(iStock) It was in our first year of marriage that I realized that my husband Dave had a serious “neck problem.” We were talking on a beach, when I noticed his problem. You see, every time a beautiful, scantily clad woman would walk by us on the beach, Dave’s neck just couldn’t seem to stop twisting and turning to gawk at these girls as they walked past him – and he continued to watch them all the way down the beach. Let me tell you, I was mad about it! SIX MONTHS INTO MARRIAGE, I COULDN’T THINK OF ONE THING THAT I LIKED ABOUT MY HUSBAND – THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING “Seriously, Dave! I’m standing right here, and you can’t stop yourself from ogling these girls?” “What are you talking about?” he replied in an innocent tone that I wasn’t buying for even a second. At first, I seriously thought he was kidding, but I soon realized that this “girl watching” had been such a habit that he … [Read more...] about In our first year of marriage, I realized my husband had a serious problem – then THIS happened
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FILE (iStock) Fear and regret gripped my heart. It choked out all hope that my marriage would survive. My wife of 10 years had just told me she had lost all feelings for me and had little hope that her feelings could be rekindled. SIX MONTHS INTO MARRIAGE, I COULDN’T THINK OF ONE THING THAT I LIKED ABOUT MY HUSBAND – THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING What had happened? How did we get here? The week before, I would have told you our marriage was a 10 out of 10. On a fateful anniversary celebration she informed me that our marriage was a .5! How could I be so clueless to the deadness of my wife’s heart? Ever been there? I was determined to win her back and get her number higher. I was on a mission. Dave Wilson and his wife Ann. (Brian Craig Photography) My first step was going to God! Yes, you heard me right. I started our marriage making sure He was first in my life, but somewhere along the way I left Him in the dust...along with my young wife. I had put all my … [Read more...] about 10 years into our marriage my wife said she had lost all feelings for me – Then THIS happened
"Prisoner 42" shares about surviving after being a prisoner in a maximum-security prison in North Korea. (Open Doors USA) North Korea took her name, stripped her clothes and shaved her hair. But there was one thing they couldn't take from "Prisoner 42": her faith in Jesus. She survived what seemed like a death sentence after fleeing to China during a famine to feed her family. Watchdog organization Open Doors USA estimates she was one of 250,000 imprisoned North Koreans—50,000 of whom are political prisoners jailed for their Christian faith. She spent one year in solitary confinement and was released after two years of hard labor. North Korea has been the No. 1 persecutor of Christians on the group's annual list for 18 years now. Open Doors was hopeful that diplomatic efforts -- including the 2018 Winter Olympics and the Trump-Kim summit -- would mean easing pressure and violence against Christians. But that has not been the case. Christ followers are still seen … [Read more...] about North Korea prison camp survivor: ‘Am I a Christian? Yes. I love Jesus. But I deny it’
“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”— Luke 2:10. HEAVEN — A number of years ago on some TV talk show, the question came up among a group of journalists: If you could go back in time, through history, and have a one-on-one interview with any one individual, who would it be? The answers, as I recall, were as varied and wide-ranging as the journalistic types themselves, but I found that question to be fascinating. If I could professionally interview any one historical figure of my choosing, the dateline on my subsequent story might be the same somewhat presumptuous one as this column’s. For given the opportunity, how could any journalist turn down the chance to interview Jesus of Nazareth? And since this is the season of both magic and miracles, let’s suppose that a little of both allowed that most remarkable interview to actually take place. While I can’t be sure, of course, I have an idea … [Read more...] about How could any journalist turn down the chance to interview Jesus of Nazareth?
Story highlights Troubled by questions about fate and God, CNN's religion editor turned to religious, nonreligious experts All the spiritual experts agreed on one thing: He was asking the wrong questions. (CNN) "i think the Amtrak i just got off just crashed in philly." I texted that note to my wife on the night of May 12. Less than an hour earlier, I had been riding Amtrak Train 188. I got off, as usual, in Wilmington, Delaware, one stop before Philadelphia. The train left late from Washington, and the air conditioner was wonky, but the trip had been otherwise ordinary. I walked home from the station and glanced at Twitter, where I saw this: pic.twitter.com/GvooK8lq58— Patrick J. Murphy (@PatrickMurphyPA) May 13, 2015 My friends and family know I commute via Amtrak, so I posted short messages on social media to let people know I was OK. I was a bit rattled because I'd been sitting in the front of the train. It looked, from the few images I could find, like the … [Read more...] about Why was I spared from Amtrak Train 188’s crash?