Did you hear about the controversy brewing on Twitter? A congressional candidate and “left wing liberal” named Mike Dickinson has created a bounty of “100k” for nude pictures and/or sex tapes of Kendall Jones. You may recognize Kendall’s beautiful face from Facebook or elsewhere. She’s the cheerleader who is an accomplished hunter. Dickinson’s Twitter stream has many, many requests like this: Read more…
Remove all forms of sarcasm from your vocabulary. “Sarcasm” comes from a Greek word meaning to tear flesh like dogs. There is
never a good time to tear your spouse’s flesh. So take my one week challenge and live without sarcasm until Sunday.
Yes, if you started late, I will still allow you to participate in my One Week Challenge. Just eliminate sarcasm from your life on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling me you took the challenge. I will send you a Free Prize!
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Have we been too focused on “same sex marriage” and not focused enough on divorce? I think so. So when I see tweets like these, I can’t help but think, “Yea, you have a point.”
Divorce is a big problem that Christians have not confronted adequately. Thus, we have lost our witness and moral authority in regards to the institution of marriage. At least, that’s how it looks to me. But no need to despair about it, because you can…
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The Sexual Revolutionaries are in an uproar over the Hobby Lobby decision. The idea that anyone anywhere objects to paying for someone else’s contraception for any reason whatsoever is all it takes to be labeled “anti-woman.”
Let’s take a sober-minded look at a serious question: Are contraceptive drugs really pro-woman?
A 2012 study of 1.6 million Danish women shows that women who used oral contraceptives at intermediate doses, had a risk of strokes that was 1.3 to 2.3 times as high as the risk among non-users of contraceptives. Meanwhile, the lowest dose oral contraceptives had risks that were .9 to 1.7 times as great. That is to say, the lower doses are safer, but still not risk-free.
Should we be worried? Listen to the chipper reports on this study. An article in Web MD, was entitled, “Heart, Stroke Risk Low
With Birth Control Pills: No-Estrogen and Lowest-Estrogen Contraceptives Safest, Study Finds.”
“Risk today is significantly lower than it was decades ago in the era of high-dose pills,” says University of Copenhagen professor Ojvind Lidegaard, MD, who led the research….In an editorial published with the study, Arizona State University researcher Diana B. Petitti, MD, MPH, writes that the Danish study should reassure women and their doctors about the safety of oral contraceptives.”
Well, perhaps, the risks are lower than they used to be. But still, the risks of strokes are nearly doubled compared with women who did not use oral contraceptives at all. Isn’t that risk worth taking a bit more seriously? Isn’t that reason enough to explore some non-hormonal family planning alternatives?
Under California law, there are no longer husbands and wives. Only spouses.
I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. I have been saying this in debates for some time. A few years ago, I was in a debate at UCLA, with Prof Gary Gates of the Williams Institute. He took offense at the fact that I referred to his partner as well, as “partner.” “He is not my partner. He is my husband!” Dr. Gates said indignantly.
To which I replied, “Dr. Gates, under the laws you advocate, there will be no husbands or wives. I won’t have a husband. No one will have a husband. Everyone will have generic “spouses.” (His comment is around 42 minutes. My response is around 52 – 55 minutes. You can’t see his facial expression, but he did seem to be surprised by this news.)
Sex radical Mark Leno, is of course, delighted.
“I am pleased Governor Brown has recognized the importance of this bill, which makes it explicitly clear in state law that every loving couple has the right to marry in California,” Leno said. “This legislation removes outdated and biased language from state codes and recognizes all married spouses equally, regardless of their gender.”
Outdated and biased language. Sorry Gary Gates, you don’t get to have a husband and neither do I.
I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.
Keep those tweets coming! #childrenofdivorce #childofdivorce
About ten years ago, maybe longer, my kids started using the word “random” in a new way. At first it sounded very strange to my ears. They seemed to be using “random” as a synonym for “spontaneous,” or perhaps “weird.” All of the kids I knew used it this way. After a while I got used to it.
