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silencing the barren womb

Dear Sheridan,

hope deferred

As any couple trying to have a child knows, every 28 days you’re looking for signs of success. For many couples, this expectation is met with disappointment for a few months until conception occurs. But for others, this monthly cycle of raised and dashed hopes can last for years. Proverbs 13:12 describes such an experience well: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.”

the kids are all right?

This weekend a new movie opens which would have been unimagineable (both scientifically and morally) just a few years ago.  In The Kids Are All Right, the children of two lesbians search for their biological, sperm-donor dad.  I obviously haven’t seen the movie, but I suspect that it will push the typical cultural message that non-traditional families are as good if…