What We Teach Our Children (or not) Through Family Economy

Face it: we live in a society where an “entitlement mentality” is growing all the time. More and more, money seems to be falling from the sky to a generation who really doesn’t know there is no such thing as “free”. Someone I know recently made this comment: “I love free insurance…no medical bills, yay!”. She really does think it’s free. Obama’s health plan feeds the notion that “we all deserve health care”. It would be nice, certainly. But it’s not an inalienable right.

I’ll never forget hearing one of the young men (single, strong, able, employed) who once lived with my parents in an assisted living-type ministry upon a return visit: “Man, Obama has to do something…I’ve got bills to pay.” Yes, this is the generation we have raised. Continue reading “What We Teach Our Children (or not) Through Family Economy”

Marriage and Economic Well Being: The Economy of the Family Rises or Falls with Marriage

Patrick F. Fagan, Andrew J. Kidd and Henry Potrykus

Executive Summary

The economic well-being of the United States is strongly related to marriage, which is a choice about how we channel our sexuality. The implications of sexual choices are apparent when comparing family structures across basic economic measures such as employment, income, net worth, poverty, receipt of welfare, and child economic well-being. In all of these the stable, intact married family outperforms other sexual partnering structures; hence the economy rises with the former and encounters more difficulties and inefficiencies as it diverges from it. Continue reading “Marriage and Economic Well Being: The Economy of the Family Rises or Falls with Marriage”

As the family goes, so goes the economy

From Mercatornet: As we know, the family in western countries is not going very well. In its introduction the FRC report points out that people have a reduced capacity for the intimate social relationships that marriage demands. Most American parents cannot stand each other enough to raise the children they have brought into existence. In 2008, only 45 percent of American seventeen-year-olds were in a … Continue reading As the family goes, so goes the economy

How feminism succeeded in destroying family relationships

If you don’t understand feminism, this should be a real eye-opener for you. Feminism is an arm of Marxism. It hurts women. It hurts men. It hurts the family. It hurts the economy. It hurts the political spectrum. It’s altered the educational system and the judicial system. It’s time women ambitiously seek to be a part of the solution instead. My quarrel with the movement was … Continue reading How feminism succeeded in destroying family relationships

The Biblical Principles of Household Economy

By Ron Kirk at Chalcedon.edu As our virtuous wife works, “she perceives and considers.” In other words, she applies intelligence to her work. Economy requires intelligence and wisdom. Intelligence and wisdom are also economic commodities, gained by economic application of one’s mind, learning one’s lessons early and well. She is generous. Webster notes that good economy does not equal parsimony or stinginess. Greediness and stinginess … Continue reading The Biblical Principles of Household Economy

How strong families help the economy

The government will never provide for you as well as a stable two-parent family will. That’s the summary of the Heritage Foundation’s first annual report on America’s societal and economic trends, released Wednesday. The 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity states that while abortion and violent crime are on the decline, the marriage rate is also dropping, giving rise to single-parent homes and accompanying economic … Continue reading How strong families help the economy

Kevin Swanson: Faith, Family, and Freedom Are Languishing

Church attendance has dropped 55% since the Silent Generation, with only 18% of the Millennial Generation in church.* Young men and women are saturated in secular education, pop culture, online pornography, and a myriad of other harmful influences. According to CovenantEyes.com, 80% of young men are addicted to pornography. Birth implosions and illegitimacy are the rule of the day, and faithful marriages are hard to find. America now claims the position as … Continue reading Kevin Swanson: Faith, Family, and Freedom Are Languishing

Family structure: it’s an education in itself

From Andrea Mrozak over at Mercatornet: Improving education outcomes is a goal for schools and ministries of education all over the world. And so it should be, since they are linked to a host of other advantages, especially in a knowledge-based economy. It will be interesting to note, then, whether those who desire these improvements will grab hold of the results of the recently released World … Continue reading Family structure: it’s an education in itself

The Family Presented as Antidote to Economic Crisis

And now for something encouraging and motivating when it comes to reviving the biblical “household economy.” A rabbi who spoke of the family, an economist who spoke of morality, a priest who spoke of conjugal love. All this took place during the meeting “The Family as an Engine of Economic Growth: Values and Prospects,” which took place Tuesday afternoon in the Regina Room of the … Continue reading The Family Presented as Antidote to Economic Crisis

Marriage, family and the business dividend

From Mercatornet: Have you read the latest on the Greek bailout? Last I heard people who were lucky enough to have government jobs are on strike because they are about to lose them, thanks to austerity measures being forced on the country by the EU and the IMF. The sunny Mediterranean country is the eye of the storm of the European debt crisis. It also … Continue reading Marriage, family and the business dividend