MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Is Yours A Traditional Family?

July 3rd, 2015 Viewed 1547 times, 2 so far today

Lori Alexander shares that the traditional family is becoming an anomaly:

Day 73- Kerns family self portrait {about me} by Loren KernsCurrently, 54 percent of kids in this country don’t live in a home with two heterosexual parents in their first marriage, according to a recent Pew Research report…It’s important to keep in mind that what many define as ‘traditional’ is based on a 1950s-style family,’ Gretchen Livingston, Senior Researcher at Pew and author of the study, told HuffPost in an email. "But in many ways, the 1950s and early 1960s were an anomaly, especially in terms of the fact that people were marrying quite young and also having relatively large families."  For perspective, 73 percent of American kids lived in a "traditional" family home in 1960, while only 9 percent lived with an unmarried parent. {source}


Image: Day 73: Kerns family self portrait {about me} by Loren Kerns

Toy Wars

July 4th, 2014 Viewed 3988 times

Does the Government Approve of Your Parenting Style?

October 2nd, 2012 Viewed 1668 times, 1 so far today

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Adoption has been around a long time, but with the modern era, test tube babies, IVF and now same sex couples, the lines of what constitutes a parent are getting twisted even further.

Fathers Abusing Daughters

April 28th, 2008 Viewed 2942 times

2008_04_28t062532_450x336_us_austria_abuse What’s amazing in this story is the mother’s reaction.  Something here just doesn’t add up.

The man on the right is Josef Fritzl (Reuters Photo) who is accused of locking his daughter in a complex network of rooms under his basement.  He fathered seven children with her.

Bad men have done bad things before, but that’s not the strangest part:

What Does It Mean to Look Pretty?

March 17th, 2008 Viewed 5808 times

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Shortly after God made clothes out of sheep skin for Adam and Eve, the very next thing Eve did was turn to Adam and ask, “Does this make me look fat?”  Or at least we can imagine that she did.

As far back as the Song of Solomon we know that women were judging themselves, their attractiveness and their worth by how they looked– their physical features.  They compare themselves to each other.  They long to have things that others have.  They believe that their worth is tied to how they look, and they project this onto men (who already look at women for the outside too much) creating a vicious cycle.

The Wedding that Almost Wasn’t

October 27th, 2006 Viewed 4433 times, 1 so far today

Juliana Redd wanted to marry Perry Myres in a ceremony at a Mormon temple, and her parents did not want her to– for reasons that CNN doesn’t give. So, what did they do? They kidnapped her!

They told her that they were taking her shopping for the wedding, and made her miss her rehearsal dinner. They returned after the couple was to be married.

Now, I don’t know why the parents were upset. It could be religious background of the parents and the woman were different than that of the groom. It could be that she had just told them she was pregnant (the couple are due to have their first child in May which would put the date of conception some time in August.)

In any case, this puts a fine point on who is in charge. Are the parents or is the woman?

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.