Stressful events are not experienced in isolation. They happen to us as families. Every family is unique in how it functions and what it finds helpful. With that in mind, let’s examine some of the things our families can do to emerge from the crucible of the coronavirus stronger and more sure of ourselves.
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In an attempt to stop our health-care systems from crashing amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, many are stuck in self-isolation, facing the stress of joblessness and indefinite uncertainty. At such a juncture, many men may well be wondering whether they picked the wrong week to quit pornography.
Before we yield to the allure of totalitarian solutions and engage unwittingly in attacking the very structures and rights that make us a great nation, it is important to examine closely the successes we have been blessed with as Americans during this crisis.
You may have missed an important discussion surrounding the health and future of the nuclear family sparked by an article titled “The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake” written by David Brooks and published in The Atlantic. To those of us who believe that the nuclear family is the foundation of flourishing societies, Brooks’ title was shocking, but his article makes an important point.
In recent years, local and state governments have forced numerous faith-based adoption and foster care agencies out of business because of their religious beliefs about marriage. While some of those agencies closed with little protest, Catholic Social Services chose to fight back in the courts.
A recent report from The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lit up headlines across the nation: “Women now hold more jobs than men in the U.S. workforce.” Economist Betsey Stevenson “heralds” this new milestone as a long sought after “arrival of women in the labor force.” But the finding reveals another reality that may not be so celebratory.
Romney became the first senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a president from his own party. His actions and the public reaction to his vote are evidence of the unique role that Mormonism plays in politics and public life.