Sunday, August 12, 2007

Well, at least there's no patriarchy here . . .

Aaron Hanscom writes about schoolkids in intact and non-intact families at Pajamas Media. First part of two.


Athos said...

Hanscom's surmises ring true with my teaching in a Catholic setting too. The dilemma seems not to be with the indicative, the "is-ness" of the situation, but with the imperative. What's to be done?

Is saying, "Stay married, be faithful to your marriage vows, give responsible limits for acceptable behavior in your children," sufficient? Apparently not.

The howls from the progressives (so-called) when Paul VI published Humanae Vitae still echo regarding the Church teaching about birth control. And what isn't scoffed at by too many Catholic married couples is quietly ignored and unspoken about rather than faithfully practiced.

The nuptial crisis is, IMO, a crisis of indifference, not thematized rejection or rebellion. A whimper not a bang.

David Nybakke said...

Going off on the crisis of indifference I think that there has been a tremenduous lack of content in our understanding of God and self. I love the simply way the Baltimore Catachism spelled things out: 6. Q. Why did God make you?
A. God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in the next.