The Daily Signal: Fatherhood and Marriage Bring Out the Best in Men

Is fatherhood becoming a relic of the past? The sad absence of fathers in American families is pervasive and has been growing for decades. In the 1960s, less than 10 percent of American children were born to single women, but as of 2013, the number had increased to 41 percent. Among Hispanic children, 54 percent are born to unwed mothers, and the figure is 72 … Continue reading The Daily Signal: Fatherhood and Marriage Bring Out the Best in Men

Father’s Day for a Lesbian’s Son

WHAT IS FATHER’S DAY LIKE FOR A BOY RAISED BY LESBIANS? Robert Oscar Lopez I waited until the night of Father’s Day to write this, because I couldn’t bear to post it in the midst of all the winsome father’s day specials everywhere–odes to the mentorship, paternal fealty, male role modeling, and caring that everyone attributes to fathers. I do not want to be covetous, … Continue reading Father’s Day for a Lesbian’s Son

Mankiller Chronicles: More U.S. Women Than Ever Are Breadwinners

More U.S. women than ever are breadwinners, Pew study finds. As America continues its slide away from biblical gender roles, the trend line continues in the direction of the demise of man as provider – one of the key responsibilities of men. The L.A. Times released this article below, based on a recent Pew Research study. The researchers say the problem is being created by single motherhood. Well … Continue reading Mankiller Chronicles: More U.S. Women Than Ever Are Breadwinners

After Steubenville: 25 Things Our Sons need to know about Manhood

From the gifted Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience–the best thing I’ve read on this terrible crime: When you’re the mother of four sons, Steubenville is about us. Steubenville is about having a conversation with sons about hard things and asking you to do holy things. Because a Steubenville doesn’t begin with football and it doesn’t begin with alcohol and it doesn’t begin with unsupervised jocks with … Continue reading After Steubenville: 25 Things Our Sons need to know about Manhood

World Congress in Madrid affirms the natural family

From Mercatornet: The sixth World Congress of Families, held in Madrid on the last weekend of May, drew 3100 delegates to address the issues confronting the family today. In a concluding statement the congress listed the challenges: “Ideologies of statism, atomistic individualism, and sexual revolution challenge the very essences of marriage and family. Recent legal and public policy changes have corrupted the meaning and dignity of marriage, … Continue reading World Congress in Madrid affirms the natural family

Enough of parenting misery lit

From Mariette Ulrich at Mercatornet: Raising kids is not a Sunday stroll in the park, but if you never get there, whose fault is it? Very few families of my acquaintance do not occasionally lament that they are too busy, over-involved, stressed to the max. It was partly for this reason that my husband and I opted, many years ago, to home-educate our children. It’s … Continue reading Enough of parenting misery lit