Category: Marriage/Family

Trump Made Foster Children a Priority. That Shouldn’t Change Under Biden.

“Every child deserves a family,” begins President Donald Trump’s executive order last June on “Strengthening the Child Welfare System for America’s Children.” The Trump administration made foster children a priority, working with state and local groups to place children in loving homes more quickly and to ensure that fewer children are entering the system to begin with.

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Illuminate Podcast: Confronting Abuse in Marriage

In this episode I interview Kimberly Day, LMHCA, about how to better diagnose and confront abuse in marriage. Kim says that when we think of betrayal trauma and really understand the dynamics of a relationship when one partner is addicted to porn or sex, it’s important to look at all abuse dynamics to get a complete picture. Abuse is an important and often underappreciated dimension in a multi-dimensional problem.

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Abortion Kills Human Life, and It’s Killing Us

And while we’re examining our conscience about the heightened tendency toward violence in our midst, let’s recall that the entertainment we consume matters. If it’s all violence and death, that becomes a part of us. It doesn’t cause someone to wake up one morning, get on a plane, and storm the Capitol building or loot a Best Buy under the guise of protesting racial injustice, but some “entertainment” does desensitize us to just how evil it is to hurt or kill or dehumanize. And we absolutely have to address abortion in a new way. It’s the most intimate violence there is.

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Love and hugs are essential to human development

French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of “The Little Prince,” wrote, “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eye.” Love and hugging are essential. You can put a child in an institution with plenty of food and clothing but you can’t expect a child to thrive in an environment where all you have are people who work for a paycheck.

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