Articles by 2014

We live in a time where we are exposed to more news headlines than at any time in human history. In the ancient days of news, anchors checked the AP newswire for stories and reported on them and people in their... Continue...

National Adoption Month. It’s a time for celebration. The word “adoption” evokes so many beautiful images: Lonely children received into open, loving arms Judges banging gavels declaring formerly orphaned children officially “yours” The wonderful diversity of multi-ethnic families Adoption is... Continue...

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly . . . . ‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly.” ‘Tis the season again—the season when “wars” break out over Christmas. These wars are fought on several fronts. Private businesses and retail stores... Continue...

In order to help us best minister to women in different life circumstances, I invite women to share on my blog in an occasional series I call "In Her Shoes". Awhile back, I asked my friend Angela Bassett to share.... Continue...

If the saying is true that America tends to follow the cultural trends of Western Europe, then one heated matter we must look out for in the coming years is an elevated effort to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. Euthanasia,... Continue...

How can I know if my depression is primarily caused by a malfunctions in my body-brain or wrongs I’m committing in my beliefs-behaviors? Another way to ask this question would be, “Is my depression something I am doing or something... Continue...

There was a time when little boys and girls grew up and dreamed of getting married. It was a goal of most people in American society. I’m not much of a nostalgic, take-America-back type of guy, but you don’t have... Continue...

Russell Moore addressed a worldwide gathering of religious leaders today at the Vatican on the necessity of complementarity and the importance of marriage from an evangelical Protestant perspective. At this gathering of 300 religious leaders at Vatican City, Moore insisted that—despite the theological... Continue...

Kelly Rosati explains why parents with adopted children sometimes feel like they're outsiders. Rosati is the vice president of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family where she oversees the Adoption & Orphan Care Initiative and the Sanctity of Human Life department.... Continue...

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month.  As the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s diseases continues to surge, our systems of care have struggled to meet the need.  After the initial diagnosis, care often... Continue...