Marriage Crucifix

Imagine a world without divorce. Imagine families without separation. Imagine no children or hearts torn apart.

Marriage is the most challenging vocation there is and divorce everywhere is on the rise. Yet there is one small town in Europe that is an exception – a notable exception – to this disturbing statistic.

In the town of Siroki-Brijeg in Bosnia and Herzagovina, not one single divorce or broken family has been recorded in living memory among its more than 26.000* inhabitants! So what is the secret of their success?

The answer is the beautiful tradition the Croatian people of Siroki-Brijeg have for marriage. In fact the Croatian marriage tradition is beginning to take hold in the rest of Europe and America among devout Catholics who have seen the blessings it bestows!

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My advice after a divorce following 16 years of marriage, by Gerald Rogers.

Mr Rogers article is the same advice I have given many people who ask how to maintain a relationship, There is so much here that can be utilized not only for those who are not Christians, but these are also the ideas of the Catholic foundations to an everlasting marriage. No one goes to the alter with divorce on their mind. but if everyone takes Mr. Rogers’ advice and implement these simple ideas and they don’t have to be big, but as a women, it has always been the little things that make a marriage function best. Please read, then re-read and then commit them to memory, and I will guarantee you that divorce rates will fall and 25 yr and 50 yr anniversaries will be so common place.  – Aixa Welborn

My advice after a divorce following 16 years of marriage, by Gerald Rogers.

Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had

1. Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.

2. Protect your own heart. Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there is a special place in your heart where no one must enter except for your wife. Keep that space always ready to receive her and invite her in, and refuse to let anyone or anything else enter there.

3. Fall in love over and over again.  You will constantly change. You’re not the same people you were when you got married, and in five years you will not be the same person you are today. Change will come, and in that you have to re-choose each other everyday. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY WITH YOU, and if you don’t take care of her heart, she may give that heart to someone else or seal you out completely, and you may never be able to get it back. Always fight to win her love just as you did when you were courting her.

4. Always see the best in her. Focus only on what you love. What you focus on will expand. If you focus on what bugs you, all you will see is reasons to be bugged. If you focus on what you love, you can’t help but be consumed by love. Focus to the point where you can no longer see anything but love, and you know without a doubt that you are the luckiest man on earth to be have this woman as your wife.

5. It’s not your job to change or fix her… your job is to love her as she is with no expectation of her ever changing. And if she changes, love what she becomes, whether it’s what you wanted or not.

6. Take full accountability for your own emotions: It’s not your wife’s job to make you happy, and she CAN’T make you sad. You are responsible for finding your own happiness, and through that your joy will spill over into your relationship and your love.

7. Never blame your wife if you get frustrated or angry at her, it is only because it is triggering something inside of YOU. They are YOUR emotions, and your responsibility. When you feel those feelings take time to get present and to look within and understand what it is inside of YOU that is asking to be healed. You were attracted to this woman because she was the person best suited to trigger all of your childhood wounds in the most painful way so that you could heal them… when you heal yourself, you will no longer be triggered by her, and you will wonder why you ever were.

8. Allow your woman to just be. When she’s sad or upset, it’s not your job to fix it, it’s your job to HOLD HER and let her know it’s ok. Let her know that you hear her, and that she’s important and that you are that pillar on which she can always lean. The feminine spirit is about change and emotion and like a storm her emotions will roll in and out, and as you remain strong and unjudging she will trust you and open her soul to you… DON’T RUN-AWAY WHEN SHE’S UPSET. Stand present and strong and let her know you aren’t going anywhere. Listen to what she is really saying behind the words and emotion.

9. Be silly… don’t take yourself so damn seriously. Laugh. And make her laugh. Laughter makes everything else easier.

10. Fill her soul everyday… learn her love languages and the specific ways that she feels important and validated and CHERISHED. Ask her to create a list of 10 THINGS that make her feel loved and memorize those things and make it a priority everyday to make her feel like a queen.

11. Be present. Give her not only your time, but your focus, your attention and your soul. Do whatever it takes to clear your head so that when you are with her you are fully WITH HER. Treat her as you would your most valuable client. She is.

12. Be willing to take her sexually, to carry her away in the power of your masculine presence, to consume her and devour her with your strength, and to penetrate her to the deepest levels of her soul. Let her melt into her feminine softness as she knows she can trust you fully.

