Category Archives: Family Life News

News features from a Biblical perspective.

Issues in Education – Teaching burnout, Trade schools, and LGBTQ curricula – 06/05/23

“Issues in Education”

High Schoolers are ditching College for Blue-Collar Jobs…

Going Woke in the Classroom in NY and PA…

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the “Teaching and Learning Institute” equips Christians on how to engage with their local public schools.  Listen for more about what trends and issues are happening in YOUR local school.

Capital Connection – Politics, Pro-Life, Pride – 06/02/23

It’s “Capital Connection“, our weekly radio roundtable to analyze current government actions and proposals, “hot button” faith and values topics, and cultural trends in Pennsylvania and New York.

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute and Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms discuss the weighty issues in the news from the seats of power in Albany and Harrisburg.

A key topic as June begins: A Christian Response to Gay Pride Month. That and more, on this week’s “Capital Connection”, hosted by Family Life’s Bob Price.


Feature – Dr. Ingrid Skop – Mifepristone in Federal Court – 06/01/23

A popular Abortion Pill on trial

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering a case regarding FDA approval of Mifepristone two decades ago.

Texas OB/GYN Dr. Ingrid Skop has provided expert testimony in trials involving Mifepristone, based on her medical research. On the June 1 Family Life Noon Report, Bob Price had an extended interview with Dr. Skop, about what she sees as dangers of the abortion-inducing drug, not only (obviously) to the fetus, but also for a significant number of the women who have taken the pill. There is question about how the FDA studied and reported on Mifepristone’s side effects, as well as how much of the national discussion misnames abortions as a women’s health issue.

Whichever way the appeals court ruling in New Orleans comes out, likely during June, the case is expected to return to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Inside Out – Toxic Screens – Melanie Hempe – 05/31/23

Your Child’s Addiction to Toxic Screens 

Research supports what many parents already know: toxic screens are hurting their children’s mental health.

Melanie Hempe, a retired RN and founder of the not-for-profit ScreenStrong, works with families to eliminate childhood screen dependency.

Video games, social media, and pornography are the most problematic. “They structurally will change the brain and increase the dopamine in your kid’s brain,” Hempe says, “and this sets your child up for addiction now and in the future.”

They also displace time children need for developing social and life skills. Screens, and especially video games, will detach our kids from their family,” she adds. “So it’s the saddest, most lasting part of the story: the game becomes their family and you lose your kids, and that’s what a lot of families are struggling with today.”

Part of the solution is to limit the temptation. No child needs a smartphone, she asserts. It’s not a rite of passage. A laptop for homework and a talk-and-text phone for communication will cover their needs.

“You are not denying or taking away anything. You are giving them a much bigger life and the freedom to love childhood again. You get your kids back and they love you for loving them so much to choose this counter-cultural path. The bonus is that you are not setting them up for addiction down the road, either.”

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