3 important reminders we need to share with our teens
I think promposals are dumb.
There, I said it.
My oldest just started high school, so up until last month I didn’t realize that “promposal” was 1) a word and 2) a thing.
If you have NO idea what I am talking about, this is the new way that boys ask girls to prom. For homecoming, it’s called an “ask” (probably because hocoposal sounds really weird.) The ask can be... Read More
It happened again. It’s been happening. It’s going to keep happening.
An angry and depressed agent of Satan named Christopher Harper-Mercer brought a load of guns to his school, Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. A rifle and five handguns, actually, with five extra magazines. Police later found eight more guns in his apartment. He entered a writing class last Thursday, stating, according to one eyewitness, “I’ve been waiting to do this for years.” He shot the teacher down, reloaded,... Read More
Four years ago this month, I married the love of my life. It was a perfect and beautiful day, not to mention a perfect wedding date: 9-10-11. I was beyond excited to move into our first apartment together and to learn so much more about this wonderful new husband of mine as we lived side by side for the first time.
What I didn’t expect, though, was how many things no one had told me about marriage and how much... Read More
That’s what a girl in my seventh-grade class used to say. She had probably heard that first from her parents. They were right. I hope they didn’t have Volkswagen stock in their pension portfolio, and I hope you don’t either.
Have you been following the news from Wolfsburg, Germany? VW was busted last week for illegally installing software in the emissions controls in their diesel cars that would defeat emissions testing evaluations. When the car detected testing equipment, it would... Read More
Opening this week is the highly anticipated film starring Matt Damon, directed by Ridley Scott, called The Martian. The film is an adaptation of Andy Weir’s 2011 novel by the same name. Damon plays an astronaut who is presumed dead while on a mission to Mars and is consequently left behind by his crew with little in the way of supplies and, initially, no way to communicate with home.
This Martian comes on the heels of other recent similar and... Read More
Why we need to be proactive in focusing on our marriages
The video of the six-year-old girl reacting to the news of her parents’ divorce has taken social media and regular media by storm. Her words are sweet, encouraging her parents to be friends, to get along, to have no more fights. (She’s trying not to be mean.) Your heart breaks, knowing what she must have witnessed that led her to say these words. It’s captivating adults because they realize... Read More
#ShoutYourAbortion. It’s the latest wildly trending topic on social media across all platforms, particularly on Twitter.
Three female activists started the hashtag just this past week after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut government funding for Planned Parenthood. (As you probably guessed or already knew, the House’s decision came in the aftermath of the disturbing news that Planned Parenthood was illegally selling fetal body parts of aborted babies.)
Suddenly, countless women are speaking out about their abortions on... Read More
There must be millions of websites out there, and among those millions are some pretty weird ones. Normally I wouldn’t bother calling your attention to any of them, but ashleymadison.com is different. Linda Buxa blogged about what Christians can learn from Ashley Madison a few weeks ago, but after reading more about it in the news, I felt compelled to add my thoughts.
For one, its tagline is “Life is short. Have an affair.” For a fee it promises to... Read More
Cindy Crawford is arguably the most recognizable supermodel in the world. Or was. I’m not exactly sure how “supermodel” status works, but I think it’s lifelong, like SCOTUS. You never actually lose your super-modeling powers.
Anyway, what I do know is that Crawford turns 50 years old next year, which makes her like an antique in modeling years.
In fact, the most buzz surrounding Crawford in recent years was a viral photo leak of a purportedly untouched picture taken during... Read More
The Jetsons—a cartoon from my childhood—is becoming a reality.
A report called “The Future of Employment” was released, predicting that by 2035, about 35% of today’s jobs could be automated. Teachers, engineers, and physical therapists are safe. Clerks and tellers are most at risk, and so are people who work in food service, hospitality, finance, and insurance.
It’s already happening in San Francisco. Near the popular Embarcadero, Eatsa—a quinoa restaurant—has almost entirely eliminated a personal touch. You order on their... Read More