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9 Things I Want My 9-Year-Old Daughter To Know

Our middle child turned 9 this week. A good friend, while wishing her a happy birthday, called her “Miss Smack in the Middle.” She’s got two older siblings and two younger ones. She’s the glue holding them all together. Smack in the middle of it all. Nine years old now, entering her 10th year of […]

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Why This Graphic Designer Isn’t Talking About Her Christian Beliefs on Marriage

Lorie Smith, a graphic designer from Colorado, wants to create custom websites and designs for couples who are getting married. However, Smith, an evangelical Christian, wants to create them only for marriages between one man and one woman. Being compelled to create websites celebrating same-sex marriages, she says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, would force […]

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Famous Christian singer worries about the impact of entertainment on youths — so he’s taking action

Popular Christian singer Luke Smallbone believes that too many people today are being negatively affected by the entertainment they’re consuming. So, Smallbone, who is one-half of the Grammy-winning music duo For King & Country along with his brother, Joel, is engaging culture on multiple fronts — and he’s encouraging other Christians to do the same. […]

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How divorce and the ‘structure of family life’ can impact religious devotion

Americans raised by divorced parents are less likely to be religiously affiliated later in life, according to a new survey from PRRI and Religion News Service. The poll found that 35 percent of people raised in divorced homes were religiously unaffiliated later in life, compared to 23 percent of children who grew up in homes […]

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‘American Idol’ star reveals pornography addiction that nearly cost him his marriage

Jason Castro, the fourth-place finalist on the seventh season of “American Idol,” recently revealed an “embarrassing” secret he’s been hiding for some time: a pornography addiction once threatened his marriage. Castro, who explained the details in an “I Am Second” video released on Wednesday, said at the beginning of the 12-minute clip that his pornography […]

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Poland Initially Approves New Law Banning All Abortions and Protecting Unborn Children

Polish legislators debated a citizen-led bill this week that would ban almost all abortions and protect unborn babies’ right to life. And in an initial vote on the measure has been approved.  The strong Catholic country already prohibits most abortions. Unlike most of Europe, abortions are legal in Poland in only cases of rape and […]

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Want to Slow Climate Change? Stop Having Babies

Carbon dioxide doesn’t kill climates; people do. And the world would be better off with fewer of them. That’s a glib summary of a serious and seriously provocative book by Travis Rieder, a moral philosophy professor and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University. When economists write about climate change, they’ll often bring up something called the Kaya identity—basically a multiplication […]

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The new religion of transgenderism in Australian schools

One of the biggest setbacks for same-sex marriage in Australia has been the uproar around curriculum materials produced by the national Safe Schools Coalition (SSCA) for children in years 7 and 8. These are supposed to stop bullying of homosexual and transgender students, but they also involve educating all students about sensitive topics, including sexual […]

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Is there really no difference between straight and gay parenting?

Is having same-sex parents a disadvantage for a child? The conventional wisdom says that there is no difference from having heterosexual parents. Politicians, journalists, academics, governments, and courts seem to have reached a consensus on the issue. Questioning this orthodoxy results in accusations of irrational bias and homophobia. This belief has taken deep root in […]

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Abortion Survivor Tells Congress: I Was Burned in My Mother’s Womb for 18 Hours But I Survived

A woman who survived a saline abortion procedure told Congress this morning about her amazing story of beating death. Gianna Jessen’s testimony came during a hearing on the anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which has saved the lives of 2 million Americans from abortions by stopping taxpayer financing of abortions.  “Many Americans have no idea […]

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Nudists could soon be allowed to get naked in Paris

Naturists in Paris have not felt themselves for a long time. The problem: They’ve never had anywhere to let it all hang out. Sure, there is the Roger Le-Gall swimming pool in the 12th arrondissement that allows nudity on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, but members say it’s getting too cramped there. “There were 150 […]

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