13. Don’t be an idiot…. And don’t be afraid of being one either. You will make mistakes and so will she. Try not to make too big of mistakes, and learn from the ones you do make. You’re not supposed to be perfect, just try to not be too stupid.

14. Give her space… The woman is so good at giving and giving, and sometimes she will need to be reminded to take time to nurture herself. Sometimes she will need to fly from your branches to go and find what feeds her soul, and if you give her that space she will come back with new songs to sing…. (okay, getting a little too poetic here, but you get the point. Tell her to take time for herself, ESPECIALLY after you have kids. She needs that space to renew and get re-centered, and to find herself after she gets lost in serving you, the kids and the world.)

15. Be vulnerable… you don’t have to have it all together. Be willing to share your fears and feelings, and quick to acknowledge your mistakes.

16. Be fully transparent. If you want to have trust you must be willing to share EVERYTHING… Especially those things you don’t want to share. It takes courage to fully love, to fully open your heart and let her in when you don’t know i she will like what she finds… Part of that courage is allowing her to love you completely, your darkness as well as your light. DROP THE MASK… If you feel like you need to wear a mask around her, and show up perfect all the time, you will never experience the full dimension of what love can be.

17. Never stop growing together… The stagnant pond breeds malaria, the flowing stream is always fresh and cool. Atrophy is the natural process when you stop working a muscle, just as it is if you stop working on your relationship. Find common goals, dreams and visions to work towards.

18. Don’t worry about money. Money is a game, find ways to work together as a team to win it. It never helps when teammates fight. Figure out ways to leverage both persons strength to win.

19. Forgive immediately and focus on the future rather than carrying weight from the past. Don’t let your history hold you hostage. Holding onto past mistakes that either you or she makes, is like a heavy anchor to your marriage and will hold you back. FORGIVENESS IS FREEDOM. Cut the anchor loose and always choose love.

20. Always choose love. ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. In the end, this is the only advice you need. If this is the guiding principle through which all your choices is governed, there is nothing that will threaten the happiness of your marriage. Love will always endure.

In the end marriage isn’t about happily ever after. It’s about work. And a commitment to grow together and a willingness to continually invest in creating something that can endure eternity. Through that work, the happiness will come. Marriage is life, and it will bring ups and downs. Embracing all of the cycles and learning to learn from and love each experience will bring the strength and perspective to keep building, one brick at a time.

These are lessons I learned the hard way. These are lessons I learned too late. But these are lessons I am learning and committed in carrying forward. Truth is, I loved being married, and in time, I will get married again, and when I do, I will build it with a foundation that will endure any storm and any amount of time.

If you are reading this and find wisdom in my pain, share it those those young husbands whose hearts are still full of hope, and with those couples you may know who may have forgotten how to love. One of those men may be like I was, and in these hard earned lessons perhaps something will awaken in him and he will learn to be the man his lady has been waiting for.

MEN- THIS IS YOUR CHARGE: Commit to being an EPIC LOVER. There is no greater challenge, and no greater prize. Your woman deserves that from. Be the type of husband your wife can’t help but brag about.

Response to the Catholic Church Push of Immigration reform during Mass

Catholic Church to Push Immigration Reform in Sermons

Fr John Morris, a Fox New contributor was on the Bill Oreilly Factor Show on Aug 27, 2013 was talking about how the Council of US bishops will speak out on the immigration bill from the pulpit.  Now Fr. Morris said ”It’s about the respect of the dignity of every single human being, even the people who broke the law”

What Fr. And the Bishops fail to address is that as American we are always respectful of the dignity of every person.  But how about the respect for the law of the Land in which they are living in.  We have a current immigration law on the books that are currently not being enforced.  And yes to quote Fr Morris “althought not perfect” is completely ignored by the illegals who come here.

The laws when followed allows the immigrant through due process the ability to not only become a US citizen, but also full members of the Land.  Unlike Article 9 and unambiguous article 33 of the Mexican constitution that states  “The Mexican constitution expressly forbids non-citizens to participate in the country’s political life.”

