In "Why Women Choose Not to Have Children," Sophie Gilbert argues that it is equally selfish to have children as to not have them. Yet she misses the forest for the trees.
Selfishness hardly ever comes down to any actual action alone. Instead, selfishness is directly tied to motive. Why does a person choose to skip having children? Why does a person choose to have them?
If a person having children is doing so solely for the purpose of making themselves happy or for another form of self-service, that is then, a selfish action. Granted, selfish actions can have simultaneous good purposes, and a selfish desire does not mean we should entirely rule out a certain course of action. more >>
Divorce is hardly easy. Even if the break-up is amicable, there are still second guesses. Friends can be too quick to offer advice and too slow to, well, just be friends.
Often, the sluggishness in comforting extends to religious bodies. Spiritual communities are too quick to offer condemnation instead of solace and support.
Some, like Buddhism, focus on maintaining relationships with a minimum of rules. Others, like Islam, don't trust the parties involved to work through life changes on their own and watch people drown in the rules and regulations. more >>
Failures of the Church to reach members of the LGBT community were highlighted at a Wednesday panel during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Russell Moore, president of the SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, advised parents to not throw their gay children out of the house. The sin of pride is what leads them to be ashamed when their children struggle with same-sex attraction, he explained.
"We need to equip parents not to be ashamed" of their gay, lesbian, transgender children, Moore said. "There are many parents who somehow feel, when they have gay, lesbian or transgender children, that somehow that's a reflection on them, that they didn't do something right, that everyone else in the community is talking about them. That is pride." more >>
HBO host Bill Maher has said that Josh Duggar asking Jesus for forgiveness over the incident where he molested five girls when he was a teenager is a "cop out" and not real forgiveness, with Maher arguing that forgiveness can only be asked from the victims.
Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald have said that their brother has indeed asked each of them for forgiveness, however.
Tina Campbell, the gospel music singer, recently admitted that God delivered her from wanting to die, kill her children and her husband.
Campbell, the 41-year-old Mary Mary singer, has ventured into solo territory with a new book, I Need a Day to Pray, and album It's Personal. The material came from a time when the singer was forced to overcome her husband Teddy Campbell's infidelities and father's death in 2013.
The singer was very candid about the state of depression she was in and shared it with people during her live presentation of her new projects called "An Evening With Tina Campbell." more >>
Aristotle once said, "Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives." Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today?
Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage.
If you saw Dinesh D'Souza's first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a young man was mentored by a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA. more >>