Hey, ladies, it’s August 26, Equality Day! Woo-hoo! How’s it going so far? In case you are not in the loop, Women’s Equality Day commemorates August 26, 1920 when the right for women to vote became official. But equality has not rained down happiness on women.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Mary’s Assumption—You’d Better Believe It!
Mary was assumed into heaven, body and soul. Yeah right, some non-Catholic Christians say. I once even heard a Catholic with Protestant leanings say, “Mary was just a person, no different than the rest of us.” Oh PLEEZE people! Mary’s assumption only makes sense. If God took Elijah up into heaven in a whirlwind, why would he not do likewise for the mother of his son?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Not Enough Sex Ed in 4th Grade?
Call me repressed, but having sex with boys was not on my radar screen at ten years old. After all, they had cooties. Jumping rope and watching cartoons was where it was at for fourth graders during my childhood.
According to the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, that sort of blissful ignorance is bad for kids. Their research “Investing in Very Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health” was published in the Global Public Health journal last month. They claim their findings show that children should start receiving formal sexual education as early as age 10 to decrease unintended pregnancies, “unsafe” abortions (all are unsafe for the baby) maternal deaths, and sexually transmitted infections.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Guard Your Mouth to a Happier Marriage
When we say I do we should also say, I won’t—I won’t use my words to hurt my spouse. Infidelity, addictions, and other major destructive behaviors can inflict mortal wounds on a marriage. But perhaps the greatest source of damage on relationships is the seemingly less harmful ones, particularly the cuts to the heart made through unkind speech.
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