America’s constitution doesn’t deny property rights to foreigners , You can buy a home in America unlike Article 27 the Mexican Constitution denies fundamental property rights to foreigners  “Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have he right to acquire ownership of lands, water, etc.”

Immigrants once legally permitted to work are not denied equal employment in the public sector; the Mexican constitution does under article 32.  In the US constitution does guarantee that immigrant will never be treated as “real” citizens even legally naturalized.  The Mexican constitution guarantees that immigrants will never be treated as real Mexican citizens, even if they are legally naturalized. (Emphasis added)

“Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable.  In the time of peace no foreigner can serve in the Army nor in the police or public security forces.” (article 32)

Foreign born, naturalize American can be, once voted in to, federal, state judges, mayors, governers, state reps.  Which is the complete opposite of the Mexican constitution which states: “Foreign-born, naturalized Mexican citizens may not become federal lawmakers (article 55), cabinet secretaries (article 91) or supreme court justices (article 95)”

The US Constitution states under Article II, Section 1No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

This is completely different from the Mexican constitution that states the president of Mexico must be a Mexican citizen by birth AND his parents must also be Mexican-born citizens (Article 82), thus giving secondary status to the Mexican-born citizens born of immigrants.

The Mexican constitution provides the right of private individuals to make citizen’s arrest, yet when President Felipi Calderone came to this country and criticized Arizona’s law S.B. 1070, he said “we will retain our firm rejection to criminalize migration so that people that work and provide things to this nation will be treated as criminals.”

Yet the Mexican constitution singles out “undesirables aliens”  (article 11)  and states the foreigners may be expelled for any reason and without due process.  Meanwhile, not only do our terrorist given a white glove treatment in a tropical resort. It is a joke among immigration employees, illegals are arrested in the morning, deported in the afternoon and are crossing the border to be home for supper by the evening.  We provide due process, yet the illegals arrested totally ignore our own laws.

The Catholic Church not only provides spiritual guidance to illegals when they here.  They also provide legal help for those who utilize the services.  The Catholic Church around the country has soup kitchens and food pantries that provide necessary staples if one is hungry.  Catholic assist with shelter and clothing, winter coats and shoes for the whole family of immigrants.

So the Bishop to talk of the dignity of the person, when America allows immigrants to become legal citizens. Where the ability to practice your religion is unencumbered by the constitution.  This differs 180 degrees from Mexico’s current constitution which if ever enforced will revisit the Cristero War (1926-29), where thousands were killed.  The rebellion was set off by the enforcement of the Mexican Constitution of 1917 by Mexican President Plutarco Elías Calles, in order to hinder the influence of the Roman Catholic Church and its sub-organizations.

Known as the Cristero War or Cristero Rebellion (La Cristiada in Spanish), this period was, according to historian Donald Mabry, “a virulent anticlericalism [attack on the Church] that has seldom been surpassed in any other country”. With such a severe restriction of their liberties, the Mexican people were forced to react. After a decree that required the registration of priests and the confiscation of church property, the Catholic bishops of Mexico made the decision to close the churches and go underground. It was during this time that armed rebellion first broke out against the government. “Mexico rose in arms to shouts of ‘Viva Cristo Rey!’” writes historian Jürgen Buchenau. “Thus began the Cristero Rebellion, which eventually grew to 50,000 soldiers, or a force almost as large as the federal army.”

The Problem with Mexico is the breaking of the 10th commandment:  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.  They want immigration for Mexicans because it benefits Mexico’s economy, but they don’t want migration from Central America.  They have Mexican guard at the Guatemalan border, are notorious for the brutality of their treatment of the would-be immigrants.  The Guard use violence, rape and extortion against those seeking to cross into Mexico has, in fact, managed the border so well that the country has only a minimal illegal-immigration problem.

Mexico has condemned America’s efforts to construct a fence but in September 2010 the Mexican Government was building a wall in the state of Chiapas—along the Mexican/Guatemalan border — to stop contraband from coming into Mexico.  Still we cannot do the same to prevent not only drugs but the carnage of the Drug wars that’s plaguing Mexico to spill into our country.  Mexico aggressively promotes immigration to the United States, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry published Guía del Migrante Mexicano [Guide for the Mexican Migrant] and distributed “about 1.5 million copies” of it.


