The losing record of cohabitation

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Recent figures show that more than half of all couples who plan to get married live together first. No wonder today's divorce rate is so high. The numbers more…

Parent-directed education

by Rebecca Hagelin -- As the lazy, carefree days of summer come to an end and are replaced by seemingly endless activity during every waking moment, our family, once again, regroups. With more…

One year later

by Rebecca Hagelin -- "Ladies and gentlemen this is the captain. The United States has been attacked. There have been explosions at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. All domestic flights more…

America's straw house

by Rebecca Hagelin -- It's as elementary as the story of "The Three Little Pigs." Who doesn't understand the moral of the childhood fable told 'round the world? The strength of a more…

The same old lie

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Worldviews are at war like never before. I'm not referring to America's war with the Taliban and terrorism. The war to which I am referring is taking place more…

Defend the 2nd Amendment

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Guns in school. Guns and terrorism. Guns in the hands of children. No doubt we'll be hearing a lot about these topics throughout the fall and school year more…

Comfort, compassion and care

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Editor's note: This is the last in a four-part series by Rebecca Hagelin on death and dying as experienced through her mother's struggles and victories during her final more…

Finding joy while saying 'goodbye'

by Rebecca Hagelin -- While the rising summer sun chased away night's darkest hours, my somber privilege was to be holding my mother's soft, swollen hand as she left the painful confines more…

Coping with crisis

by Rebecca Hagelin -- What can we learn from the painful losses in our lives? Certainly, God has given us emotions as both a means of sorting through life's experiences and as more…

Cancer, death and beauty

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Editor's note: This column was first published two weeks ago. Since her mother died two days ago, Rebecca Hagelin asked that WND rerun the column. Rebecca was able more…