Bill Cosby: A Role Model Turned Upside Down
I fondly remember playing with my Rubik’s cube in front of my television set and laughing as Cliff and Claire Huxtable dealt lovingly with their kids. I’d grown up on reruns of The Jeffersons and Good Times, but ...
Is All Spanking Child Abuse?
A lump formed in my throat as I listened to a man describing his son being shot. As a ghost writer (or more accurately “celebrity collaborator,” since my participation is not secret), I hear all kinds of stories. But this ...
Mississippi Horror: Doctor Aborts Babies in the Name of Jesus
Russell Moore’s article in The Gospel Coalition, “Aborting in the Name of Jesus,” led me to a recent article in Esquire about the “ministry” of Dr. Willie Parker. Parker flies into the state of Mississippi to perform abortions, because ...
How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Lessons of Diplomacy
The necessity of war is not a topic most kids’ movies tackle. However, How to Train Your Dragon 2 dives into it headfirst.
There’s a lot of diving, actually.
Set five years after the first film, the main character Hiccup (...
'Social Justice' Begins at Home
My husband David French has an excellent article, which begins with a proposition:
Dear Christian parents,
I’ve got a deal for you. It’s simple: If you sign up for my program, there’s a roughly 80 percent chance that ...
New Study: ‘Cool Kids’ Do Not End Up As Functioning Adults
When I was in junior high, I lived in in awe of the kids at school that seemed to know more about life than the rest of us.
There was the girl who wore a mini-skirt to school that was ...
‘Fifty Percent of All Marriages End in Divorce’ and Other Myths
“Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce,” right? Not so fast. Author and social researcher Shaunti Feldhahn is trying to change the way we talk about marriage and divorce: “There is no such thing as a 50 percent divorce rate. ...
Nancy Reagan Did Not Approve of this Pencil
According to the New York Times, it took a ten-year-old kid to realize this:
A company has recalled a batch of pencils after a fourth-grade student pointed out an embarrassing message that appeared after he sharpened his pencil.
The pencils ...
The Importance of the Right Stories – for Kids, Adults, and Nations
I remember the night.
A group of friends stood around my husband David’s laptop, looking at photos he had taken during the first half of his deployment with the Third Armored Cav. Regiment in Diyala province, Iraq. He was ...
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Thoughts on Christ
Over on The Corner, Ben Shapiro talks about the untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman:
… His self-inflicted death is yet another hallmark of the broken leftist culture that dominates Hollywood, enabling rather than preventing the loss of some of its ...
Wendy Davis: When the Truth Is Not Enough
“Where were you born?” Every few months, I sit across the table from a new client with a recording device. “Let’s start from the beginning,” I say, after pouring a cup of coffee and settling in to hear their ...
Caring for the Poor, an Immigrant's Story
His grandfather was a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. His mom and dad were both physicians. Even his brother was a doctor.
When Ming Wang was born in Hangzhou, in the Zhejiang province of China, his destiny seemed to be ...
The NYT's Identity Myopia and the So-Called “Mommy Problem”
Steve Carell is a “fommy.”
The actor, who stars in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, says he’s a father — like his character — who also functions as a mother. What does that mean? Well, in ...
Lands' End Apologizes to Customers for Sending Pornographic Magazine as a Customer Bonus
Lands’ End infuriated parents who went to the mailbox and found GQ magazines with a topless model and such helpful articles as “The Most Important Moments in Naked TV History” and “The Gentleman’s Guide to Anal Sex.”
Married to Your Soul Mate? You Might Be in Trouble
An interesting new study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology reveals there are two common ways of talking about relationships . . . and the way you talk about your spouse might reveal whether your marriage is headed for trouble.
The first ...
‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ and the Power of Words
I was standing in front of my house. It was a hot Saturday afternoon and visiting neighbors provided the perfect excuse for not trimming my shrubs. One neighbor was telling a story about a recent boating adventure.
“So, I was ...
Maleficent Scene Symbolizes Rape, But That's Not a Bad Thing
My family was on a Trans-Atlantic Disney cruise when Disney’s Maleficent debuted. Half of my family (the half that wasn’t six years old or taking care of the six-year-old) stayed up to watch it at 12:01 a.m. Thursday ...
Bitter New Trend: “Divorce Cakes”
Anna Quinn writes about a disturbing new trend in the bakery business:
“Let them eat cake,” Marie Antoinette may have mockingly said upon hearing that the French peasants had no bread to eat. Recently divorced couples seem to have taken ...
Dress Code for Parents Dropping Kids Off at High School?
When I walked my daughter to her inner-city Philadelphia school, I was astonished at the wardrobes — or lack thereof — of the parents. One mom used to wear what was essentially a bikini top in the warmer months as we stood ...
White House Pastry Chef Leaves Post: 'I Don't Want to Demonize Cream, Butter, Sugar, and Eggs'
Bethany Jenkins at the Gospel Coalition explores food and healthy choices in her article “Watching What We Eat,” which mentions the White House pastry chef who recently left his post:
Under the direction of Mrs. Obama, the White House executive ...
Al Roker Calls Mayor Bill de Blasio Out over School Closing
There’s no better feeling than that produced by these two words: Snow Day.
In New York City today, excited kids hoping to stay warm and cozy in their beds for a few minutes longer were met with the cold ...
How to Be Rich: a Review of Andy Stanley's New Book
My dad, the son of a coal miner, grew up in the Tennessee mountains in a two room house with seven brothers and sisters. He used an outhouse, didn’t have a toothbrush until he was fifteen, quit high school ...
Frozen's Hidden Biblical Truth: Don't Trust Your Heart
A beautiful princess, an evil protagonist, melodic tunes, pretty gowns, and — yes – Prince Charming. Disney movies have always included certain staples. But Disney’s new movie Frozen has a striking Biblical truth that differentiates it from its predecessors. Frozen tells ...
Five Marriage Tips from Jeff Bridges
It’s a feat when a couple’s been married thirty-five years. But in Hollywood? Well, let’s just say it’s really notable.
Tom Rapsas recently wrote about the long relationship between actor Jeff Bridges his wife Susan by ...