Good News Magazine: July - August 2008

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In This Issue

  • by Jerold Aust
The state of marriage and family in the Western world is breaking down. Some have even concluded that marriage and family are destined to become obsolete. What about your marriage and family—are they endangered? What practical steps can you take to strengthen them?
  • by Good News
Technology is a double-edged sword. A good example of this is television. It can be both a benefit and a curse.
  • by Good News
As dual-career parents head to work, they commonly drop off their preschool-aged children at day care facilities—places where employees are among the lowest-paid and least-trained in all industries. Yet parents trust these facilities to take care of their most precious resource—their children.
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Growing shortages around the world are driving up the price of food. For hundreds of millions this could lead to hunger or starvation. What's behind the global food crisis, and how can it be resolved?
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Joy comes not from what happens to us, but how we respond—the kind of attitudes we have about those experiences. We need not feel like helpless victims of circumstance.
  • by Howard Davis
Millions have allowed themselves to become enslaved to a harsh taskmaster—debt. Are you one of those caught in this trap? What can you do to break free?
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Sex and the City was a U.S. cable TV mainstay for several seasons as it tracked the life and loves (numerous sexual encounters) of four fictional single New York women. No sooner had the series gone off the air than plans started for a feature-length movie sequel.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
On May 15, 2008, four justices of the California Supreme Court dealt a huge blow against marriage and family by approving same-sex marriage, overturning the expressed desire of millions of state voters. Beginning June 16, thousands of homosexual couples across the state began obtaining marriage licenses on which the words "Party A" and "Party B" replaced "bride" and "groom."
  • by Barry Korthuis
Would you ever kiss a pig? What if the pig were wearing lipstick? From a distance it might look a little better. But when you got closer, you'd find the same dirty, smelly pig.
  • by Mario Seiglie
The world's greatest athletes pit their skill and strength against others in the Olympic Games. Past Olympics inspire us with stories of great conviction and courage. These games should also inspire us with their reminders of crucial aspects of the Christian life.
  • by Gary Petty
Do you feel like the problems of your life have reached a dead end and there are no solutions? No matter how hopeless your life may appear, you can have hope for something better. But you can't solve today's problems with the same old solutions; you'll simply arrive at the same old problems.