Category: Marriage/Family

These Millenials Are Going On a “Birth Strike” Due to Climate Change

BirthStrike is one iteration of a small but growing movement of people around the world (paywall) who are hesitating over whether or not to have children due to worries about climate change. It’s a concern that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in the US Congress, recently voiced when she told her 3 million Instagram followers that “there’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult” as a result of climate change. “It does lead young people to have a legitimate question: Is it OK to still have children?”

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Christian Adoption Agency Sues Michigan And HHS For Religious Discrimination

Michigan foster families and St. Vincent Catholic Charities are suing the state of Michigan and Health and Human Services to allow the non-profit to continue its work placing the state’s foster children in forever homes. In March, the American Civil Liberties Union and Michigan attorney general signed a settlement for a 2017 lawsuit, barring Michigan from working with faith-based adoption agencies because of their religious beliefs about marriage.

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Parents looking to adopt rattled by new anti-discrimination law

Melissa Buck of Holt, Michigan, keeps track of her growing family by tattooing her arm, and she might need more ink — only if the adoption agency she and her husband, Chad, use manages to remain open.

“I have birth parents who may have more children that could come into our care,” said Ms. Buck, who is raising five adopted children, ranging in age from 5 to 13. “We’ve been surprised before.”

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Bill Maher: Earth Would be Better if More People Did “Not Have Kids”

On Friday’s Real Time show, HBO comedian Bill Maher ended his show with a commentary celebrating reports that young Americans have less sex and produce fewer children than past generations.

As he argued that humans hurt the environment, he concluded that it would be better for Earth for more people to “not have kids, die and stay dead.”

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3 Tips for nourishing your marriage on a daily basis

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3 Tips for nourishing your marriage on a daily basis
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Cecilia Zinicola and Matthew Green | Apr 16, 2019
Every day there are opportunities to strengthen the foundation of your relationship!
Marriage is a wonderful thing, but it’s not a static object like a beautiful picture we can hang on the wall to appreciate without needing any further work. Marriage is more like a living thing; if you don’t keep it nourished and healthy it will eventually shrivel up and die. Nourishing your marital relationship doesn’t have to be complicated, though. Here are three simple ways you can do that every day:

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German bishop pushes diocese toward adopting ‘blessing’ for homosexual couples

German Bishop Georg Bätzing, of the Diocese of Limburg, is inviting Church representatives, Catholic youth and lay organizations, as well as diocesan members to a discussion forum on 4 May in Wiesbaden to deal with the matter of a “Church’s blessing” for “couples who cannot marry in the Catholic way,” including homosexual couples. Also in view are “remarried” divorcees and cohabiting couples. The diocesan website states that a blessing of a homosexual couple has already taken place in the past.

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It Turns Out That Sexual Liberation Isn’t All That Liberating

Over at The Atlantic, Bradford Wilcox and Lyman Stone have penned a fascinating piece exploring the roots of American unhappiness and tying it our nation’s “sex recession” — a rather marked decrease in sexual activity by young adults.
While Wilcox and Stone are focused on the frequency of sex as a key indicator of happiness (indeed, they argue that “changes in sexual frequency can account for about one-third of the decline in happiness since 2012 and almost 100 percent of the decline in happiness since 2014”), I want to pull out two other important facts from their piece. First, here they are discussing the link between marriage and happiness:

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Pelosi Is Hijacking the Civil Rights Movement to Force LGBT Ideology on Kids

Flash forward several decades to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Top 5 priority bill, H.R. 5—the so-called Equality Act. Now, the left, with Pelosi at the helm in the House, wants to use the blueprint that helped our nation desegregate schools to manipulate schoolchildren to carry water for the LGBT political agenda—whether their parents like it or not.

Their argument is that just as black children were literally and forcefully segregated from white children, so are LGBT children segregated from all other children in schools—creating an oppressed, unequal class of American children.

The left wants to use the blueprint that helped our nation desegregate schools to manipulate schoolchildren to carry water for the LGBT political agenda—whether their parents like it or not.
There are two obvious problems for these activists.

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Grandmother Heartbroken to See Grandson Transitioning to a ‘Girl’

A Massachusetts grandmother said she cries herself to sleep every night because her lesbian daughter is determined to turn her 10-year-old grandson into a “girl,” she told the Christian Post last month.

The 57-year-old grandmother, who told her story on the condition of anonymity, has been estranged from her daughter for two years after the latter insisted she go along with the transition and treat her grandson Jack as Jacquelyn.

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