Mercatornet: A Fresh Voice For Marriage

| June 17, 2015

Is fighting for traditional marriage and against same-sex marriage worthwhile? Ryan T. Anderson, a 33-year-old fellow at the Heritage Foundation, thinks so and is crisscrossing the US to persuade people that they are not irrational or homophobic if they think that marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman. On Wednesday, the Washington […]

How Do We Identify A Healthy Culture?

| June 12, 2015

How should we judge the health of a culture? How do we bring together, in a healthy way, young men and young women, so that they will learn how to forbear with the shortcomings and be grateful for the virtues of the other sex; so that they marry and then have children, raising them in the haven […]

Generation Cedar’s Kelly Crawford on Not Being Quiverfull

| June 10, 2015

They wanted to tell my perspective, in light of the Duggar’s recent presence in the news, of what it means to be “Quiverfull.” It was a radio show that airs on NPR. My first thought was to decline. Publicity typically doesn’t go well for people and the farther we can stay away from it, probably, […]

Southwest Airlines Cares About Families

| June 3, 2015

One company on Fortune Magazine’s “world’s most admired companies list,” the definitive report card on corporate reputation, has been on their list for 20 consecutive years. A little investigation reveals a not only a growing company, but also global outreach programs teaching work ethic, skills, and entrepreneurship, numerous customer satisfaction stories and now this, concern and […]

Seewald: Grace Greater Than Our Sin

| May 24, 2015

There is blood in the water and the sharks are in a feeding frenzy. Finally, the Duggar family’s opponents have found what they have been eagerly waiting for: shocking revelations of scandal by Jim Bob and Michelle’s firstborn son, Josh. There are many who seem shocked that a child from a Christian family would do […]

Israel Wayne: The Perfect Family Syndrome

| May 23, 2015

When I attend Christian conferences, I like to sit in on as many of the other speakers as I can. Sometimes, my workshop schedules prohibit this, but I like to check out the ideas of others. One session I attended featured a woman speaker addressing other parents. After a few minutes, she made the statement, […]

The Cost of Children

| May 6, 2015

It is common to hear people talk about the huge expense of raising children. Yet, most figures reported about how much it costs to raise a child are based on what parents actually spend, not what children actually need – which is a pretty big distinction. Read the rest here

Trending back toward traditional family economics?

| May 5, 2015

Bloomberg brings us new stats: Feminism increased the share of dual income families in the 70’s and 80’s but it plateaued in the mid 90’s. Now is falling back down. The decrease in dual income families until the recent recession show in increase in single income families lead by both men and women. But the […]

Atlantic: Living and Dying at home

| May 2, 2015

[Editor’s note: A lot of creative ideas here. We’re going to see more and more of this. I’ve taken care of elderly neighbors myself only to see adult children arrive at the deathbed. Families aren’t going to realize over night their responsibility for aging parents. Some may have out lived children. There’s a host of scenarios. I […]

Mercatornet: A good day at the Supreme Court

| May 2, 2015

This is encouraging. Chief Justice John Roberts noted that “Every definition that I looked up, prior to about a dozen years ago, defined marriage as unity between a man and a woman as husband and wife.” More great links and comments follow. Read the rest here 

Sproul: Surrendering the Culture War

| April 25, 2015

There is a great difference between being like a lamb before the slaughter and rolling over and showing your neck. Christians need to learn to tell the difference. We find ourselves dizzy with the swiftness by which we have lost our privilege in the culture and have become virtual pariahs. Our sitting president, while serving […]

Canadian Warns US: Homosexual Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights

| April 25, 2015

I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, so that children may know […]

The Public Purpose of Marriage

| April 22, 2015

The Ruth Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to healing the American family from the structural injustices of the sexual revolution headed by Dr Jennifer Roback Morse, in collaboration with Sharee Langenstein, an Illinois attorney, has submitted an Amicus brief to the US Supreme Court about same-sex marriage. Here is a selection from the brief.   […]

Are You Living (and Leaving) a Legacy in Your Home?

| April 20, 2015

Three years ago, two of my best friends and I planned an overnight get-a-way where we just brainstormed about life with each other. One of our epiphanies was this: We want to leave a real, meaningful legacy behind, and we want to help other women do that too. From that deep-seated passion, Living a Legacy conference was […]

Mainwaring: Gay ‘marriage’ is really about incremental totalitarianism

| March 23, 2015

Editor’s note: The loss of freedoms means restrictions and penalties in many areas. Hobby Lobby’s fight against Obama care.  The government control of business is crippling our country. This explains Dolce and Gabbana’s interest in fighting for the preservation of marriage as defined by God. Also, there is grace for those redeemed in Christ who […]