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Parenting Strategies: Giving Your Child a Choice

Developing effective parenting strategies is one of the most challenging parts of parenting. Setting expectations and adhering to them effectively, without going overboard, losing our patience or calling it quits is tough. Consistency isn’t enough; we also need to find the right parenting techniques or strategies – methods that our children understand and respond to. One…

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It’s OK to Break the Rules, If…

Jesus broke a lot of rules. He cured on the Sabbath. He ate with sinners. He allowed women in his company. He talked back to the Pharisees. And when people called him out on it, he didn’t back down and mutter an apology. He justified his choices. He didn’t just justify them by saying “Hey,…

Extremists. Oh, You Know… Like the Founding Fathers.

I would love to have a more specific definition of how the U.S. government defines extremism. I fear that, if that definition came out and were actually used, we would find that the majority of the country (that’s right, more than half, a democratic majority, would be counted as extremists). The Pentagon and Military have…

Religious Freedom Pushed Under the Rug: Elane Photography

I generally avoid blogging about political issues, but felt that I couldn’t ignore this one… Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, owners of Elane Photography, declined to photograph a same-sex union ceremony when requested to do so in 2006, on the basis of their Christian beliefs and conscience. The conclusion of the ensuring court case was just…