This was a very interesting article to me as I have been struggling as a Catholic since the presidential election last year with regards to the Catholic Church getting involved in the health insurance debate as to whether employers are required to pay for their employees who may have abortions or get contraceptives. This debate caused a lot of strained relations in my extended family. I am a mother of 2 daughters and I know they take contraceptives, initially for problems with their periods and now as they've gotten older to prevent unwanted pregnancies. While I would rather they had waited until marriage to have sex, I know I would be naive to expect that they would follow my moral values on this as they are older than I am and still single when I had married at a younger age before I started my family. It angered me when our parish priest practically told us how we should vote with regards to the insurance/abortion/contraception debate as I thought government/religion issues are to be kept separate. I also don't appreciate the Catholic Church dictating to my conscience as to when I should have my babies when I am the one who knows when & how I'd be willing to handle the responsibility of raising my children. I think this issue boils down to women taking responsibility with their partners and not getting involved sexually until they decide how they will handle the consequences of their love life. If you're not willing to risk an unwanted pregnancy, don't get in that position in the first place. This may sound simplistic, but it seems we'd save ourselves a lot of emotional stress down the road. It seems to me that only if children are wanted are their rights protected, so don't risk having them if you're not willing to be responsible for dealing with them. This would also help alleviate the overloaded adoption/penal system of children that weren't wanted in the first place. Can't we as intelligent human beings be more disciplined with our sexuality or are we at the mercy of our animal urges??? Sorry to get so long-winded about this, but this issue really affected me as a caring woman....thanks for listening...
--An Upset Catholic Mom in Texas…
For some reason the threat of a crippling effect to print magazines, created by the electronic age---continues to be a non-factor in my mind when it comes to a handful of titles. Top of the list is MORE magazine. I remember picking up my first copy of the magazine in a medical office, as I waited for an appointment with the doctor. I was so "hooked" I didn't even get annoyed when the subscription offer postcard fell on to the floor, which is typically high, amongst my pet peeves. I subscribed immediately and I have become responsible for many gift subscriptions over the years to the women in my life of "style and substance.”
I just finished reading the latest issue and it did not disappoint. I don't know how you do it---but you deserve a round of applause for providing thought provoking, intriguing information and advice to the mature woman---with each and every issue!
Thank you for printing the pages that help my life!
Congratulations on what has to be one of, if not the most fraudulent article titles I've ever been seduced by. I'm speaking of the bold encouragement for me to discover "125 NEW WAYS TO REINVENT YOUR LIFE" on the cover of the February 2013 issue of More. Imagine my great relief on finding that it's as simple as adding a little farro to my diet. Presto! A reinvented Nancy Greenway. Hats off to your creative team for their imagination!
Whether or not I'll ever be drawn in by another of your covers is entirely another matter.
After a long and productive day at work, nice dinner and terrific conversation with my 18 year old son and 23 year old daughter, I settled into a comfortable chair to read the February edition of "More" magazine.