Good News Magazine: May - June 2009

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In This Issue

  • by Scott Ashley
Strong marriages are the "glue" that holds families together—and ultimately civilization itself.
  • by Jerold Aust
Marriage can and should be the most fulfilling time of this life. Research shows that married couples live longer than singles. Since nearly half of marriages fail in some countries, it's important to know what to do after you say "I do."
  • by Mario Seiglie
Clearly, the most important news around the world today is the serious financial crisis and its consequences as growing unemployment strikes family and friends near and far. News articles around the world are now focusing on another dangerous economic bubble bursting before our very eyes. Where could these latest financial woes lead, and how can we best prepare?
  • by Melvin Rhodes
For more than a century, 1848 was famously described as the Year of Revolutions, as nations all across Europe were convulsed by demonstrations and civil strife that led to the collapse of the old order. More than a hundred years passed before the same thing happened again at the fall of Russia's communist empire. As people continue to lose everything in the current economic turmoil and anger...
  • by Gary Petty
Millions of people have found themselves caught up in the lies promised by the sexual revolution, finding that it brought only heartache and pain. If you're one of its victims, what can you do to start over?
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
The toughest decision you have to make about Iran is whether you are willing in the final resort to attack its nuclear facilities to stop it getting a bomb. Everything else flows from that call" ("Subject: Iran," The Economist, Dec. 20, 2008).
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
The European Union resorted to ambiguous, vague threats against Israel's new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, even before he took office, "to pressure him to support the 'two-state solution,' which calls for the creation of an Arab state of Palestine inside the current borders of the Jewish State" ("EU: Accept 'Two-States' or Else," Arutz Sheva Israel National News, March 30, 2009).
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
The U.S. electrical grid has been penetrated by foreign agents who inserted software that could attack the computer-controlled system, according to national security officials ("Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated by Spies," The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2009).
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
In the last few years a number of nations have been shocked by random, senseless killings. The recent Binghamton, New York, massacre of 14 happened apparently because an angry immigrant was laughed at while trying to learn English.
  • by Ken Treybig
In light of the current financial crisis that has deeply affected most of the world, it’s time to reassess some underlying philosophies about money. Make sure you understand sound financial principles.