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The #MeToo movement has brought the realm of sexual relations back full circle so that marriage is the only logical place for sex.
One Canadian doctor is advocating for normalizing euthanasia by having children watch their loved ones voluntarily die.
The transgender train keeps steamrolling over common sense and educational responsibility, as several recent stories demonstrate.
Are the realities of the current economy making it impossible for the ideal of the nuclear family to exist in 21st century America?
Perhaps there’s still hope for American masculinity.
The message of Netflix's "Marriage Story" is not one of liberation, but one of deep-rooted narcissism that tells us marriage is a trivial affair.
Super Bowl LIV's half time show was an introduction to pornography for a large segment of America who just wanted to watch a football game with their family.
Dads today are much different than they used to be, and neither conservatives nor liberals quite know what to make of this change.
Kobe Bryant's letter to his younger self reveals a great deal about the economic realities of modern American society and human nature.
Why is media glamorizing female violence against men? Surely all violence is to be discouraged... right?
Drag Queen Story Hour started on the West Coast and has spread at an alarming rate to schools and libraries across the United States.
A society such as ours which “embraces total sexual freedom” soon comes to ruin.
American parents are ready to bend over backwards to enable their kids' food autonomy. Could this be the exact opposite of what they should be doing?
As hard as it may be to believe, women use men as much as men use women, and women want babies as much as men want sex.
An NPR story aired last week with the headline, “How Should We Regulate Homeschooling?” Short answer: “We” shouldn’t.
Parental burnout is a serious problem, but is it one that we could solve simply by stepping back, taking stock, and readjusting the way we approach it?
When you have an argument, what do you look for from your partner? Emotional support can be good, but there are downsides.
The world is waking up to the problem of low fertility rates, as the demographics of America shift dramatically towards the elderly and towards immigrants.
The staff at Intellectual Takeout participated in a highly non-scientific poll to crown our favorite Christmas movies. What are your Christmas favorites?
Women are starting to propose to their boyfriends. What's behind this trend and can we expect it to continue?
There are reasons why you don't know many people who have their birthday on Christmas, or New Years Day, or April Fools' Day.
Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness, and at no time is that more presently felt than during the holidays, especially for older Americans.
A new documentary reveals in stunning detail the horrors visited upon China by the totalitarian policies of the country's Communist leadership.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that dogs have more time to spend with their mothers than human children do. Is she right?
From "Baby, its Cold Outside" to "Santa Baby", Christmas songs are replete with bad examples of love. We should look elsewhere for marital virtue.
From Drag Queen Story Hour to swimming pool locker rooms, we need to stop the abomination of our society's march to sexualize children.
This passage seems to be overlooked when creating "Little Women" for the feminist mind.
Your kid might be begging for a new cell phone for Christmas, but there are some things you should consider before you pull the trigger on that purchase.
When Chambers rejected the Communist philosophy of faith in man and embraced faith in God, he had what he viewed as his first Christmas.
Parents keep trying to get their children to like them by accommodating their kids views. It's not working.
If socialists had their way, Thanksgiving and other family holidays would go the way of the dodo bird.
What’s the connecting factor in teenage mass shooters, after all? It’s not playing football. It’s missing a father. And what do fathers do? They teach young boys how to become men.
All life is precious, but more kids are waiting for adoption and a third who age out of foster care end up homeless.
While society condemns toxic masculinity, it is important that we remember the sacrifice of heroes such as those portrayed in "Saving Private Ryan."
Many people believe the lack of a supermarket causes people to eat unhealthily, but research finds that poor eating habits are more complicated than that.
Parents often think praise encourages their children, but it could be teaching them bad habits that could cost them later in life.
There is something very, very wrong when the government starts creating incentives that push moms out of the home and into the workforce when they don’t want to be there.
Is Thanksgiving, as the American left would frame it, merely a holiday celebrating the oppression of the Native Americans by European settlers?
It's not student loan debt, or non-family-friendly employment policies.
What do women want? It's complicated.
Might our children be better prepared for future successes if they grew up spending more time with their parents, within the more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the family?
