Guest Voices: family


Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Christmas in Vermont

Family therapist reflects on holiday tradition that cements love amid a Catholic and Jewish family.

By Marion L. Usher  |  07:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas in Vermont; Catholics; Jewish; Jews; Judaism; Christmas Eve; Vermont tradition; Christmas; families; family; Vermont; love; rituals

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Unwrap the gift of health this holiday

Nail up the mistletoe, grab a kiss or two for your health’s sake and don’t forget the love, says columnist.

By Keith Wommack  |  06:21 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unwrap the gift of health this holiday; kisses; hugs; families; family; love; togetherness; health; National Institutes of Health; holiday season; mistletoe; medicinal; Danny Deza; love; God; spirit of Christ; Christmas season; Keith Wommack; Christian Science

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Christians need to look beyond individualism this holiday season

We forget that every facet of the Christmas story is communal and relational, says author.

By William Paul Young  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  William Paul Young; Christmas; holiday season; Christians; Facebook; communal; community; family; families; holiday; Christmas; The Shack; Cross Roads

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Making meaning out of the holiday season

Talk about what is important and create your own ways to do acts of kindness, says a family therapist.

By Marion L. Usher  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chanukah; Hanukkah; Marion L. Usher; families; interfaith families; interfaith couples; extended family; Judaism; Jewish; Christian; Christianity;

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 12/06/2012

When illness brings spiritual suffering

Chaplain offers guidance on how to find comfort when our beliefs and values we hold are challenged.

By Sue Wintz  |  03:31 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rev. Sue Wintz; PlainViews; HeathCare Chaplaincy; chaplains; death; life; family

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Thanks and giving: Why Wal-Mart “Black Friday” strikes are important

Being able to rest from your labors and give thanks with loved ones is crucial in this treadmill economy.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:03 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Retail; retailer; economy; economics; sale; sales; discount; discounts; Wal-Mart; Wal-Mart workers; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Occupy the Bible; Thanksgiving; holiday; retail; stores; shopping; family; holiday; holidays; worker; working; rest; respect; families

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 11/19/2012

U-Va. sociology professor: Parenting in red, blue and purple America

Cultural divides so evident in the political arena also extend to the family arena, says U-Va’s National Marriage Project director.

By W. Bradford Wilcox  |  11:41 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  W. Bradford Wilcox; National Marriage Project; University of Virginia; religious divide; family arena; presidential election; election 2012; campaign 2012; President Obama; Mitt Romney; religious conservatives; secular progressives

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Rabbi in Canada on his mother’s unveiling: The undoing of closure

“I had been warned by others that unveilings can reopen old wounds; and that’s what happened to me.”

By Chaim Steinmetz  |  03:16 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chaim Steinmetz; Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz; Judaism; family; death; mother; tradition; unveilings

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Family Research Council shooting: A call for prayer to end violence

We can persuade others that it is time to restore a sense of security and well-being, respect and care.

By Nancy Wilson  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Research Council shooting, Floyrd Lee Corkins II, the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, gun violence

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Time to change the conversation from demonizing to finding common ground

Family Research Council shooting doesn’t erase decades of misformation about gays.

By Becky Garrison  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Research Council shooting, Souther Poverty Law Center, LGBT community, advocacy groups

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/16/2012

LGBT groups stand in solidarity with the Family Research Council

Groups condemn shooting at the conservative organization’s headquarters that injured a security guard; reports suggested the gunman disagreed with the Family Research Council’s positions, yet no major LGBT groups claim any affiliation with the suspect.

By Becky Garrison  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Research Council shooting, LGBT, same-sex marriage, conservative views, Floyd Lee Corkins II, the Family Research Council, FRC shooting

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Never forget: Jewish faith integral to family’s fight against Alzheimer’s

We will not forget – we will remember – the injustice of a disease that destroys the very life memories that make us human.

By Trish Vradenburg and George Vradenburg  |  07:11 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alzheimer's disease, never forget, Judaism, family, Trisha and George Vrandenburg

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Faith-based organizations to make new commitments at London Family Planning Summit

“Family planning is morally laudable in Christian terms,” says one evangelical leader.

By David Olson  |  06:11 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, family planning, London, summit