The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 85 percent of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes, 20 times the national average.
God has endowed me with the privilege of having four amazing, bright, loving–and a little rebellious–people in my life who call me “Mom.”
I put up our flag when I got home. American flags festooned our neighborhood. There were pick-up trucks with large flags flapping behind their cabs, hoisted high on poles. A statement of utter defiance against the attackers of 9/11 issued from this town of miners, ranchers, and gas and oil workers, a redneck manifesto, the utter renouncement of surrender.
I remember that day almost hour for hour, as we all do who were fully cog
Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other early feminists embraced the natural roles of women; not those imposed unjustly by society or abusive individuals, but the roles for which women are spiritually and biologically equipped.
You grew up in San Antonio, half Mexican-American and half Irish American, requiring that you live in a neighborhood segregated for “half-breeds,” because people thought so much differently in those days.
Notions such as “belonging” and “obligations” have been given a bad rap in recent decades, and as a result our essential institutions of family, marriage, and romantic love are dissolving at the seams.
Sex before marriage is expected by a majority of available singles–if marriage comes up at all, and sexual parings involve more prevention of passing on venereal diseases than they do of the spiritual and emotional preparation for a lifelong commitment.
The model of preparedness, which I call The Concentric Rings of Security, places the power of personal safety and survival with the individual.