Thursday, 09 June 2011 06:32

Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

Written by Rev. Francis Turner

With a royal wedding behind us and the most traditional wedding month now upon us, let’s take a look at marriage.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 11:41

Modeling True Marital Love For Your Kids

Written by Brenda Payne

As a Christian wife and mother, I have a responsibility to love my husband biblically and to teach my children the true meaning of marital love. I cannot teach them what I do not understand. I cannot convince them of what I do not practice. If I allow my children to be informed by the culture, the view of love they will develop will be the very opposite of true love. Think about it. Most modern movies, TV shows, and songs picture marital love as something to get not give; something to feel not do; and something that is easily dissolved not fiercely protected. In fact, if I leave my children with no biblical explanation to shape their mindset and no godly example to follow, why would they get married at all? The predominant cultural view of marriage flies in the face of the sanctity of marriage found in the Scriptures. Hollywood portrays shacking up and splitting up not only as the norm, but desirable. Of course, Christians know that the eroding of marriage leads to a host of family and societal problems. So, what am I am to do as a mother who desires that my children embrace marital love as defined by the Scriptures? I can only do what I can do: teach, model and pray!

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 11:37

The Community I’d Like to Live In

Written by Bob Crittendon

The room was full of anticipation and apprehension as about a dozen people gathered with two discussion leaders for a “Community Conversation”, as part of the “Believe It!” campaign, sponsored by the Montgomery Education Foundation. The session I attended was part of a series of community gatherings intended to collect from people throughout the community about how to improve education in our area.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 11:33

Are Unemployment Benefits Moral?

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: I recently lost my job due to layoffs. I’m luckier than most, because I’m debt-free except for my house, and I have three months of expenses saved. I’ll also receive a severance package from my former employer, and my wife still has her job. I’m struggling with whether or not to file for unemployment compensation. Do you think it’s morally okay to do this?

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 10:56

Dirty Armor = Clean Kids

Written by Rev. Anderson T. Graves, II

In 1 Samuel chapter 17, King Saul and the entire Israelite army are all dressed up in their battle armor, but nobody wants to go down into the valley and get down and dirty against the giant Goliath. For 40 days and 40 nights they all stand around in shiny armor.

“The Talk” was born years ago when our two oldest daughters reached the age of wanting to date. After years of careful training and nurturing, the thought of letting our precious girls drive off with a young man was frightening. “The Talk” gave Mike a chance to get to know the hormone-charged boy who wanted to take our daughter out, while setting up some protection by ensuring her date knew our expectations.

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Book Reviews

  • Book to Read

    Kiss the Wave

    by Dave Furman


    None of us makes it through life without suffering. None of us escapes physical pain, emotional distress, or spiritual agony. At some times and in some ways, we all suffer. No wonder, then, that so many authors have turned to the subject. As Christians, we are well-served with books to help us suffer well and books that help us grapple with the deeper theological questions that inevitably arise in the midst of our darkness.


Faith at Work

  • Tiffany Higginbotham: Owner, Body Logic Physical Therapiy

    RRJ:  Tiffany, you grew up in a Christian home, regularly going to church.  How has this foundation grown your faith in God?


    Tiffany:  A foundation was most certainly laid, and my entire extended family were/are all believers. I grew up in a home where faith and church were a high priority and our lives and schedules were centered around the church.  I learned at an early age to value God’s Word and begin to grid my life and decisions through a Biblical lens.

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