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How to Establish Healthy Boundaries with Your Teens

Dr. John Townsend hits a parent’s struggle during the teen years right on the head when he says it’s “because we’re needed the most and wanted the least.” Our teenagers need us as much as ever in their final years at home before they venture into adulthood, but they don’t exactly want us interfering in their [...]

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Yes, Pornography is a Public Health Crisis

The Internet today offers us not just instant access to images of kittens and puppies and smiling newborns, but an evil avalanche of images of abuse, sick fantasies, and child rape that are easily accessible with a click on a child’s smartphone or iPad. Senator Todd Weiler, a state senator in Utah, has unleashed a [...]

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When Motherhood Hurts, It’s Deepening Your Love

It’s been a while since I’ve tried to write an article—about two months, to be exact. My baby girl, born at the beginning of December, is in her rocker beside me. When she starts fussing, I bend over and stick her pacifier back in her mouth, earning myself a couple more minutes of typing time.

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5 Love Lessons Every Parent Must Teach

How do young kids learn about love? And what does that have to do with teaching them to reject pornography? Good questions! In our highly sexualized world, it’s easy for kids to confuse love with the pornified images available almost everywhere. They may see mom and dad kissing or hugging (expressions of love), but they also [...]

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‘Bias-free language’ directive scrapped

After receiving notice to comply with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution or face a lawsuit, the city of San Diego has reversed its attempt to force employees to speak in “gender-neutral” terms. The Southern California city had warned its employees that they could get in trouble for using terms such as “Founding Fathers,” “the [...]

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8 relationship habits you need to quit

Here are eight relationship habits you need to quit. 1. Being Unappreciative. A typical scenario. A girl at your office had flowers delivered to her randomly by her boyfriend. That night at home, you say to your husband, “How come you never do that for me?”

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Boys Need Fathers, But Don’t Forget the Girls

We have known for some time that children who grow up in single parent-families do not fare as well as those with two parents – especially two biological parents. In recent years, some scholars have argued that the consequences are especially serious for boys. Not only do boys need fathers, presumably to learn how to [...]

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Should you marry your best friend?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s a new study that confirms who you should marry. The person can be your high school sweetheart, or the person you just met on Tinder. It could also be a friend you met back in preschool but haven’t seen for years. Just make sure they’re your best friend, too. The study, [...]

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Soul Mates: How religion helps African American and Latino families

The problems facing African American families are familiar: poverty, high rates of male incarceration, children born outside of marriage, absence of dads from the home… But a new book suggests that these problems would be a lot worse without black communities’ attachment to religion. Religion, so often ignored or dismissed by those tasked with research or [...]

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Stop Texting Men So Much

If you’ve been unlucky enough, you’ve no doubt heard this notification for  text messages. Upon an arriving text, with a voice like an English gnome (are there American gnomes?) the phone blurts out: “Let me out! I’m stuck in your pocket!” It’s humorous, but also ironic: Many people live in your phone, and the unspoken [...]

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Can a Four-Day School Week Actually Help Kids Who Are Struggling?

Last October, Texas voted to change the school year from the long-accepted norm of 180 days per calendar year to 75,600 minutes—hour by hour, roughly the same amount of instructional time, but now with more district-by-district say in how exactly those hours are distributed. The first school to take advantage of this new flexibility is in [...]

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