Wednesday, August 24, 2011

“Feminism: Where Are We Now?” Part 2 with Suzanne Venker, Meg Meeker, M.D. and Phyllis Wallace

Feminism promised to deliver and it did! Women have more freedom, education and power. But, research reports, they also have less happiness. Ok, we have more money, we’re liberated by the hook-up culture and even have tons of freedom from childcare. Why then are we less happy? Suzanne Venker and Dr. Meg Meeker reveal the unsettling flipside of feminism.”

Suzanne is a former middle school teacher turned keen observer of all things female, especially family! Her husband and two children support her writing habit. She’s appeared on CNN, FOX and C-Span and written for Human Events and the New York Post. Her first book was 7 Myths of Working Mothers, about why children and most careers just don’t mix. She speaks about her latest book co-authored with Phyllis Schlafly, The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know and Men Can’t Say.

Then Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatric and adolescent physician of 25 years, talks about the secret of balancing a career and family. Dr. Meeker is one of today’s most trusted family advocates. She and her husband, also a physician, have four grown children. The Woman to Woman® website archives have three previous shows on her national bestselling books, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, Boys Should Be Boys and The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers. Dr. Meeker has seen firsthand, professionally and personally, how the feminist movement impacts women and families. She has recommendations for women caught up in more “freedoms” than they might want, all things considered!

I wrap the show with my comments, “Woman to Woman,” on how I enjoy being a woman more than ever and why. And, of course, a story or two about how God is in all of that! Do you feel that way, too?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

“Feminism: Where Are We Now?” Part 1 with Phyllis Schlafly, Jenell Wright, Jan Burmeister

So what do you talk about on the last two shows? Well, I’m wrapping 20 years of broadcasting with two programs on the impact of the Feminist Movement on American women. Where are we and what’s next?

When I think of contemporary women who champion women and families, the first person who comes to mind is Phyllis Schlafly, named as one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies’ Home Journal. Her first book, A Choice Not an Echo, sold 3 million copies. Her national volunteer pro-family organization is Eagle Forum. Phyllis has passionately debated on 500 college campuses and written or edited 20 books on subjects from politics to family, feminism to nuclear strategy, child care to phonics. This highly educated woman knows victory with accolades from Presidents of the United States and a wide array of leaders in the world, as well as strong opposition and defeat. How does she stay so upbeat and feminine when the going gets tough? She has six children, was widowed in 1993 and today readily admits her age, 86. Phyllis Schlafly is a phenom! I ask Phyllis, “How has the feminist movement helped or hurt women?” Hear her answer to this and other questions, along with her hope and prayer for the American family and for the U.S. as a whole.

Jenell Wright follows Phyllis Schlafly on this show to comment on how the Feminist ideology interacted with her high-powered jobs and her decision to leave a handsome six figure salary when she started her family. Was it hard to pull out? Four children later, does she have regrets? How does she find fulfillment without the paycheck and the kudos from the office team? Tune in to find out!

Jan Burmeister did not set out on the fast-track to success, but she found it, almost in spite of herself. She worked with some amazing people and projects, including George W. Bush in the White House. Hear what Jan learned about women and the world of rights and wrongs as she shares her advice to women hoping for the breaks and striving for the advantage to be chosen for the fast track to the top. Her bottom line is lovely. “God does greater things with our simple gifts than we could ever do under our own steam!”

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

“After the Choice: His Story” David Rosa

Men are seldom mentioned in prochoice or prolife discussions. But they’re the dads of the babies who are aborted and it turns out that they, too, are impacted by what happens “after the choice.” David L. Rosa knows this all too well. Today he’s married with 3 children, but he participated in two abortions and lived with the consequences of those choices for years before seeking help to get his life back. He first told his story at the March for Life in Washington DC in 2011. “If she’s in trouble, he’s in trouble too,” as we now know.

David describes very clearly how he reacted to the abortions with high alcohol consumption, multiple adulterous affairs and a grab for power and money. None of that brought any peace to his life. David says the healing process gave him peace that passes understanding from confessing to Christ who forgives sin, from confessing to his wife and family and from turning away from what was destroying him. He admits he’s a different man now, by God’s grace, restored to his loved ones and reaching out to keep others from making the mistakes he did.

This is a particularly powerful insight into the impact of abortion rights on men who may not realize what’s going on and most often will not talk about it. Here’s your chance to share a life changing visit with such a man. Thank you for helping me spread the word!