Luma Simms

Luma Simms writes on culture, family, philosophy, politics, religion, and on the life and thought of immigrants. She earned a B.S. in physics from California State Polytechnic University Pomona and studied law at Chapman University School of Law before leaving to become an at-home mom. She is the author of Gospel Amnesia: Forgetting the Goodness of the News.

Not ‘failure to launch’ but a chance to build social capital
20 Aug 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, social capital, young adults
The trend of young adults living with their parents could have benefits.

What ‘The Bride of Istanbul’ teaches us about the Muslim world
21 Sep 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: films, Muslims, religious freedom
Devout, peaceful Muslims need to work with reformists against the jihadist minority.

The infectious effects of divorce and marriage
14 Sep 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, divorce, marriage
If divorce is catching, so is marriage.

Middle Eastern Christians feel betrayed by American Christians
6 Jun 2017 | ABOVE |  
An Iraqi Christian asks that for compassion for the plight of Christians in the lands where Christianity began

The difference between strict and harsh parenting
8 May 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parenting styles
The antidote to harsh parenting is not permissiveness but love.

The treachery of divorce
13 Jan 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, individualism
It looks to be a way out of our misery, but bitterness never fails to follow.

Immigrants, assimilation, and religion
23 Mar 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: assimilation, Christianity, faith and reason, Islam, Judaism, migration
Many Middle Eastern immigrants reject corrupt aspects of Western culture, but not necessarily its core beliefs.

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