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8 Women You Should Know: Champions of Unpopular Causes

The Women Leaders Global Forum gathered to recognize and celebrate women making a positive difference in the world. While many deserving women won prestigious awards, I couldn't help but think of the many amazing women who are at least as worthy of recognition yet are never mentioned at any of these secular events. 

In their various causes and through very different work, these eight women speak up for those who, in our culture, have little to no voice: the unborn, those with disabilities, or victims of the sexual revolution. In doing so, they stand courageously against powerful cultural norms. If they worked on behalf of culturally acceptable causes, their names would be celebrated with the others.

The Church Really Can Strengthen Marriage (In Fact, Only the Church Can)

In several places, the data continues to show that “churches are the best at strengthening marriages.” After all, what other social institution can offer the sort of surgical precision needed to identify and connect with couples? What other institution is as scattered, de-centralized, and localized? This insight is obvious once you think about it, but unfortunately, it’s rarely put into practice, especially at the kind of scale needed to make a difference.