The purpose and meaning of the 10 commandment

God instructs us not to covet because He knows it can entrap us into even greater sin. To covet means to crave or desire, especially in excessive or improper ways. The Tenth Commandment does not tell us that all of our desires are immoral. It tells us that some desires are wrong. Coveting is an immoral longing for something that is not rightfully ours. That is usually because the object of our desire already belongs to someone else. But coveting can also include our wanting far more than we would legitimately deserve or that would be our rightful share. The focus of the Tenth Commandment is that we are not to illicitly desire anything that already belongs to others. The opposite of coveting is a positive desire to help others preserve and protect their blessings from God. We should rejoice when other people are blessed. Our desire should be to contribute to the well being of others, to make our presence in their lives a blessing to them. The last of the Ten Commandments is aimed directly at the heart and mind of every human being. In prohibiting coveting, it defines not so much what we must do but how we should think. It asks us to look deep within ourselves to see what we are on the inside. As with each of the previous nine Commandments, it is directed toward our relationships. It specifically deals with the thoughts that threaten those relationships and can potentially hurt ourselves and our neighbours. Therefore, it is fitting that the formal listing of these Ten foundational commands, which define the love of God, should end by focusing on our hearts as the wellspring of our relationship problems. From within come the desires that tempt us and lead us astray.

What Miley Cyrus performance says about the industry she works for?

Miley Cyrus’s performance on the VMA 2013 is still being talked about as an over sexualized performance of a child star, who has been followed by fans for many years.  If she was 14 and performing that way, you would have the FCC and every law enforcement agency coming down on the VMA for promoting and disturbing child pornography.  But she is an adult who is mirroring the industry that she grew up in. 

She has been in the entertainment industry for many years and just her performance indicates she doesn’t know what pornography is and how her performance can be viewed as such.  You have to convince me that she has not been exposed to a music industry equivalent casting couch.  The industry is full of pedophiles who take advantage of young children who have a dream of stardom.  She reflects the abuse and sexualization of the entertainment business and the exploitation she has had to endure.  The worst thing is that she thinks this is normal.  As most who grow up in an abusive situation.

I have been researching the amount of pedophiles in the industry and how they are completely ignored by the police and media.  Remember how Hollywood ran to the defense of Roman Polanski in 2009 after he admitted to drugging and raping a 13 year old in 1977.

That alone tells you that the industry is filled with adults who prey on child actors and musicians.  Many of these adults enter the industry because it gives them a great cover and easy access to as many children as possible and children who can be silence with a part dangled in front of them.

Corey Felman talks of his own abuse and how both he and his best friend Cory Haim used drugs to deal with the abuse they had to suffer. 

“I was surrounded by [pedophiles] when I was 14 years old. … Didn’t even know it. It wasn’t until I was old enough to realize what they were and what they wanted … till I went, Oh, my God. They were everywhere,” Feldman, 40, said.

The trauma of pedophilia contributed to the 2010 death of his closest friend and “The Lost Boys” co-star, Corey Haim, Feldman said.

“There’s one person to blame in the death of Corey Haim. And that person happens to be a Hollywood mogul. And that person needs to be exposed, but, unfortunately, I can’t be the one to do it,” Feldman said, adding that he, too, had been sexually abused by men in show business.


Look at all these child star who once they reach adulthood seem to lose themselves in drugs, alcohol and risky behavior.

River Phoenix. He shined in the movie Stand by Me and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his role in Running on Empty. But, like many other child stars, River Phoenix’s downfall was drugs. He died in 1993 at the age of 23 of a drug overdose, outside of the Johnny Depp-owned nightclub, Viper Room.

Corey Haim. He became famous for his roles in films like Lucas and The Lost Boys, but cutie child star (and eventual teen idol) Corey Haim also fell into the drug trap. His drug addiction was a major topic on a later reality show, The Two Coreys, were he starred with his BFF Corey Feldman. Haim’s death in 2010 at the age of 38 initially pointed to drugs (an arsenal of prescription meds was found at his home) but the coroner’s report later ruled his death a natural result of pneumonia.

Dana Plato, She was another troubled member of the Diff’rent Strokes cast, and didn’t live as long as Gary Coleman. In 1992, long after the show was cancelled, stories about her being on the wrong side of law appeared in the media. She was arrested for the robbery of a Las Vegas video store, and was in and out of rehab. Plato died of a drug overdose on May 8, 1999. She was thirty-four years old and her death was declared a suicide.

