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What Would You Say?

by MFI News

A year and a half ago, Joe Backholm, the former President of our sister organization the Family Policy Institute of Washington, shared with me his vision for equipping the church with good answers to tough questions – make short videos. I’ll admit, at first I was a bit skeptical. I’d rather read an article than […]

Don’t Leave the Room

by MFI News

For those of us with kids in school, especially those involved in youth sports, this time of year often includes a visit to the pediatrician’s office for an annual physical.  A number of parents have contacted me over the years with horror stories about their young, adolescent children being asked all kinds of inappropriate, confusing, […]

Thank You!

by MFI News

Like many of you, I spent some time over the weekend finalizing my year-end giving for 2018. I know how important the month of December is for organizations like MFI that are dependent on the generous gifts of donors like you. Many thanks to all of you who have supported the work and mission of […]

Today is Giving Tuesday

by MFI News

After celebrating a time of thanks last week, today Americans all over the country are participating in #GivingTuesday. This online celebration is an opportunity for members of the community to give back to local non-profits in charitable end-of-the-year giving. MFI is honored to defend our shared family values in our Commonwealth, but we need your help […]

Help MFI Build for the Future in 2018

by MFI News

As 2017 draws to a close, we face renewed challenges in the fight for faith, family and freedom in the Commonwealth.  At the same time, we are also building on our strengths and uncovering new opportunities for the months and years ahead.  Though it’s not easy, we are proud to fight for family values and […]

Mr. Beckwith Goes to Washington

by MFI News

I’m down in D.C. at Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit today and tomorrow.  President Trump will be speaking this morning and FRC has asked me to speak on a panel discussing pro-family work at the state level tomorrow afternoon.  You can watch the livestream of most of the speakers here. As you can imagine, […]

Where have all the fathers gone?

by MFI News

Next month, just in time for Father’s Day, we’ll be releasing our 2017 report on Fatherlessness in Massachusetts.  As a result, I am immersed in statistics at the moment.  That’s why a recent post on our fall Banquet Speaker’s blog caught my attention.  (Reserve your Early Bird tickets today!) HughHewitt.com discussed a new report from the […]

Today is #GivingTuesday!

by MFI News

After celebrating a time of thanks last week, today Americans all over the country are participating in #GivingTuesday. This online celebration is an opportunity for members of the community to give back to local non-profits in charitable end-of-the-year giving. MFI is honored to defend our shared family values in our Commonwealth, but we need your […]

Happy Thanksgiving from MFI

by MFI News

Though we give thanks to God every day through our prayers and our actions, this Thursday we gather with our families for the express purpose of giving thanks and celebrating the first Thanksgiving that took place right here in Massachusetts. We have much for which to be thankful this year, including the blessings that God bestowed […]

Merry Christmas from MFI

by MFI News

Merry Christmas! What an absolute blessing to be able to take a few days away from the turmoil and stress of our lives and our world to enjoy the joyous season that is Christmas. Let us never forget the reason for the season, the amazing miracle … the virgin birth of Jesus! Jesus came to us […]