The Family

Maddi Gillel In her story, “The Invisible Woman”, Nicole Johnson likens the mother’s role to that of the builders of the great cathedrals. She reminds us that those builders made great sacrifices to build a cathedral ‘they would never see finished.’ Though their individual efforts were...

Diane Robertson Fatherhood is noble. Despite the fact that popular movies tend to make fathers out to be stupid or incapable, mothers, children, and society need fathers. Mothers need fathers present. When I had my first baby it did not take me long to realize just how...

Diane Robertson Last June the Supreme Court made two rulings on same sex marriage : United States  v. Windsor (DOMA) , and  Hollingsworth v. Perry (Proposition 8). In the case of DOMA, the Supreme Court ruled that the US government could not withhold federal benefits from...

Elise Ellsworth Years ago in a class on family relationships someone asked the students what they liked about their childhood family.  There were many varied responses but we all paused for a moment when one respondent offered a unique response - “forgiveness.”  Most families have their...

Rebecca Mallory What's the big deal with using four-letter words, swearing, etc? And who the heck (is that bad??) gets to decide what swearing is anyway? At age 7, I remember doing dishes with my older sister, Jean, who coaxed me into yelling "fanny!" at the top of my lungs...

Kristi Kane A year ago last April, our community was left struggling after a teenage boy in my daughter's school (one who she knew personally and was friends with) took his life. A dark shadow cast itself on all who knew him. I found myself thinking,...

Maryn Holladay My husband subscribes to Bloomberg Businessweek.  This magazine and I have a good thing going on.  Like weekly clockwork: the magazine arrives, I thumb through, I focus on a fascinating article or two (or six), and a few minutes (or… longer) later, I feel...