Frozen II might never have recaptured the magic of the first. Thanks to a woke politics heavy plot, it's now sure to fail in that regard.
Based on current technology, the ability for parents to genetically engineer their babies' traits is still a far off prospect.
Thanksgiving discussions are best when warm, rather than too hot or cold.
Millennials and Gen Z are paying a lot more into Social Security than baby Boomers did, and they won't even see the benefits later in life.
Why is it that older generations feel so comfortable criticizing how kids behave and dissecting the parenting styles of younger parents?
Family dinners have been on the decline in America in recent years. But there's a lot of benefits to be gained from families eating together.
Educating includes how we shape our children's reading choices.
Women and children are being bought and sold on the fertility and surrogacy markets. There are many problems with this trade, and these are just a few of them.
Friend matchmakers are now a thing. Why do we have so much trouble making friends on our own?
Is it really worth it to have a baby? One podcast examines the ups and downs of parenting as a couple figures out if they want children of their own.
A society that has abandoned religion, as ours has done, also fears death, which in turn leads to contempt for older generations.
The rejection of our culture's archetypical and actual fatherhood leaves us all orphans searching for meaning.
Perhaps we make parenting more complicated than we need to.
What does the closing of a major retailer of maternity clothes indicate about our demographics?
Melania Trump is a model first lady. We can learn a lot from her humility.
IVF porn is one of those sordid things that everyone knows about but no one has the stomach to talk about.
Society will pay if we don't value parents; should we start now?
Here's a great way to teach kids about markets.
It's not by walking away.
Hospitality doesn't have to be Pinterest perfect, but it should be presentable.
Girls need to know that they have a choice when they stand on the threshold of adulthood, and that it’s perfectly acceptable to solely choose the so-called old-fashioned, unpopular way.
A transgender teenager is being allowed to continue a transition from female to male, in spite of her father's objections and request for further information.
We tolerate adult pornography, but not child sexual abuse imagery. Why?
Social Demographers: 'Mental health benefits of cohesive family relationships during adolescence last through midlife.'
In today's world it's important to remember pets are an addition to a family, not a replacement.
With freer kids, we might just gain a freer society.
Could the revival of good, solid, supportive fathers sound the death knell for our self-absorbed society?
Greta needs time to grow.
In our concern for endemic loneliness, let's remember middle-aged men.
If we want schools to be surrogate parents, then perhaps we must accept the increased expenditures which come with more staff.
Should we respond to the pain of infertility by making some mothers into birthers? What are the consequences for defining mother or child?
Many American students measure their success and self-worth by their grades. How did we get to this point?
Medical professionals are bullying parents into conforming to transgender expectations of medical treatment, without the full background information they need.
Falling out of love does not mean that the thrill of romance will never return.
The honorable goal of preventing children's deaths has unitended consquenes when government regulations come into play.
It’s that time of year and that time of life.
We are letting our children down with our desire for quick fixes and convenient “solutions” that don’t come close to identifying underlying problems.
“Where are the good Christian men?” That question is being asked by single Christian women across America.
Kim Brooks suggests that childhood has been ruined by many culprits including screens, food, and lack of play. But she also believes that our approach to child-rearing has undergone a dramatic change.
Thackeray was a brilliant observer of human nature. His advice on how to raise children deserves to be taken into consideration.
In response to the wave of mass killings this year, it’s being shouted at any available political figure.
For their unorthodox views, some physicians are being treated as medical heretics. Google’s search engine algorithm has essentially ended traffic to their websites.
A top British judge takes a crack at answering.
Christine Lindstrom and her family have been a part of the roadschooling movement for the last three years.
Listening to “Baby Shark” is akin to torture. Yet somehow that song has racked up a staggering three billion views on YouTube. Who is watching it? Why aren’t parents...
Feminists go ballistic over a romantic incident.
Kathy Zhu has shown that political correctness conquered beauty pageants.
If mass migration advocates were truly concerned about the plight of children, they would reexamine U.S. policies that incentivize foreign nationals to come to the border.
It’s unclear why the NEA would vote against re-dedicating itself to “increased student learning."
