At the Register: When Your Child Has Problems

Bouncing off Jen Fitz's advice for Christian parents of transgendered children, I have a few things to say about children in general: When a child begins to exhibit some behavior that is worrisome, it's easy to panic, to jump to conclusions, to apply adult-style significance to juvenile behavior, or to assume that we can make a diagnosis based on a single symptom or habit.Here's the basic idea, whether we're talking about a child who is actually fine, and just going through a phase, or a … [Read more...]

Because my husband said I should . . .

Here is an excerpt from the chapter I'm contributing to a book about marriage: Children give our bodies purpose.  I always have to laugh when people complain, “The Church treats women like baby-making machines!”  The truth is, the secular world is the one that treats women that way—and expends tremendous amounts of money and effort in trying to find the “off” button, often putting women through years of physical and psychological contortions with one kind of contraception after another.The C … [Read more...]


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