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May 29, 2018

Spanking is a highly debated discipline strategy these days. Many people in particular are quite opposed to spanking, and there is some data to suggest they may be right. The biggest problem is that it's almost impossible to have an open honest discussion because the issue is so heated. To top it all off, Pope Francis recently waded into the discussion and has provoked even more heated responses.

In this episode I break out four different aspects of spanking:

  1. What is spanking, and how does it compare to other types of discipline?
  2. What can a spouse do to reduce the amount of (or avoid entirely) spanking?
  3. What are some reasons why some people think spanking is OK?
  4. What are some things that you should NOT do when spanking?

My hope with this episode is to really create some open honest gentle-worded discussion about this topic. A lot of parents are struggling with this, and we all need the help!

If you'd like to be part of the discussion, please send me an email at michael@thestakesarehigh.com

Read the shownotes here!

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May 23, 2018

Words matter, because our words a crystalization of our thoughts. The words and ideas we choose to embrace define who we become. Are we to be people who value life and things that are active, lively, and life-focused? Or instead are we to be people who drift in the current of things that are dead and dying. Our culture is dying in many ways. Do you want to float along with it?

In this episode I discuss 5 practical ways that every Christian, every Catholic can really choose to embrace being a people of Life. Life involves risk, involves pain. It's not easy, but the alternative is worse! Choose life, become active and fight for what is living. It's the only good way to live.

Either get busy living, or get busy dying!

You can read the show notes here

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May 11, 2018

Life before death is a set of words that can have a lot of meaning. In addition to a way to live, it also can indicate what we should do in the current political climate. The basic truths of words often times point to themselves, they are "self evident." This phrase hopefully is such.

In this episode I really focus on how to approach those people who don't share Pro Life values. My goal is not to try to persuade you to be Pro Life. Most listeners are already, and for those who aren't let me know - I'll direct you to some great resources. Instead, I hope that I can give you some help to spread this message.

If you want to read the shownotes, you can find them at this link!

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