The Father Effect- Daughters of Divorce Serve as a Test Case

Dads do something for kids that moms can't.  They influence their child's behavior in ways that moms don't. And their involvement effects boys and girls in sex-specific ways. We know this because when dad is absent, boys and girls face distinct risks.  While boys who...
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Divorce is Bad for Your Kid’s Health

Mountains of evidence confirm that children do best when they live with their married biological parents; no alternative family structure affords children the level of protection and stability as their natural family. Children under the pressure of a broken family...
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John McEnroe Shreds Serena and Reality- why gender matters in tennis and marriage.

John McEnroe.  I have hardly heard his name since I was a kid listening to my dad yell at the TV screen for him to "stop throwing his racket around like a baby!" But in the last few weeks, the bad boy of tennis has captured headlines and my attention... twice. The...
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Divorce is Bad for Your Kid’s Health

Mountains of evidence confirm that children do best when they live with their married biological parents; no alternative family structure affords children the level of protection and stability as their natural family. Children under the pressure of a broken family...

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Father’s Day for a Lesbian’s Daughter

Another Father's Day. Another phone call I didn't make. I was raised by my lesbian mother who divorced my father when I was one year old. My mother told my father to go away and never come back.  And that's exactly what he did. It should come as no surprise that this...

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Marriage isn’t about God. It’s about kids.

I recently spoke with a bright college student fresh from her Gender Studies class who wanted to know why Christians were trying to “force their morality upon a secular society” by supporting traditional marriage.  It's a good question, and one that we should be ready...

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Why ‘Swipe Right to Build-a-Baby’ Is So Wrong

Recently, the hosts of The View discussed a new phone app called Just a Baby which "helps you find a surrogate, partner, co-parent, sperm, or egg donor – or find someone that needs your help to have a baby.” Their reactions ranged from “this makes me crazy”...

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Stories of Donor-Conceived Kids with Gay Parents- Why “family break-up” doesn’t explain their struggles.

“Am I the only one who feels this way? Am I a bad daughter because I wish I had a Dad? Is there anyone else who has 2 Moms or 2 Dads who wonders what it would be like if they were born into a normal family? Is ther anyone else who wants to be able to use the word normal without gettin a lecture on what is normal??? I dont know my real father and never will. Its weird but I miss him. I miss this man I will never know. Is it wrong for me to long for a father like my friends have?”

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