The U.S. national women’s soccer team is good at two things: making divisive political statements and nagging us about not getting paid enough.
When viewed analytically—based on how much money they generate—women in soccer actually make more than men.
Relax! Flying with kids is actually not that big of a deal.
The sober curious are challenging the belief you need alcohol as a social lubricant.
Mayor de Blasio’s policies keep New York City kids trapped in violent, chronically failing schools.
Tara Blair Ball has taught for nine years. And she hates teaching.
Only parents can demand accountability from school systems and set boundaries around their children.
The ban may overlook how and why advertising works.
If nothing else, should we at least stop and consider that there hasn’t been much opportunity to see how childhood social media attention impacts kids long-term when they enter adulthood?
Handicrafts assist children in their character development.
Underneath its unoriginal premise, a Netflix show toys with the idea of giving the human race a complete reset.
The key to raising resilient children is avoiding common unhealthy parenting practices.
Honoring its new agreement with the U.S. to adopt new measures to curb illegal immigration, Mexico recently arrested 791 illegal immigrants at its border.
Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.
Perhaps it’s time we stop pretending that men have a monopoly on toxicity.
What building blocks of virtue make up those men, young and old, who sacrifice themselves so that others may live?
The High Court of the United Kingdom has decreed that social services cannot remove a four-year-old boy who identifies as a girl from a couple who have let “him” transition after sending the child to school in a girl’s uniform.
Here’s the painful truth: society does not consider you to be a legitimate parent when you have only one child.
Our beloved Aaron Wolf passed away suddenly on Easter Sunday. It is a devastating loss to his family and a terrible loss to Chronicles, The Charlemagne Institute, and our cause.
The tension, the delight, the mystery, the attractions between male and female, romance and courtship, the misunderstandings, the complementarity of various gifts physical, mental, and spiritual: I don’t know about you, but...
Noah Webster offers some advice for women evaluating suitors.
Today’s young adults continually hear the go-to-college, get-into-grad-school, find-a-good-job mantra thrown at them. But would they find greater success and happiness if we began sounding the get-married mantra earlier in life?
Watching episodes of the 1960's show "The Twilight Zone," I noticed that we used to define adulthood as coming to accept that mankind's negative traits can be ameliorated, but not completely eradicated.
Unfortunately for men, women are fickle. Many are beginning to realize that a soft, sensitive, elegant man isn’t what they really want.
There’s no manual for becoming a man. Nonetheless, there are concrete steps men can take towards positive masculine ideals.
Young men need authority structures to belong to, and in lieu of that, some are turning to hate.
It seems likely the FAMILY Act will cost substantially more than advocates claim...
What has our country become that we can tear down the doorway of a family who has a child with a high fever that disagrees with their doctor?
Tara Westover refuses to admit that if her parents had taken a conventional path, she would not be where she is today.
Lots of things poisoned Brenton Tarrant's mind. But why hasn't anyone mentioned divorce?
The American Academy of Pediatrics has unfortunately taken a major step that, if not reversed, will undermine that trust.
If more parents took the time to step back, evaluate their playground stance, and found ways that both they and their children can enjoy the experience, would we see many happier, healthier, and responsible children… and...
Split Rock Lighthouse keeper Lee Radzak is leaving the job after 36 years. What made him stay so long?
Women are constantly starring as victims of the male patriarchy, of inequality, of sexual/physical/emotional/abuse.
What’s the secret of a happy and enduring marriage? According to a team from the Yale School of Public Health, it could be the genes of husband and wife.
Of course, it’s great to have a tidy house. No one denies that. But the alleged benefits of the KonMari method are absurdly overblown.
After being arrested and charged with practicing midwifery without a license last fall, a midwife in upstate New York is wondering whether or not she will go to jail for the work she has done for decades.
Even though the parameters for euthanasia in the Netherlands are very wide, one member of Parliament wants to allow any one 75 years or older to be able to request euthanasia for any reason whatsoever.
Assuming the physically stronger party is always more likely to be guilty is absurd.
