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Are Wives Programmed to Fight Their Mothers-in- Law?
Are you a mother-in-law? Or, perhaps you are or have been a daughter-in-law? Ayelet Waldman’s (2009) article noted in 1954, one study revealed that only one in four women even liked her mother-in-law, and new research shows just how deep-seated the tension is. A study of hundreds of families has revealed that nearly two-thirds of women complain they've suffered long-term unhappiness and stress because of friction with their husband's mother. Does the unease have less to do with actual attitudes and far more to do with persistent female stereotypes that few of us manage to shake off completely, as noted by Dr Terri Apter (2009)?  Read more:

Why is a central Prayer Gathering in a church so important?
It may be that in your church family your leaders implore you quite often to come to the Central Prayer Gathering or Prayer Meeting.. It may be that you wonder why they make such a big deal about it. Paul Levy makes this point and offers some important reasons to consider. Read his post and tell us what you think!  See more at:       

Does business care for the poor?
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary gives a Simple Definition of business as being the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money; work that is part of a job and/or the amount of activity that is done by a store, company, factory, etc. Given that definition, would you expect the product of the business to be given away to the poor?

Do guys automatically and without thinking, think of women as objects?
So what do you think?  Is it the norm today to think of women as objects?  A recent blog from The Good Men Project (2012, June) quoted Jayson Gaddis saying “When I check out women, what is really going on with me? Is it just normal because I’m a heterosexual guy that likes women?” Gaddis explores objectification and goes on to define objectify as to stare, gawk, or check out women and their bodies and body parts; to see them as objects (instead of real people) and to think of them in a sexual way. (See more at:

Born-Again Virginity: Possible at Any Age, or Just Plain Impossible?
Is it possible or impossible to achieve?  Is it real or fake? What’s your view?  A born-again virgin (also known as a secondary virgin or renewed virgin) is a person who, after having engaged in sexual intercourse, makes some type of commitment not to be sexually active again until marriage (or some other defined point in the future or indefinitely), whether for religious, moral, practical, or other reasons.  Most often secondary or renewed virginity is connected to teens that have “made a mistake by having premarital sex”.  However, today’s talk shows featuring adult women divorced, widowed or otherwise single give us pictures of the 30s, 40s, 50s generation facing similar struggles while making the same commitment to born-again or secondary virginity.