By Rebecca Hagelin
The latest research shows that family instability produces the strongest correlation with lack of upward mobility.According to a study by researchers at Harvard and Berkeley, “family structure correlates with upward mobility not just at the individual level but also at the community level, perhaps because the stability of the social environment affects children's outcomes more broadly.”
A month like we're having reminds me why I hate winter. Last week’s bitter cold swept across the country, from Minnesota to Maine, and Wisconsin to Virginia.
A Colorado family experienced a frightening surprise last week when their toddler, for no apparent reason, became groggy and unable to walk. A trip to the local emergency room found the cause: the child had eaten a cookie from the ground outside the family’s apartment.
Christianity is the most inclusive religion the world has ever known.
Tolerance. Many people cry for tolerance for anything and everything these days. But, what about tolerance for Christian values and principles? It seems tolerance is only wanted (or needed) for those who go against everything the Christian faith stand for. Find out the latest here.
Rebecca Hagelin talks about Dr. Dobson's unrelenting commitment to help families and marriages in today's culture, including helping protect the un-born. Dr. Dobson is one of the biggest proponents of The Sanctity of Human Life.
It used to be that Sunday was a day where the family got together and hung out. Maybe going to grandma's for a nice Sunday dinner. But, today is a lot different. Families rarely spend time together. Why is that? Find out more...
I confess. I’m a bargain-hunter with the best of them.
“I hate the holidays,” the grocery lady said to me as I was checking out. She shook her head. “Too much stress. Can’t wait ‘til it’s over.” She’s not alone in her feelings.
Culture Challenge of the Week: Why Marriage?
“Selfies.” You’ve probably heard of them. They are the photos that teens (and, too often, young adults) take of themselves and post far and wide for the admiration or amusement of friends. Snap-chat, Facebook, and Twitter are full of selfies. Although great fun when used in moderation, they've also become a classic example of teen-age narcissism, self-absorption, and lack of vision—and the icon of a nation struggling to remember its greatness.
Scandal has plagued the current governmental administration for several years. 2013 has been no exception. The IRS scandal targeting conservative groups is discussed here as Rebecca Hagelin has first hand knowledge of the impact.
Rebecca Hagelin tells a story of love, faith and romance as she recounts for us the love story and marriage proposal to her daughter from her fiance.
Life should be protected no matter what. Even if you know a soon to be born baby will have a disease when it is born.
The entertainment industry has taken more leaps over the past few years on television as to what is acceptable to show during "prime-time." A recent study shows that today's teens are imitating risky sex they see in films and on t.v. Find out more...
Growing up, many of us were called names by our classmates and peers. A popular response we may have used was, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." Well, back then name-calling really did hurt us, but we tried to brush it off. Today, our words are even more important than they were back then. Find out why...
Rebecca Hagelin talks about the documentary, "2016: Obama's America." She tells some about the film and then discusses how it relates to the family and particularly to our children.
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Connect With Rebecca Hagelin
Rebecca Hagelin has championed faith and family values in Washington, DC and around the nation for some 30 years. She speaks and writes to encourage and educate parents on how to combat the negative affects of the pop media culture on their children. Her weekly column, co-authored with her daughter Kristin Carey, "Faith and Family: Hope for Every Generation" appears in The Washington Times, Townhall and other national news sites and publications. Rebecca also owns a boutique marketing company that specializes in creating and directing national talk radio marketing campaigns. She previously served as The Heritage Foundation’s Vice President of Communications and Marketing, and as Vice President of Communications for WorldNetDaily.com. In 2006, Concerned Women for America named her as one of the nation’s “Top Ten Evangelical Women”, and in 2007, The Claire Boothe Luce Policy Institute named her one of 12 "Great Conservative Women". She is the author of the acclaimed books, Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That's Gone Stark Raving Mad, and 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family. The latter book will be re-released in late April. The newly updated version is entitled, "30 Ways in 30 Days to Protect Your Family" and will include reflections from her daughter, Kristin, as well as a bonus new chapter on marriage. Rebecca serves on several boards including FamilyTalk. She and her husband (of 30 years!) Andy, have three grown children, and live on Little Gasparilla Island in Florida.
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