More than 30 years ago, my fundamentalist parents did everything they could to prevent my wife and me from marrying (we were atheists).
My brothers kept neutral or sided with my parents. My wife would have nothing to do with them after we were married.
My parents are now gone. My brothers tried to be nice to my wife, but she resists. I visit my brothers' families by myself.
I understand her position, but I feel she should let bygones be bygones. This is the only bone o
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Forgiveness is a powerful action, and one that takes a lot of courage. That's exactly what a mother did after losing her daughter in a drunk-driving accident. She forgave the man responsible.
Kathy Scharlau stopped by the studio today to tell us more about Meagan Napier's story and the foundation created for her, along with a special event taking place right here in Southwest Florida.
Elder Craig A. Cardon of the Seventy began his remarks Saturday morning with the story of the bedridden, paralyzed man who comes to Christ for healing and the Savior declares, "Man, thy sins are forgiven thee." When the Pharisees accuse the Savior of blasphemy, He responds, "But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, [He then turned to the paralyzed man] I say unto thee, Arise, and take up they couch, and go into thine house" (Luke 5:22-23).
"With this mi
I never could figure out how the Easter Bunny laid all those eggs.
This column is not going to be a rant about how if you believe in Jesus Christ and the Christian holiday of Easter, then you don't dare have a chocolate bunny or colored eggs in the house.
There's nothing wrong with bunnies and Easter eggs as part of the celebration.
But the question for Christians is this: What are you celebrating on Easter? The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, or an excuse for a holiday dinner
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MY parent’s marriage is on the brink of a break-up. Fights and anger fill our gloomy home. They are going to sell the house and plan to divide the pay-off between them. It’s over, actually.
It was difficult for me to decide whether I would stay with either mom or dad after their split-up.
The situation is confusing. I witnessed their relationship crumble into pieces. Throughout the crisis, my respect for my parents di
One of the first things most people notice about Russell Lala is his passion for a nice set of wheels.
"I find the ones on the Internet that don't run, don't look so good," Lala explained. "Fix 'em up, get 'em to run, then sell it."
Lala spends most of his free time helping his friends or his father work on cars, but he uses a motorized wheelchair to get around himself.
"Basically, it's a big roller coaster," Lala told FOX 9 News, "having to overcome different things constantly -- but
One asked to be forgiven for becoming "romantically involved" with his wife's sister. Another asked forgiveness for selling drugs, while a third asked to be forgiven for killing an older brother's turtles as a child.
All made their requests on a website called deepQs.com, short for "deep questions," which aims to help people let go of bitterness and resentment while donating to charity. People testify, named or anonymously, while pledging to donate $1 to their choice of charity for every pe
Apologising is a sign of courage that nobody should be above showing, today's sermon says.
■ Repent your sins and aim for fresh start
Even the prophets would show remorse and seek forgiveness.
"Apologising does not reduce a person's status, but raises it - even if it were from a father to his son, a teacher to his student or a manager to his employee."
The sermon refers to apologising to Allah for mistakes and sins. The Quran says: "And those who, when they do an evil t
My husband and I have been married for eight years. He was my first love, and I love him dearly. We have four children, ranging in age from 10 years to 8 months. I am dedicated to my husband and our children. While I was pregnant with our last child, he had an affair and fathered a child with that woman. He and I have worked through our problems and are determined to make our marriage work. We have opened our home and will raise the other child with our children. My sisters and my girlfriend sa
More news and views on the healing of relationships, and the fracturing of the church, in its many forms:
The other day I clicked below my blog on a Wordpress-generated link to an article on spirituality and psychology. It turned out to also be about charismatic Christian practices like fainting in the Spirit, peer pressure, faking it, and “groupthink” (none of which I am going to go into here), but parts of the blog were nevertheless instructive on personal spirituality as well.