The Sad Effect of Sin
By Dr. Joey Krol   |   06.14.18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently came out with a report with staggering information.  Suicide is on the rise.  The report mentions that suicide rates are up more than 30 percent in half of the United States since...
What Does it Mean to be a Conservative?
By David E. Smith   |   06.13.18
What does it mean to be a Conservative? Historically, issues of faith and family that reflect traditional morals and values – the sanctity of life, heterosexual marriage, and belief in God and in His Word – have been the primary...
I’m No Murphy Brown
By Pat Hickey   |   06.08.18
I hated being a single parent. Still do. I am sure my grown children agree that being raised by Homer Simpson was horrible. They are all healthy and productive members of society, despite being raised by an ogre, in no...
I’m Glad My Parents Were Boring
By Jonathan Lewis   |   05.31.18
Today my wife and I are celebrating our seventh anniversary. I know seven years isn’t very long compared to many couples, but it’s certainly been long enough for us to experience our share of life changes, special moments, and challenging times. Our culture has become increasingly mixed up in its portrayal of marriage.
The Myth of the Boring, Unhappy, Long Term Marriage
By Micah Clark   |   05.26.18
Marital challenges and changes are not often on the minds of the young or newlywed.  However, five or ten years into a marriage and the dreams of a honeymooning couple can fade pretty quickly as the pressures of family life,...
Mormon Exodus from Scouting Is Good for Boys
By Robert Knight   |   05.18.18
It’s official. The Mormons have finally figured out that they can’t do business with the devil. Bully for them. More specifically, the Salt Lake City-based denomination is flipping off the demonic forces assigned by Beelzebub to wage war on God’s...
Where Corporations Stand on the Issues? There’s an App for That
By Andrew Willis   |   05.17.18
It’s no secret that social liberals have been winning the publicity battle in recent years. Whether it be the life or marriage issue, conservatives have been routinely out-spent, out-marketed, and out-publicized. Why? A substantial part of the reason is that...
Torching Marriage
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.07.18
Let’s try a little thought experiment: Let’s imagine that now, after legally recognizing intrinsically non-marital same-sex unions as “marriages,” we notice that there remains a unique type of relationship that is identified by the following features: it is composed of two people of major age who are not closely related by blood, are of opposite sexes, and engage in the only kind of sexual act that is naturally procreative. We decide that as language-users there must be a term to identify this particular, commonplace, and cross-cultural type of relationship. Let’s call it “huwelijk.”
The Father I Want to Be
By Jonathan Lewis   |   04.28.18
My wife is about to give birth to our fourth child in six years. Our first two—both boys—were born just seventeen months apart. Our third—a girl—came just over two years later. Now, we’re about to become parents again. Becoming a...
Worldview Work Isn’t Optional
By John Stonestreet   |   04.25.18
Some are saying that Christians have lost the culture. But what if it was never a war to win, instead it was a calling to embrace? If there is an overarching theme for BreakPoint—starting with Chuck Colson and now with ...
Guns or Family Dysfunction Cause of Mass Killings?
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.20.18
With each horrific mass killing, “progressives” preach against guns. Again and again, when a man mows down innocent people, liberals put gun-ownership in their sights, which is like looking at the problem of teens who cut themselves and angrily proclaiming...
Another Shooting, Another Son of Divorce or Fatherlessness
By Micah Clark   |   03.29.18
The nation is in the midst of a debate over gun control and to a lesser extent, mental health issues, stemming from another school shooting. Not to diminish those two issues, researcher Bradford Wilcox points out that nearly every shooting...
More Divorces Are Unnecessary Than You Might Think
By Micah Clark   |   03.15.18
When no-fault divorce swept across America in the early 1970’s it was presented as a way to end high conflict abusive situations with greater ease and speed.  It was also said to be helpful to children by reducing conflict, though...
Federal Family-Planning Program to Prioritize Faith-Based Clinics
By Charlie Butts   |   03.03.18
The Trump administration has made a decision to protect women's health – along with the health of their pre-born babies – and serve them better. This new grant program (under the Title X family planning program) has $260 million available to grantees that do not perform abortions.
I Hope to Help – Pat Hickey
02.24.18
My name is Pat Hickey and I will be writing articles for Illinois Family Institute and Illinois Family Action. I am an active retiree.  My kids are grown, happy and working.  I enjoy good health and great company with lovely people.  My world view is essentially the same as it was when I began teaching in 1975 – treat every person with welcoming respect, until they act otherwise, and know that you are not all that important.
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