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Today is Family Day

The Archdiocese of Hartford wants you…to have dinner with your kids tonight. Family Day is an initiative of the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University that highlights the importance of parental engagement for giving children the best chance to flourish in life — specifically, to reject the abuse of drugs and alcohol. […]

Father’s Day is here again, and once again we are prompted to reflect on the mysteries and glories of the inseverable bond between a father and his child. This past week or so, the web has been full of tributes that are difficult to top, such as Buzzfeed’s moving pictorial of dads meeting their newborn […]

In the furor that resulted, rightly, from LiveAction’s revelation that a Planned Parenthood staffer gave what she thought was a 15-year-old girl a graphic personal endorsement of sadomasochism, it is understandable that some good news about high school students’ habits may have been overlooked. The results of the CDC’s 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey are […]

You matter…why else would people carve this into their bicep? One hundred years ago this month, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national holiday. Officially originating in the United States, it became popular worldwide – celebrated in many places, as it is here, on the second Sunday of May – in tandem with local traditions. […]

The front page of Monday’s Waterbury Republican-American reads: Litchfield High School senior Hannah Arnold plans to be one of the 406 students who take part in an anonymous ‘Profiles of Student Life’ survey March 13, but that doesn’t mean she’s happy about the [sic] some of the questions she’ll be asked. “It’s an invasion of […]

The first time I heard some blogger quip about “Black Thursday,” I recoiled like a vampire from a cross.  You think that’s cute now, I thought,  just wait until it starts to stick. About this time last year, I was struck with sadness by the juxtaposition between these two headlines on MSN Money’s Smart Spending […]

As FIC email recipients know, Iron Sharpens Iron, the evangelical Christian men’s conference, will be held at the First Assembly of God in Danbury (Brookfield) on Saturday, October 19th. FIC strongly encourages participation in this event, which you can register for here. FIC will be present with an exhibit but, more importantly, Jim Daly, President of […]

FIC was proud to partner with human rights activist Raymond Bechard to pass landmark legislation against human trafficking in the last two legislative sessions. The fight against that anti-family scourge will continue in a myriad of ways for many years to come. One of those ways is the First Annual 5K Run organized by the […]

CT Mirror is reporting that “The new voice of labor in Connecticut is female and gay.” Lori Pelletier, a lesbian, is expected to be the first new leader of the state chapter of the AFL-CIO in twenty-five years. Interviewed about her impending election, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said: ..labor needs to reach beyond the traditional borders […]

From our friend Brian Doyle, President of Iron Sharpens Iron: The Power of a Praying Husband A number of years ago I came across research from a Gallup Poll in 1997 published by the National Association of Marriage Enhancement out of Phoenix that showed that couples who prayed together daily had a divorce rate of […]

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