Does Harry Potter Romanticize Boarding School?

I feel that it’s only reasonable to write a response to Tilda Swinton’s assertions that ‘Harry Potter romanticizes boarding school and this is damaging to children.’ In an earlier life, I read the entire Harry Potter series and watched at least … Continue reading

The Best Way To Prevent A Teen Pregnancy

Dear moms and dads of teens, We all love our teens so much! But, we also know that we’re raising our kids in a world that has some terribly ugly, dark, dangerous corners in it! We can’t be with our kids … Continue reading

Hatred and Violence Solve Nothing

This open letter is in reaction to this post at HuffPo, where writer Jesse Bern espoused and encouraged anti-Trump protesters to greater rage and violence. Dear Jesse, I suspect you will be amazed to learn that there are those of us … Continue reading

Who Would You Want Ministering To You?

Can we stop for a shared moment of brutal honesty here? Online friends have several times mentioned feeling ignored and disconnected, even shuffled aside by their families, their friends, and especially their churches. The reason? Chronic or severe illness, or just being … Continue reading