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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...

Roseann Salanitri on June 25, 2014 in Faith & Family,   Last year I wrote an article entitled “Resurrecting Sodom”[i]. In it I chronicled seven events in our nation’s history that I believed were leading us down a path that would end at Sodom’s front door. The advent of Common Core...

Rebecca Mallory You've heard it said a million times: "There are two kinds of people. Those who make it happen and those who sit back and watch it happen." That is so true! I asked some people this past week what they would love to see...

Diane Robertson We live in an age of entitlement. People believe they are owed things by the government or others. Unfortunately, we live in an age where the government typically agrees with this attitude of entitlement. Regardless of the desires and convictions of anyone else, many...

Nathalie Bowman "Mommy, let's paint it purple!" my daughter exclaimed as we were playing at a school playground on a Saturday morning. She handed me an imaginary paintbrush and pointed to where I should paint. Together, we "painted" the metal bars. We were princesses, painting our...

Jennifer and her boyfriend had lived together for more than four years before they were married. She and her husband had a lavish wine-country wedding. The wedding was attended by the couple’s friends, families, and two dogs. Less than a year later, she was looking...

Holly King Mom and Dad loved getting to know our friends, and in the case of my sisters and me, they especially liked getting to know the boys we were spending time with. Oftentimes, my dad would offer summer jobs to our friends. My dad owns a...

"Policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention."  Now that's the statement of a...

Diane Robertson President Obama announced plans Monday to sign an executive order that would add homosexuality and transgender as a protected class for the employees of federal contractors. With ENDA stalled in the House, the President decided to act unilaterally to make this part of the law....

Nathalie Bowman Think about the last time you were out and about in a public place, perhaps at the grocery store, park, mall, library, church, museum….. Did you notice any mothers and their children? What were these families doing? What were the interactions like between mother...

Maddi Gillel In her story, “The Invisible Woman”, Nicole Johnson likens the mother’s role to that of the builders of the great cathedrals. She reminds us that those builders made great sacrifices to build a cathedral ‘they would never see finished.’ Though their individual efforts were...

Rebecca Mallory I don't understand art. I mean real art. I can look at the Mona Lisa or a Rembrandt and think it is beautiful and interesting, but I marvel that a piece could cost millions of dollars.  I realize it's my own ignorance, and you...

Diane Robertson Fatherhood is noble. Despite the fact that popular movies tend to make fathers out to be stupid or incapable, mothers, children, and society need fathers. Mothers need fathers present. When I had my first baby it did not take me long to realize just how...

Nathalie Bowman Yesterday morning, as we were getting ready for church, my three-year-old daughter climbed up onto the counter in the bathroom where I was putting on my lipstick. In her sweet little voice, she told me her lips were dry, and before I knew it,...

Kimberly Bigler It was a cool, crisp September night as my husband and I drove to a small town in southeast Idaho. Our cheeks were stained with tears and quiet sobs filled the car. Although we had only been married six months, we found ourselves contemplating:...

Jenica Ostler My mother worked hard to be an attentive and thoughtful woman. While I lived in her home I watched her make decisions time and time again based on what she had observed would make others happy. Many of these decisions were made in the...

By Ann Bailey   Have we gone mad or are we just genderally crazy? I have to wonder after all the recent headlines I’ve been reading. Check these articles out. 1.  HHS board rules transgender Medicare recipients can seek coverage for sex-change surgery Now tax-payers will be required...

For the past 12 years Gallup has been conducting a poll on moral acceptability in America. Gallup published the 2014 results on May 30th. This year’s findings are a disturbing indication of the break down in the general morality of the American public. Contraceptives are largely...

Nathalie Bowman Let's face it: Parenthood can be stinky at times. It doesn't always look like we think it should. I remember the day my first child was born, 20 years ago. A daughter. She was the most darling thing on the planet. (If you have...

Rebecca Mallory Do you think Alice Cooper was forewarning us about Common Core with that annoying song, incessantly repeated every May by school kids across the fruited plain? I wonder how our parents would have reacted when they yelled at us to, "Turn that horrid music...

Diane Robertson Just how far will government and government agencies go to enforce complete acceptance of gay marriage from everyone? The story of the Washington State based florist, Barronelle Stutzman illustrates the measures taken to enforce someone to accept and participate in gay marriage. In March of...

Caitlin Woolbert & Alera Saul The legalization of same sex marriages has become one of the most polarizing political debates in American history, perhaps more so even then that of abortion rights. No one thinks women’s reproductive rights are unimportant regardless of the side you’re on;...