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Promoting the God-Ordained Family Unit

Promoting the God-Ordained Family Unit

Introduction: The traditional family and adoptions are important to God because it is a healthy, loving environment that reflects God’s love for His children; it is also the wellspring of strong and healthy societies But in the past fifty years the family has been neglected, even shunned Therefore, we live in a society of immorality, pain, and spiritual longing There is a direct correlation between broken homes and crime in America Seventy percent of teenage criminals come from broken homes The same goes for teenage murderers[1] If we respected the Godly institution of family by marrying rather than practicing cohabitation, resisted the temptation of no-fault divorce, and opposed the legalization of perverted partnerships and adoptions, and, instead, honored the Bible’s teachings, we could drastically improve the state of our waning society Read More

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Linda’s Lessons Learned: Christian Persecution in Virginia

Linda’s Lessons Learned: Christian Persecution in Virginia

Linda Wall What's a Mother to do Lisa Miller carried Isabella in her womb for eight months At seven months, Lisa began premature labor, and doctors put her on bedrest and medication to prevent early delivery Isabella did arrive four weeks early, but was perfect in every way For seventeen months, Isabella grew up in a household where a civil union existed But Godhad a different plan for Lisa as well as Isabella Lisa was “born again,” left homosexuality, dissolved the civil union and began raising her daughter in the ways of the Lord In 2004, Judge Prosser of Winchester, Virginia was guided by Virginia laws: He ruled that Virginia's Marriage Affirmation Act prohibited Virginia from recognizing civil unions He stated, "As far as Virginia is concerned, nothing is taking place in Vermont" He ruled Lisa Miller Isabella's only parent Then the GLBT high dollar law firms became involved and “political correctness” and judicial activism took over the case There was an appeal, and Lisa lost The case was removed from Virginia’s jurisdiction, and a liberal Vermont court took over Read More

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LASTING LOVE – Enduring Secrets For Marital Success

LASTING LOVE – Enduring Secrets For Marital Success

Here is a new and inspiring book by Chuck and Kathie Crismier In this book they share a powerful motto that dramatically changed their marriage after 37 years They are now sharing this with us as they have just celebrated their 50th anniversary Chuck and Kathie have lived in Richmond since 1993, when the Lord called them to leave their lucrative California law practice to go to "the birthplace of America" Chuck says, "The Lord said,' Chuck, you've been pleading the cause of men long enough (20 years) Now I want you to plead My cause in the land as a Voice to the Church, giving Vision to the Nation' Read More

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Parents Should Be Able to Choose What Works for Their Student

Parents Should Be Able to Choose What Works for Their Student

The Virginia First Foundation is pleased to be supporting Delegate David LaRock's Parental Choice Educational Savings Account (PCESA) Bill, HB1605 We support parental responsibility to seek out the best education they can for their children This bill would promote local accountability, while allowing parents to make choices that are the best fit for their student ACTION NEEDED: On Tuesday, January 31 at 10am The Appropriations Sub-Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education will meet at the General Assembly Building, Broad Street, Richmond VA in the 9th floor Appropriations Room Read More

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Marriage is God’s Calling

Marriage is God’s Calling

 Tom Clark And idea is for us to go God’s way in marriage, not our ways One of the ideas is to have a love and oneness in marriage, despite that there can be some difficulties in the marriage The idea is not for us to respond to our thoughts and feelings, but to respond to God and His attitudes to us In John 15:4-5 Jesus said that we are not to abide on ourselves, but to abide in Him: Read More

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Mission No. 1 For Parents Who Have New Born Children

Mission No. 1 For Parents Who Have New Born Children

After the obvious physical needs of your new born baby your Mission # 1 should be to introduce your child to the Lord Jesus as soon as possible Despite the seemingly innocent appearance of your precious child he is born with a sinful nature inherited from the first man, Adam, and passed down through the ages While each child will progress differently age-wise when comprehending God it would never be too early to bring Him into his life In fact some mothers start when the child is in to womb, sings and praising God, knowing that the baby can receive blessings in this way Read More

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Love in Marriage is a Form of Loving God and Displaying God.

Love in Marriage is a Form of Loving God and Displaying God.

And being parents with Both Love and Discipline to children is a Display of God One of the messages to us in the Bible is that we are to love God And loving God, we are to love others all around us And husbands are to love wives; and wives are to love husbands And as parents we are to use both love and discipline to our children So these are things that God teaches us in the Bible And when we do these things we are actually displaying God So as we are to focus on marriage and parenting, here are two additional ideas for us to understand as we go along on our relationships in our families: 1   Our obedience before God is not what gives us our salvation Rather, what causes us to receive salvation is our belief in Christ and our belief that He paid a debt of our sins Read More

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Can We Obey God in Our Marriages?

Can We Obey God in Our Marriages?

Can we have both love and “oneness” in marriage, even though marriage almost always has some difficulties Often, there are difficulties in marriage Here is a series of things in many marriages: One thing is that we have feelings And due to our feelings we often do not feel good toward a spouse Divorce actually happens in about 40 to 50 percent of marriages Most divorces are with non-believers of Christ, but there are also some Christians having divorce Even when there is not a divorce there can be a separation Sometimes one is having sex with someone else, even though not being divorced Sometimes even Christians do this in marriage Read More

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Manhood and Womanhood: A Biblical Teaching on Men and Women for Marriage

Manhood and Womanhood: A Biblical Teaching on Men and Women for Marriage

Tom ClarkMarriage is one of God’s primary focuses He wants us to have “oneness” in marriageAnd Biblical ideas on Manhood and Womanhood are aspects of marriageThe idea is that husbands and wives have different roles, and they are to use their roles for the oneness in marriage  Here is a list of arguments on “Manhood and Womanhood”:  An important understanding is that men and women are equal before GodIn Genesis 1:26-28 Adam and Eve were equal before God Galatians 3:28 also shows equality before God Whereas men and women are equal before God, they are different in God’s creation, different in God’s design and His callings, and different in their roles 1 Corinthians 11:3 & 9 is an illustration #Men were designed by God as leaders, but being “leaders” does not mean they are to be in control For example, leadership demonstrated by Jesus in Matthew 20:25-28 is a form of His sacrifice even as a “leader” So men as leaders are to sacrifice themselves to a wife and to other people also Women were designed by God as helpers to their husbands - Genesis 2:18 God did not give women the same roles as their husbands or men 1 Timothy 2:9-12 illustrates the difference in roles, showing that women are not to be leaders over men Read More

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Marriage is God’s Design and Divorce is Not Part of God’s Design

Marriage is God’s Design and Divorce is Not Part of God’s Design

We have been talking about God’s design for marriage So far we have said: 1         Marriage is a critical element of God’s design - for raising children and for displaying God through unity in marriage, and also our joy and companionship 2         Unity in marriage displays God because we are sinners, which separates us The unity results from giving ourselves to God, which displays Him Read More

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What To Look For In Choosing Your Mate For Marriage

What To Look For In Choosing Your Mate For Marriage

Guide for Christians Contemplating Marriage Obviously you will know people in successful marriages that started with conflicts but they worked out the issues as they went along So as you look at the issues below that should be avoided, bear in mind that in God's hands, the marriage of any husband and wife can be successful No relationship is beyond God's healing, redemptive power Read More