If Canada’s program is any indication, the government’s definition of “high-quality” child care may, in fact, be harming children.
It is no longer cool to be young, single and live in Manhattan.
Unless Elizabeth Warren is nostalgic for the era of the Great Depression, she should recognize that increasing the minimum wage to a family wage would cause long-term harm to American families.
They’ll probably start out watching clips from innocuous shows like “Peppa Pig” or “Paw Patrol,” but it’s all too easy for them to end up in much darker territory.
Children have to be taught what no means. But how?
Modern loneliness is a complex problem, and the solutions will also vary.
Subjecting all homeschooling families to regulation and oversight because of fears of a few is a blatant example of state intrusion.
Earlier this week researchers from Essex University made what might be considered a rather obvious announcement: working mothers are stressed.
We are losing the true value of mature masculinity, and suffering the consequences.
The result of our relativistic society?
Probably a majority of people would answer “yes” to that question. But how does that work in practice?
Fear not, this storm will pass.
Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?
Parents have a natural right and responsibility to raise and educate their children, not the state.
Even the measurement of gender bias is subject to gender bias.
Why don’t our politicians and others begin a campaign to "revalorize fathers and...
Homer writes about honor, war, politics and love. His portrait of the marriages of Hector and Andromache as well as Odysseus and Penelope provides good advice for successful relationships.
Apple’s visionary motto of “Think Different” challenges the status quo, while Microsoft’s “Empowering Us All” may just capture the next incremental change on a well-trodden path.
There are a couple factors at play in the rise of childhood disrespect.
Can a lack of cooking knowledge and skills hinder development in other areas?
Television writer Andrew Davies has complained that "it is now 'compulsory' to have a leading lady capable of fending for herself."
The bill also permits parents to choose “X” on their newborn babies’ birth certificates.
Have we gone overboard on the entitlement-attitude toward chores?
Yet if we step back, we can think of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as merely a milestone in the long process that brought the culture to where it is today.
If you are thinking about starting 2019 by filing for divorce, think again. It's a terrible idea.
Zoning laws have create seas of mall parking lots, mostly empty. Whole small towns could have been built in their place.
Learning to be grateful is good preparation for the blows and setbacks of life.
Have you ever wondered why the numbers run so high?
While the movie is all about George's personal transformation, it is Mary's incredible devotion that helps us see that change within George.
Christmas should be a time for food, lots of it. Ignore the calorie scolds. You can diet the rest of the year.
Real-life nannies aren't all they're cracked up to be.
You have heard the cliche: people are America's greatest resource. Well, it's true.
Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.
‘Tis the season for families to send Christmas greetings, and the British royals are no exception.
Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child.
Giving children everything they want for Christmas may not be giving them what they need.
"I would love to homeschool my kids, but I have to work.”
As a parent, you should wonder: What are the schools trying to hide?
How can we ensure that the children in our lives receive toys they actually use, enjoy, and are beneficial for them as well?
In case you missed it, Michelle Obama uttered a surprising statement over the weekend. It was all over the news, but unfortunately, not for the reason it should have been.
Why isn’t sperm donation regarded as a crime against humanity?
Unfortunately, the wounds of the '60s have not healed with the graying of the 1968 generation.
A poem from 18th century writer William Cowper sheds some light.
Katie, Alice, and Lisa are strong and independent feminists. They also love their husbands, daughters, and sons, and take pride in what they do as mothers, wives, and women.
Gratitude helps us see that everything is a miracle.
Why precisely, is the family dead or dying in Europe and the west?
Whenever it is reported that women make less money than men, it is automatically assumed that this must be the result of discrimination. What is seldom mentioned is the factors that go into these statistics.
Supernannies actually exist for the average parent...
I’ve lost count of how often I’ve witnessed parents threaten a perfectly reasonable punishment for misbehavior and then fail to make good on their words.
Bureaucrats are now cracking down on children's playdates.
Love does not commit suicide.
There are other ways to teach this all-important life lesson.
Is society so eager to affirm and advance those who struggle with gender dysphoria that it overlooks common sense and solid research?
