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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Former minister: ‘We atheists love this time of year like everyone else’

In the American public square, there is room at the inn for all of us, says an atheist activist.

By Dan Barker  |  02:23 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Author: Surviving Kate Middleton’s ’s pregnancy disease was a test of faith

An HG sufferer prays the Duchess of Cambridge is spared the kind of treatment many women endure.

By Ashli Foshee McCall  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Where are so-called ‘family’ organizations on Black Friday? Not where they should be.

Groups critical of LGBT community are silent on the meaning of Thanksgiving lost to shopping frenzy, says a GLAAD official.

By Ross Murray  |  11:06 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 11/21/2012


The Pilgrims did not believe that we live in a moral vacuum, says author of “God in the Obama Era.”

By Niels C. Nielsen  |  04:19 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Thanks to humanity!

Humanists are thankful for thinkers and activists who risked their lives to bring us freedoms, says an American Humanist Association leader.

By Roy Speckhardt  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 11/21/2012

A day devoted to gratitude

The holiday is also a time to reflect on what it means to be American, says a Canadian-born philanthropist.

By Edgar M. Bronfman  |  01:57 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Novelist Anne Lamott: What I’m really thankful for this Thanksgiving

There will be a lot of thanks and grace to go around the author’s small and motley gathering.

By Anne Lamott  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Raising the bar of LGBT inclusion within the Jewish world

Groups participated in Human Rights Campaign survey to gauge LGBT policies and practices.

By Chad Griffin and Lynn Schusterman  |  02:56 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)