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Beyond A Wing and A Prayer: A Catholic Vision of Masculinity

  Check out this terrific post at Catholic Exchange by Pastoral Solutions Institute clinical associate, Dave McClow. “A wing and a prayer” is a saying about a plane that is badly damaged but makes the landing.  Men have been in a sustained identity crisis, as I have alluded to elsewhere.  Radical feminism sees men as the oppressors [Read More...]

Celebrate World Happiness Day with 7 Research-Based Ideas to Increase Your Joy! (My Favorite is #4).

The United Nations has declared March 20th to be World Happiness Day where nations are encouraged to explore how well they see to the overall well-being of their people.  At the heart of World Happiness Day is the World Happiness Index, that looks at six factors that determine the relative happiness level of a country’s [Read More...]

Great FREE Parenting Resource–Tender Tidings E-Magazine is Out!

The latest edition of Tender Tidings e-magazine for Catholic parents is now available.  Check it out!

What Happens in Vegas…Will Haunt Your Marriage Later. New Study Shows Pre-Marital Sex Decreases Marital Satisfaction.

The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia published a study called “Before ‘I Do’” and found that what couples do before they say ‘I do’ actually matters — and that premarital experiences from the past could end up haunting them long into marital bliss. “What people do before marriage appears to matter,” stated [Read More...]

In Celebration of His Feast Day: 8 Reasons St. Joseph is the “Guardian of the Redeemer”

In 1989, Pope St John Paul the Great published his Apostolic Exhortation on St Joseph called Guardian of the Redeemer (Redemptoris Custos).  Here are 8 great quotes from that awesome document to help you celebrate the Feast of St Joseph (March 19). 1.  “I am convinced that by reflection upon the way in which Mary’s [Read More...]

On St. Joseph’s Feast Day, 15 Reasons Dads Matter (#15 Will Shock You!)

St. Joseph is the Patron of Fathers and in honor St Joseph’s Feast Day today (March 19th), I thought it would be good to take some time to remind us all how important dads are.  Check out these great dad facts!  (Teaser:  I saved the most surprising fact for last!) 1.  Fathers’ interaction with babies [Read More...]

Thanks for the Mammaries: Prolonged Breastfeeding Impacts Intelligence, Educational Attainment, & Income to Age 30, Says Lancet.

The link between prolonged breastfeeding and intelligence is well-established but this study, published in the esteemed British medical journal, The Lancet,  is the first to show just how long the advantages given to children through extended nursing continues to impact their development. “Our study provides the first evidence that prolonged breastfeeding not only increases intelligence [Read More...]

Hugs Can’t Fix Anxiety Caused by Physical Punishment, Study Shows.

A new study by Duke University published in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology shows that being loving after administering corporal punishment tends not to ease a child’s anxiety and may, in fact, make it worse. A loving mom can’t overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment, and her otherwise warm [Read More...]

“Dear Gay Community, Your Kids are Hurting”

This is a power letter from a young woman, raised by two women, who was a former gay marriage activist and is now a children’s rights advocate and mom of 4. “….Kids of divorced parents are allowed to say, “Hey, mom and dad, I love you, but the divorce crushed me and has been so [Read More...]

Don’t Think NFP is Effective? Advertisers KNOW It Is–”Bio-Marketing” Can Remotely Monitor Fertility Data to Increase Sales

This blew my mind–and not in a good way. “In the creepy brave new world of marketing, a woman who logs onto Facebook during her fertile phase can expect to be barraged by ads for new consumer products that are absent on non-fertile days. It is not happening yet, but it is technically possible and it is [Read More...]
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