[Medical News Today, June 14, 2011]
The benefits of breastfeeding infants has long been known to be the most beneficial for infants. In new research, now it may also protect the risk of sudden death syndrome, which is one of the biggest fears for parents raising youngsters.
[WebMD, June 7, 2011]
Women with deeply furrowed brows in early menopause may also have troubled bones, an early report of a new study shows.
[LiveScience.com, May 30, 2011]
Energy drinks — sweet drinks containing caffeine and often herbal supplements — have been drawing scrutiny over their nutritional value. Now the nation’s largest group of pediatricians is strongly recommending that they not be consumed by children.
[CBC.ca, April 11, 2011]
By Community Team By Chicago Tribune A Chicago public school has banned students from bringing homemade lunches, requiring them instead to eat food served in the cafeteria.
[The Christian Post, May 17, 2009]
Followers of Christ are being called to pray throughout this week for the needs of the children, workers and families of the foster care system.
Gatherings have been planned in at least 30 states across the country as part of the 2009 National Foster Care Prayer Vigil, sponsored for the second consecutive year by Focus on the Family, Hope for Orphans, and Show Hope.
[The Christian Post, March 19, 2009]
Former evangelical leader Ted Haggard and his wife, Gayle, will appear on the TV show 'Divorce Court' to talk about how their marriage survived the storm of a gay sex and drug scandal that shocked the nation and made the once popular pastor an outcast.
[The Christian Post, January 26, 2009]
Thousands of traditional marriage supporters have contacted President Obama to voice opposition to his plan to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
[The Christian Post, January 2, 2009]
A pro-life billboard declaring "Abortion Hurts Women" was erected alongside one of the busiest bridges in the country this week ahead of the annual Walk for Life event.
[The Christian Post, January 1, 2009]
According to a new study, parents should not sit snugly when their teen takes a virginity pledge as pledge takers are not more likely than other teens to delay sexual activity and actually more likely to have unprotected sex.
[The Christian Post, December 6, 2008]
Many pro-life advocates are renewing their call to legislators to remove all state funding to Planned Parenthood clinics after they discovered the organization's Indiana affiliate was selling holiday gift certificates that could be redeemed for health services, including abortion.
The Christian Post, November 23, 2008]
For nearly a decade, born-again Christian Neil Clark Warren has been working to pair up men and women to help create lasting marriages.
After 35 years practicing as a clinical psychologist and counseling thousands of married couples, Dr. Warren had observed that, in many cases, marriages that endured were composed of compatible people, while marriages that deteriorated often did so because the differences between the individuals became harder to resolve over time.
The Christian Post, November 16, 2008]
BOSTON – Gay rights supporters waving rainbow colors marched, chanted and danced in cities coast to coast Saturday to protest the vote that banned gay marriage in California and to urge supporters not to quit the fight for the right to wed.
The Christian Post, November 8, 2008]
NEW YORK – A Washington hospital has asked a judge for permission stop treating a brain-dead 12-year-old cancer patient, even though his ultra-religious New York parents want to keep him on life support...
[Reuters, November 3, 2008]
CHICAGO - Exposure to some forms of entertainment is a corrupting influence on children, leading teens who watch sexy programs into early pregnancies and children who play violent video games to adopt aggressive behavior, researchers said on Monday.
[ABCNews, September 8, 2008]
Too Ashamed to Get Help:
Duchovny may have opened the door for other men to come forward and seek help for sex addiction, Greenfield said.
'It's a great opportunity for him to give people permission and make it more public and cut the guilt and the shame for people to get treatment,' he said.
[BBC, September 1, 2008]
Older fathers are more likely to have children with bipolar disorder, research suggests.
The risk goes up when men are older than 29 before they start their family, and is highest if they are over 55.
Increasing paternal age has already been linked with schizophrenia and autism, but not bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression.
[WorldNetDaily.com, August 21, 2008]
A website sponsored by Planned Parenthood, the biggest player in America's billion dollar abortion industry, is promoting oral sex and casual encounters in the name of encouraging the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, critics say.
'This website is engineered to reach the youth of America and undoubtedly will be featured in their health curriculum that is in many of our public school systems,' warned Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr., of the Life Education And Resource Network.
[WorldNetDaily.com, July 27, 2008]
Contrary to popular notions of Christians as sexual prudes, 15 years of study have convinced a psychologist and professor that 'knowing' your spouse 'in the biblical sense' can be scientifically verified as a fulfilling and spiritual experience.
Dr. Chuck MacKnee, who teaches psychology at Trinity Western University, a school associated with the Evangelical Free Church near Vancouver, Canada, began studying sexuality in Christian couples in the 1990s at the University of British Columbia.
[The Associated Press, Jun 18, 2008]
Authorities say a teenager from a faith-healing family died from an illness that could have been easily treated, just a few months after a toddler cousin of his died in a case that has led to criminal charges.
Bliss & Fire opinion:
There is divine healing in Christ Jesus. Nevertheless sin has brought sickness to the world either you are in Christ or not. Your personal relationship or consecration will determine the manifestation of divine health in your life and family.
[And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. -Exodus 15:26
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. -Isaiah 53:5
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people? -Jeremiah 8:22
Exodus 15:26, 2 Chronicles 16:12, Psalm 103:3]
[WorldNetDaily.com, June 16, 2008]
Two elderly lesbian activists in San Francisco plan to be the first to have a same-sex marriage ceremony in California when the state Supreme Court's decision is set to take effect this evening.
