A California bill that would require stores with 500 or more employees that sell childcare items, clothing or toys to maintain a “gender-neutral section” of the store with gender-neutral items sailed through two committees in April and is favored to pass a third committee this week.
Mother’s Day is one that is joyous for some and painful for others. I know the responsibilities are heavy, and sometimes it must seem overwhelming to be a mom amidst violence, fear and sickness. Your love and your leadership in your family and your community is invaluable. You are shaping this generation and the generations to come. Your hearts, mothers, make all the difference.
King Solomon has said, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him” (Psalm 127:3 NLT). When God gives us a gift, that’s something extra special and should be handled with love and care. Why, then, are we quick to take His gift of children and then shut down their healthy brain development and turn them into video veggies?
Ideas have consequences and bad ideas have victims. Seven years ago, Bloomberg Businessweek’s cover story told of a woman in her late 30s, single and successful in her career, who spent $19,000 to have her eggs frozen. She planned to focus on a career now and keep open the possibility of marriage and kids later. It didn’t turn out that way. Still single on her 45th birthday, she decided to have a child with the help of a sperm donor. However, her eggs failed to produce a child. She was crushed.