Elder Ballard Addresses Importance of Traditional Marriage at World Congress of Families



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Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke at the ninth World Congress of Families in Salt Lake City, Utah.

J.D. Greear on the Importance of Investing in Marriage – RightNow Media



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Are you taking time to invest daily in the health, both spiritual and physical of your marriage. JD Greear has some great insight on the importance of nurturing your marriage.

About JD:
J.D. Greear is the lead pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, NC and author of Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (2011) and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved (2013). Two main things characterize The Summit Church: its gospel focus and sending culture. The gospel is not merely the diving board off of which we jump into the pool of Christianity, it’s also the pool itself. Joy, reckless generosity, and audacious faith all come by learning more about God’s extravagant love found in Christ.

God has blessed The Summit Church with tremendous growth. Under J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of nearly 8,000, making it one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America” for several years running.

J.D. has also led the Summit to further the kingdom of God by pursuing a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050. In the last ten years, the church has sent out more than 300 people to serve on church planting teams, both domestically and internationally. J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also a faculty member, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Having lived serving among Muslims, he has a burden to see them, as well as every nation on earth, come to know and love the salvation of God in Christ.

He and his beautiful wife Veronica live in Raleigh, NC and are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

How the PCUSA changed the Definition of Marriage include a ”commitment between 2 people,”



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The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a ”commitment between two people,” recognizing gay marriage as Christian in the church constitution after decades of debate over same-sex relationships.

The redefinition was endorsed last year by the church General Assembly, or top legislative body, but required approval from a majority of the Louisville, Kentucky-based denomination’s 171 regional districts, or presbyteries. The critical 86th “yes” vote came Tuesday night from the Presbytery of the Palisades in New Jersey.

“So many families headed by LGBTQ couples have been waiting for decades to enter this space created for their families within their church communities,” said the Rev. Robin White, a leader of More Light Presbyterians, which advocates for gay acceptance.

After all regional bodies finish voting and top Presbyterian leaders officially accept the results, the change will take effect June 21. The denomination has nearly 1.8 million members and about 10,000 congregations and is now the largest Protestant group to authorize gay weddings churchwide.

Oklahoma City Divorce Attorneys | Myths About Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma



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Gay Marriage and LGBT Relationship Counseling | LGBT Church Los Angeles



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With the recent victory for the LGBT community in New York after the approval of gay marriages, gay marriage is gaining prevalence in society and with it, similar challenges faced by heterosexuals in marriage.

Relationships take commitment and work, and the old ways are going by the wayside for LGBT couples. Here openly gay reverend Rick Eisenlord of Good Shepherd Pasadena talks about what the gay community can do to have fulfilling, positive, and long-lasting relationships with their LGBT partners.

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How can Catholics approach the topic of same-sex “marriage”?



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Catholic Answers Speaker and renowned layer, Charles LiMandri, discusses how Catholics can approach the topic of same-sex “marriage.”

Charles LiMandri is an attorney, and a native to San Diego California. His trial experience encompasses many areas of civil litigation. He has successfully represented clients in personal injury, business litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, and automotive litigation cases. Additionally, he has successfully handled cases involving insurance coverage, construction, environmental and maritime matters.

Since 1983 LiMandri has tried numerous civil trials to verdict in state and federal courts, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Circle (for obtaining verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars) and holds the highest (“A.V.”) ratings for legal skills and ethics (by fellow attorneys and judges) in Martindale-Hubbell national directory of attorneys. He also is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

LiMandri is included in Who’s Who in American Law as well as Who’s Who in the World. He is one of the select few San Diego attorneys who is a member of both the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Trial Advocacy (which is certified by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California).
LiMandri is a frequent author and lecturer who has appeared and been published locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. He has also been a featured guest speaker on radio and television.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the California Tort Reporter and the California Insurance Law and Regulation Reporter, both of which are published by West Group.

He is also a member of the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies based in Salzburg, Austia, and he is the West Coast Regional Director for the Thomas More Law Center based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Thomas More Law Center is a national public interest law firm that promotes and protects traditional family and pro-life values and the religious freedom of Christians, through litigation and educational programs.

Byzantine Catholic Marriage Jubilee Divine Liturgy. Saint Mary’s Hillsborough, NJ. September 2006 3.



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The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic New Jersey Syncellate annually Celebrates Marriage Jubilarians with a Heirarchial Divine Liturgy at Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborogh, New Jersey.

This was also on the Feast of Exhaultation of the Holy Cross.

The Main Liturgical Celebrant was Most Reverend Bishop Andrew Pataki, followed by Father Gerald Dino, Protosyncellus of The Eparchy of Passaic and several area Priests.

Family Talk: The Making of a Marriage



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Family Talk: The Making of a Marriage

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Apostolic Marriage proposal



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When you know you that God has Blessed you with something, you cant help but praise him. Most marriage proposals are done at restaurant, by a lake, or on a vacation. But on this day Bro Renardo came down all the way from Washington Dc to find his good thing Lindsay Fuller of Chesapeake Virginia and proposed to her. After a very fiery Apostolic service that took place, “the fire was still burning”. Most people believe it should be a sentimental moment between the couple, But when you know that its Gods doing, you Rejoice. If only you knew her testimony you’d be praising God too.

Presbyterian church give final approval to same sex marriage



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WASHINGTON: The Presbyterian Church USA which accounts for just under two million members, voted on Tuesday to expand its definition of marriage to include gay and lesbian couples.

The church, which represents the largest Presbyterian denomination, made the announcement after the majority of its 171 regional governing bodies approved the change.

Its revised constitution will now read that marriage is “a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman,” as opposed to just a man and woman previously.

The new language, which was approved by the church’s General Assembly last year, had to be ratified by more than half its regional bodies.

Social Club Misfits – Marriage Goals (Official Music Video)



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Official Music Video for “Marriage Goals” by Social Club Misfits

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Did Mary and Joseph Vow to Live Chastely in Their Marriage?



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Tim Staples shows how Mary asking Gabriel how she could conceive a son reveals that she and Joseph had pledged perpetual virginity through their entire marriage.

Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps.

During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church!

He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.