A Common Tragedy in Family Life – The Gospel is Not Heard

From ScottBrownOnline.com I continue to be convinced that the revival of biblical family life is one of the most pressing needs of our era for the spread of the gospel. Why? God has designed the family to be the first place the gospel is preached and heard in a human being’s life. If the family is in spiritual disarray, then the communication of the gospel is … Continue reading A Common Tragedy in Family Life – The Gospel is Not Heard

Unprecedented Ruling Allows Unmarried Friends to Adopt Child as a Family

NEW YORK CITY – In an unprecedented court ruling, a Manhattan judge has given two unmarried ‘co-parents’ permission to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Bernard Clair, a lawyer not involved in the adoption case, told reporters that the unprecedented ruling “expands the boundaries of adoption rights,” since it establishes a precedent for further co-parenting adoptions. However, some Christian leaders are warning of the court decision’s consequences. Kevin … Continue reading Unprecedented Ruling Allows Unmarried Friends to Adopt Child as a Family

The “Coldness” and “Self-Indulgence” of Those Who Don’t Want to Trouble Themselves with Children

Today, the idea of having lots of children is looked upon with disdain, as if you hate the planet or have become one of those parasites of nature that needs to be restrained. Here is a blast from the past from a speech Teddy Roosevelt gave on motherhood in 1905 via The “Coldness” and “Self-Indulgence” of Those Who Don’t Want to Trouble Themselves with Children. Continue reading The “Coldness” and “Self-Indulgence” of Those Who Don’t Want to Trouble Themselves with Children

Industrialization and Marriage

From the Colson Center: I recently learned that the concept of the family room originated from guidelines that the government issued in the middle of the 20th century when specifying how homes could qualify for insurance. A new model of the home emerged which deliberately detached it from labor and functionality. Government planners urged architects and home-owners to get rid of walls and doors, to … Continue reading Industrialization and Marriage

Why is Europe committing demographic suicide?

Sobering: Demographers, economists and psychologists are scratching their heads over a phenomenon that breaks all their statistical models and paradigms of human behaviour. Why would people who are prosperous (and, despite the current situation, western Europe is) not want to do what human beings have always done and leave a posterity? How can they contemplate the eclipse of their nation? One answer might be that … Continue reading Why is Europe committing demographic suicide?

In defense of ‘leaning out’: Moms differ in defining success

Absolutely spot-on: In her book “Lean In,” Sheryl Sandberg blames women for subconsciously self-selecting out of career tracks that lead to the corner office and the big bucks. By being fearful, unassertive, and hedging their bets in favor of flexibility for kids many of them don’t yet have, Sandberg says that women themselves are largely responsible for why men still dominate at the highest levels of corporate … Continue reading In defense of ‘leaning out’: Moms differ in defining success