Family North Carolina Fall 2015

Family North Carolina Fall 2015

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About This Issue

AT ISSUE: Hope for Troubled Times

My husband and I recently attended a marriage renewal weekend known as “Marriage Encounter” that God used to transform our relationship and family life for the better. The most important gift we received from that experience is hope. Both of us grew up in broken families, so we lack strong marriage role models to give us […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Millennials and Faith: Reaching Today’s Emerging Adults

“I had no idea my friends believed this,” Grace said with a bewildered look, as other students sitting around a Summit Ministries table nodded in agreement. Grace and her friends seemed staggered by the number of their peers—many from church or youth group—who supported the Supreme Court’s recent decision to redefine marriage. Grace’s predicament is […] READ MORE

Feature Story

SCOTUS Marriage Ruling: Where Do We Go From Here?

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which imposed a 50-state same-sex “marriage” mandate. The ruling has left many in the Christian community feeling defeated, uncertain, and even fearful about the future and about how the Supreme Court’s ruling will impact our ability to continue to […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Responding Like Jesus to the Redefinition of Marriage

Many Christians have asked how to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage for all 50 states. Let me offer three thoughts about how we should respond. READ MORE

Spotlight Story

North Carolina Lawmaking: 2015 General Assembly Review

After meeting for over 8 months, the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned the 2015 “Long Legislative Session” on September 30. State lawmakers reached final agreement on a $21.74 billion state budget on September 18, over 11 weeks past the start of the state’s 2015-16 fiscal year. Despite the delay in the passage of the state […] READ MORE