Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy as Effective as Meds for Longterm Relief from Depression, Says Lancet

Researchers in the U.K. have found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may offer just as much protection from depression relapse as antidepressants, with no significant difference in cost, according to a new study published in the journal The Lancet “Depression is a recurrent disorder. W … [Read More...]


Y’know that New Study That Said “Quantity Time Doesn’t Matter?” Um, Never Mind…

 People were writing to ask me what I thought of this, frankly, moronic report in the WaPo last month on how it doesn't matter how much time parents spend with kids.  I didn't respond then because I just didn't have time to do a proper take-down and, honestly, the findings ran so … [Read More...]

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Horrifying New Study: Babies Feel Pain Like Adults But Most Not Given Pain Meds For Surgery

Well, this is horrifying.The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests … [Read More...]


Separate But Equal? Why “Freedom of Worship” Makes Religious People Sit at Back of the (Church) Bus

In light of my earlier post advancing a secular, empirical argument for the value of public prayer, I've been engaged in an interesting discussion with a couple of atheist bloggers at Patheos on what … [Read More...]


Prayer Works: A Psychological Case for Public Prayer and Graceful Governance

On the Patheos Atheist Channel, Jeffrey Jay Lowder posted an article titled, "Question for Theists:  Why Is It Important to Begin Governmental Meetings with Prayer?"  I appreciated the honest and r … [Read More...]


New Study: Probiotics May Help Ease Pain of Negative Thoughts/Depression.

From ScienceDaily.Linking probiotics and moodProbiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, are fundamental in improving digestion and immune function.  A new … [Read More...]


Life Changing Resources. Inspiration from Down Under

Sometimes the Holy Spirit sends a hug just when you need it most.  At the end of a VERY long week, Lisa and I just received this beautiful message from Down Under.  We thought we'd share it with you ( … [Read More...]


Creative Discipline that Works! Kathleen Basi Reviews a Great Idea for Raising More Virtuous Kids.

Kathleen Basi interviewed Lisa and I for an upcoming issue of Family Foundations.  Here's what she had to say about one of the discipline ideas we recommend in Parenting with Grace that we discussed in … [Read More...]

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Is Your Spouse Making YOU Sick?

Previous research has demonstrated a strong link between marital quality and physical health.  This most recent study examined to what degree a spouse's stress indirectly impact his or her mate's … [Read More...]

Quality or Quantity? New Study Resurrects Old Parenting Argument

More2Life Radio contributor and editor of Tender Tidings e-magazine for Catholic Parents, Kim Cameron-Smith, identifies 3 reasons this study has no teeth.  Check it out!    … [Read More...]