I do not belong to the Religious Right, but I recognize that for forty years--a generation of biblical proportions--their yearning for an advocate has simmered on the stove of discontent.
Why do many evangelical Christians still back Donald Trump? Because they are consistent.
The economic impacts go far beyond the individual and family, for low and middle-income countries, the lost economic opportunity of continuing to allow millions of children to suffer from stunting, inadequate stimulation and care could be as much as twice what these countries spend nationally on health.
Over the course of my adult voting years, I have voted both Democratic and Republican, but this year, my choice will be Hillary Clinton, specifically because I believe she upholds many of the family values that I believe are core to Mormonism including: a pro-immigration stance, attention to women's health care issues, keeping same-sex marriage legal, decreasing poverty, and improving education access for all.
The family unit in America has eroded over the last 20 years. Today, families eat alone, rush to and from children's schedules, think about work during family dinners, disregard formal manners, sleep irregular hours, yell, berate each other and above all else, DO NOT communicate.
1. Grades are only one measure of school work. A more effective measure is the effort and persistence that goes into the
Play games and listen to your children. You may be a disciplinarian during the day but, every night make sure you listen to them carefully in this 1-on-1 time alone. Before going to bed ask them these three questions.
Even though life and the things of this world are but vapors, the values, morals, time, and memories I instill in my son and share with those I love will last for generations to come. This means that I'm committed to a life of faithful obedience that is focused on eternal and not external, temporal things.
Thinking beyond yourself, doing your part, getting involved and giving to others knowing that when you are in need, it will come back to you ... that is the essence of love.
(Just kidding about that last part. I'd never deny you croissants.) And then I got pregnant. I just never expected it to
Anthony Papa is the author of "This Side of Freedom: Life After Clemency", his new memoir that talks about his life after