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Millennials Support Rainbow Marriage

When the Supreme Court last week proclaimed, in a 5-4 vote, that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage, it reflected perhaps one of the fastest changes in American public opinion about a social issue. It was only three years ago that the President and a majority of citizens first openly supported the concept. Many factors contributed to this evolution of beliefs, but a significant one is a result of the 83 million Millennials in the population. Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000 and usually the children of Baby … Continue reading

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Community Triumphs Over Hate

After the horrendous cold-blooded murders of nine parishioners and clergy during Bible study at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the families of the victims astonished many by their reaction of heartbreaking forgiveness. The evil perpetrator intended to start a race war with his actions but the actual effect of his massacre and the admirable reaction by the congregation was to draw people together in solidarity. It deepened the commitment of each of us to overcome our differences and fight hatred together. The powerful result of this camaraderie can … Continue reading

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Father’s Day and the Changing Role of Dads

A big shout out to all husbands and fathers on their special day! According to Pew Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of dads who don’t work outside the home has doubled over the past 25 years. In 2010 this category reached its highest point-over 2 million-just after the official end of the Great Recession. Since that time the numbers are slightly lower due to a decline in unemployment. These Mr. Moms represent 16% of all at-home parents. Roughly a quarter of them report they can’t find a … Continue reading

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June transitions

Are you celebrating graduations, reunions, weddings, anniversaries this month – or simply the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation? These occasions give us an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family, strengthening bonds and creating meaning. June is a month of transitions, setting the stage for new routines and even dramatic changes. Named after Juno, the Roman goddess for marriage, it also reflects the Latin word for ‘younger ones,’ marking the release of children from their classrooms. Sometimes these renewed relationships with our kids can become complicated. … Continue reading