Bad News And The Water Jesus Drank

waterTwo things greatly disturbed me this last week, and on thing greatly blessed me.

The worst was the martyrdom of a French Catholic Priest at the hands of two young Muslim men while the priest celebrated mass. How horrific that in a western nation, worshippers witnessed a barbaric manifestation of islam, yet live in a willfully ignorant society that works overtime to praise islam as it slowly and methodically kills.

The second was the the aftertaste of the Republican National Convention. The outpouring of support for Donald Trump by so called Evangelical Conservatives is surprising, sobering, and telling. This man has been married three times, owns casinos, is a purveyor of vulgar speech, yet according to some, you would think he’s a christian to emulate.

The thing that blessed me was wrapping up a Continue reading “Bad News And The Water Jesus Drank”

Life’s Better With a Mommy and Daddy

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There is a pop-culture and media narrative espousing an ideology that any family arrangement other than a married man and women with the same biological children are equal to or more advantageous than the traditional family. Analysis and studies reveal that the potential for exposure to domestic violence is greatly decreased in a traditional family. Children living with cohabiting or married parents in which one parent is a step parent, also have a higher risk of experiencing abuse and witnessing domestic violence.

Hollywood portrays it, television reinforces it, and the educational system solidifies in American Children; this notion that all family arrangements are equal and worthy. But when it comes to domestic violence and child abuse, anything other than the traditional, married, biological parents living together puts children at high risk.

Children living with both married Continue reading “Life’s Better With a Mommy and Daddy”