This change to the language occurred randomly (haha), ie, spontaneously, but wouldn’t it be strange to have political weight behind a change like that? Does “gender neutrality” amount to political pressure to change language? I think it does. I came across an example of this today and thought it was interesting. Written by a pro family activist who lives in Hong Kong and translates news stories from English into Chinese.
As a translator I can smell that the whole LGBT agenda is in fact an imperial expansion, especially when you look at language. I once doubted my translating skills, as whenever I translate LGBT-related news, I have never found a good way to translate the English words “couple” and “parent(s)” into Chinese. But when I read some very good articles pointing to the cultural imperialism of the LGBT lobby, I realized my difficulty was in fact due to my cultural inheritance, not skills. The Chinese language seriously do not have a word for “couple” or “parent(s)”. What we have for “couple” is actually a joint word “husbandwife”, and what we have for “parents” is actually a joint word “fathermother”! I find I simply can’t translate “couple” or “parent(s)” to fit the gay agenda, UNLESS we change our culture and the Chinese way of looking at family!
This is a very clear example of how language must change in order to accommodate “gay rights” and gender neutrality. The full post is located here.
I guess the big question is this: are these changes to language organic and natural, like the way my kids adopted “random,” or are they enforced due to what some consider to be “LGBT imperialism”?
H/T Bobby Lopez at English Manif.
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Protect yourself when your spouse starts criticizing you. Imagine yourself inside a giant bell-shaped jar. You can observe what is going on around you, but the jar protects you from anything harmful actually coming in. This gives you some psychological space to begin listening.
This is an opportunity for you to learn and grow, but that can be a difficult and painful task. Pretend you’re watching this encounter unfold on television. You are now the writer. How would you write the scene to provide the best possible outcome for both of you? When it’s your turn to speak, be both the director and the star. You can take the high road and only accept what you think is valuable from your spouse’s comments.
Dr J’s One Week Challenge began on Sunday, July 6! How are you doing with eliminating the Sarcasm from your life? Is it harder than you thought? Easier than you thought?
Share the challenge with others. I win send you a prize at the end of the week!
All you have to do is tell me that you made the effort to eliminate all traces of sarcasm from your life. I will trust you! If you start in the middle of the week, don’t worry: you can still participate!
Not only will I send you a prize, your family and friends will benefit too: they will receive a Kinder, Gentle You, to be friends with. Virtue is its own reward!
I hear more stories of messed up families than you can imagine. A lot of pain in the family can be traced back to trivialities that add up: misbehavior or indifference or selfishness.
The bad news is that families destroy themselves over trivialities. The good news is that trivialities can be changed!
By whom? By you, yes you! You have the power to make positive changes in the life of your family.
So I am going to give you this challenge for this coming week: remove all forms of sarcasm from your vocabulary. The word “sarcasm” comes from a Greek word meaning, “to tear flesh like dogs.” There is never a good time to tear someone’s flesh.
That is my challenge to you. For one week: no sarcasm.
To get the most out of this challenge, observe these simple rules.
- Keep this our little secret! Do not tell anyone in your family what you are doing. Just quietly do it.
- Resist the urge to correct someone else, or to retaliate. Those behaviors defeat your purpose. (Closely related: do not send this post to a family member and tell them they need to do it. Even if they are the most sarcastic person you know. You go first!)
- When someone is sarcastic to you, or when you otherwise feel the urge to be sarcastic, picture yourself taking that feeling into your hands, and putting it up on a very high shelf. “Yes, Desire for Sarcasm: I see you up there. I’m in charge of you: you are not in charge of me! I am not taking you down off that shelf!”
Are you up for it? I am betting you can improve the quality of your family’s life THIS WEEK, RIGHT NOW!
At the end of the week, send me a note, telling me how it went. I will send you a free gift! And, I may feature your comments on this blog. Send your note to email@example.com
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute
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