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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...
July 09, 2015
Gay marriage among the ancients
I've been hearing from gay marriage defenders that same-sex marriages are not an unprecedented cultural...
June 30, 2015
As the Baby Boomers move into old age, a new problem is emerging. Many of...
June 27, 2015
“Voting Republican will not save us now”
Rod Dreher takes a bleak look at the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. It...
June 26, 2015
Supreme Court makes gay marriage the law of the land
The Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage throughout the nation, going so far as to...
June 25, 2015
‘Free range’ parents beat the rap
In a story we have been following, those parents who were prosecuted for letting their...
June 24, 2015
Vipers in Diapers?
An online discussion has been going on about whether Christian parents should view their children...
June 19, 2015
Reviews of “Whisper, Whisper: Learning about Church”
What they are saying at Amazon about my daughter's new book, Whisper, Whisper: Learning About...
June 18, 2015
My daughter’s new book: Teaching kids about church
Do you have little kids who squirm and whine and have no idea what is...
June 18, 2015
Paying for sex makes it not adultery?
A Japanese court, ruling against a wronged wife, has ruled that if a husband pays...
June 11, 2015
Germany is demographically doomed
The "baby bust" in Germany is so severe that the country is unlikely to retain...
June 04, 2015
Highly educated women are having more children
In some counter-intuitive news, a Pew study has found that highly-educated women are having more...
May 21, 2015
Half of atheists’ children fall away into belief
Christians often worry about their children falling away from the church. Atheists have the same...
May 19, 2015
The financial problems of just living together
There are strong moral reasons why couples shouldn't just live together without being married. There...
May 14, 2015
An AARP for kids
A California group has announced that it intends to become an "AARP for kids." I...
May 08, 2015
A sentimental tribute to Motherhood, with spiders
OK, what I am about to tell you is gross, even horrific. And (trigger warning...
May 07, 2015
Having a loving family as an unfair advantage
The evidence is overwhelming that growing up in an intact, two-parent loving family confers huge...
April 28, 2015
Today the Supremes take up gay marriage
Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether state laws defining marriage as...
April 27, 2015
Laestadian Lutherans and their large families
Rev. Christopher Jackson informed me that the new Prime Minister of Finland is a Laestadian...
April 24, 2015
The Teenage Brain
Parents have long been frustrated with their teenager's "what was he thinking" moments. Why do...
April 21, 2015
Today is the safest time to be a kid?
We've blogged about the Maryland parents who have been charged with child neglect for letting...
April 17, 2015
When children played
Did you know there was a time when children on their own played games, sang...
April 15, 2015
Readiness for 1st grade then and now
In a column on the cops busting the parents for letting their 10 and 6...
April 14, 2015
“Free range” kids temporarily taken away from parents
We blogged about the parents in Maryland who got in trouble for letting their six...
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