Embrace the cross

From the Family Foundations archives **** “Embrace the cross” is a phrase that will never find its way onto the cover of Cosmopolitan as a means of improving your sex life. And yet, I’ve found it is the one way that really works.  Some couples are dissatisfied with their sexual intimacy; this is evident in the many magazine…

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Cosmo gives fertility apps a chance

“This may sound too good to be true, but FAM is increasingly backed by legit research.” – Cosmopolitan You read that right, ladies and gentlemen. Cosmopolitan Magazine recently ran an article titled, “Do Birth-Control Apps Really Work?” in which it actually acknowledged the validity of decades of thorough, scientific research regarding fertility and admitted that…

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A reflection on National Watermelon Day

One of my favorite parts of teaching kindergarten was prepping the calendar each month and perusing “silly day” websites for fun holidays to share with the kids. There are entire indexes of these little-known, pseudo-official holidays, and they’re worth a look. Some of my favorites include Speak Like a Pirate Day (September 19), Bubble Wrap…

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Asking all the wrong questions

Photo credit: Bayer via Associated Press Recently, the Washington Post released a heartbreaking article featuring an in-depth exploration of Bayer’s controversial, permanent contraceptive device Essure. It’s essentially a thin metal coil — about the length of a sewing needle — filled with fibers intended to stimulate the growth of scar tissue. When implanted in the…

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