Family

Time to Ban the Tablet from our Children?

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Family, Tech

Time to Ban the Tablet from our Children?

Our greatest power struggles came when our kids had an iPad or one of our iPhones. Nothing else came close.

If you’re a parent, you know what causes “crazy” in your kids. Usually—at least for us—they’re either “hangry” (when hunger turns angry) or tired.

Screens make hungry and tired behavior look sane.

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Children of homosexuals speak out AGAINST same-sex marriage

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 in Family

Children of homosexuals speak out AGAINST same-sex marriage

Children of homosexuals speak out AGAINST same-sex marriage, tell of unpleasant upbringings

Wow. This is an article I didn’t see coming. There are four children (now adults) of homosexual couples, who call themselves the “quartet of truth”, that are speaking out against same-sex marriage in a court case where the courts are trying to determine whether to uphold Texas’ traditional marriage laws.

Perhaps in a minority, at least three of these children feel their stories need to be heard by the courts as they tell of rather unpleasant and highly sexual upbringings.

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Christian Foster Parents Blocked From Adopting Because Of Conservative Values

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Family

Christian Foster Parents Blocked From Adopting Because Of Conservative Values
Children need loving mothers and fathers. It is this belief, so mainstream that most wouldn’t question it, that may have blocked a UK couple from adopting the children they have fostered since the beginning of 2016.
The Christian husband and wife, who also have children of their own, took two foster children into their home and were praised as recently as September by social services for the loving care shown and the strong social support structures provided at the couple’s church.

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Are We Living in a Computer

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Family

Are We Living in a Computer
Since Rene Descartes formulated his famous dictum, “I think, therefore I am,” philosophers have been wrestling with the question of how we can know that what we think we know is really real. In the last couple of decades, pop culture has wrestled with that question, as well.
Recall the 1999 movie, “The Matrix,” in which a man discovers his whole life has been lived in a virtual prison that simulates the real world. In the movie, he’s given a choice between two pills–a red one and a blue one.
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Social media and middle school

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 in Family, Health and wellness

Social media and middle school

Social media and middle school

Jim Stitzinger — June 7, 2016

“Everyone has it, why can’t I have it!” “They’re leaving me out of everything!”. . . cue the tears, bring up the music, and now the dramatic finish. . . ”you’re ruining my life, I’ll never make real friends!

This year’s winner of best actress in a pho-drama goes to a middle schooler for her role in Deprived: The Tragedy of a Young Lady Traumatized By Social Media Prohibition.

Sound familiar? This discussion is ricocheting around our home. Apparently “every kid” at school has (1) an iPhone, (2) unlimited texting, and (3) every social media stream possible. Oh, and did I mention “those” kids also watch all the latest movies, have pet unicorns and vacation in exotic lands on the weekends. They probably have a new car waiting in the garage, just in case they turn 16 before the end of 7th grade.

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Is the “American Dream” Dead?

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in Family

Is the “American Dream” Dead?
Are you living “the American Dream”?  If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate, because most Americans are not.  In fact, as you will see below, a new survey has found that there is nowhere on the entire planet where the average wage earner is making enough money to live “the American Dream”.
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