It's a draw in the battle of the sexes and marriage rates are plummeting. Thank the extremists.
Gender equality aims at a self-sufficiency of sameness even in marriage and family life. How many people really prefer that?
The Canadian psychologist has set off left-wing ideological Geiger counters around the world, and for good reason.
There’s no denying that parenting is tough work… but are we making it a lot harder than it needs to be?
It may not be the ideal found in our popular culture, post sexual revolution, but a new data analysis finds that having just one sexual partner makes for happier marriages.
Depriving our children of the beautiful mysteries they introduce would only ultimately impoverish us, and make us less human.
#PostcardsforMacron highlights one of the best ways a woman can expand her influence.
The idea that the state should protect children from their parents should be cause for astonishment among liberty defenders.
Life will be filled with disappointment and grief. You can prepare for setbacks by reading good literature.
Sexbots used to be limited to science fiction movies. Now they are on the verge of being mass produced.
A pre-nuptial interview provides interesting insight.
Could children come before tertiary education?
Feminists hate toxic femininity as much as they hate toxic masculinity.
It isn't just about "happily ever after." It's about community, and the lack of it is tearing our marriages apart.
Are homeschoolers the "keepers of the culture"?
No reason to question their gender choice.
Chesterton notes that our birthdays are important for two reasons. First, they remind us that we have been given another year of life. Second, they remind us that we are celebrating the creation of something in which we played no role at...
As the post-Millennial generation starts to leave the nest, growing numbers of professors and employers are noticing something that therapists have been discussing for awhile: this generation is far too fragile.
Most modern homes are stylish but not cozy, functional but not warm. But having the whole family over can be a way to recreate the coziness which earlier generations enjoyed.
Raising kids to take the punches of life begins with simple things like daily chores and exercise.
Many American women have swallowed the pill and the feminist promise of equality that it sells without question. But is that something we should rethink?
When I taught homeschool seminars in Latin, history, and literature in Asheville, North Carolina, I would wait for a cold spell in February and then email my students to come to class dressed for the weather.
How old must a girl be to consent to a mastectomy?
The results of the study raise serious questions about how families, schools, doctors, government, and the media should grapple with the increasing number of children and teens who self-identify as transgender.
If we want students to try activities, to learn to work hard, to overcome challenges, and pursue their dreams, we need to stop demeaning their activities with something as flimsy as participation awards.
C.S. Lewis' demon Screwtape is a wily one... and those in families can be especially prone to falling into his trap.
A new study hints that it may.
The fact is, not every child in the world will turn into a stellar reader, sucking up information from books left and right. But there are a few simple ways adults can foster a love of reading in children.
Who profits from the dismantling of the black family in the United States? Somebody does. Who profits from the collapse of the white working class family? Somebody does.
Teaching "stranger danger" to children is a bad idea. It cannot be enforced and it hinders a child's ability to learn how to interact with adults. In addition, it ignores the fact that the adults most dangerous to children are not...
Chesterton marveled at how suffragettes were willing to punch policeman in 1911 England. But he wondered whether the drive to obtain the vote for women obscured the real power which women have in society.
Putting off having children robs them of your youth.
Science and Shakespeare weigh in.
A British aristocrat has daughters but no sons, thus his title and estate must pass to a distant male relative. It’s the classic plot device in many famous stories – ranging from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the TV show...
In response to the Viganò Testimony, Pennsylvania Attorney General weighs in with even more damaging news for the Vatican.
Why have good manners become an object of scorn?
Parents today are less afraid that their child will be kidnapped or hit by a car if they let them play outside and much more afraid that an onlooker will call the cops on them.
The curative for a society drowning in busyness?
Children obviously need to learn to delay their gratification. Here are three ways to teach young children a little self discipline.
Kindness should be our default position. It is good for others and good for our souls.
Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?
How is it that parents now need doctors to tell them to let their kids play?
T.S. Eliot's famous poem predicted today's millenial generation, undeveloped and adrift.
Communication is key.
Don’t criminalise mothers who make level-headed decisions regarding the welfare of their children, whom they have no intention to “wilfully neglect.”
Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?
