Oregon House to Vote on Controversial Tax Plan
The Oregon House is set to vote on a controversial tax plan after HB 2456 passed through the House Revenue Committee this morning on a 5-4 partisan vote. Democrats who sponsored the bill believe it will raise $275 million in taxes by targeting businesses and taxpayers with higher incomes in order to give schools more money.
Campus Threats to Religious Liberty Continue
Several Christian campus groups (E.g. Michigan, Vanderbilt) have come under fire from their universities and are no longer recognized as campus clubs for requiring that their club leaders be Christian. Schools believe this club policy violates the schools non-discrimination policies.
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Part 3 of a three-part series
In the last blog we discovered that abstinence-only education does work—teens do listen to and heed its message. But is actual sexual abstinence really important? What difference does it make whether a person starts having sex before marriage or waits?
Part 2 of a three-part series
You have to appreciate the nobility of trying to teach sexual abstinence to teens. But, the skeptics scoff, why bother? Isn’t that like trying to teach monarch butterfly larvae not to eat milkweed? (Science hint: They really, really like it.)
Part 1 of a three-part series
Early in his administration, President Obama, together with the Pelosi congress, chose to cut all federal funding for abstinence-only sex education. While this raised some outcry, many parents remained calm, knowing that their schools would still be using curricula known as “abstinence-plus” or “comprehensive sex-ed.” These programs advertise a strong emphasis on abstinence while also providing “safe sex” teaching on the use of contraceptives—especially condoms. A reasonable compromise, no?
Couples throughout the Portland/Vancouver Metro area have answered the Date Night Challenge—and made time for four dates in four weeks during August. Date Night PDX is coming to an end but that is no reason not to continue to incorporate a regular date night into your marriage or other relationship. Studies show this can lead to deeper satisfaction, and maybe even to relationship survival.
Have you taken the Date Night Challenge…PDX-style? A growing partnership of churches and other organizations are urging couples across the Portland/Vancouver Metro area to go on four dates in four weeks during August 2012. This is especially needful in marriages where the demands of children, work, and other pursuits have crowded out the “couple time” that partners usually enjoy together during their dating days and early marriage.
How exactly does dating help a relationship? A recent study by the National Marriage Project suggests at least five ways:
It may have started in October 2010 with the Great Date Night in Chattanooga, Tennessee—a free evening for couples that featured nationally-recognized speakers and entertainers, cosponsored by First Things First and Chic-fil-A.