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Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks

Articles by Marybeth Hicks

HICKS: Parents let teens do stupid things

Mom-blogger Ursula Hennessey, writing last week at, questioned the lax supervision provided by too many parents of teens. A recent story in her local paper recapped an alarming incident in which nine high school students were found in one of the teen's garage, drinking beer and setting up for an evening of drinking games. Published March 12, 2013

HICKS: Giving up but holding on to hope in our changing culture

Consider this my letter of resignation from the culture commentary business. Starting today, I'm re-enlisting in the army of adults whose experience, insight, wisdom and wit are required if we are to improve as a nation of parents and grown-ups. I'm rolling up my sleeves and getting into the advice arena. Published February 26, 2013

HICKS: Media waste no time to display ignorance

Monday's announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will resign the papacy at the end of this month because of his increasingly frail health has revealed what we practicing Catholics in America have long understood: Our faith remains a mystery. Published February 13, 2013

HICKS: Tip furor shows Christians have their failings

It's ironic that nontheists and those who revile Christianity (or all forms of organized religion) point to un-Christian behavior on the part of believers as proof that the whole thing is a ruse. What they don't get is that our human failings are the whole reason we Christians seek out a relationship with Jesus Christ. Published February 5, 2013

James Scales (left) and William Tasker react after their wedding ceremony at City Hall in Baltimore on Jan. 1, 2013. Same-sex couples in Maryland are now legally permitted to marry under a new law that went into effect after midnight on Jan. 1. Maryland is the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line to approve same-sex marriage. (Associated Press)

HICKS: ‘Gay sin’ survey reveals we’re playing God

If Americans clearly have become more comfortable with homosexuality, it's not because homosexual behavior is any less sinful than it ever was, but rather our culture has promoted it as natural and therefore acceptable. Published January 15, 2013

** FILE ** A woman leaves a Hobby Lobby store in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 12, 2012. (Associated Press)

HICKS: Stand with Hobby Lobby for religious liberty

If you rely on the mainstream media, you probably don't know that last Saturday was organized as a day of support for the Green family, owners of the national craft chain Hobby Lobby. The point? To rally around a Christian family whose religious liberty is being infringed. Published January 8, 2013

HICKS: Five steps to take this year to become a better parent

This year, rather than making the usual resolutions, America's mothers and fathers should resolve to do better to raise our next generation of citizens. The result? A resurgence of skilled and solid parenting could be the key to redefining and rescuing our American culture. Published January 1, 2013

HICKS: The character of our culture defines our children

If you have access to the Internet, you likely have read a viral blog post by single mother of four Liza Long titled "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother." If you haven't seen it, check your email. Someone has forwarded it to you by now. Published December 18, 2012

HICKS: A parent’s potshot heard ’round the Web

Here's my theory about viral emails: There are only two reasons emails go viral on the Internet. They're either too good to be true or they're so true that they simply must be shared. Published December 4, 2012

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HICKS: Time to temper the political discourse

Someone should take a poll asking Americans how they feel about polling. I'm pretty sure our shared distaste for it is one thing about which nearly all of us would agree. Published November 6, 2012