• Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse on Marriage and US Supreme Court Decision


    If you care about marriage and want to learn more about the impact the recent US Supreme Court will have on you, make sure you listen to the radio show we are doing tonight.  In this episode Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse help us unpack the suitcase we have just been handed. Dr. Crouse is the Senior Fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, the think tank for Concerned Women For America.

  • Wife Swamp

    mercergator.jpg.w560h296Swamp:   “A shallow body of water in a low-lying, poorly drained depression… a tract of wet, spongy land, often having a growth of certain types of vegetation, but unfit for cultivation…Deep in the heart of Louisiana lies America’s largest swamp–a million miles of inhospitable bayous, marshes and wetlands where nature rules and humans struggle..”

    We are in a cultural swamp, created by a moral swamp.  Many of us are asking, “How do we get out of this swamp?”

    I did my part last week when I fought for our side of the marriage debate on Channel 5 in St. Louis.

  • Dr. Mike McManus of Marriage Savers


    Home Front with Rep. Cynthia Davis on Missouri Grassroots Radio.  As a writer, speaker and former state legislator, Cynthia Davis shapes the public debates back toward integrity, honor and the ultimate weapon for limiting government—strengthening families.

    This week we will be talking with Dr. Mike McManus, president of Marriage savers.  Mike will be talking with us about how the government has crafted policies that destroy marriage and exacerbate cohabitation, poverty and misery.

  • September is Marriage Month

    What Can You Do to Strengthen Marriage?


    I asked my husband what he wanted to do to celebrate our “32nd Anniversary”.  He said our marriage has been longer than 30 seconds!  If you don’t happen to recognize me or Bernie in the photo, it’s because a lot has happened in 32 years—just ask our seven children.

    As we look at the condition of marriage in our entire country today, we can see a decline—not just as reflected in the divorce rate, but also in those who fail to marry at all, yet bear children as if they were married.  Some women agree to this arrangement, yet the numbers show that the women have the most to lose—so do the children.

  • Marriage – Is it government’s business?

    momdad6834Last week I attended the Acton University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    This week my parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.  It’s always happy to arrive at a new benchmark, yet many governmental policies are to blame for making marriage less popular than ever before in our nation’s history.  Some think marriage is meaningless.  Many now mistakenly assume that our problems will be resolved if the state no longer even recognizes marriage.  Since the founding of America, government has largely ignored marriage and pays little attention to it.  So long as citizens pay taxes and government gets its share, that is usually the end of the story.