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Support MFI Tomorrow on #Giving Tuesday

All over the country on November 30th Americans participate in #GivingTuesday. This online celebration provides an opportunity to give back to local non-profits who are making a difference in the community. For 30 years, MFI has been on the front

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MFI’s Mary Ellen is ‘on call’ for MA families

Because of Covid-related school closures, parents have had a unique opportunity to observe and critique what is being taught to their children. One area of particular concern MFI is addressing is the curricula being used in the various school districts’

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Bring Your Bible to School Day!

Can my kids really bring their Bible to school? Yes! And they should. Thursday, October 3rd, is Bring Your Bible to School Day. This nationwide event is put on every year by our national partner Focus on the Family. We’re joining

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What Would You Say?

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.

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Don’t Leave the Room

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

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Thank You!

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

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Today is Giving Tuesday

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

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Help MFI Build for the Future in 2018

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

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Mr. Beckwith Goes to Washington

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. 

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Where have all the fathers gone?

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

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