Month: March 2017

Has Children’s Clothing Become Too Sexualized?

When I was around age 10, my mother and I spent several frustrating hours one day at the local department store. The change of seasons had come, and I had outgrown my clothes due to a growth spurt. Because of said growth spurt I no longer fit in the children’s department, and therein lay the …

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How Do You REALLY Follow Your Passion?

Weekly mantra that never becomes reality… “I’m going to give myself enough time and space to tell the stories that I have lived.” They are stories about the crazy inside, about love and family, and laughs on the kitchen counter (usually after we’ve cried first). They are stories about people I couldn’t imagine I would …

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Christian Nurse Fired for Offering to Pray With Her Ailing Patients

The Employment Tribunal will hear the case of a Christian nurse dismissed by the National Health Service (NHS) after she spoke to patients about her faith and occasionally offered prayer. Sarah Kuteh, who has 15 years’ nursing experience, was sacked for gross misconduct in August 2016. She had worked at Darent Valley Hospital since 2007. …

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Sexed-Up Culture Ruined Healthy Male-Female Work Relationships

During his career, evangelist Billy Graham vowed never to meet, eat, or travel alone with a woman other than his wife, a strategy to protect his marriage and to avoid the even the appearance of an inappropriate relationship. The “Billy Graham Rule” or the “Modesto Manifesto” continues to be enacted by male Christian leaders today, …

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North Carolina repeals ‘bathroom bill’

North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that repeals the state’s controversial bathroom law in a move meant to end a year of tumult that saw businesses leave and major sporting events and concerts canceled. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the measure into law, saying, “For over a year now, House Bill 2 has been …

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Why Won’t Mike Pence Eat With a Woman Other Than His Wife?

The revelation is now 15 years old. Vice President Mike Pence told The Hill in 2002 that he will not eat alone with any woman but his wife. He also avoids events that serve alcohol if his wife is absent. Pence has cited his Christian faith as the basis behind his personal decisions. On Wednesday, …

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The Myth of Cohabitation

According to a recent sociological study, cohabitation has a notably deleterious impact on one particular group: kids. “As marriage becomes less likely to anchor the adult life course across the globe, growing numbers of children may be thrown into increasingly turbulent family waters,” writes Bradford Wilcox in Foreign Affairs. A professor of sociology at the …

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Christianity Without Repentance Isn’t Christianity

The word repent is one that doesn’t sit too well with many people around the world. What is intended to be a gift and opportunity to encounter the grace of God has now become something individuals cringe at when hearing. I blame those wielding bullhorns and picket signs for the mess that has become of …

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Meet the First Legal ‘Genderless’ Person

A judge has now legally recognized the first genderless person. Patrick Abbatiello is now legally recognized as Patch and considered “agender.” “I don’t consider myself non-binary because that’s an umbrella term for anything that isn’t binary, which is gender identity,” Patch says. NBC News reports “agender” is defined as “the absence of gender.” Not to …

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Is Facebook About to Get Dangerous for Outspoken Christians?

Facebook has assured Pakistan that concerns about blasphemous content on the social media site will be addressed and a company delegation will visit this week to discuss the issue with the government, the interior minister said on Tuesday. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this month ordered that blasphemous content on social media be removed …

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The Problem With Saying “I Would Never Date Someone With A Past Porn Struggle”

It’s no secret the normalization of porn is ongoing and everywhere and, as a result, lots of people watch porn. Couple that with the well-known dangers of watching porn and it can be easy (and lazy) to point the finger and make those who watch the ultimate villains. But here’s the problem. For those who …

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Is It Really So Bad to Check My Horoscope?

Ah, horoscopes. It seems like you can find your sign and a “forecast” of your future in almost any secular magazine or newspaper. Whole websites are devoted to helping you plan your future based on astrology. Some people refuse to date or hang out with someone based solely on their birth date. So those are …

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