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Author Archives: Glenn T. Stanton

Glenn T. Stanton is the director of family formation studies at Focus on the Family and the author of five books on various aspects of the family, including his two most recent, Secure Daughters Confident Sons, How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity (Waterbrook, 2011), and The Ring Makes All the Difference: The Hidden Consequences of Cohabitation and the Strong Benefits of Marriage (Moody, 2011).

FactChecker: What is the the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’?

The ‘dark night’ probably isn’t what you think it is.

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FactChecker: Does College Cause Young Adults to Lose Their Faith?

In the last few years, social scientists have “found that the religiously undermining effect of higher education . . . has disappeared.”

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FactChecker: Does ‘Abba’ Mean ‘Daddy’?

Jesus had a very intimate relationship with his father. But did he really call him ‘daddy?’

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FactChecker: C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton Quotes

Checking quotes often attributed to Lewis and Chesterton.

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FactChecker: Burning Your Ships for Jesus

Radical commitment and the true story of Cortez.

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FactChecker: Are Millennials More Self-Sacrificing and Community-Minded Than Previous Generations?

The “slacker” descriptor seems to apply to Gen Y as much, if not more, than it does to Gen X.

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FactChecker: Are Your Kids Likely to Lose Their Faith?

There are important, effective, and relatively simple things parents and Christian workers can do to increase their child’s faith.

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FactChecker: Who Really Started the Family ‘Culture War’?

The modern culture war on family wasn’t started by religious conservatives—or religious folk at all.

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FactChecker: Is the ‘I Only Need Jesus!’ Declaration Christian?

God made us in such a way that even in our sole relationship with him, we are not as we were created to be.

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Fact Checker: Do Faithful Christians Take the Bible Literally?

I know of no serious, Bible-believing Christian who actually takes the Bible literally. I doubt you do either.

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