Do millennials have a deep longing to be a nurturing caregiver?
Is there a case for giving basic marriage instruction in school?
A newly released Gallup poll shows that Americans are rapidly beginning to see porn as morally acceptable.
Comfortable shoes, Thanksgiving turkeys, and geometry can all teach us about happiness and the Divine.
Unfortunately there is a large gulf between the headlines and the data.
"The Dating Project" reveals one possible reason.
The Reproductive FACT Act, “likely violates the First Amendment” and “unduly burdens protected speech.”
The Trump Administration is separating families to stop illegal immigration. How about separated families at home?
Lost in the emotional social media posts and virtue-signaling are serious questions that should be asked.
Religious organizations and other charities are scooping up billions in government funds earmarked for refugees and illegal immigrants. Are we at all surprised that they want to maintain the status quo?
The raccoon that scaled the UBS building in Saint Paul, Minnesota took Twitter by storm.
Today’s children are experiencing a barrage of new books – in school, in libraries, and even at home – which encourage them to fight for social justice, to question the past and its authorities, to assert their own opinions and fight for them.
This is my life: Imagine a dagger thrust into your solar plexus. Now imagine that dagger with you at every step of life, whether it be the mundane or the joyous, such as the birth of your child or the celebration of a wedding anniversary. Grinding
With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality
"They're not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community," Lewis told NPR. "And that really erodes their sense of self-worth."
Are homeschoolers really these brilliant geniuses who have the genetic capability to be brainiacs… or is there something more to their success?
Encouraging boys to embrace girl toys and behaviors is growing in popularity, particularly with rising interest in gender neutral child-rearing. But is it the best move for boys?
The sixth grade curriculum includes lessons on gender identity, birth control, the stages of sex, STDs, HIV, and pregnancy.
On a purely selfish level, is marriage still worth the struggle and fuss?
If we want to cultivate an attitude of respect and gratefulness in our children, is throwing an extravagant birthday the way to achieve it?
Parents who remove their children from the confines of the conventional classroom are not running away from reality. They are running towards it.
If you want to understand what will likely happen politically in ten years, simply look at the cultural beliefs of the younger Americans and how they live their lives. Politics and policy will eventually conform.
As anyone who has ever changed a diaper will tell you, obtaining consent for it isn’t as easy as getting a few coos and giggles.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will wed on Saturday, should not be lulled into a false sense of security by the positive coverage they’ve been receiving.
Do women and young girls need to realize that being a wife and a mother is not a life of drudgery and oblivion?
Is self-control something you can acquire, like a new language or a taste for opera? Or is it one of those things you either have or don’t, like fashion sense or a knack for telling a good joke?
Some of this is likely due to Joanna Gaines’ celebrity status. But after looking through her cookbook, I can’t help but wonder if there’s something more than popularity generating the chart-topping sales.
Initially, the bill tried to mandate fire inspections of all homeschooling families. Then the proposal was amended—this time to force homeschooling families to give out private information about the names and address of...
The most obvious issue is this: “What is the meaning and value of a single human life?”
I can think of no worse situation than having to choose whether or not to continue treating my child. Actually, that’s not true. There is a worse situation.
In the more than 80 hours of sex ed that kids are subjected to during their public school career, children are asked to become experts on every contraceptive drug and device imaginable, and yet no time is spent on how to form healthy marriages...
Observant students tend to be more conscientious and cooperative.
Our modern homeschooling freedoms come with the responsibility to protect those freedoms.
"The culture of the group of which your child is a part growing up will be the culture he or she adopts as their own."
Hollywood's Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson and his partner have another daughter on the way.
One of the overarching desires in life – whether we admit it or not – is to simply be happy. We know it’s not always feasible or realistic, yet it’s something we desire on some level—for ourselves, our spouses, and most especially, our...
Those in the medical community are beginning to speak up about the dangers of helping children transition to the opposite sex.
It’s all well and good to praise a girl for being a success in school, but when we do so, we should also consider the message it sends to her.
It’s the parents who have changed. It’s the parents who have put their own happiness above the best interests of their kids.