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Boy Should be Boys

Dr. Meg Meeker believes there are natural differences between boys and girls. That’s why she wrote the book, Boys Should Be Boys. A review for the Institute of Family and Marriage Canada says, “Boys Should Be Boys is an insightful and thought-provoking look at what sons need from their parents, and how families and our culture shortchange many young men.”

Dr. Meeker also points out that boys are naturally aggressive, therefore, when boys are exposed to video games, “the results can be disastrous” – even resulting in video gaming addiction, according to an article at Yet teenage boys love the thrills that video games deliver. The article looks at concerns the burgeoning video game industry is raising.

While video games are sometimes cited as a cause of crime, research results aren’t conclusive, says a Focus on the Family article. However, a landmark study has linked delinquent and criminal behaviour with genetic causes. The study suggests that such tendencies can be overcome through positive influences.

For the person struggling with deep issues such as addiction, there is hope, says Glenn Alan, host of the Promise Keepers’ television program, The Edge. He discusses some factors that influence our ability to change.

Whether we want to see personal change, or change in the hearts of others, the truth is, apart from Jesus, we can do nothing (see John 15:5). Prayer is the key in accomplishing the Great Commission. Do we really believe this?

This week we would also like to highlight two articles by Dr. Margaret Somerville. 

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the awarding of the Order of Canada to Henry Morgentaler, she asks the question: Are citizen honours a good idea? Also, the media plays a significant role in influencing public opinion concerning abortion. The problem is, pro-choice stories are often told by the media while pro-life stories are dismissed. This imbalance results in an imbalance in the abortion debate in the public square.

We invite you to enjoy this week’s selections and scroll down for additional ones.


Daina Doucet
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