Join us at the Stand for the Family Conference

September 8th, 2014 Comments off

See more and show your support by liking the Stand for the Family facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/StandForFamiliesWorldwide?ref=hl

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You can also visit the website here: www.stand4family.org.

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They know us too well

September 6th, 2014 Comments off

I had the misfortune of walking into the kitchen just in time to hear my three-year-old son explaining to his father, “That’s not the refrigerator; that’s the door for snacks for Mommy.”

-Kimberly, mother 2

Read more funny parenting stories.

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Tip #3 from “101 Tips for a Happier Marriage”

September 4th, 2014 Comments off

Remain in solidarity with the other person, especially when he or she is suffering or struggling. Love sits by the bedside, even when it is painful to watch.

"till death do us part"

“till death do us part”

 

Be present and available to your spouse when they are going through a challenging time. It might be frustrating to listen to your spouse complain.  It might be sad to watch them in pain. Sometimes we feel helpless because we want to DO something. But remember: your presence communicates to both of you, your commitment to the relationship.

That is Tip #3 from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage. 

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New podcasts up!

September 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Hello everyone–hope everyone enjoyed the last “official” weekend of summer (here in the northern hemisphere).

We’ve got some new podcasts to keep you up-to-date on the marriage and life happenings in the news. Dr J spoke recently with Todd Wilkin on Issues, Etc. about several topics: California recently strengthened the requirements governing insurers’ provision for elective abortions, Utah’s polygamy ban is undergoing a court challenge that seems to be getting somewhere, and California’s legislature is also considering a “gay birth certificate” bill, AB 1951. Dr J was also on The Drew Mariani Show to discuss California’s new “yes means yes” consent law in the larger context of the sexual revolution.

Check ‘em out.

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Another reason I love my husband

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

(As if I need more reasons.) I wanted him to get the kids ready for bed because I was wrapping presents for our daughter’s birthday the next day. I said to him, “Could you please get the kids ready for bed? I’m taking care of some business…involving Tupac.”

“Gotcha.”

He automatically knew what I was talking about. (Tupac = rapper = wrapping)

That’s how cool we are.

And also, we tuck our legs up and wrap our arms around them.

Because that’s how we roll.

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My Story of Survival

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

by Randali (not her real name)

After years of conflict between my experience and the sexual revolution narrative, I stopped being sexually active and focused on rebuilding myself. I sought alternative views on sexuality and discovered Theology of the Body [by St. Pope John Paul II] which rang very true. I wish someone had told me these things earlier instead of having to re-invent the wheel alone in the 21st century.

I was born and raised in Lebanon. I was baptized Maronite but I grew up in a secular, progressive bubble. I used to read Western

I wish someone had told me....

I wish someone had told me….

magazines and brainwashed myself into the sexual liberation ideology. Sex was like a pleasant massage and a healthy physical activity I was eager to try. My only hard limits were age and consent. But everything was permissible between two (or more) consenting adults. This was the official party line. Read more…

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Relevant Roundtable on Marriage

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

Check out our newest podcast–a rebroadcast of Dr. J’s recent interview on Sheila Liaugminas’ show “A Closer Look.” She’s discussing the current marriage situation in the U.S. by skimming the various legal challenges to traditional marriage and the public reaction to them. Dr J also joins Mary Summerhays and Alisa Olson to discuss some grassroots initiatives taking place in Utah: the upcoming Stand for the Family conference and the soon-to-launch Voice for Marriage website.

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AB 1951, the “Gay Birth Certificate” bill

August 27th, 2014 Comments off

natural marriage limits the stateI have always tried to argue that there is a very serious civil outcome to redefining marriage, and it has nothing to do with religious liberty or the idea of “sacramental marriage.”

Since marriage is society’s primary way of acknowledging and understanding parenthood, redefining marriage redefines parenthood. Here in California, the affects of “SSM” and redefining parenthood are rapidly making their way through the legislature. Last year, Gov. Brown signed a bill allowing three or more legal parents for children, which was inspired by a “SSM” custody dispute.

Now we have this: AB 1951. This bill will change birth certificates to allow for a gender neutral option for parents. Gay couples will be able to list both of themselves on the child’s birth certificate. California recently did away with the terms “husband” and “wife,” because of “SSM,” and the lead legislator for that measure said that those terms were outdated and biased. I suppose we can infer the same thing for “mother” and “father.”  Read more…

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Karen’s Story: Cohabiting with Regrets

August 26th, 2014 Comments off

cohabiting with regretsI believe we are living under a brutal sexual regime. The Sexual Revolution routinely chews people up and spits them out.

Let me tell you a story about a young woman whom I know by reputation, but have never met. I have inferred some parts of her story, based on my experiences that are in some ways similar to hers.

Karen was the oldest girl in a large Catholic family. She entered nursing school in the 1980’s. At the age of twenty, she left her family home to look for an apartment.  She called an old family friend seeking advice.

The old family friend was a much older man, some forty years older. She moved into the basement of his home. Almost immediately, she entered into a sexual relationship with him. This relationship lasted about six years.  She ended the relationship because she wanted to have children and he didn’t.  He already had grown children from his first marriage. Read more…

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Why We Stand for the Family

August 22nd, 2014 Comments off

by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Why should we stand for the family, or for marriage, or for any of the cultrually conservative issues?

The Judicial Elites have handed down a disastrous series of Federal Court decisions, solidifying governmental commitment to the ideology of the Sexual Revolution. The Entertainment Elites seem to celebrate every family form, except the natural family of a loving father and mother faithful to one another and raising their own children together. The Media Elites continue their shameless manipulation of public opinion. The Economic Elites pour money into political campaigns and propaganda campaigns designed to prop up the structure of the Sexual Revolution. Academic Elites continue their behind-the-scenes scribbling, advocating for recreating marriage, the family and even the human body, in their own image. Read more…

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