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September 28, 2016
Family Vocation, revisted
It's very gratifying for a writer to hear from a reader who "gets" what the...
September 21, 2016
Finnish Lutherans say “no” to gay weddings
The state church of Finland will not perform same-sex weddings, even though gay marriage will...
September 15, 2016
The woman who married her daughter. And her son.
Here in Oklahoma, a woman is being charged with incest for marrying her daughter. Eight...
September 14, 2016
Making babies without women
The Frankenstein fear of reproductive engineering so far has been the future possibility that women could...
September 01, 2016
“Family Vocation” giveaway
GoodReads is giving away five copies of Family Vocation: God's Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and...
August 03, 2016
Young men living the dream
Research shows that young men 18-30 are more likely to be living with their parents...
July 30, 2016
“A Christian and a Feminist Almost Agree on Stuff”
From Hans Fiene of Lutheran Satire. (HT: Kerner):
June 20, 2016
Pope says most married people aren’t really married
Roman Catholicism famously doesn't believe in divorce. But it does believe in annulments, a procedure...
May 07, 2016
How mothers battle totalitarianism
"Motherhood is the first and last line of defense against totalitarianism." So says Stella Morabito...
May 06, 2016
Motherhood as a sacred vocation
For a good Mother's Day meditation, read R. J. Grunewald's piece from last year, "The...
April 29, 2016
Selling brides in China
Under China's one-child policy, girl babies were routinely aborted so that the parents' one child...
April 28, 2016
“My identity is founded in who I am in Christ”
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England, recently learned...
April 12, 2016
The separation of doctrine from practice
After much study and debate among the bishops, Pope Francis has issued a letter on...
February 18, 2016
Forbidding the use of “husband,” “wife,” “dad,” “mom”
A professor at the University of Florida is forbidding her students to use words like...
February 12, 2016
The most romantic things you can do
Go to church together. Pray together. According to a new study, couples who do...
February 09, 2016
The vocation of a teenager
Vocation is in the here and now, and it's something all Christians have. It doesn't...
December 21, 2015
Less than half of American children live with both parents
There are lots of disturbing statistics that get thrown out by every latest study. Phil...
December 08, 2015
Sexual ethics are part of social justice
Many people, including the Pope, are saying that the church should devote more attention to...
December 03, 2015
How to calm a crying baby
From How to Instantly Calm a Crying Baby - In The Loop Tips & Advice...
December 03, 2015
Christian teaching on marriage as discrimination?
The Catholic church of Australia published a booklet about marriage, explaining why the institution is...
November 04, 2015
Father seeks right to marry adopted son
It seems that before gay marriage was legal, in order to form a family union,...
October 26, 2015
Catholic synod on family makes few changes
A synod of bishops has been meeting at the Vatican discussing "the family" and possible...
September 15, 2015
The happiest parents have four or more kids
An Australian family has found that the happiest parents are those with four or more...
September 14, 2015
Why Germany is welcoming refugees
Many European countries are dismayed at all of the refugees pouring in from Syria and...
September 09, 2015
The Pope makes annullments easier
Roman Catholics don't allow for divorce, the dissolution of a marriage. They do, however, allow...
September 01, 2015
Court rules that parents don’t have to be perfect
A mother in New Jersey left her sleeping daughter in the car for 5-10 minutes...
August 27, 2015
Sanctified by marriage and children
Rev. Bruce Timm reflects on how his wife and children have made him a better...
August 25, 2015
Retirees following the grandchildren?
As I said, we are retiring and have moved to be close to grandchildren. The...
July 20, 2015
Poll on gay marriage shows surprising results
An Associated Press poll on gay marriage shows a sharply and almost evenly-divided country when...
July 14, 2015
Christianity’s influence on marriage & the status of women
According to the "progressive narrative," Christianity and its view of marriage have oppressed women. But...
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