Lee Thompson Young, Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died aged 29 after apparently committing suicide.
The American actor, who gained fame as the teenage star of the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson, was also known for roles in Scrubs and Smallville.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, known simply as Aaliyah by hip-hop and R&B fans, was one of the industry’s most promising female stars. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she appeared on “Star Search” at age 10 and performed with Gladys Knight at age 11. But it was her debut album, “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number,” that got the attention of hip-hop heavyweights. The album went platinum within months.

R. Kelly, the singer who helped write and produce Aaliyah’s album, married the 14-year-old singer. (He was 27 at the time.)

Brad Renfro, 25

Renfro made his acting debut in 1994 at age 11, playing the title role in “The Client” alongside Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. He went to on star with Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Bacon and Dustin Hoffman in the 1996 film “Sleepers.” Renfro quickly became a teen heartthrob, and his acting talents had critics thinking he’d last in Hollywood. But legal troubles and struggles with drugs and alcohol hindered his prospects.

In December 2005, Renfro was arrested during an undercover drug sweep in Los Angeles and charged with attempted possession of heroin. He later admitted to having used heroin and methadone and was sentenced to three years’ probation. Renfro went to rehab in 2006, but in 2007 he violated his probation by not enrolling in a long-term drug treatment program, People magazine reported. He was found dead in a Los Angeles apartment Jan. 15 after a night of drinking, according to the Los Angeles county coroner. An official cause of death has yet to be determined.

Many of these child performers don’t transition into adulthood well, when they have been exposed to drugs and alcohol at young ages, in order for the pedophiles to easily abuse their young victims.  As child actor Ben Fellow writes in his insight into the stage industry in England.

Even Billy Ray Cyrus has said that Disney has ruined his daughter.  But as a parent who is in the industry I ask where was he when his daughter was 15 years old posing for vanity fair wrapped in a bed sheet for a photo-shoot.  He does regret not putting his foot down and allowing Disney to exploit his daughter for their monetary benefit.  Without any regard for the image they are promoting or the safety of their stars.

I don’t know when these pedophiles will be exposed or who is going to do it, because even Corey Felman has said he cannot be the one.  It saddens me that there are not any strong actors who are willing to expose this dark secret of an industry that attracts so many naïve actor and their parents.  And suffer them into the hands of some very dangerous men and women.

A Sickening Turn of Events: Common Core-Approved Pornography May or May Not Be on This Year’s Standardized Test

A Sickening Turn of Events: Common Core-Approved Pornography May or May Not Be on This Year’s Standardized Test.


I have to think… I remember reading The Bluest Eye as a reading assignment, in college.  And I will tell you, it was a difficult and disturbing read for me.  I did not want to relive that horrible book, or subject my children to it.

You know you are a homeschooler when…

Someone started a thread on our humor forum: “You know you’re a homeschooler when . . . .”

You know you’re a homeschooler when . . .

. . . your kids are in the kiddie pool playing Lewis and Clark, paddling down the river with lacrosse sticks. -Jen

. . . you find yourself and your guests at your birthday party, at 10pm, embroiled in a lively discussion of the heart’s size and function . . . with your five year old, who just had to get out of bed and ask because she couldn’t sleep until she knew! -Eddie

. . . people ask to borrow books from you because it’s closer than the library with almost as varied a collection. -Christine

. . . your 6-year-old’s Christmas list reads: Liquid Nitrogen, Magnets, Rock Tumbler, Soil PH meter! -corrabelle

. . . your school uniform is pajamas. -home4learning

. . . you go to the greenhouse to buy herbs and start talking to the kids about the different kinds of plants. Then one of the workers asks if you work there! -Donna

. . . your daughter’s dance bag has more books than dance shoes in it. -Carla

. . . you don’t think about (but your friends are all talking about) school registration next year—or how many days until you go back to school. -Carrie

. . . the doctor’s/dentist’s/hairdresser’s office is happy to schedule your child’s appointment because you don’t want one after 3pm or during a school holiday. Or you can take    advantage of off-season rates because you make your own school holidays. -Carla

