Tag Archives: families

Couple can’t adopt because they’re Christian?

Christian persecution! Christian persecution! Or is it? At first glance of the headlines one may think so, but them getting denied is not specifically because they’re Christian. Plenty of Christian couples are allowed to adopt children in Alberta, I’d wager. … Continue reading

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Question of Atheist Scruples – real life edition

An ex reaches out with this suggestion — what would you think of donating sperm? A bit of anonymous backstory — Relationships can be complicated and long lasting, even if the participants aren’t really in each other’s social circles anymore. … Continue reading

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Georgia teen recorded his family’s “pray the gay away” attempts

This is a hard video to listen to and the comments below it are awful and kind of sad. I quote one: The kid is so disrespectful almost to the point where it is more vile than the parents’ actions. … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: your dad is ill

Your father abandoned the family when you were young. After many years of silence, he is ill and asks for help. Do you help? My parents aren’t hug-and-kissers and they argue a lot but they help their siblings and friends … Continue reading

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For lack of other ideas, more Billy Graham

This issue (and others like it) is one that probably plagues many families. We did our best to raise our two sons in a loving home, and we always took them to church and urged them to follow Jesus. One … Continue reading

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Grow up? Maybe later…

A while back I’d written a short post wondering about how long adolescence lasts and the other day I came across this incredibly long article regarding prolonged youth, as if people are creating a whole new post-adolescence thing, putting off … Continue reading

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The trouble with bedrock beliefs…

..would be their inability to change without applying great force. I can’t say I see that as a good thing, unlike columnist Rebecca Hagelin at the Washington Post in a recent piece. “Of course I dislike the Nazis. But who … Continue reading

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Good thing today’s my birthday

I could’ve been a whole lot dumber had I been born three months later. That’s what research keeps proving, apparently. Winter birth is a serious detriment to a child’s future health and brain power. From lacking vitamin D to when … Continue reading

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Freedom to Read: homosexuality in juvenile fiction

In honour of Freedom to Read week coming up later this month, I thought it’d be interesting to have a look at some of the books that have the “honour” of a spot on Canada’s list of challenged books. The … Continue reading

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