Children of Divorce

Weaponized Self-Pity, Part I: Divorce

Originally published at the National Catholic Register, February 25, 2019 Recently, I noticed my friend Leila Miller repeating online that she does not insist that people remain living with an abusive spouse. My inclination was to say, “Stop! You don’t need to say it again!” Around the same time, I noticed that I was about to repeat… Continue reading Weaponized Self-Pity, Part I: Divorce

American politics · Children of Divorce · Family Policy · The Sexual State

Why I Stopped Talking About Economics When I Started Talking About Family

Originally published at The Stream on January 8, 2019, reprinted here with the exact tagline that appeared with the article.  Tucker Carlson is right. But his method is wrong.  Tucker Carlson’s monologue on January 2 set off a firestorm of negative commentary. I want to say for the record: I agree completely with Carlson’s closing statement, “If… Continue reading Why I Stopped Talking About Economics When I Started Talking About Family

Amoris Laetitia · Catholic Controversies · Children of Divorce · Children's Rights

Invite the Children of Divorce to the Amoris Laetitia Seminars

I see where Cardinal Cupich is planning a series of seminars on Amoris Laetitia. According to a letter obtained by the Catholic News Agency, the “New Momentum Conferences on Amoris Laetitia,” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” As someone who has listened to many victims of the Sexual Revolution, I am eager to learn about the “pastoral practice” these seminars will… Continue reading Invite the Children of Divorce to the Amoris Laetitia Seminars

Children of Divorce · divorce

Adult Children of Divorce: Holiday Stress Relief Guide

Become Everybody’s Favorite Relative I know a young couple who both have divorced parents. They feel obligated to drive from one house to another throughout the holiday season. The wife’s Mom can’t stand to be in the same room with Dad and his new wife. Ditto for the husband and his parents. Sound familiar? Once… Continue reading Adult Children of Divorce: Holiday Stress Relief Guide