Kristia Cavere Markarian column
Kristia Cavere Markarian and her husband, Charles, are committed Christians. Her background is in finance, national security, and education. Everyone is welcome to connect with Kristia through Twitter and Facebook. On her website, she writes every weekday about faith & values, marriage & relationships, child-rearing, etiquette, current events, and all of life's joys:

Warriors aren't trained to retire: A movie review of "13 Hours"
Kristia Cavere Markarian
January 20, 2016

Riveting and enraging are two words that come to mind when describing the new film "13 Hours: The Secret Solders of Benghazi." We know the ending, but here . . .

Reader challenge of the week: coarseness and cultural despair
Kristia Cavere Markarian
January 6, 2016

Two days after Christmas, on Sunday, December 27, my husband Charles and I were fortunate enough to attend the Jets versus Patriots football game at Metlife . . .

Cease the Christmas chaos
Kristia Cavere Markarian
November 20, 2015

Christmas is only 35 days away! Does knowing that fill you with delight or dread? A few days ago Husband Charles suggested I write about keeping calm and . . .

Protests and Paris
Kristia Cavere Markarian
November 17, 2015

Last Friday afternoon, when I planned my writing schedule for this week, I decided on a nice, light article for today detailing the fun adventures Charles and I . . .

My meeting with Obama, and a lesson for Republicans
Kristia Cavere Markarian
July 2, 2011

Since meeting the President, I can better understand how he was elected. One week ago, Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Fort Drum, the military base in . . .

In defense of marriage
Kristia Cavere Markarian
June 28, 2011

Shortly before 10:30 on Friday night, New York's state Senate voted 33 to 29 in favor of same-sex "marriage." The four Republicans who voted for the bill . . .

Blood money: the economics of the abortion industry
Kristia Cavere Markarian
January 25, 2011

On this 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, one aspect that the pro-life community must continually remind our fellow countrymen of is the economics of the . . .

A conservative celebration in the Capitol
Kristia Cavere Markarian
January 2, 2011

The city of Washington, D.C. is filled with much more Scrooges than those who are spiritual, and vague references to a "winter holiday" is the best that many . . .

My personal "pat-down" experience
Kristia Cavere Markarian
November 29, 2010

The images on television of children, the elderly, and other individuals who pose zero threat to our aviation security experiencing "pat-downs" by TSA officials . . .

Can't be tamed
Kristia Cavere Markarian
November 16, 2010

With her eighteenth birthday one week away, it seems that, more than ever, Miley Cyrus can't be tamed even when her sexualized new image is causing her . . .

Another example of the war on boyhood
Kristia Cavere Markarian
January 8, 2010

During my annual Advent pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., I encountered a glaring example of . . .

America needs industry, Obama needs therapy
Kristia Cavere Markarian
November 9, 2009

More so than any other time in our history, Americans are beginning to believe there are no solutions to the many crises that we are experiencing. Even on a . . .

Obama forces our veterans to question if their life is "worth living"
Kristia Cavere Markarian
October 3, 2009

First President Obama's Homeland Security department accused our veterans of being right-wing extremists and potential terrorists. Now his Veterans Affairs (VA . . .

Against family's wishes, the AP releases picture of dying Marine
Kristia Cavere Markarian
September 8, 2009

Despite special appeals by both Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the fallen soldier's family, the Associated Press (AP) released photographs of a severely . . .

Obama wants Americans to remember 9/11 by fighting "right-wing domestic terrorists"
Kristia Cavere Markarian
September 4, 2009

Our president seems to believe himself more King than elected representative. Barack Obama has shown himself to be as despotic as George III through overly . . .

Average American Derangement Syndrome, Part 2
Kristia Cavere Markarian
August 27, 2009

The contempt and condescension of the left toward regular citizens has never shown itself more fully than these past weeks during the healthcare reform debates. . . .

Average American Derangement Syndrome
Kristia Cavere Markarian
August 7, 2009

As vicious as Bush (and then Palin) Derangement Syndrome is, there is a new target of the left that makes the former disorders seems mundane. Democrats and . . .

Hilton Hotel hosted Islamic terrorism conference in Chicago
Kristia Cavere Markarian
July 23, 2009

This past Sunday a Hilton hotel right outside of Chicago hosted a conference for Hizbut-Tahrir, an Islamic extremist group connected to terrorist groups, . . .

Is Palin uniting or dividing Republicans?
Kristia Cavere Markarian
July 17, 2009

Speculations, even from Rush Limbaugh, that Governor Sarah Palin might form a third party has put her back in focus even more than after her recent resignation . . .

Appeals court forces pharmacists to dispense the morning after pill
Kristia Cavere Markarian
July 13, 2009

On July 8, 2009, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that pharmacists are required, regardless of their moral opposition, to provide Plan B, commonly known . . .

Sanford and the soul-mate scenario
Kristia Cavere Markarian
July 10, 2009

The passion versus power conflict within Governor Mark Sanford is a scenario seen in certain influential and important men, some of whom risk their ambition by . . .

North Korea: missed opportunities for two decades
Kristia Cavere Markarian
June 26, 2009

Yesterday, June 25, to commemorate the day North Korean soldiers invaded their southern neighbor and began the Korean War, an anti-America rally was held in the . . .

Marriage is more than just being in love
Kristia Cavere Markarian
June 23, 2009

With six states allowing homosexuals to marry, and New York's Governor insistent on it being the seventh state to allow such unions, the definition and legality . . .

XBox and the execution of U.S. soldiers
Kristia Cavere Markarian
June 18, 2009

There have been some video games which display such explicit violence or sexuality that they have been decried as being too inappropriate for anyone to play.  . . .

The Suleman Syndrome
Kristia Cavere Markarian
June 8, 2009

When America learned of the reality television show awarded to Nadya Suleman, the reaction was similar to the news of the octuplets born to her: the miracle of . . .

On the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen, speculations about China's future
Kristia Cavere Markarian
June 5, 2009

Twenty years ago, in the spring of 1989, millions of Chinese people peacefully demanded democracy from their Communist government. Centered in Tiananmen Square . . .

Happiness and the modern woman
Kristia Cavere Markarian
June 2, 2009

Last month there were three independent studies released that, taken separately, would perhaps be seen as random blots of a Rorschach test. However, taken . . .

U.S. embassy to hold first-ever gay pride party tonight -- in Iraq
Kristia Cavere Markarian
May 29, 2009

In the short time that President Obama has been in office, there have been many breaches of foreign protocol such as an overt familiarity with the British Queen . . .

Reflections on Memorial Day & my brother, a fallen soldier
Kristia Cavere Markarian
May 27, 2009

"You can't help what you were born and you may not have much to say about where you die, but you can and you should try to pass the days in between as a good . . .

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