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March 09, 2012

Making Marriage Cool Again

Making Marriage Cool Again

Can we make marriage cool again? I’m John Stonestreet, and this is The Point.

I used to love Dr. J.  Remember him? That silky smooth basketball scoring machine that played for the Philadelphia 76’ers? His twisting, up and under, reverse one-handed layup against the Lakers is still one of the great NBA highlights of all time. Well, this weekend, you can hear an interview that Chuck Colson and I did with a different Dr. J: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and President of the Ruth Institute whose mission is to “promote life-long married love to college students by creating an intellectual and social climate favorable to marriage.”

That’s a loaded statement, but here’s the jist: when it comes to marriage, Christians are better known – especially among young adults – for what we are against rather than what we are for.  As we struggle to prevent marriage from being re-defined by activist judges and legislators, we also must show why a proper understanding of why life-long married love is the most beautiful option for individuals and society. So listen to Dr. J this weekend on BreakPoint this Week – either by radio or at For the Point, I’m John Stonestreet.

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  • May 31, 2012 // 01:29 pm //  # 
    Ali's avatar Ali

    I attend as many coeenrencfs as possible.  DVAEYC in Phila, PA almost every year.  Csaeyc in Williamsport as often as they have good topics.  I find that most of my colleagues that I mentor arent interested in many of the topic areas, or they have already been trained in the same areas offered many times.  There are so many required trainings through various agencies such as PA Keys, and or licencing office, that most of the time spent is looking for required trainings.  this doesn’t leave much time for family care providers to go to confrences.  The cost of the coeenrencfs are becoming an issue.  family care providers don’t have the funds for coeenrencfs, replacement staff, or agencies that are willing to send them.  I have been in business for 17 years and know how important coeenrencfs are for recharging the mind and refreshing my book of tricks for teaching infants and toddlers.  Most providers don’t go and never find out how worthwhile coeenrencfs are.

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