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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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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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Turning Out the Lights in Japan: Negative Population Growth

A few years ago, after I finished a lecture in Tokyo a Japanese physician came up to me and announced,  “We are turning out the lights in Japan!” I sensed what he meant but asked him to elaborate. “We are shutting … Continue reading

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The Influence of the FAMILY on NATIONS … New Book Released

The family is one theme we write about regularly here at Darrow Miller and Friends. For example, recently we published, “Nations in Disorder – From Where Shall Help Come?” which included this paragraph: There is growing disorder in our societies … Continue reading

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What Today’s WOMEN (and Men) Owe to Lydia Sigourney

Women and men alike owe much to an obscure maternal feminist who died 150 years ago. In language that sounds almost quaint, E.B. Huntington wrote the following tribute to a woman named Lydia Sigourney, on the occasion of her death. … Continue reading

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The Parents Were Missing So The Church Stepped In

Parents remain the vital link to child’s development, as I was reminded when I watched a recent documentary, “Undivided.” The picture told the story of a relationship between a local church and a public school in Portland, Oregon. Southlake Church initially … Continue reading

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A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures

Words, not just pictures, are the currency of a productive life. If children and communities are to develop, they require a rich vocabulary—a treasure of words. This reflection is all the more important at a time when images are replacing … Continue reading

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LAMENT for Another Time … “Women and Children First”

In his last days in office Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta pushed two new social policies into the heart of the US military establishment. On Jan 23, 2013 he lifted the ban on women serving in combat. On Feb 11, 2013 he expanded military … Continue reading

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Why Christian Couples Should Have Children

Some time back I was talking to a young man who had married about a year earlier. The conversation turned to children and he remarked that they weren’t sure they were going to have kids. I gently reminded him that … Continue reading

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A Call for Balladeers

Recently I had the privilege of teaching at the YWAM base in Puerto Rico. I love being with these folks because of their heart for the message of Biblical worldview, and their readiness to apply DNA teaching in creative art … Continue reading

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