Category Archives: Family

The Exorbitant Price of Our New Sexual Norms

The revival of pagan culture has restored pagan sexuality as the sexual norm. Damon Linker, Senior Correspondent at the Week magazine, recently wrote an article titled “What Religious Traditionalists Can Teach Us About Sex.” He lays the blame for the … Continue reading

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A Female Mom and a Male Dad: What Every Child Needs

Every child needs a male father and a female mother. So wrote Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires before becoming Pope Francis. In a day where there is personal and cultural confusion about what it means to be a … Continue reading

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Every Mother is a Teacher

“Like mother, like child” is no mere platitude. Both men and women have public and domestic roles, commitments to the community and to the family. But these roles are not synonymous. Part of the transcendent nature of the feminine is … Continue reading

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The Mother is the Teacher … But What Will She Teach?

We’ve written before about the power of a mother, not only in the life of a child but in the development of a society. In her powerful essay, The Christian View of the Child, mother and lifelong educator, Dr. Elizabeth Youmans … Continue reading

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What a True Feminist Said About Female Courage

A feminist, like everyone else, can be inconsistent. You could summarize a recent post by Calah Alexander that way. We came across Ms. Alexander’s piece, “What a Woman in Crisis Really Needs” recently. I’m sick and tired of hearing about … Continue reading

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Why 20 Percent of Women in the US Never Have Children

Imagine a world where children are considered a competition to personal pleasure. Where couples marry but choose not to have children because they want to play. Actually, that world is already here. We’ve written about this troubling trend before: Why Christian … Continue reading

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Family Champions Wanted May 6

Family and marriage and children … all God’s inventions, all important to him, all vital to the health of communities and nations. Is there a purpose to marriage beyond the latest cultural fad? A purpose that transcends romance and harmonious relationships, however … Continue reading

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Shaping the Generation of the Future

Failure to see the future coming condemns societies to poverty. One of the things I have heard over and over again in my years working among the poor is the fatalistic mantra, “We are poor and there is nothing we … Continue reading

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So-Called Same-Sex Marriage and the Language of Genesis

Same-sex marriage supporters sometimes say that Jesus didn’t even mention homosexuality, so how come Christians make such a big deal about it? After all, isn’t the New Testament more important for Christians than the Old Testament, where we find the … Continue reading

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Radical Feminism and the End of the Family: Mission Accomplished?

The nuclear family must be destroyed … Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process,” says author and woman’s rights activist Linda Gordon. She is joined in that view by author and feminist activist … Continue reading

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