Once a month my church family comes together for corporate prayer. During this time we pray for our church, the community, and each family that each member represents. As we prayed this month, I considered the current state of our communities, marriages, and families and we need prayer. Some people might need prayers to stay strong in their faith. I might need prayers to be a … [Read more...]
What Do You Teach Your Kids About Faith? 4 Lessons to Begin with
In today’s ever-changing society, how do you know what to teach your children about faith? Faith is constant, however, religion changes at a rate similar to that of the trendy fashion world. Every season, there is a new fad that displaces an old truth. Those old truths hold great faith. In the name of religion, I’ve witness several viewpoints and practices, which, to me have … [Read more...]
Sex, Race, and Religion are All Fair Game in Will Packer’s New NBC Sitcom “Truth be Told”
By: Dwayna Clark Will Packer, well known producer of such block buster hits as About Last Night, Think Like a Man Too, No Good Deed, The Wedding Ringer and Ride Along 2, was joined by comedian Tone Bell to discuss their upcoming American comedy "Truth be Told" on October 15, 2015 at Atlanta's STK Restaurant and Tyler New Media was front and center for a chance at the inside … [Read more...]
Before Getting Married Have These 5 Talks Today!
Preparing for marriage can save tons of heartache down the road. Part of that preparation is having the difficult conversations. There are five talks that you should if you are serious about getting married. You will have to be honest and vulnerable but you need to know this information about one another. It will help build a healthy foundation for your marriage. Here … [Read more...]
3 Ways My Wife and I Thrive in an Interfaith Marriage
A few years ago, I revealed to my wife that I was no longer a Christian. Through the transition in our life, she has been very supportive of my journey. Today, where we place our day to day faith, is vastly different from the day we said our vows. Here are 3 ways: Keeping Respect Paramount Unfortunately, there are too many relationships and marriages out there where the … [Read more...]
School Yoga Program Leads to Parents’ Lawsuit
In what some are calling a "breach of public trust," a San Diego-area school district is being sued for its student yoga programs claiming it is not in compliance with the California constitution’s right to religious freedom. On Wednesday, The National Center for Law and Policy filed suit on behalf of parents, Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock, whose children are students in the … [Read more...]
5 Things to Do If Your Spouse Won’t Come to Church
By Desiree S. Coleman In all marriages, unity is the ultimate goal. And being on one accord is fundamental for strong relationships. For people who are deeply committed to their faith, having spiritual connectedness is also an important part of marital unity. So, what happens when one party does not share the same commitment level as their spouse when it comes to … [Read more...]
VIDEO: Spoken Word – Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales
From YouTube: Marriage today is struggling. Divorces, adultery, misconceptions, etc are plaguing not only the marriage itself but products of those marriages (my generation and the next). My hope in this poem is to highlight the most frequent and problematic issues marriages face today while also pointing to Jesus as the ultimate healer, redeemer, and restorer of … [Read more...]
How Has Having Children Affected Your Faith?
My daughter's in a small Christian school for kindergarten this year. She's learning all about creation and God's grace and beauty in all things. She's taken to the lessons in a big way and it makes me kind of bummed that I haven't been doing this all along. We say prayer before meals and I teach her about being grateful and thankful and appreciative for all our blessings. But … [Read more...]
Should You Marry Equally Yoked?
Marriage can be a source of immeasurable joy or pain, sometimes both. A marriage not only impacts the two principal players"”the husband and wife and their children, but creates a ripple effect out across everyone they know and care about, for better or worse. Psychologists, counseslors, drug companies and in some truly unfortunate cases, police officers and detectives are in … [Read more...]
Is The Bible Relevant To Your Marriage?
Lately I have been running into a few people saying the same thing, and I decided to bring it to the BMWK family for further investigation. "Is the Bible still relevant for marriages today?" A few weeks ago a woman from one of the largest Christian family ministries was sharing with me that a seminary professor told her it would be impossible to live married according to … [Read more...]
Faith of Our President… a Man, a Husband, a Leader
By Edward Lee I am still processing the depth of the remarks that the President of all of the citizens of the United States of America made this week at the National Prayer Breakfast. Whether one likes him politically or agrees with his public confession of "Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior" in his speech, there is a tremendous benefit to all when the leader's position is … [Read more...]
7 Reasons Why Men Don’t Attend Church
by Frederick J. Goodall Every Sunday, church pews fill up with despondent women who are forced to worship without the men in their lives. A recent survey by Ellison Research found that 31% of men never attend church even on holidays. This sad statistic prompts parishioners and ministers alike to ask: "Where are the men?" While it's true that several men spend their Sundays … [Read more...]
Ain’t No Hurt Like Church Hurt
by Harriet Hairston Another disclaimer: This is not an attack on church leadership. Again, I love the Lord, and have served in many aspects of leadership myself. This article is designed to discuss how SOME leaders abuse their spiritual authority by treating their followers harshly. Again, I love the Lord and His people, both in leadership and lay … [Read more...]
Dear BMWK, What Do You Do When You Have Different Faiths?
Dear BMWK, I do have a topic that I would love to be discussed. I would like to hear from families where the partners have different faiths and how they cope. I'm currently in that situation right now (we've only been married 1.5 years) where I'm non-denominational and he grew up Jehovah's Witness. HER VIEW: Interfaith marriages can work...but it is not easy as … [Read more...]