Category Archives: Marriage and Family Health

“Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?” A Letter From A Reader.

I received this email asking a question I frequently receive from young Christian couples trying to decide about which birth control to consider. My answers to him are IN CAPS:

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More Evidence That the BCP Causes Unrecognized Abortions

Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?I’ve published two academic articles on the likely association between the birth control pill (BCP) and unrecognized abortions (the so-called “post-fertilization effect” of the pill):

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Fetal Pain Should Prompt Abortion Backers to Reconsider Their Position

In the past, I’ve blogged on the topic of fetal pain during abortion (Family Research Council Responds to British Fetal Pain Study, Says It’s Flawed). Although the science of whether and when the unborn child can feel pain remains uncertain, … Continue reading

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Want to Marry Your Soul Mate? Could This Lead An Increased Risk of Divorce?

I must confess: this one surprised me. But, after reading the details, I wonder … After all, Brad Wilcox is one of my favorite researchers and writers. See what you think … A surprising new study has reported that the … Continue reading

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Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 6 – The Spiritual Wheel of Health

Here’s the sixth of an eight-part devotional for men based upon my chapter on health in Coach Joe Gibbs best-selling book, Gameplan for Life. The devotional was featured by the Men of Integrity ministry of Christianity Today. I hope you … Continue reading

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Update on Anastasha – 1 month after birth and death

Many of you have been following the notes sent to me by family physician Craig DeLisi, MD, about his daughter, Anastasha. Here’s an update, about a month after her birth and death: November 26th 2010 We’ve updated Anastasha’s blog with … Continue reading

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Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 5 – The Relational Wheel of Health

Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 1 – IntroductioHere’s the fifth of an eight-part devotional for men based upon my chapter on health in Coach Joe Gibbs best-selling book, Gameplan for Life. The devotional was featured … Continue reading

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Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 2 – The Four Wheels of Health

Here’s the second of an eight-part devotional for men based upon my chapter on health in Coach Joe Gibbs best-selling book, Gameplan for Life. The devotional was featured by the Men of Integrity ministry of Christianity Today. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 1 – Introduction

Here’s the first of an eight-part devotional for men. It’s based upon a chapter on physical health that I wrote for Coach Joe Gibbs’ best-selling book, Gameplan for Life. The devotional series was featured by the Men of Integrity ministry of … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50 (or, “You can have the greatest sex life on earth”)

I think one of the best ministry activities in which Barb and I have worked together during our 37 years of marriage and 53 years of friendship, is our book His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your … Continue reading

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For Anastasha – A New Blog

This will be, for reasons that will be obvious in a moment, my last blog about little Anastasha, who touched so very, very many people during her short life. Let me allow her daddy, family physician Craig DeLisi, to explain: … Continue reading

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Anastasha’s Birth and Death – Wonderful Videos

Anastasha Kalil DeLisi, the daughter of Craig and Tonya DeLisi, was born with and died from anencephaly on her and her mother’s birthday: October 26, 2010. She is now living with Jesus and is perfect in every way. The DeLisi … Continue reading

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Halloween Chocolate a Serious Threat to Pets

Chocolate Halloween candy may be a treat for children but poses a serious threat to pets, warns an expert. Here are the details from HealthDay News: Pets who consume chocolate can experience vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination, irregular heartbeat, … Continue reading

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Anastasha’s In Heaven

For all of us who have been praying diligently for Anastasha and her family, many of our prayers were answered on her and her mother’s birthday, October 26, 2010. And now, there’s one more angel in heaven! Here’s the post … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 18 – Birth Day Tomorrow

Craig just sent this note out: Tonya’s cervix is about 3 cm now. Sometime in the wee hours of this morning (prob around 5) she will take a dose of Cytotec to try to induce labor. We have an induction … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 17 – Birth Day This Week

We have all been following the journey of Anastasha Kalil. Now it appears her life may be very near its end. For the last four months, we have all been blessed by family physician, Craig DeLisi, who has shared the … Continue reading

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Natural Family Planning Method As Effective As Contraceptive Pill According to New Research

Since the birth control pill has a potential post-fertilization effect (at times causing the unborn child to NOT implant in the uterus or womb and die), men and women who believe that human life begins at conception or fertilization are highly … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 16 – Day of Life 242

We have all been following the journey of Anastasha Kalil. Now it appears her life may be very near its end. Tonya is 36 weeks pregnant today. That is further along than she carried Amalyah, Cale, or Caius. We both … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 15 – Day of Life 235

Many of us have been following, week by week, the life of Anastasha. She is unborn, but carries the  terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues to grow and prosper in her mom’s womb, but the end of her pregnancy and, … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 14 – Day of Life 228

Anastasha is yet-to-be born, yet she has already blessed many of us who have been following the lessons she is teaching her parents and siblings. Here’s the latest update from her daddy, family physician Craig DeLisi: Dearest ones. This week, … Continue reading

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Infidelity Rises When She Makes More Than He Does

A new study finds that men are more likely to cheat if their income is much lower than what their wife or female partner makes, while women are more likely to fool around if they make more than their husband … Continue reading

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Good relationship with dad can help fight stress

Do you remember playing games with your dad or having heart-to-heart talks? For men, many years later, that turns out to be incredibly important. The relationship you had with your father, and the way that you treat your sons, may … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 13 – Day of Life 221

Little Anastasha, whose life we’ve been following for the last 13 weeks, is now about 221 days old, despite her terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues to grow and prosper in her mom’s womb, and she continues to bless her … Continue reading

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Having a Sister Can Be Good For Your Emotional Health

My wife’s sister, Sue, is in town this week. Barb and Sue are extremely close and are having a wonderful time together. So, in honor of Barb and Sue, here’s a report from USA Today on the health benefits of … Continue reading

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MEDIA ALERT – Dr. Walt to be on The Harvest Show on Thursday, 9/16

I’m scheduled to be a guest on the The Harvest Show (on the LeSEA national cable TV network) discussing my newest health book, “10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy” on this Thursday, September 16, 2010. There … Continue reading

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HHS Dept Releases Funding for Abstinence Education Despite Obama Plan

The Department Health and Human Services has released the federal funding for abstinence education that groups fought for in Congress after President Barack Obama made a request to eliminate it. The funding is one of the few silver linings of … Continue reading

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Having good friends appears to ‘boost’ survival

Last week I blogged on the topic that “Strong relationships improve chances of living longer.” Now, another study is showing that having a good network of friends and neighbours boosts survival chances by 50%. Here are the details from a … Continue reading

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New Lesbian Parenting Study Makes Claims Unsupported by the Evidence

You probably heard or read a headline saying something like this, “The National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) published byAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers the following conclusion: ‘Adolescents who have been reared in lesbian-mother families since birth demonstrate healthy … Continue reading

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Strong relationships improve chances of living longer

In my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I discuss what I call the “four wheels of health”: physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational. In the book I say, that relationships are so important to … Continue reading

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The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 9 – Day of Life 192

Here’s another update for you from Craig DeLisi about his unborn child Anastasha, who has been diagnosed with anencephaly, for which there is no cure or treatment. Craig is now letting us know of how many days she’s been alive, … Continue reading

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