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Lest anyone think that Clownhall columns serve anything other than egos that should rightfully remain small, keep in mind that they also serve mammon in the form of flogging otherwise negligible literary efforts. Take the case of Rebecca Hagelin who is Meghan Cox Gurdon without the anglophilia. Rebecca, whom I’m sure goes by Becky, Becs, and I Used To Be A Real Catch Back In High School, regularly uses her columns to impart mom-ish common sense in interpretive dance as underwritten by the Heritage Society. That is unless she’s got a minivan payment coming due, in which case it’s time to start pimping her latest book, Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family From A Culture That Makes My Husband Want To Put His “You-Know-What” Somewhere God Never Intended. And if you didn’t know that she had a new book out, it’s probably because you were only pretending to listen to her drone on and on while you were watching Sportscenter.
June 17, 2005
Along with the honor of being a father comes tremendous responsibility. In my newly released book, “Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That’s Gone Stark Raving Mad”, I dedicate an entire chapter to Dads, outlining a half a dozen virtues that are particularly important for fathers to model for their families. Included in my list are reverence, commitment, honesty, pleasantness and respect, fitness and communication. Iâ€™ve excerpted below the section on reverence
June 10, 2005
Amen. As I write in my book Home Invasion, fathers should add tangible spiritual elements to family life. This means taking your family to church, of course, because being active in a congregation grounds you in faith. But it also means bringing spirituality into your home. Play spiritual music. Incorporate grace into mealtimes. Institute regular family prayer and study. Talk about what you believe, why you believe it, and how it applies to your daily lives.
May 27, 2005
As I discuss in my book, Home Invasion, my Heritage Foundation colleague, researcher and policy analyst Patrick Fagan points to the sad state of the American family as one key causal factor that has led to what he calls our “culture of rejection:”
May 19, 2005
Townhall.com columnist Rebecca Hagelin can be heard today on Focus on the Family, hosted by Dr. James Dobson, discussing her new book, Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture that’s Gone Stark Raving Mad. Focus on the Family is heard on 3,500 stations nationwide and 5,000 internationally in 163 countries. Below is an excerpt from Home Invasion.
May 13, 2005
After listening to caller feedback on the scores of radio interviews Iâ€™ve done so far on my new book, Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture Thatâ€™s Gone Stark Raving Mad, Iâ€™ve got a renewed passion for my heartfelt message: Parents can fight the culture — and win.
May 6, 2005
In short, Katrina is an inspiration — not just for single moms, but for married moms, too. As I point out in my book, Home Invasion (www.HomeInvasion.org), when it comes to the extraordinarily hard task of raising our children with character, parents get only one chance to do it right. The job is much harder for the single parent, but Hunter is living proof that the children of single moms can thrive and rise to the top of their peers when they are blessed with a mother like Katrina.
April 22, 2005
This week, our dear Papa John died. But although I grieve that I no longer will be able to hear his gentle voice on the phone, or see the glimmer in his eye, or watch his warm embrace of my husband and our children, I am so blessed in having learned from this great champion of faith, family and freedom.
What follows is an excerpt from my newly released book, Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That’s Gone Stark Raving Mad.
April 15, 2005
The following is an excerpt from Rebecca Hagelin’s new book, Home Invasion : Protecting Your Family in a Culture that’s Gone Stark Raving Mad, which hit Amazon.com’s best seller list within 24 hours of release.
You really have to appreciate the kind of stick-to-it-ness that allows someone to use the death of her father-in-law in order to promote her book. Let’s just hope that she didn’t autograph copies of it at the funeral using the casket for a table.
That would have been tacky.