We No Longer Make Boys Into Men

Mar 29, 2021 by

by Anthony Esolen, The Imaginative Conservative: In our time of fatherlessness, underachieving boys, social fraying, and the collapse of marriage, helping boys to become men needs to be done. We owe it to them in justice, or else we will not have healthy families, parishes, neighborhoods, and towns. Many years ago, in an article for Touchstone called, “A Requiem for Friendship,” I wrote that the public acceptance of homosexuality would cast suspicion on physical expressions of friendship among...

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Mum and dad lite: parenting without sex, romance, co-habitation or marriage

Mar 28, 2021 by

by Michael Cook, Bio Edge: Amongst the myriad new family forms springing up as traditional marriage loses popularity is platonic co-parenting. This is not co-parenting after divorce, with all of its acrimony and competition for a child’s affection. Instead this involves two strangers making plans to conceive children (naturally or artificially) and taking joint responsibility for raising them — but without marriage or living together. According to Susan Golombok, director of the...

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Happy Mothers’ Day!

Mar 14, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: The University of Manchester has determined that the terms ‘Mother’ & ‘Father’ should not be used.  Watch Tim Dieppe debate the issue with Peter Tatchell...

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Dr. Seuss is out. Heavily-sexualized stories are in

Mar 10, 2021 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: If it weren’t vaguely sinister, it would be ridiculous. I refer, of course, to the latest successful crusade of the book-banners: Dr. Seuss. Six of the author’s titles will no longer be published due to imagery dubbed “racist and insensitive,” and Dr. Seuss Enterprises says the books “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong … Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog...

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Immigrants have more stable families than native-born Americans: study

Mar 9, 2021 by

by Leonardo Blair, Christian Post: Immigrant families tend to be more stable than families of native-born Americans, a new analysis of census data by the Institute of Family Studies shows, and it’s not because of money or education. While higher incomes and education are known to drive family stability, the analysis presented Wednesday by Wendy Wang, the institute’s director of research, found that immigrants tend to have a more stable family life than native-born Americans because they are...

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Deuteronomy 4: Children – The Church’s Strategic Investment

Mar 5, 2021 by

from Gafcon: It is not hard to understand why Moses gives so much attention to children in his final sermons to the nation of Israel. With the passing of one generation, it lay upon the next generation—and those after them—to remain faithful to their covenant with the Lord. Difficult lessons had been learned in the wilderness about the cost of disobedience. And so, the book of Deuteronomy speaks of the need to teach children to fear the Lord so that they might enjoy the blessings of the...

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