in new window | Download
All Christian single men battle lust of the flesh from time to time. In fact, let’s just make that ALL guys, whether they be single men or married men, Christian or non-Christian. One single man pal of mine said if his girlfriend ever knew his thoughts, she would never stop slapping him! Listen, men struggle […]The post Christian Single Men and Lust appeared first on Christian Dating Singles | Single Christians Dating Tips.Related posts:Self Control and the Single Christian Life Many single Christians lack self control in their sex lives....Why Christian Single Men Need a Proverbs 31 Wife Most Christian single men I know frequently whine about their...Christian Single Adults Ministries Ok, check it out Christian single adults: Single adults make...Single Christian Birthday Today is my spiritual birthday. On 1/10/78 I became an...Christian Single Dating for Single Christians Our vision for this Christian single dating site has never...
Receiving child support payments is a major worry for Christian single parents, who often struggle to keep their kids well fed and clothed. It’s no wonder then that custodial single parents rank collecting child support payments ahead of concerns like single parent dating with kids. Of course, when it comes to child support payments, these […]The post Child Support Payments and Christian Single Parents appeared first on Christian Dating Singles | Single Christians Dating Tips.Related posts:NJ Single Parenting Teaching Series-Parenting 911 Single parenting is in my mind, especially for primary custodial...Single Parent Family Stress at Christmas time Christmastime can bring added stress for a single parent family....Christian Single Adults Ministries Ok, check it out Christian single adults: Single adults make...Single Mothers Survival Tips Single mothers have a hard road to travel. In the...Happy Single Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day all! I want to especially send out...
We are happy to announce that several classes in the Master of Ministries program will be available online in January! In the months to come, we are aiming to make the majority of the program available online to aid those who cannot leave their ministry responsibilities to obtain further training on campus. The classes thatâŚContinue reading "Graduate Classes Online"The post Graduate Classes Online appeared first on Ambassador Baptist College.
I donât know that much about Cardi B or listen to her music, but you gotta give props where props are due when a pop culture icon is speaking truth and just keeping it real!I first saw her go viral on Twitter for her rant against the government, basically asking, âWhat are you doing with my money?â when she sees nearly 40 percent of her paycheck gone because of taxes, something most of us probably wondered about when we got our first pay check.Cardi B has now confirmed the unexpected news that sheâs pregnant at the height of her success, and to the apparent surprise of many of her fans, she is keeping her baby.âIt just really bothers me and it disgusts me because I see a lot of women online like, âOh, I feel sorry for you. Oh, your career is over,ââ Cardi B said. âAnd itâs like, why canât I have both? Like as a woman, why canât I have both? Like, why do I gotta choose a career or a baby?... I want bothâŚ I donât want people to make me feel like a blessing should be a regret.âShe also said that the people around her in the entertainment business wanted her to abort her child. This is yet another tragic example of the fact that women commonly feel pressured into abortion, either by other people or by circumstances. A recent study found that 73.8 percent of women who have had abortions said that they felt pressure from others to abort.She did admit to being a âschmillionaireâ and that she is prepared to accept responsibility for her lifestyle choices. Most importantly, she said that she âdidnât want to deal with the whole abortion thing,â intimating that she didnât want to face the emotional and psychological injury that comes with having an abortion.And sheâs right. According to the same study referenced above, 67.5 percent of post-abortive women sought out professional counseling services after their first abortion, compared to only 13 percent who reported seeking counseling before their first pregnancy that resulted in an abortion. Only 6.6 percent of the women reported using prescription drugs for psychological health before their first pregnancy that ended in abortion, compared with 51 percent who said they used prescription drugs after their first abortion.A 2011 peer-reviewed research study on the mental health effects of abortion included a survey of 22 published studies combining data on 877,181 participants, showing that abortion increases the likelihood of depression, anxiety, and reckless behavior such as alcoholism, drug use, and sadly, suicide.Few women in the survey spoke of the contemporary feminist rhetoric of âempowermentâ or the need to be competitive in the workplace when it came to their abortion. They instead reported carrying a toxic mix of negative emotions. Both the aforementioned study and Psychology Today attest to the fact that Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) occurs for women whoâve had an abortionâthe symptoms include guilt, anxiety, numbness, depression, flashbacks, and suicidal thoughts. Nearly 32 percent of them expressed no positives from their abortion experience, except to note that it led them to either spiritual growth or pro-life advocacy to persuade other women not to get an abortion.The vast majority of these respondents were older women who are continuing to seek out help, which shows how that one choice is still affecting them to this day. Most women seek an abortion between the ages of 20 and 34, which is typically the education or career engagement season of our lives. Over half of abortions are committed by women who claim a religious affiliation, which is a wake-up call to all of us in the church to be more aware of the needs of those in our own congregations.If you or someone you know is suffering from the emotional aftermath of having an abortion, there is help for you. The number one thing you can do today is repent and receive the forgiveness that is offered in Jesus Christ. There is nothing he wonât heal and nothing he canât make new again. Allow him to give you a fresh start and an assurance of eternal life. Secondly, itâs okay to admit that you need help, even if you already profess to knowing Christ as your Lord and Savior. Salvation is the starting point, healing is the journey. There are ministries out there who are waiting to hear from you to help walk you through the healing of Godâs forgiveness.Cardi B â Congratulations, and thank you for speaking a truth thatâs unpopular but is truly empowering for women.If you or someone you know needs to start the healing process of a post-abortive experience, here are some resources to help:Books:Created to Live: Becoming the Answer for an Abortion-Free CommunitySurrendering the Secret: Healing the Heartbreak of AbortionForgiven and Set Free: A Post-Abortion Bible Study for WomenRetreats/Community:Deeper StillOperation OutcrySilent No More Awareness CampaignRachelâs VineyardOther Resources:Care Netâs resources for women impacted by abortion
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