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  • Aug 01, 2019

    Defying Socialism

    Recently, a local municipality banned dogs from all public events and festivals.[1] The city cited numerous complaints from small businesses that dog owners repeatedly allowed their pets to urinate and defecate on vending stands. City officials argued that the lack of canine supervision created a public health hazard and disrespected the private property of business …

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Six Things You Need to Know About Marriage

    6 Things You Need to Know About Marriage   A mentor once told us that in life, “There are things that you know, things that you don’t know, and there are things that you don’t know that you don’t know.” Twenty-five years of marriage has proven this adage to be true. When we entered the …

  • Jul 02, 2019

    The Right to Die

    New York seeks a world in which all of us have the best death possible, consistent with our own wishes and values.[1]  Medical aid in dying is commensurate with the Family Physician’s desire to empower our patients not only in their pursuit of wellness, their management of chronic disease, but also the alleviation of suffering …

  • Jun 24, 2019

    Listening as Protest

    The plate is full, but the utensils do not move––nothing moves––time stands still and the showdown begins. If you have raised a child, then you know the drill. The dinner protest: arms folded, stiff upper lip and the stony stare––they are dug in. There is no more reasoning once the child has moved from listening …

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Money & Marriage

    Marriage is hard. Don’t get me wrong; singleness is also hard. When we are single, we must learn how to battle our flesh, fight loneliness, and manage the discomfort of feeling out of place in certain situations––singleness is hard. But marriage is also hard but for different reasons. Marriage requires that we learn to live …

  • May 14, 2019

    The changing landscape

    Americans are living in remarkable times. Every day it seems tectonic shifts are occurring in our culture. Our society seems to redefine cultural norms with every news cycle. And these new norms are not isolated to one specific segment of society. Americans all seem to be experiencing a sense of fear and confusion as we …

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Social Media

    Social media is a relatively new phenomenon, and there are still a lot of unknowns about its long-term effects on society. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat have only been in existence for a decade or less, and with every technical advance, there comes unforeseen advantages and disadvantages. Social media is a benefit to the common …

  • Feb 15, 2019

    Making a decision?

    God’s will is a concept that is confused in our finite minds. Sincere Christians genuinely want to obey God and follow his path, but often they find themselves perplexed. Should I move to a new city or stay put? Is this job the right job or am I to do something else? How can I …

  • Jun 19, 2015

    He Said, She Said, God Said Book

    Why is marriage so difficult? Why isn’t our sex life as good as I expected? How can our marriage survive parenting? How can we have an enduring marriage? He Said, She Said, God Said gives the biblical answers to these and other commonly asked questions about marriage. Dan and Gina Trippie give the husband’s and …