Another day, another blue check wondering why things Americans used to take for granted seem to be out of reach, even as they promote the very changes in cultural norms and values that have led to rising costs for families and fewer babies being born. Writer for The Atlantic Olga Khazan recently tweeted in wonder, “how women are supposed to have kids before they’re 35 if they make $40,000 before they’re 35 and childcare is $40,000.”Read More
Recently Sandy Munoz of The CHI Podcast, CEO of The Children’s Healing Institute, a non-profit organization located in Palm Beach County, Florida interviewed National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) President Christopher A. Brown (Chris).
Chris is in his 23rd year with National Fatherhood Initiative and became President in 2013. His background in Anthropology and experience in public health, combined with his personal experience of having an absent father, places him in a unique position to serve the organization. Chris lives in Cedar Park, Texas with his wife. They have two adult daughters.
If a post-Roe future is defined by even deeper divisions and bare-knuckle election politics, and not by a cultural shift in our thinking about how to not only protect innocent life but to support the parents who give and nurture that life, then we will have failed—again.Read More
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is considering ordering the state’s child protective services to investigate parents who take their children to drag shows.
NBC News recently reported that the governor told reporters he had asked his staff to look into proposed legislation that would punish the parents of children who take their kids to drag shows.
“American fathers are today more removed from family life than ever before in our history,” wrote sociologist David Popenoe in his path-breaking book, Life Without Father. “And according to a growing body of evidence, this massive erosion of fatherhood contributes mightily to many of the major social problems of our time.”Read More
In recent years, more women and couples have come to depend on Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABM) for family planning—and for good reason. As more becomes known about the dangers of pharmaceutical contraceptive drugs and devices, FABMs provide the effective, empowering, side-effect-free alternative that couples have been searching for.
Unfortunately, the Biden administration is attempting to illegally rescind the Affordable Care Act’s mandated coverage for FABM instruction—so much for “choice,” right?
“There’s been a blitz upon manhood and masculinity and it’s particularly traced to the lack of fathering, the absence of fathering, the fatherhood deficit if you will,” he recently told CBN’s Faithwire. “A lot of dads are doing a great job and plugged in, but there’s tons of dads who aren’t in the home.”Read More
With families preparing to mark Fathers Day, the majority of kids in large swaths of the country will have nothing to celebrate, a Daily Wire analysis of newly released Census data shows. On the black map above, all of the blue areas are where most kids don’t live with two parents.Read More
I need help addressing one of the troublesome differences between time management styles in a marriage. I’m a go getter/pre-planner, do in advance sort of person. My husband has a laid back/procrastinator/put of till tomorrow what you don’t want to do today type of management style.Read More
My father, Les, was a farmer, a small man with a big heart, frail limbs, and a strong faith. He walked with a cane in his later years and leaned on His Lord his entire life. His faith guided him daily and was passed along freely to his three children. Few would believe the depth of congeniality that prevailed in our home growing up. I can’t recall a harsh word between my parents, nor was there a day I questioned their love for each other or for us. To this day, more than six decades later, my sister and brother are two of my closest friends. And I have not one bad memory of growing up on our farm as the middle child of a middle-class family, in the middle of the century in Mid-America.Read More
This Father’s Day, in addition to remembering my own father, I am reflecting on the astounding gift, and challenge, of being a father myself. It might sound strange to ask: who could have conceived or designed such a reality, such a relationship? I stand in wonder at what is offered to me in fatherhood, and at what is required of me in stepping up to it.Read More
Drafted into the Russian army, Louis shined boots and took abuse. He decided to run away to America, despite all the obstacles, including very little money and no documents to get him by the soldiers and bounty hunters looking for deserters, especially runaway Jews. His bunkmate tried to dissuade him, but Louis replied, “I will not settle. I will always look for something better, or I will die trying.”Read More