Sex, sadness and suicide

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Even those TV viewers who consider themselves big fans of the teen soaps – "Beverly Hills 90210," "Party of Five" and the now-defunct "Dawson's Creek" – must have more…

Sex and abstinence: Wait loss

by Rebecca Hagelin -- It's a scene that will forever be embedded in my brain: the demeanor of my 11-year-old daughter when I explained to her the secret of life. She wins more…

Now it can be said

by Rebecca Hagelin -- It's time somebody say it loud and clear: God designed marriage as the ideal institution for creating a prosperous, stable and healthy environment for children. And the facts more…

YWCA: Off course ... again

by Rebecca Hagelin -- So the Young Women's Christian Association – the YWCA – has named Patricia Ireland, former head of the National Organization for Women, its new president. Many have expressed more…

Remembering Mom on Mother's Day

by Rebecca Hagelin -- The family station wagon headed home for what was probably the umpteenth time that day for a car belonging to the mother of five children. Mom and I more…

The hope of our nation

by Rebecca Hagelin -- "Prayer is the hope of our nation." The lovely lady at the podium spoke these words softly, but with such confidence it was as if she had shouted more…

It's not freedom from religion – Part 2

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Two weeks ago in this column, I wrote about students who had been suspended from their high school for passing out candy canes because a Christian message was more…

Heritage for the future

by Rebecca Hagelin -- There I was, sitting in the chair at the salon having my hair trimmed when, suddenly, the tears came. My only warning was the intense burning I felt more…

It's not freedom from religion

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Just as America's troops are giving their lives in Iraq to protect such basic human rights as the freedom of religion and free speech, the Maryland Senate made more…

Iraqis and soldiers need time

by Rebecca Hagelin -- In an age of microwave ovens, wireless phones and multiple-angle instant replay, do we really expect to win our wars instantly too? Yes, if you listen to analysts more…