In a classic example of life imitating art, Modern Family's Emmy-nominated actress Sofia Vergara has found herself in the midst of a national conversation surrounding her twin girls. The twin girls are currently in the embryo stage, cryogenically frozen in a Los Angeles lab, as Sofia and her former fiancée, Nick Loeb, battle out their future.
However, this isn't the typical Hollywood custody battle that one has become accustomed to reading in the pages of US Weekly or InTouch. According to Nick's complaint filed with the Los Angeles County court, it's not a matter of Sofia or Nick arguing over who gets the kids during future holidays, it's whether these two children should be even given a chance to live at all.
Nick has stated he wants to raise the twins; Sofia's lawyer claims she "is content to leave the embryos frozen indefinitely as she has no desire to have children with her ex." They previously had signed an agreement stating that consent of both parties was needed to bring the embryos to term. more >>
A local sheriff's office in Western Kentucky has seized 10 homeschool children from their parents after an allegation was filed claiming that the family's "off-the-grid," homestead lifestyle placed the children in dangerous living conditions.
While Joe Naugler was away from the family's 28-acre rural homestead with eight of his kids last Wednesday, his wife, Nicole Naugler, was at home with the two oldest children when Breckinridge County Sheriff's deputies surrounded the family's makeshift cabin home and demanded that Naugler hand over her kids.
Not wanting to hand over her children to the police, Naugler attempted to drive away from her property and was subsequently pulled over by the police officers. The officers then took the two kids into custody and arrested Naugler, who is five months pregnant, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. more >>
Oregon is expected to join California, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia in enacting a ban on sexual orientation change efforts therapy for gay minors.
The Oregon Senate voted 21-8 Thursday to pass HB 2307, the so-called "Youth Mental Health Protection Act" and Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign it into law.
Over the past couple years, efforts across the nation have been made at the state level to ban conversion therapy, which is also called reparative therapy or sexual orientation change efforts therapy. more >>
In a new book for mothers titled, Be The Best Mom You Can Be, Marina Slayton, a Christian mother of four and wife of former U.S. diplomat Gregory Slayton, has shared tips on parenting in the 21st century. It's a time, she says, when parents and children alike are facing new challenges such as growing hostility against Christianity and a higher rate of suicide, both of which have touched her family personally.
She asks probing questions such as:
How can we avoid the pitfalls of a secular culture? How do we raise children who are healthy emotionally and spiritually? What if we're doing it wrong? more >>
WASHINGTON — Religious and political conservatives are complicit in the rise of the "no-fault" divorce policies in the United States, which has led to the dissolution of countless families in America in the last 40-plus years, a prominent conservative author asserted Friday.
While speaking on a panel discussion at the Family Research Council, Ryan MacPherson, author of the book Rediscovering the American Republic and The Culture of Life: Ten Essential Principles for Christian Bioethics, stated that conservatives deserve some share of the blame for allowing America to accept divorce laws that make it possible for married individuals to be granted a divorce without having to claim any wrongdoing of their spouses.
MacPherson, who is the history department chair at Bethany Lutheran College in Minnesota, explained that "liberal theologians" and "progressive lawyers and state legislatures" are responsible for initially advocating and passing America's first no-fault divorce legislation in California. more >>
After Bruce Jenner revealed on TV that he was going to transition to being a woman and will share the experience in a new reality TV series, messages of support poured out from celebrities and other prominent folks. The Kardashian clan including his ex-wife Kris Jenner, also took to social media that they are behind their patriarch as he goes through this phase in his life.
In the aftermath of the announcement however, things may not be as rosy as it seems. Bruce Jenner's biological kids, namely Burt, Casey and Brody, according to an insider report in Us Weekly, "feel like the Kardashians are faking support for Bruce." The eldest kids are also said to "despise the Kardashians."
Apparently, the tension between Jenner's biological kids and his stepchildren, the Kardashians may likely get worse. The Kardashian's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" will feature an episode about their stepfather titled "About Bruce" on May 17, where the Kardashian kids will talk about his transition and their reaction to it. more >>