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Vibrant Families and Vibrant Religions go Hand in Hand

Vibrant Families and Vibrant Religions go Hand in Hand

By every measure, Europe has become increasingly secular since the 1960s. Even in the far more religious United States, the percentage of adults regularly attending church or synagogue fell from 41 to 31 percent, or roughly by a quarter, between 1972 and 2002.

End of Boy Scouts? Christian Coalition Creates New Scouting Group

End of Boy Scouts? Christian Coalition Creates New Scouting Group

A Christian group is offering an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America for those upset with Scouting’s new policy on sexual orientation, but the new group’s policy is similar and more than 99 percent of Boy Scout units are still with the 100-year-old program.

How a Football Coach Taught a Meaningful Character Building Lesson

How a Football Coach Taught a Meaningful Character Building Lesson

Matt Labrum believes football helps create great men. And it is that belief and his passion for the game that led the Union High School head football coach and his staff to suspend all 41 varsity and junior varsity players from the team because of off-field problems ranging from cyberbullying to skipping classes.

Surprising Survey Results on Religion and Politics

Surprising Survey Results on Religion and Politics

A survey of 2,000 American adults revealed interesting overlaps and gaps between Americans. The report uses religion as a lens to better understand Americans’ different ethnic, economic and gender perspectives.

What Kindergarteners Think About God (Video)

What Kindergarteners Think About God (Video)

I asked my kindergartner what he thinks about God and engaged in a fascinating discussion about our Creator, love and heaven with him. When I asked what our Heavenly Father looks like, my son answered, “He’s really big. But not big like a giant. Just big like a man.”

Reactions to ‘Godless Mom’ Essay

Reactions to ‘Godless Mom’ Essay

Deborah Mitchell, a mother of two teenagers, expresses why she doesn’t want to raise her children with religion via an essay published on the CNN iReport. Her essay soon gained popularity, and many have responded to her beliefs.

Daring Teen Behavior may be the Key to Success in Later Life

Daring Teen Behavior may be the Key to Success in Later Life

Why are teenagers such impulsive, temperamental, sensation seekers? Some of their most exasperating traits may be necessary to success later in life, experts find.

Relationship, Marriage Classes to Help Low-Income Families

Relationship, Marriage Classes to Help Low-Income Families

Marriage and relationship classes are a promising public policy tool to strengthen families, particularly those that are disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable. But they are not an option that is well-known and not everyone can access them.

Parenting: 4 Common Financial Mistakes

Parenting: 4 Common Financial Mistakes

As good as intentions may be, some parents’ methods of teaching finances can be misguided. The four most common and how to avoid them are pointed out in a mint.com article.

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