Darrow Miller and Friends

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New Video Series Explores the Truth about Marriage and Family

The family is the basic social unit of any society. Therefore, as the family goes, so goes the nation. This was the topic (and title) of a recent book I co-authored with Elizabeth Youmans and Jill Thrift. Church-based community and social transformation must begin with the truth about marriage and family.

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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 erosion in sexual norms on the sexual revolution of the 1960s

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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 worthy these may be? Today the waves of cultural forces

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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 Robin Morgan: “We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women

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Every Home Needs a Lady

Remember when it was a compliment to be called a lady? The term has fallen out of favor in many societies, and the loss is bigger than mere semantics. Our friend, Nicole Curiel, a student from Guadalajara, Mexico, writes: It seems to me that the meaning of being lady in

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The High Calling of Building a Family

In my family it was very important that I would have a professional career. My father often reminded me that I must never be dependent on anyone else. I was active in a family business, a school which our family had owned for generations. I earned my Bachelor Degree in

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Make a Home, or Keep a House? The Vision to Nurture a Nation

Recently I was in Peru teaching on my book, Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women in Building Healthy Cultures. I talked a lot about the home. Near the end of the week, a woman approached with a surprising observation. She felt I had mostly been talking about doing dishes, sweeping floors,

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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 across the spectrum of the human community.  At one end

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There is No True Social Justice Without Personal Relationship

In his book, The Tragedy of American Compassion, Marvin Olasky suggests seven marks of compassion. Taken together these add powerfully to our view and practice of biblical social justice. Social Justice and Affiliation The first mark is affiliation, defined by Webster’s 1828 as “adoption; association in the same family or

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Just Because They’re Girls: Evil Worse than the Slave Trade & the Holocaust

In a dark dungeon I stood with a broken heart on centuries-old dry excrement. I was visiting the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, a transshipping point for African captives in the British Atlantic slave trade. In each dungeon, hundreds of slaves were so tightly packed that these desperate humans could

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