. . . the neighbor kids come over to play with your math manipulatives. -kmsouth82

. . . your two kids are playing William Wilberforce in the backyard with their friends and they are the only ones who aren’t confused. -storybook mum

. . . you suggest to your 7-year-old that he could pretend to be king and sister could be the queen and he says, “Naw, I’d rather be Alexander the Great. He had an entire     empire.” -SewLittleTime

How Common Core Affects Home Schoolers

How Common Core Affects Home Schoolers

How Common Core Affects Home Schoolers

Posted by: Seton Home Study School June 6, 2013 14 Comments 3,976 Views

A number of parents have asked us for information about the Common Core and how it will affect homeschooling. This, from a concerned mother, well represents the questions we are receiving.

“I would like Seton to address Common Core and how it will or will not affect Seton and home school families in general. Our state is bringing it to the public schools in our area but so far there is no requirement on home school families. The Common Core curriculum is horrible and the parents are worried.”

Here’s another from a mom in North Carolina,

“Hello! I am curious about Seton’s position on the Common Core issues. I am new to all of this. Is it true that one way or another, our homeschooled children will be asked to take national or state tests that are based on CC? I am so confused!”

The Common Core State Standards (usually simply called Common Core) are a set of curriculum guidelines for public schools. These standards have been adopted by nearly all the states, which has brought concern to those who oppose national education standards. Many parents, and advocates of smaller government, believe that national standards take control away from parents and local teachers, who have the greatest knowledge of the needs of individual children.

Common Core does not directly affect home schoolers. Home schools and private schools are not subject to these curriculum guidelines unless they accept federal funds. Seton Home Study School accepts no federal funds. We have no plans to adopt Common Core guidelines. Our concern is the passing down of timeless Catholic truths from one generation to the next.

Because we at Seton Home Study School write many of our own books, and strive to use as few secular textbooks as possible, we expect Common Core to have no impact on Seton’s educational program. Regarding standardized tests, Seton students have always performed extremely well on standardized tests, and we expect this to continue regardless of any future changes made to the tests.

If you would like more information about Common Core and home schooling, the Home School Legal Defense Association ( has written many articles on this topic.

Why are the Robertsons are reality biggest stars?


I find it really funny to watch the media with all their know how scratching their heads figuring out how one family can have the highest ratings on TV.

If you have never seen or heard of the Robertson Family they are on A&E’s Show Duck Dynasty.  The family is headed by Phil Robertson who along with his sons, run the family business making duck calls.  Every episode ends with the entire family together and a prayer.  America is so thirsty for a show like this.  Yes the family is not perfect, but it is intact a family with some crazy relatives, and a togetherness that cannot be found in the current line up on TV.  Instead other shows about families have shown breakups and fighting, that it makes you wonder can this be all real.

The couture of the family cannot be found in Bergdorf Goodman and Black is not the common color as we find on the streets of New York.  What you find is camouflage, long beards, boots.  Real men, not only raising and training the next generation, but family togetherness.  The Robertson can be found hunting and fishing in woods.  The family deals with one another, in a most real way and with kindness that is not found in other reality shows.  While other reality show displays fighting and a real splinter in human relations, Duck dynasty doesn’t.  It displays a family, while not perfect trying to be cohesive.

Other shows like 2 1/2 men spends it’s time creating scenarios with misogynist men raising the next generation in a skewed idea of what real relationship are between men and women.   Shows that depict fathers as buffoons and mothers as the head of the house, while their husbands are overgrown boys.  Most reality shows depict people behaving in the most despicable way.  Yet producers think that showing people in the most horrible behavior will get ratings, the Jerry Springer of Reality shows.

What I find is good family value show, is what this country needs.  Too many families are being broken up.  We are a microwave society, where long term commitment is almost non-existence and is as rare as an albino raccoon, we live from moment to moment of happiness.  If we are not happy with something, we leave, break up.  instead of enduring with a joyful heart.

I am not saying that the Robertson family is ideal in midtown Manhattan, as Jese Robertson’s experience in a New York City hotel was, when an employee did not believe he was a guest there. but they do not hid who they are and despite any hardship they have faced and will face.  God is a primary focus.  Some might say that they are just some back wood rednecks, but right now they have the most popular show on TV.