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Constricted by ‘constructs’

Science | Psychology group offers a confused take on masculinity
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 2/05/19, 02:16 pm

If you weren’t spending last month on sabbatical in Tibet, you probably saw that notorious Gillette ad that set the internet watercooler buzzing. The razor blade manufacturer, which once modestly promised the finest shave a man can get, now pontificates on how men can be their best—and what’s wrong with that?

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Krieg Barrie

No guarantees

Family | Parenting is important, but God made children to grow up to be individual independent selves
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/24/19, 10:03 am

Headlines like “The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting” always grab my attention. The New York Times article spotlights a divorced, middle-income mother who feels daily pressure to be there for her 11-year-old son. “Being there” means nightly supervision of homework and daytime ferrying to piano lessons, soccer practice, swimming lessons, martial arts competitions, and enrichment classes of all kinds (starting at age 4).

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Dare to be different

Family | Ten reasons why parents should offer the gift of a smartphone-free childhood
by S.J. Dahlstrom
Posted 12/08/18, 12:58 pm

I will not buy a smartphone for my children because …

1. The assorted evils in all of world history await them in seconds.

Every wicked thought of man is waiting to be uncovered by a child on a smartphone in isolation. The perversion of every goodness lies twisted for youthful minds like a lion in blood-thirsty stalk. In the history of mankind, this is unprecedented, immediate access to both good and evil.

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