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Nathalie Bowman Abortion is alive and well, and the American media is all for it. Katie Yoder, in her article “Media Hype '1 in 3 Campaign' Promoting Abortion, Censor Women Who Regret Their Abortions”, shares how the media is only showing one side of the Abortion...

By: Kristen Jan Cannon The Media and Pornography Pornography is a way for individuals to become sexually satisfied. It is an outlet, for men and women alike, to relieve stress, relax, and brainlessly fantasize. At least that is the trend the media-and much of society-conveys. In one particular...

Tashica Jacobson Embarrassingly I admit that four years ago many of my attitudes were anti-family. Now don’t jump to conclusions I wasn’t an extremist. However I was at the point that I had given up on the ideal of marriage. I had seen so many horrible...

Diane Robertson If I had a conversation like, “Do you want to know what the UN is doing now?” And then actually repeated some of the information in the UNFPA’s State of World Population report on youth , no one would believe me. They would think...

Nathalie Bowman As parents in this generation, many of us experience technology battles daily. Video games, ipads, computer time, and smart phones all battle for our children’s attention. With games, music, the internet, and all kinds of things to keep kids occupied, more and more families...

By Mekelle Tenney In May of 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murdering three babies who were born alive in his abortion clinic. Gosnell’s employees testified that he routinely performed late term abortions that were past Pennsylvania’s 24 week time limit. They also testified...

My husband is a judge. On a weekly basis he sees youth in his court who are delinquent, unmotivated, and often times defiant. These young men and women are most often accompanied by a frustrated parent. At some point in the conversation my husband asks...

Mekelle Tenney What constants exist in society today? I would like to think that we have principles, values, and ideals that do not change. Family, freedom, justice, and morality are constants that society should be able to depend on. Yet society, with the help of government,...

Diane Robertson With marriage and natural family relationships in decline, Pope Francis invited leaders from different faiths around the world to gather at the Vatican this week. This historical interfaith conference titled, The Complementarity of Man and Woman brought religious leaders from 23 nations, and representing...

Nathalie Bowman “Mom, can I crack the eggs? Now can I stir it?” asked my 6 year old with eager anticipation. We were making yummy pecan tarts, and my son couldn’t wait to get them done so he could eat them. With the holidays right around...

Maddi Gillel Beverly was six or seven when her parents divorced. She had a brother just 2-3 years older and 2 sisters older than that. Her mother, of course, had to go to work, and just as important, find a new man in her life. So...

    Rebecca Mallory We thought there was pressure raising our four girls during the 80's. All four girls are now very busy wives and mothers but believe me, my life was cake compared to theirs.  In the 80's my diaper bag said "Safeway" on it....

Diane Robertson New Research being conducted on the differences between mothering and fathering has found that children need to the complimentary parenting styles from both genders. Jenet Erickson, research sociologist and author for the Deseret News, presented research that is being conducted, and not yet published, during...

Nathalie Bowman “Dad, wanna play catch?” The morning was beautiful, the mountain air was crisp and clean, and playing catch with dad was the order of the day. We grabbed our mitts & ball from the camp trailer and off we went to throw the ball...

What happens to a marriage when a spouse finds out their partner is involved in pornography? By Brianna Hawke Experts tells us that “…upon discovering their partner uses pornography, many women question whether their partner loves them or is still committed to them and the relationship, that...

Contemporary sex education prepares young men and women not for the fullness of friendship, intimacy and love, but for casual relationships and recreational sex. A 1962 fantasy novel, later made into a Disney movie, borrowed its title from Shakespeare’s Macbeth:  “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”  It...

Mekelle Tenney Over the last 50 years the fertility rate among Americans has dropped from 3.65 to 1.89. The rate of households with one child or more under the age of 18 has also made a significant drop from 48.8% to 32.3%. In 2010 only 30% of...

by Samantha Shelley Happiness researcher, Kate Bratskeir lists 10 things that are proven (BY SCIENCE, GUYS!) to make us happier: 1. Happy people surround themselves with other happy people. Joy is contagious. People are four times more likely to be happy in the future with happy people...

Diane Robertson New Research being conducted on the differences between mothering and fathering has found that children need to the complimentary parenting styles from both genders. Jenet Erickson, research sociologist and author for the Deseret News, presented research that is being conducted, and not yet published, during...

Nathalie Bowman Over the past few days, there has been an uproar among conservative Americans surrounding President Obama’s speech on October 31 at Rhode Island College. After he opened with a few jokes, mentioned going trick-or-treating with Michelle because his girls “are too old” and spent...

Maddi Gillel Have you ever heard of this phrase? This is one of the most important phrases in a person’s life and in our culture – it would make a huge difference in a person’s life and in our culture if it were present in ‘both.’...

Rebecca Mallory What makes me qualified to write about Ebola? Not a thing. But, I've listened to the news ad nauseam. Does that count? So here's my take. I know it's a deadly disease that is highly contagious and that mortality rates are reported between 50-70%....

Diane Robertson This is part one of a three part series on parenting. I have been reading through some new and very interesting research that is being conducted on mothering and fathering. I am going to start from a personal view as a mother of ten...

Nathalie Bowman As same-sex marriage becomes legal across the country, same sex parenting is entering the picture now more than ever. What is the long term effect on children raised in the LGBT world? What of the women who are used to grow babies and sell...

Each life matters and the loss of any human life diminishes our own. By Kristin Wahlquist It is impossible to calculate the value of a life; things learned, people touched, and memories created. Each life is both incredible and irreplaceable. Every life begins when two microscopic cells...