Is “conscious uncoupling” really such a loopy idea?

April 15th, 2014 No comments
Gwyneth Paltrow was ridiculed when she explained her divorce, but there’s a nugget of truth in her words.

It’s very easy to make fun of celebrities when they endorse alternative therapies or weird quasi-religious cults. But if we’re honest with ourselves, there’s an unhealthy dose of envy in such reactions, as if we finally have an opportunity to look down on some ridiculously successful, attractive, wealthy, skilled, or popular individual. Read more…

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Marriage advice from a divorcee

April 15th, 2014 No comments

by Tamara Rajakariar

I realise that one might not think to get marriage advice from someone who just got divorced. However, upon reading this article, you might just change your mind. Gerald Rogers, upon the finalisation of his divorce, had 20 points worth of wisdom to dole out – in my mind, all things that help to keep the love young.

I’ve picked out my favourites and paraphrased them below: Read more…

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Notre Dame Students Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage

April 15th, 2014 No comments

by Alexandra DeSanctis – University of Notre Dame on April 11, 2014

A war-of-words has engulfed the University of Notre Dame recently, with dueling student petitions dividing the campus and prompting a debate over whether the venerable Catholic university should take a stand in support of traditional marriage. Read more…

DR J at Biola University

April 15th, 2014 No comments

Bad words grandparents teach their grandchildren

April 11th, 2014 No comments

I don’t know how many times my mother said to my father during their two-week visit, “Michael, language…” Fortunately, my children didn’t add any of his colorful choices to their own vocabulary. In truth, it was Grandma who did the most damage, teaching my sweet, innocent girls the dreaded “p” word. Read more…

News and Views on Surrogacy

April 10th, 2014 No comments

from Jennifer Lahl, CBC Network

While we were making our latest documentary film, Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, we knew that it was well timed as surrogacy is becoming an increasingly pressing topic. And indeed, since we released the film in January, surrogacy seems to be in the news more than ever, several states are considering legislation that would legalize it, and we are writing and speaking on it almost every day. Our film is having a direct impact—it is being screened in community groups and on college campuses, people are buying the DVD, and others are watching online. Read more…

Why you shouldn’t take alarmist population predictions seriously

April 9th, 2014 No comments

by Shannon Roberts

“I was jeered and spat at for defending marriage”

April 9th, 2014 No comments

by CAROLINE FARROW

Recently I appeared in the audience of BBC’s Question Time in my home town of Brighton after a friend asked me to take their place at short notice.

When Marilyn Barmer stood up and nervously asked whether the first gay marriages due to take place in the city in the next 24 hours were a necessary piece of legislation, the temperature in the auditorium plummeted, the warm glow of good-natured yet passionate debate replaced by a glacial hostility. Read more…

Nabisco: Sex discrimination is ‘wholesome’

April 9th, 2014 No comments
BY KELLY BARTLETT

Scientists agree that breastfeeding is best for infants. Breastmilk is considered so important and nutritious, that hospitals now offer lactation consultants on site to birthing mothers to offer advice and support to moms.

Although infant formula makers work hard to make their product as nutritious as possible, how can powdered formula beat Mother Nature? (Spoiler alert: it can’t.) Read more…

Single sex schooling and gender theory

April 9th, 2014 No comments
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.

As someone who has taught in and led boys’ schools for almost 30 years, dealt with thousands of parents who prefer single sex schooling and felt satisfied that we were doing a good job for the young people educated in our system, I was naturally interested in a recent study claiming that single sex education makes little or no difference to student performance and attitudes when compared with co-education. Read more…

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