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The Family and the Force:

The destruction of the Jedi order was due, in large part, to their persistent blindness to the deep, essential, and ineradicable power of familial love. The Skywalkers can bring balance to the Force because they unite it with love learned through family. Sounds familiar.
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Lifeway Why Daughters Need Their Dads After more…

Lifeway: Why Daughters Need Their Dads After more than twenty years of listening to daughters—and doling out antibiotics, anti-depressants, and stimulants to girls who have gone without a father’s love—I know just how important fathers are. I have listened hour after hour to young girls describe how they vomit in junior high bathrooms to keep their
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Warm father or real man The importance of…

Warm father or real man? The importance of fatherhood to the achievement of certain ideal of masculinity has ebbed and flowed across the twentieth century; it could both prove and challenge a sense of manliness. Today we see plenty of evidence of men proudly displaying their fatherhood—the man with a pram or carrying a baby
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Sexist, insulting and stereotypical: The Early Learning Centre

Sexist, insulting and stereotypical: The Early Learning Centre (ELC), a UK-based chain of toyshops, courted controversy yesterday by choosing to insult one of its main groups of customers—Dads! In a poorly considered attempt at corporate humour, the retailer, which operates around 300 stores in 20 countries, shared a branded meme on Twitter and Facebook suggesting that
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The Number One Job Of A White Post…

The Number One Job Of A [White] Post-America Father: This is the tragedy of Post-America. There was a time you could hand your kids off — to other kids, to other parents, to schoolteachers, to the bosom of mother earth and her bounty of adventures — and rest easy knowing that they would receive a
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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye – These pics explain the greatness of scotch whiskey. (49 more here)
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An open letter from a pastor to those who will listen

An open letter from a pastor to those who will listen
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Men too scared to teach for fear of being falsely accused of child-sex offences.

Hard to blame them.  Last month a teacher friend of mine – and a church elder – shared recently that he overheard two girls plotting to accuse another male teacher of assault because they didn’t like his homework assignments. Another friend that teaches in a Maryland school district told me something similar a year ago. As a third friend, exonerated last
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How Christianity invented children:

One of the most notorious ancient practices that Christianity rebelled against was the frequent practice of expositio, basically the abandonment of unwanted infants. (Of course, girls were abandoned much more often than boys, which meant, as the historical sociologist Rodney Stark has pointed out, that Roman society had an extremely lopsided gender ratio, contributing to
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Dolce & Gabbana: “The only family is the traditional one.”

Dolce & Gabbana: “The only family is the traditional one.” In an interview with Panorama magazine, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the two men whose business partnership—and one-time romantic partnership—lies behind one of the world’s great fashion powerhouses, have declared that “The only family is the traditional one.” “The family is not a fad,” Gabbana told
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