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Maddi Gillel Principle- a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption-a rule or code of conduct-a habitual devotion to right principles—a distinguishable ingredient that exhibits or imparts a characteristic quality. Virtue-strength-conformity to a standard of right-moral excellence-beneficial quality or power-strength/courage- a capacity to ayt – chastity especially...

Rebecca MalloryCalling all entrepreneurs and enthusiastic creative people! It's finally time to put all the suggestions of our last two blog posts into practice and start that business. Just to recall our advance preparation, we've learned to put some pretty basic, but tried and true...

Tuesday, Utah became the first of many states to make an appeal to the Supreme Court to review its marriage laws. by Diane Robertson The 10th Circuit court overturned marriage laws in Utah and Oklahoma in the past two months. The 4th Circuit overturned Virginia’s laws last...

by Nathalie Bowman It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Dinner was over and my husband and I remained at the table, enjoying a conversation without the noise of the family. I glanced out the window and watched three of my sons and my daughter play on...

Which parent - mom or dad - would you like to do without?  Is same-sex marriage as harmless as its proponents claim? April Poulter and Jessica Widenhouse Have you ever sat on a high balcony of an auditorium while attending a play, or stood in the nosebleed...

Wouldn’t it be great if the United Nations would adopt a resolution recognizing that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society?” Laura Bunker That is exactly what happened a few weeks ago in Geneva.  In observance of the 20th anniversary of the International...

Are your beliefs regarding marriage as being one man and one woman really so prehistoric? Diane Robertson If you believe that marriage should not be redefined or perhaps that children need both their mother and their father, then it is possible you have been told to “come...

Kids don't come with an instruction manual, but there are some simple tips to help all of us become more effective parents. Nathalie Bowman Any parent who has joyfully welcomed a baby into their family knows the feeling of excitement and love that comes with seeing their...

    by Maddi Gillel Simple lines of black and white and right and wrong have been blurred. The old institutions are not what they used to be and the new organizations are, many times, also suspect. I am well aware that there have been what is known as...

“ Diane Robertson       "President Obama’s overreaching executive order is the latest example illustrating that the very government that the Constitution charges with protecting religious freedom is now the primary threat to religious freedom. The administration has brazenly bypassed Congress and declared that the only...

Nathalie Bowman Letting go of the Rope of Good Intention and letting love in can be a challenge, but it can be done, and it will be freeing for both the parent and the child! The following are four ways to begin letting go of the rope,...

Having to live through sexual abuse as a child is one of the hardest things to have to deal with, and can really impact a child’s life. To have an uncle that you thought loved you so much but then to realize that he loved...

by Holly GardnerEvery day, as I drive around running errands and visiting family, I see campaign sign after campaign sign on every stinking corner and in a lot of front yards.  It’s an election year and the races for State Representatives, State Senators, School Superintendent,...

Good Critical Thinking:  Do Try This at Home “A good critical thinker always asks where the author is coming from, and why.” That was good advice from one of my recent “Family Studies” professors, as he urged us to carefully examine the research studies we were analyzing....

Diane Robertson In 2013 California made it legally possible for children to have more than two parents. More states will surely follow suit. The diversity-in-family-structure-loving-liberals think this is enlightened. They’re working hard to bring society out of the dark ages of Married mother and father families...

Nathalie BowmanAudrey was a happy go lucky child with a vivid imagination and loved making other people happy. She had dreams and talents galore-or at least she thought she did. As she grew up, she began to focus on the things she liked most. She...

by Joseph Moore One night after arriving home from a school dance, I found my parents watching old movies together on the couch. As soon as they heard me come through the door, they moved to the kitchen to listen to my stories and adventures of...

(2 of 3 in a Series of Entrepreneurial Adventure) by Rebecca Mallory It's been two weeks since you started your own business, right? Or perhaps you've been waiting patiently for the "how to's" in launching your teen into entrepreneurial success. You're in luck, because today, we're...

Diane Robertson In a speech at Independence Hall on the Fourth of July, Vice President, Joe Biden, declared that gay marriage is “the civil rights issue of our day”, stating that it is, ”clear that you should be able to marry whoever you love — period.” Accusing...

Nathalie Bowman (This is the third in a three part series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2) For years there was a huge chasm in my marriage called parenting. Any time my husband and I would discuss discipline, behavior issues, or how to change our family culture and...

Emily Bleazard America is based upon the principle of equality. We all want to be treated with the same respect as the next person. The feminist movement stemmed from that pure idea of equality and yet society holds such a negative attitude towards feminism. Generally, Americans...

Samantha Anderson When my grandpa, Leland, was 10 years-old, sugar was hard to come by, so sweets were particularly special.  On one occasion, Leland was left alone while his parents were preparing to entertain company.  Seizing this opportunity, he decided to make fudge in order to...

Diane Robertson Monday morning in the west, we awoke to the good news that the Supreme Court actually sided with Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood!! These companies and other companies that can show “closely held” religious beliefs can opt out of the HHS contraceptive mandate. A...

Nathalie Bowman   (Note: this is the second in a three part series. Click Here for the introduction of Living Love, and here for Part 1: It starts with you)   Have you ever driven on the freeway through pelting rain? Where I live, it doesn't rain like that...