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    Bible stories were an important part of my childhood. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know that David slew Goliath and that Cain slew Abel. Meditations on Jacob’s deceitful usurping of Esau’s blessing, and on David’s lamentation over…


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    The Well-Being of Children

    by Dale O'Leary

    An article in the March issue of Pediatrics entitled “Marriage and the Well-Being of Children” tacitly admits that there may be empirical evidence that “children reared by same-sex couples fare worse than children in other arrangements.” However, the authors, Jeremy…

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    Kids and Lying

    by Mariette Ulrich

    Fibbing is an all-too-common childhood malady that parents naturally desire to curb. No one wants little liars at home to turn into big liars out in society, so the Wall Street Journal’s work and family columnist, Sue Shellenbarger, offers some…

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    Honors and American Girl Dolls

    by Jennifer Kaczor

    I could have kicked myself.  Recently, I ran into a friend at the grocery store, and I abruptly asked her the most impertinent question,  “Did Laura get into high school with honors?” I asked–and immediately regretted it.  First of all,…

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    Yes, Video Games Kill Attention Span

    by Carolyn Moynihan

    The few glimpses I have had of video games, courtesy of young relatives, have left me with the impression that one needs a very agile mind, able to constantly react to developments in the game and make instant decisions. Does…

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    Will Rascals Defend Our Civilization… and What Books will they Read?

    by William Fahey

    He faces execution each day.  Seven days a week, his jury of peers votes unanimously for capital punishment.  The judge’s hand is typically stayed.  Mercy reigns because the accused shows signs of improvement.  Perhaps, this little boy will one day…

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