Bliss & Fire opinion:
This is to let the world know that people are now openly asking for the wrath of God.
We will continue to pray for God to purify His people, His Church and the Nation. God will reveal Himself to as many that bring abomination to His people starting from the church.
[Time Inc, May 16, 2008] A little more than an hour after the California Supreme Court ruled yesterday that gay couples can legally wed, one of the plaintiffs in the case, Stuart Gaffney, was exultant.
Bliss & Fire opinion:
God is counting on you believers and children of God in Christ Jesus to pray against the odds of this days. And God is telling you the same HE told Abraham.
[ And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; ]- Genesis 18:17, 20-29 (KJV)
[ABCNews, May 9, 2008]
More evangelical couples -- once embarrassed and prudish about sex -- are now leaving their Christian inhibitions at the bedroom door.
The Christian wife has come a long way, baby, as a variety of sex advice books with titles like [Intimacy Ignited], [Gift-Wrapped by God] and Satisfy My Thirsty Soul are emphasizing the earthly as well as the heavenly side of love.
[WorldNetDaily.com Inc., may 2, 2008]
Oregon citizens who say their rejection of same-sex marriage was quashed by the state legislature scored a small legal victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
The appeals court granted a motion by the Alliance Defense Fund to expedite the appeal of a federal court judge's decision that invalidated a voter petition drive.
Bliss & Fire opinion:
Our prayers is that God will quench every strange fire in this nation and around the world, their voice shall not stand!
[WorldNetDaily.com Inc., April 18, 2008]
A ruling from the Virginia Supreme Court, if it goes the wrong way, could yank a 6-year-old girl from the Christian home her mother has created and set her up to be paraded as a political trophy of the homosexual community in Vermont, according to a lawyer who argued the case before the court today.
Mathew Staver, chief of Liberty Counsel, said the impact of the decision will reach far beyond the important determination of the future for the child in question, also impacting states sovereignty and the values on which Christian parents make decisions.
[WorldNetDaily.com Inc., April 21, 2008]Before you know it November will be upon us, and we will be required to choose a new president. But as in all elections, we will also vote on certain proposals and ballot initiatives. So I suspect it is only a matter of time before we hear the voices of the gay and lesbian community demanding the right to government-sanctioned marriage, and this year I am all for it!
If each gay couple took a vow of fidelity and kept it sacred, they would soon realize what anyone with a basic 10th grade sexual education already knows: It takes a man and a woman to produce a baby. It is a physiological impossibility for a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, to procreate.
Bliss & Fire opinion: Please read, this is funny.
[Associated Press, April 5, 2008]
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Divorce and abortion are offences in the sight of God, Pope Benedict XVI charged Saturday, while calling on the Catholic Church to be merciful to those who had experienced such events.
The ethical judgement of the Church on divorce and abortion is clear and well-known, he told participants in a Catholic congress on marriage and the family.
Bliss & Fire opinion: This is the Mind of God! say it pope! Divorce and abortion are offences in the sight of God
[The Associated Press, Mar 31, 2008] BALTIMORE (AP) - A man who had argued with his estranged wife over the custody of their three children has confessed to drowning them in a hotel bathtub on the night they were to go back with their mother, police said Monday.
Mark A. Castillo will be charged after he is released from a hospital where he is being treated for self-inflicted cuts on his neck, Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld said at a news conference.
The motive for the children's deaths Saturday night remains a unclear, said Bealefeld and Mayor Sheila Dixon. While court records indicated Castillo and his wife, Dr. Amy Castillo, had disputes over their marriage and the children, he had no criminal history, Bealefeld said.
[The Associated Press, March 28, 2008] The three siblings of a girl who died of diabetes that went untreated as her parents prayed instead of taking her to a doctor have been removed from the home during an investigation, police said Friday.
The parents and social services experts agreed the move would be best for everyone, Everest Metro Police Chief Dan Vergin said. The children are staying with other relatives, though they were not in danger, he said.
[The Dallas Morning News, March 26, 2008]
The trial of a former Little Elm woman accused of setting a fire that killed her disabled husband so she could collect more than $1 million in insurance money was expected to resume Wednesday morning.
Rhonda Orr is accused of first-degree felony arson in the May 14, 2003, death of James Orr.
"She started three fires in his bedroom to kill him for his money," Denton County Assistant District Attorney Cary Piel told the jury in opening remarks Tuesday before Denton County District Court Judge Bruce McFarling.
[WorldNetDaily.com, March 10, 2008]
In the face of plummeting car sales, Ford Motor Company has taken steps to reduce its aggressive, pro-homosexual policies, prompting a family-rights group to call off its boycott of the carmaker.
Bliss & Fire opinion: Thank God for the people who are able to stand against the abomination of this days – We are praying for you. God will stop them one after the other.
[Politico, Jan 23, 2008]
Not sure what prompted this, but Al Gore has quietly released a video with a forceful endorsement of equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians. It pushes the Democratic establishment that much closer to a position he now shares with Eliot Spitzer and some other leading Dems, and is prompting a bit of grumbling in gay political circles that this batch of candidates aren't quite there.