Study: children of same-sex couples do less well than those of married couples


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The Public Discourse reports on a recent study out of Canada.


A new academic study based on the Canadian census suggests that a married mom and dad matter for children. Children of same-sex coupled households do not fare as well.

There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation…

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What is the root cause of multiple-victim public shootings?


A family praying and reading the Bible A family praying and reading the Bible

Let’s take a closer look at some recent active shooters, and see if we can find out what they have in common. And then we can decide whether the people who complain the most about gun violence are willing to do anything about the root cause of gun violence.

Let’s start with this article from The Stream, which looks at 3 mass murderers:

Dylann Roof: The killer of nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina church grew up in painful circumstances. His parents divorced when he was small. His father divorced his first wife after a few years of marriage. And he reportedly was abusive of his second wife, Dylann’s step-mother.

According to the Associated Press, “Court documents and nearly two dozen interviews show Roof’s early childhood was troubled and confused as well, as he grew up in an unstable, broken home amid…

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Is the Bible an instruction manuel?

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    There is an old saying that is still going around today the  “Bible is Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”  There is another saying that is sometimes attached to this, and that is “When all else fails, read the instructions.” That last saying is said because people rarely read the instructions on anything.  Many would rather cuss up a storm while trying to put something together than read the instructions!  Yes, the Bible has instructions in it, which make the world an easier place to live in when followed, but it is so much more than that!

Is the Bible a love letter from God to us?  On one level you could say that it is, in fact, I have said that it is a love letter myself, but it is so much more than that. When you delve down deep, it is God’s Biography! There are many books that tell you not to steal, cheat, and give you other details that make your life easier, there are many love stories in the world, even some that talk about one person gives his life for another.  The Bible stands alone. I guess it is OK to use the illustrations on occasion, but keep in mind that it isn’t just any small thing, it is the Biography of God, and much more.

Taking things for Granted

Gratitude Attitude
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past       misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
-Charles Dickens

While striving for excellence is a thing that we all should do, don’t forget to balance it with a large dose of gratitude, for God, and all who helped you along the way.

Noah Webster and the Bible

Noah Webster (author of the famous dictionary): “All of the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from them despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

Myers, Jeff. Understanding the Faith: A Survey of Christian Apologetics (Understanding the Times) (Kindle Locations 791-793). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.