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Man Knows Not His Time

Posted in Marriage & Family on: October 28th, 2011
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Yesterday I received the sad news that a dear ministry friend, Pastor Leo Godzich, passed away following a car accident while in Uganda to preach. I first met Leo twenty-five years ago when he was ministering to individuals suffering from AIDS. Through the years, Leo and I worked together on Arizona’s laws to establish a covenant marriage license, funding for marriage skills instruction, divorce reform, and Arizona’s state constitutional marriage amendment.

Leo and his wife Molly founded and led the National Association for Marriage Enhancement, a ministry dedicated to applying biblical principles to marriage. Leo dedicated his life to standing for God’s design for marriage between one man and one woman, first as a pastor, but also in the public policy arena. He was always available to testify on legislation or help lead the effort – whatever was needed, Leo was willing to serve and be used of God. Most recently, Leo provided valuable testimony on Arizona’s new CAP-supported law to offer couples seeking divorce an opportunity to reconcile. A longtime Sunday school leader at Phoenix First Assembly, only God knows how many married couples avoided divorce because of Leo’s teaching and ministry. Pray for his dear wife Molly and his three lovely daughters. As we work to strengthen marriage and reform divorce laws, I will miss the wisdom and leadership of this dear friend and co- laborer.

 

 

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For the Record: It’s the Same Tired Story

Posted in Marriage & Family on: October 21st, 2011
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Children do best with a mom and a dad.

This isn’t the first time I’ve led one of these posts out like this, but once again we’re seeing CAP-supported SB 1188 be mischaracterized and attacked in the media.

SB 1188 requires that marital status be considered in adoption placements and establishes a preference for children to be adopted by a married man and woman when all other relevant factors are equal.

This law is based off of common sense, backed up by sound social science data. Think about it: a mom and a dad each bring something unique to raising a child, which creates an ideal environment for the child to succeed. If there’s any question, check out what Dr. Brad Wilcox has found on the subject through his studies.

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Bringing Joy to Families

Posted in Life on: October 14th, 2011
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One of the most tragic results of legalized abortion in our country is the destruction of millions of children based solely on the fact that the child has some sort of disability.  This is most prevalent for children diagnosed with Down syndrome (“DS”), as estimates are that 80%-90% of these children are aborted.

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A 180 Degree Turn from “Pro-Choice”

Posted in Life on: October 7th, 2011
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Making the turn from pro-abortion to pro-life is not impossible. For me, it came after many long conversations in college with friends. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get around the humanity of the preborn child.

A new video cuts straight to this point. The “180 Movie” is a 33 minute documentary that confronts the inherent contradictions in the “pro-choice” movement. It’s compelling, it’s thoughtful, and it’s well-worth the half hour. Check it out, let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to share it with your friends and family.

 

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