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Taking hand-me-downs to a whole new level

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

My second oldest, Sebastian, always gets his older brother Ezra’s hand-me-downs. One day I was telling them that in heaven  we won’t need our earthly bodies, but will get new heavenly bodies. Immediately, with a look of disgust, Sebastian said, “Am I just going to get Ezra’s old one?” -Drea, mother of 4

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“I always rely on the kindness of strangers.”

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

People are totally nice to pregnant women, as well they should be. Once when I was preggers, I was at the grocery store attempting to unload my cart onto the conveyor belt while also holding a fussy child. Another mom spotted me and immediately came over to quickly unload the cart for me, saying, “I remember being in this stage of life. Please let me help you.” She wasn’t even pausing to get an “okay” from me. She sort of seemed like she was in a hurry, but wouldn’t have taken no for an answer, even if I had (stupidly) told her not to bother. She quickly got the job done, wished me the best of luck and was gone practically before I could offer my thanks. Super cool lady.

Super cool old man story: Read more…

Passing on your faith to your kids

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

It’s something I’ve definitely wondered about before – what makes a child either take on or resent the faith of their parents? There are so many possible factors at play in a child – their temperament, school, friends, and interests. But according to a recent article, research (and a new book) by Professor Vern L. Bengston show that there are a few major influences. Read more…

Poster in middle school includes graphic sexual references

February 11th, 2014 Comments off

Bob Kellogg   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The father of a 13-year-old girl in Kansas is challenging a middle school for putting up a poster titled “How Do People Express Their Sexual Feelings?”

Some of the terms on the poster, posted on a Grove Middle School classroom door, are innocent enough: kissing, hugging, talking. But others are too graphic to even mention. Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute is representing Mark Ellis, the father. Read more…

Sites Match Potential Co-Parents, Skip Love and Marriage

December 13th, 2013 Comments off

More ways to screw up kids’ lives by thinking that adults have a “right” to a child. What about a child’s rights to his or her parents? This is not good. Yet further fall-out from the “do whatever WE want” Sexual Revolution.

By David Wright

Rachel Hope of Los Angeles says she’s ready to be a mother again. She’d like to get pregnant next month. The thing is, she has no idea who the father will be. Read more…

The economic benefits of childbearing

December 9th, 2013 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – U.S. pregnancy rates slide, near record lows

Evidence continues to mount that the American birthrate is taking a precipitous downward slide.  Reports the Washington Post, “The National Center for Health Statistics said the pregnancy rate of 102 pregnancies out of every 1,000 women is 12 percent below the 1990 peak of about 116 per 1,000. Only once in the past 30 years, 1997, has it been lower…” Read more…

Family stability teetering on edge in California

October 8th, 2013 Comments off

by Becky Yeh

A pro-family group says a bill allowing three or more legal parents in California is “illogical” and contributes to the demise of family stability.

On Friday Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation that will allow children in the state to have three or more legal parents. Senate Bill 274 mandates that courts recognize three or more legal parents so parents can share custody and the financial responsibilities of the child. Read more…

A boy’s life with unisex scouts

May 29th, 2013 Comments off

by Anthony Esolen

I see a boy.

Luke is ten years old. He sports a cowlick across his forehead, and a bright smile.

Despite the birth of a child a thousand miles away with vestigial organs of the opposite sex, and despite genetic anomalies that blunt the edge of masculinity or femininity here or there, everyone is certain he is a boy. It took the doctor in the delivery room but a moment to declare, “It’s a boy!” Read more…

Ten Reasons Kids Leave the Church

April 17th, 2013 Comments off

This shows why Ruth Institute’s work is so important, and our mission is so needed!  We give students the intellectual tools they need, so we are dealing with reasons 8, 7 and 6, quite directly. And we are also dealing with 2 and 3 b/c we get beyond the “rules” and give the reasons. We also focus on what we are positively for, instead of what we are against. -JRM

by Jim Daly

Of all the hats I wear in life, the one I enjoy most may be that of “dad.”

As much fun as Trent, Troy, and I have together, whether it’s camping or just throwing the ball around, not a day goes by that I don’t give serious thought to how my wife, Jean, and I are leading them spiritually. In the grand scheme of things, we only a have a short window to help them build a solid biblical foundation before they launch out on their own.

If you’re a parent, I’m guessing you’re well aware of how challenging that can be. Even the statistics bear out the struggle we face. The exact percentages are up for debate, but we know that a significant number of kids walk out the church doors after high school graduation and never return.

Why? Read more…

The Empire State strikes back … against parental rights

March 13th, 2013 Comments off
by Michael F. Haverluck

If your child is medically treated in the state of New York, don’t count on getting any information from the hospital ‒ unless you have your child’s permission.

Russell S. Hepler, of Transformation 1202 Ministries, found out this sobering reality firsthand when he learned last month that parental rights are becoming a thing of the past in the Empire State. Read more…