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Nathalie Bowman The sexual revolution has promoted the sexual relationship to be purely physical, and the more freedom to have more partners, the better. Why wait until marriage? In fact, it’s being preached that it’s impossible for young men and women to wait until marriage to...

Pornography is seeping into family life in a myriad of unexpected and devastating ways. by Allison Cook Ninety-seven  billion. This was the total revenue made in 2006 off of pornographic websites worldwide (Getting Serious, 2010). In 2005, 56 percent of all divorce cases involved one party having an...

Diane Robertson A week ago I wrote about how gay marriage was back at the Supreme Court. I did not expect that just a week later, the Supreme Court Justices would have dismissed all marriage cases. In a move like Pontius Pilate, the Supreme Court washed...

Nathalie Bowman Yesterday was a normal day. OK, it was not normal, it was my birthday! But I did the routine thing and took two of my teenagers and three other teens to school 25 minutes away. On the way home, I did something out of...

Maddi Gillel Yes, you hafta !!!!! How many times have we as parents, heard this from our children when we ask them to clean their rooms, practice the piano, mow the lawn, take out the trash? This article is for you parents who need some encouragement...

Rebecca Mallory It was a crisp fall day nearly 20 years ago that I was frantically driving a carpool of girls to their mandatory dance class for all company performers four days a week right after school. Among them was my daughter, Brooke who was in...

Diane Robertson Behind closed doors, the justices on the Supreme Court are considering taking gay marriage cases from five states: Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The Justices put these cases at the top of their schedule. All five states had either their marriage amendment or...

Nathalie Bowman It seems silly to bring this up. After all, women are more free in this day and age than in any other time in history. But has the “freedom” of women really made them more free? The Women’s Liberation movement freed women’s bodies (“the...

Fathers can give the best gift of all - it's not about  presents, but presence. By Chimane Hess & David Puente In the 1970's a series of public service announcements aired that promoted strong families. Several of the ads focused on getting fathers to realize that their...

Mom had a special way of making a task seem less daunting when I was growing up. Her deportment was kindness, shown through soft and encouraging words, through quiet acts of service, and through her genuine belief in our ability to do hard things. Every...

The happy "same-sex family" is more often than not built upon the back of a destroyed mother/father heterosexual family.  In the same-sex marriage debate, how often have you heard this snarkily-delivered question:  "Well, how does a same-sex marriage harm your heterosexual marriage?"  With the obvious answer...

Too many courts; too many rulings on marriage.  How do you make sense of it all? By Diane Robertson Conflicting court rulings in Louisiana has left the state confused. At the beginning of the month federal district Judge, Martin Feldman ruled that Louisiana’s marriage law was constitutional...

A debate is currently raging over appropriate forms of discipline.  So what might "appropriate" discipline look like? By Nathalie Bowman This is the final piece in a 3 part series. Read Part 1: Is the “Ideal” for Real? and Part 2: Is the Ideal for Real: Peaceful...

Kristen Jan Heimuli In all the debates and conversations regarding civil rights it is easy to focus primarily on the struggles of race or gender. And while those struggles have been extremely profound, we tend to forget about a very special population-the last population to have...

Maddi Gillel Have you ever been trying to get somewhere, such as in a different city, state, or country? Did you have a map? Did you speak the language so that you could ask? We’ve all been in this situation. Some of us are born with...

Rebecca Mallory Anybody out there old enough to remember the old MAD Magazine icon Alfred E. Neuman? Every issue donned his face with the same goofy look of complete oblivion to life. Not a care in the world. That goofy face should have donned the cover...

Diane Robertson We live in a time that many refer to as an “age of entitlement”. There are books and papers written about parents hassling teachers to give their children higher grades, or bosses talking about parents calling them up to tell them they have to...

Nathalie Bowman This is the second in a three part parenting series. Read Part 1 here. Peaceful parenting…..what kind of thoughts come to your mind as you read those words? Do you ever “lose it” with your children, then afterwards, you wonder where that came from...

Many argue that an emotional affair isn’t the same as a traditional sexual affair since there is no physical intimacy going on, but marriage counselors and psychologists tells us it can be equally as devastating.  By Hailey Terry and Brittony Schmitt When a couple gets married they...

Evan Crockett I remember working in the garden with my father. As a boy, it was hard to see beyond the seemingly unpleasant task at hand—the physical labor required get the job done. He often asked for my help in tilling the dirt at the beginning...

        Diane Robertson Experiencing the birth of my own ten children has taught me something about pain and endurance. When I had my first baby, I was not prepared for the pain. The earlier pains of labor crippled me and brought tears to my eyes. The second...

Nathalie Bowman Well, things got away from me this week as I began homeschooling and going back to school myself, so somehow I didn’t give myself enough time to create a thoughtful and meaningful “Part 1” to follow up last week’s post. Please forgive me -...

 Kristen Jan Heimuli Picture this: your significant other comes to pick you up for a romantic date. It's obvious they took forever to look good just for you. You can see enthusiasm all over their face when they get to your front door. Meanwhile, all you...

 The next time you think that everyone else sees the world as you do, remember the following. http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/08/30-population-control-quotes-show-elite-truly-believe-humans-plague-upon-earth/...

By Rebecca Mallory Whoever invented the DVR deserves every dime they get. I hope they made millions because that is the greatest invention in years. I can't even remember when I last watched a television commercial. Heavenly. I would even be so bold as to say...