40 Years since Roe V. Wade—what to Know, Feel, and Do

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I encourage you all not to let this date pass by unnoticed—Tuesday, January 22, 2013.   It marks the 40th anniversary of Roe Versus Wade, the landmark decision by the Supreme Court that effectually makes abortion legal in the USA.   Since the case’s decision in 1973, roughly 50 million abortions have taken place legally [Read More...]

12 Questions to Ask Your Teenager

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One of the biggest complaints I’ve been hearing from parents recently is, “My kid won’t talk with me?” I hear it again and again. Parents want to open the channels of communication in the home, but they can’t seem to get more than one word answers out of their kids. Some of you have read [Read More...]

Can Marriage Today Still Last a Lifetime?

Becoming Your Spouses Other Half

Marriage today seems less binding than a cell phone contract.  A significant percentage of first marriages now fail.  An even greater percentage of second marriages do not last either.  As if the challenges of a first marriage weren’t tough enough, anyone who has been in a blended family will tell you about the myriad of [Read More...]

What Won Babe Heffron’s Respect

4. Jan 25, Babe, Marcus, Bill

Two summers ago I found myself at a book signing event seated alongside seven of the original Band of Brothers, the men of Easy Company who have become symbols of heroism in World War II.   I sat near the tail end of a long table. The men and I were on one side, and [Read More...]

The Common Denominator in 2012’s Top Music

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What do most of 2012’s top songs have in common? Take a guess. Sex? Partying? Love? Would you believe… “Heartache”? Yes, the top songs of 2012 had their share of sex and partying, but most of the songs that crawled to the top of the billboard charts echoed a common message: the heartache from lost [Read More...]

A Father’s Protection

That's My Teenage Son

There is an old legend regarding the Cherokee Indian youth’s Rite of Passage. When a boy is ready to become a man, the father takes his son into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a tree stump the entire night and not remove the blindfold until the [Read More...]

Help, for When the Future is Unknown

1. Jan 4, Big River

At the start of a new year, your next 12 months are always unknown.   That’s why your next 12 months can be an adventure. As well as scary.   Will you win the lottery? Or will your house burn down?   You don’t know.   So what do you do? You plan. You leap [Read More...]

The Kind of Person I Yearn to Be

Becoming Your Spouses Other Half

As a new year dawns it is a perfect opportunity to have a fresh slate and become the kind of person we want to be.  But our past and our self-destructive behavior are frequently our own worst enemy. One of the challenges I notice many people face is the lack of mental self-discipline.  This often [Read More...]


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