Relationships

Who Wants Marriage Anyway?

  A 2014 Pew Research Center survey asked which of the following statements came closer to the beliefs of their respondents: Society is better off if people make marriage and having children a priority. Society is just as well off if people have other priorities other than marriage and children. Survey says… 46 percent chose […]

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Calvary Chapel: One Year Later

The past year has been an unprecedented one for Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale and its regional campuses. It was one year ago that Pastor Bob Coy resigned his position as the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel. A month later, after much prayer and seeking God’s will for the future of our church, the Board of Directors appointed me lead pastor. Many people have asked how our church has been doing since then, and I thought it would be best to tell our story in a way that will benefit others and bring glory to God.

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Motherless

Mother’s Day is a time when we remember and celebrate mom. However, for many people this day is rather difficult. For some it is a reminder of a broken dream of being a mother. For others it is bittersweet as they remember a loving mom who is no longer with them. But there is another […]

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Do It for Denmark

Denmark is asking couples to take a romantic holiday vacation and enjoy the benefits of marriage. They hired a travel company to come up with the advertising campaign “Do It For Denmark.” Couples who register, fly to a romantic city (which statistically improves the chances of conception) and conceive a child become eligible for prizes. […]

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The Open Door is Working to Break the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy is an issue in the U.S. that wounds teen mothers, their children and taxpayers. The Open Door is building partnerships in South Florida to address the needs of the teens and their children while saving tax payer’s dollars. The guiding verse undergoing The Open Door is Revelations 3:20, “Here I am! I stand […]

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Saying Something… by Saying Nothing

Accusers were lined up before Pontius Pilate, all false witnesses telling stories meant to condemn Jesus to death. There was no one to defend Him, no advocate. This was legal murder. “But Jesus answered him not one word”(Matthew 27:14). His personal defense was…to say nothing. Jesus could see four crowds surrounding Him. The first was […]

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What is the Optimal Age for Marriage?

Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth. (Proverbs 5:18) What is the optimal age for marriage? 18 – 22 – 25 – 30 – Later – Never? Our first day at college, my roommate introduced her 18-year-old friend along with her two babies. She had […]

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Focusing on What Really Matters

Happy anniversary and thank you to all of our readers over the past 17 years. Sometimes I feel like Time magazine looking back over all the years with all the stories, all the ministries and all the church events we’ve covered. If you were to look in the office of our editor, Shelly, you would […]

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Adult Activity Center Combats Loneliness

Whether you’re a local senior searching for some new friends or a snowbird looking for an exciting, Florida-style adventure, First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale offers an excellent social outlet for seniors. Meeting Thursdays at the church’s Adult Activity Center (AAC), located next to a large, scenic park and canal, seniors 65-100+ can get a […]

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What Were They Thinking?

Isn’t that the question you ask when your pastor runs off with a church member or your friend runs off with his/her trainer from the gym?   The verdict is in: Count 1:  Infidelity – Guilty Count 2:  Not thinking – Guilty What were they not thinking about? The consequences of their actions – the […]

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