GodStrongWomen.com
A Growing Number of Americans Say Christmas is NOT a Religious Holiday

A Growing Number of Americans Say Christmas is NOT a Religious Holiday

Combatants in the annual “War on Christmas” have some new data to chew on, thanks to a survey released this week by the Pew Research Center. While many doubt that Christmas is embattled, as some conservative pundits contend, the new study does suggest American attitudes are changing. The Pew study, based on interviews conducted in recent weeks with 1,503 adults, found that while a vast majority of Americans still celebrate Christmas, most find the religious elements of the holiday are emphasized…

🚫✝️ Christmas on Campus? Universities Banning Nativity Scenes and Calling for Inclusion

🚫✝️ Christmas on Campus? Universities Banning Nativity Scenes and Calling for Inclusion

‘Tis the season to be jolly, for peace on earth and goodwill toward men, but not at Loyola University- Chicago. Some students at the Catholic school are complaining that Christmas is receiving too much emphasis.They want other religious holidays like the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr to receive the same amount of attention. And the holiday inclusion movement has spread to other college campuses this Christmas season. The University of Tennessee has warned students to ensure that…

🏳️‍🌈🍩 LGBT Activists Force ‘The Holy Donut’ in Maine to Stop Helping the Salvation Army at Christmas

🏳️‍🌈🍩 LGBT Activists Force ‘The Holy Donut’ in Maine to Stop Helping the Salvation Army at Christmas

A doughnut shop in Portland, Maine is drawing criticism from the LGBT community for working with the Salvation Army to provide Christmas gifts to five children. The Holy Donut asked customers to help them with a gift drive for a local family. Those who donated presents and winter clothes would receive a free doughnut. People took issue with the campaign and claimed that the Salvation Army has a history of discriminating against the LGBT community. “They proselytize to…

🎄🎶 How to Use Christmas Music to Help Your Family Focus on Christ

🎄🎶 How to Use Christmas Music to Help Your Family Focus on Christ

Listening to traditional Christmas hymns is one way to remind your children of the beautiful, gospel-centered purpose of Christmas. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…” These magical lyrics startled me awake the morning after Thanksgiving. My sister’s phone played this song by my ear as a way to say, “It’s Christmastime, sissy!” This has become our tradition—waking each other up with a favorite Christmas tune as a sort of processional into the…

Chris Hemsworth Narrates the Christmas Story From Scripture [Watch]

Chris Hemsworth Narrates the Christmas Story From Scripture [Watch]

There is much debate surrounding the lack of public acknowledgment when it comes to the true meaning of Christmas. In our secular culture, the festive season is all about shopping, mince pies and, if you’re lucky, a once-a-year appearance at church on Christmas morning. But is the true Biblical narrative making a resurgence in our entertainment industry? A recent gospel reading at Disneyland certainly points in that direction! Incredibly, despite its progressive stance on many key issues…

US Atheist Group Purchases Billboards Telling People to Skip Church

US Atheist Group Purchases Billboards Telling People to Skip Church

They’re like modern-day Ebenezer Scrooges — only with less charm and self-awareness. Under the guise of wanting to “start a conversation,” an atheist group is putting up billboards around the country that feature a nativity scene and the words, “Just Skip Church It’s All Fake News.” Atheists use images of nativity scene, ‘Just Skip Church, It’s All Fake News’ –> https://t.co/6HTOpLMKxO pic.twitter.com/CPL08mJMrz — NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) December 7, 2017 Bah-humbug to you too, buddy. At the bottom…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 5️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 5️⃣

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man…

🇦🇺 ‘Cheering for the Erosion of Religious Liberty’ as Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Law in Australia

🇦🇺 ‘Cheering for the Erosion of Religious Liberty’ as Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Law in Australia

Members of parliament, from left, Cathy McGowan, Adam Brandt and Andrew Wilkie celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP) On Thursday, the Australia House of Representatives passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, but it struck down multiple amendments to protect religious liberty and other forms of dissent in the process. As the U.S. Supreme Court debates a…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 4️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 4️⃣

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus…

🇮🇱 History Says Jerusalem Belongs to the Jews

🇮🇱 History Says Jerusalem Belongs to the Jews

It is the most controversial piece of real estate in the world — Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.  It is the holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm 122:6). Muslim tradition says that the prophet Mohammed traveled to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on his famous night journey and that tradition is the basis for the Palestinians’ claim to Jerusalem. Arabs claim Jerusalem as the…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 3️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 3️⃣

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:5-8 KJV). The third…

Minister Encourages Prayers to Ensure the Son of Prince William and Kate Will Be Gay

Minister Encourages Prayers to Ensure the Son of Prince William and Kate Will Be Gay

As an American male, the royal family in England is an uninteresting mystery to me. I pay very little attention to their comings and goings. One news report about the royal family has caught my attention, though. An Anglican minister is praying and encouraging others to pray that Prince George, the young son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, will grow up to be gay. Two years ago, Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth published a blog post in which…

At Least 1,300 Poor Children To Miss Out on Christmas Cheer in the Name of ‘LGBT Acceptance’

At Least 1,300 Poor Children To Miss Out on Christmas Cheer in the Name of ‘LGBT Acceptance’

Canadian School District Drops Operation Christmas Child Over LGBT Stance A school district in Canada passed a resolution urging schools to drop any involvement in Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a charity project that has sent over 94 million shoeboxes with Christmas gifts to poor children across the world. The district ruled out any further involvement because Samaritan’s Purse, the Christian nonprofit behind the project, opposes same-sex marriage and transgenderism. The Newfoundland & Labrador English School District (NLESD)…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 2️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 2️⃣

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us”(Matthew 1:21-23 KJV). The second verse of the…

Jordin Sparks Shares How Jesus Changed Her Life and Encourages Others to Believe in His Unconditional Love [Watch]

Jordin Sparks Shares How Jesus Changed Her Life and Encourages Others to Believe in His Unconditional Love [Watch]

Jordin Sparks is making headlines for a recent announcement about her new marriage and news that she’s expecting a baby boy in the coming months. But now, the singer-songwriter is going public about how Jesus changed her life and she is encouraging others to believe in his unconditional love. The season six American Idol winner shared her story on Kingdom Theology Facebook page. She confessed that although she grew up as a Christian, she did not live her…

How to Maximize the Fun Factor in Your Remarriage

How to Maximize the Fun Factor in Your Remarriage

A regular dose of fun, relaxing time together is a key part of a dynamic, fulfilling relationship. Ty and Andrea met on the tennis court. Every Saturday for months, they secretly watched each other practice and play in an intramural country club league. Finally, Ty asked Andrea to play a match and the rest was history. Eventually they discovered a shared passion for sports, and that became a central hub of their time together. Once they married,…