Category Archives: Children
This post was submitted by Robert Smith in response to the Love and Fidelity Network’s 6th annual conference on Sexuality, Integrity and the University. Robert is a senior at Dartmouth College. Editor’s note: The Love and Fidelity Network does not … Continue reading
Last week, discussion of a new phobia made waves on the social media circuit: fecundophobia. Mollie Hemmingway, writing for The Federalist, explained that “fecundophobia” is the growing fear of children and fertile women. She sites ample evidence for society’s growing … Continue reading
In Part I of our suggested summer reading list we provided some of the basic arguments regarding marriage, family, and sexual integrity. In Part II you’ll find a set of books describing trends in modern relationships including the effects … Continue reading
Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part interview with a former student in the University of Pittsburgh’s Anscombe Society, Gabriel Xavier. The first installment focused on memories of his time at Pitt. In this installment he focuses … Continue reading
By: Cassandra Hough At our 2012 national conference, Dr. Robert P. George noted that the sexual revolution was spurred by an idea – the very bad idea that freedom and happiness are found in a lifestyle of casual sex and … Continue reading
In this reputable and newly-released study, Sociologist Mark Regnerus reveals how children fare better across measurable indicators when they are raised in a stable intact home with their mother and their fathers, as opposed to same-sex families. The study has … Continue reading
Divorce rates have fallen from their peak in the early ’80s, the deep pain often felt by children of divorce is openly acknowledged, and young Americans typically express both fear and a moral horror at divorce. They are determined not to repeat the mistakes of previous generations; avoiding divorce is a constant anxiety, even obsession.
But as with most purely reactionary cultural movements, the revolt against divorce has been much better at targeting what it rejects than figuring out what it’s for. In a strange, sad twist, the divorce counterrevolution has only weakened our marriage culture more.
As a society, we are confused. Motherhood is detested. Motherhood is seen as an independent woman being stripped of her individuality and forced to breed, barefoot and pregnant trapped in a kitchen. How wrong is that image! Motherhood happens when an independent woman lovingly serves her fellow beings by raising the generations of people who will raise the banner of goodness and liberty in our nation. Continue reading
When people who have a high need for achievement—and that includes all Harvard Business School graduates—have an extra half hour of time or an extra ounce of energy, they’ll unconsciously allocate it to activities that yield the most tangible accomplishments. And our careers provide the most concrete evidence that we’re moving forward. You ship a product, finish a design, complete a presentation, close a sale, teach a class, publish a paper, get paid, get promoted. In contrast, investing time and energy in your relationship with your spouse and children typically doesn’t offer that same immediate sense of achievement. Kids misbehave every day. It’s really not until 20 years down the road that you can put your hands on your hips and say, “I raised a good son or a good daughter.” You can neglect your relationship with your spouse, and on a day-to-day basis, it doesn’t seem as if things are deteriorating. People who are driven to excel have this unconscious propensity to underinvest in their families and overinvest in their careers—even though intimate and loving relationships with their families are the most powerful and enduring source of happiness. Continue reading