Rebecca Hagelin

Posted April 10, 2014

Anxious and somber faces greet me as I step into the crowded waiting room. A sense of dread fills the air. Men and women sit silently, clutching folders and envelopes, stacks of papers and piles of files.

Posted April 03, 2014

My youngest is getting married in less than two months. Although we are deep in the midst of wedding plans and to-do lists, she still manages to spend a good chunk of time every day dreaming about her first home with her soon-to-be hubby.

Posted March 27, 2014

The dishwasher is broken again. Your to-do list is growing. The bills need to be paid, the kids need this and that, your work deadline is fast approaching and you’re in desperate need of a good night’s sleep. Life is a constant battle for your attention.

Posted March 20, 2014

Life is busy: the phone keeps ringing, the kids need attention. Meanwhile, someone’s at the door, the dog is barking, there are bills to be paid, a deadline at work… but where is the time for God?

Posted March 13, 2014

Even if you weren’t one of the 28.2 million Americans watching the 2014 Grammys last month, you probably caught wind of the controversy over Beyoncé’s raunchy performance of her song “Drunk in Love,” featuring her husband Jay-Z.

Posted March 05, 2014

Rhythm is life giving. We function according to days, weeks, months and years. We celebrate anniversaries and birthdays, dread tax time and look forward to time off. The cycles we go through help us move forward and stay in sync with the people around us.

Posted February 27, 2014

Amidst the freezing temperatures across the country, Spring Break plans are well underway. And, unless your head has been in the sand or the clouds for the last few years, we all know what the typical college, or even high school, spring break entails. So many of our sons and daughters get swept up into wild parties and regrettable decisions. The culture tells them that drinking and "hooking up" are the best ways to make memories and unwind from the stress of school. Instead, many of them end up with broken hearts.

Posted February 19, 2014

Remember the recent IRS scandal? The IRS admitted to improperly targeting conservative and libertarian organizations, individuals and their families. And not just groups involved in the political process - they even targeted the family counseling radio show, FamilyTalk, on whose board of directors I serve.

Posted February 13, 2014

President Obama recently warned Americans that too many members of our society never climb the ladder to success—they’re defeated before they even begin. When children have no future, it poses “a fundamental threat to the American Dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe.”

Posted January 30, 2014

Imagine your sweet daughter, barely into puberty, coming home from school and showing you a photograph she took with her phone of a sex poster at school; a poster that lists the many ways people “express their sexual feelings," including "grinding," "anal sex", "oral sex", and just about everything else you can think of.

Posted January 22, 2014

Equal protection under the law for pre-born human beings is headed our way - and from the work of a surprising demographic: adults under 30.

Posted January 16, 2014

A month like we're having reminds me why I hate winter. Last week’s bitter cold swept across the country, from Minnesota to Maine, and Wisconsin to Virginia.

Posted January 09, 2014

A Colorado family experienced a frightening surprise last week when their toddler, for no apparent reason, became groggy and unable to walk. A trip to the local emergency room found the cause: the child had eaten a cookie from the ground outside the family’s apartment.

Posted December 31, 2013

Christianity is the most inclusive religion the world has ever known.

Posted December 24, 2013

What do Duck Dynasty and Christmas have in common?

Posted December 18, 2013

For decades Dr. James Dobson has been the voice of strong families, vibrant faith, and conscientious citizenship. His personal integrity and strong commitment to help families raise Godly children is legendary.

Posted December 11, 2013

Amazon made headlines recently for its futuristic plans to use drones to deliver packages. Whatever you may think of a sky full of flying delivery machines, Amazon’s innovation is a sign of a bigger trend: the 24/7 business world.

Posted December 04, 2013

I confess. I’m a bargain-hunter with the best of them.

Posted November 26, 2013

“I hate the holidays,” the grocery lady said to me as I was checking out. She shook her head. “Too much stress. Can’t wait ‘til it’s over.” She’s not alone in her feelings.

Posted November 22, 2013

Culture Challenge of the Week: Why Marriage?