Archive for the ‘fathers’ Category

What daddy’s little girl learns from her father

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

We often use the phrase “daddy’s little girl”, but I don’t think fathers realize just how much impact they have on their daughters.

A recent article by author Tara Hedman, an American mental Health counselor who specializes in women’s issues, listed 25 things that little girls wish they could tell their fathers. They seem simple but to be honest, I doubt that many men are aware of them. Read more…

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Are we forgetting that fathers matter?

January 18th, 2014 Comments off

by Alana S. Newman

Alana Newman, the child of an anonymous sperm donor, argues that it is wrong to deliberately bring a child into the world without a father. 

Watch the video.

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Saving Mr. Banks and the Greatest Story Ever Told

January 17th, 2014 Comments off

By Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published on January 10, 2014, at

Why do we love Saving Mr. Banks? We have been flocking to see it. Not a single frame of the film is wasted. But what makes it a masterpiece? I think we love this story because the redemption story it tells is one we never tire of hearing.

The word “Disney” has become synonymous with cutesy, sugarcoated escapism. But that is not what Disney studios have offered us here. Nor is it the image the film paints of Walt Disney himself. Read more…

Why women still need husbands

November 25th, 2013 Comments off


Over the past several decades, America has witnessed a profound change in the way women view men and marriage. It began with the baby boomer adage “never depend on a man.”

This message resulted in a generation of women who turned their attention away from the home and onto the workforce. They did what their mothers told them to do: they became financially independent so they’d never have to rely on a husband. Read more…

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Divorced From Reality

November 21st, 2013 Comments off

Don’t blame the gay lobby for the decline of marriage.

By Stephen Baskerville, a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts member

This article was originally published November 22nd, 2010, at

Defenders of marriage must face some hard facts or they are going to lose their fight—and with it, quite possibly, their religious freedom as well. Federal judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling nullifying Proposition 8 in California illustrates that, unless we can demonstrate very specific reasons why same-sex marriage is socially destructive, it will soon be the law of the land. Read more…

Father’s importance

November 7th, 2013 Comments off

He’s supposed to be the rock, the head of the family, the protector, in the right order of things.

But classic family identity roles are under tremendous cultural pressure and social commentators won’t dare talk in those terms anymore. That doesn’t change the truth. Read more…

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The fatherhood premium

October 24th, 2013 Comments off

Nicole M. King

The News Story – Did recession lead to increase in vasectomies?

Is the economic downturn causing more men to take the drastic step of having a vasectomy?  According to Dr. Anand Shridharani, a men’s reproductive and sexual health specialist in Knoxville, Tennessee, yes. Read more…

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When is the right time to be a father?

October 3rd, 2013 Comments off

by Israel Ortega

Growing up without a father can have deep psychological effects on a child’s development. Clearly what’s needed is more intact families raising children and men assuming responsibility for one-night stands. Read more…

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Where are the fathers? We need them

September 3rd, 2013 Comments off

by Peter Jon Mitchell

“Where are the fathers?” asked a Globe and Mail editorial a few summers back. At the time, youth gun violence dominated the headlines in Toronto. The editors concluded that “talk about fathers is as absent as fathers themselves.”

Talk of how fatherlessness contributes to community violence is a non-starter in some circles. Still, there is growing clarity on the role fathers play in child development. Established research confirms the merits of involved dads. Emerging research goes one step further, showing that men are actually transformed by the experience. The new book Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Perspectives, edited by W. Bradford Wilcox and Kathleen Kovner Kline, lays this out. Read more…

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Why we’re losing the battle for marriage

July 25th, 2013 Comments off

By Stephen Baskerville, a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member

This article was first published April 8, 2013, at World Net

The fight to save marriage, as current being waged, is largely pointless. It simply cannot be won on these terms. If defenders of marriage can let go of their own politically correct fixations and squarely face some harsh but incontrovertible facts, it is still possible to stop the impending destruction of marriage by the courts. Read more…