Cheryl Magness is managing editor of Reporter, the official web magazine of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. She writes regularly on issues of faith, family and culture. The opinions expressed here are her own.
Few things are as rewarding as reading out loud with your children. Here are enough recommendations for a whole summer’s worth of quality family time.
In its profound presentation of the universal theme of the individual versus society, the book should be a fixture on every American student’s high school reading list, today more than ever before.
In ‘1984,’ Big Brother’s three slogans are, ‘War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.’ If George Orwell were writing today, he might add a fourth: ‘Death is Life.’
The Covington Catholic boys may not have behaved with perfect decorum. But they’re teenagers. The adults here, on the other hand, should be completely ashamed of themselves.
Here are some common carols (and tips for how to sound good) that can help set your caroling plans in motion this holiday season.
We underestimate the amount of joy and community bonding that can happen if we take time out of our busy lives to sing collectively with our neighbors.
If the idea of another self-help book leaves you feeling tired before you have even turned one page, try some Jesus-help instead.
For us, the first day of college felt almost like the first day of kindergarten, as we stepped back from being the primary directors of our child’s studies and daily schedule.
Having recently rejoined the fulltime work force after 25 years of mostly staying home, I can say without hesitation that fulltime mommying is way harder than fulltime employment.
Giving kids a bucket of rocks to use against an intruder sends a couple of messages that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Is this a problem for Christian churches that celebrate Ash Wednesday, calling attention away from a solemn liturgical observance to a lighthearted, sometimes silly secular holiday? No.
Cries of ‘blame-shifting’ are in effect a sort of victim-shifting — from the children to those who were best-positioned to protect them but who, by their own admission, failed to do so.
If local governments can’t protect the children in their own schools, what makes anyone think they can protect children in home schools they are only going to inspect once a year?
From the #MeToo movement to the outing of past crimes to the demands to purge the evil among us, there is a growing sense of panic bordering on hysteria.
The quintessential Thanksgiving image of friends and family gathered around a beautifully set table represents something that many no longer experience regularly yet still deeply crave.
When you’re standing on the threshold of The Rest of Your Life, anticipating 30 to 40 years rather than 60 to 70, you want to get it right.
The swift response to Harvey’s devastation was the fruit of much preparation, organization, and groundwork—often going back years.
We need to put the best construction on other people’s efforts in the midst of this crisis—and turn our attention to our own.
It seems so obvious that it should hardly need to be argued: if we don’t teach our children to sing together, they won’t grow up with the ability to do so.
Killing the unborn isn’t the answer to high-risk pregnancy. We should focus on helping mothers and their children, from conception to childbirth—and beyond.
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