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A broken family throws formidable stumbling blocks onto the path of life that a society as a whole must traverse. But the stones under the feet of the children in these situations are the most hurtful and most in need of redress. Gabriele Kuby answers the call and does so with an acute sense of responsibility. As a child of divorce and later divorcee, Kuby speaks to herself when she urges the men and women of her generation to consider how failing as spouses we fail as parents, and as such cause the most trouble for our children.
Reading Kuby’s analysis of cultural, sociological and biological data, the danger is clear and present. Yet Kuby asserts that, generally, our plight goes unnoticed and is veiled from our eyes. We need to see children for who and what they really are to us, to the family, and society at large. In the words of Fulton Sheen, “Children play a redeemer role in the family. The represent the victory of love over the insatiable ego. They symbolize the defeat of selfishness and the triumph of giving love.” Tragically, children are increasingly less a part of Western culture. This leaves the family, in the best case scenario, an artifact, and in the worst case, a casualty.
The topics addressed by Kuby cover towering influences in postmodern family life: Gender politics, the abortion mentality, daycare (“Socialism 2.0”), premature stress, rights of children, digital distractions, pornography, and divorce. A native German, Kuby’s work is, heartbreakingly, as relevant to American society as her own. This European perspective drives home the urgent need to recognize our situation as global and embedded, and one that requires more than political mobilization of mainstream efforts and responses. What really is good and normal, and how to we realize it? Listen to the heartstrings that yearn for true knowledge of oneself, Kuby implores, of God, and how in the surprise of God’s mercy we are guided through life. Kuby backs up this invitation to personal conversion and betterment with hard data.
About the Author
Gabriele Kuby is a German sociologist, book author and international speaker. The Global Sexual Revolution – Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom has been translated into fifteen languages. Pope Benedict XVI calls her “a brave warrior against ideologies that ultimately result in the destruction of man.”
Theresa Farnan is the author of Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It’s Too Late (with Mary Rice Hasson) and Where Did I Come From? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There? (with Charles E. Rice). A founding member of the Person and Identity Project, Farnan is an authority on gender ideology, Catholic education, and the philosophy of John Paul II and Thomas Aquinas in the intersected areas of personalism, virtues, and the vocation and dignity of women. She is also a television host and frequent guest on EWTN.
"Gabrielle Kuby has written a book that shakes you to the core. But it is also easy to read and Kuby drives you through topic after topic. It is a book that is actually difficult to put down." - Kjell Skartveit, For Bibel og Bekjennelse