My grandmother was a public school teacher for over 50 years. Her students prayed together, sang hymns together, read Bible verses together, and learned to read with the 1784 New England Primer that began, “In Adam’s fall, we sinned all.” Prayer and Bible reading were vital components of the academic […]

In Adam’s Fall: Presidents, Prayer, and Progress


Helping our youngest employees find purpose, hope, and connection is a vital task for a healthy, engaged workplace culture. This blog is adapted from a speech Dr. Dunne gave to a group of San Diego pastors outlining the challenges facing our youngest generation. To learn more about tools for helping […]

The GenZ Gap: Cultivating Hope in the Age of Anxiety


By Dr. Lisa Dunne If you haven’t read Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, Brave New World, add it to your summer reading list. It will clarify, with painful lucidity, precisely what’s happening across the state of California right now. From overly sexualized curricula to direct attempts at blocking academic accessibility, we […]

Choking out Charters: The State’s Resistance to Alternative Education  



The following blog is excerpted from a keynote presentation titled #CultureShapers that the author gave at a Chula Vista high school in February 2019. The internet is currently swirling with an angry vortex of posts devoted to the topic of the life and death of the unborn. As a parent […]

Hidden Hurt: The Dramatic Impact of America’s Abortion Crisis


Recently, I attended a rally at our local school board, where concerned parents had gathered to share feedback on the county’s adoption of a progressively liberal sexual education curricula. Not only did the school board delay the meeting by two hours, while parents waited outside in the rain, but once […]

A Moral Miseducation: 10 Ways California’s Sex Ed Culture is ...


Dr. Lisa Dunne, June 2018 On the heels of two recent celebrity suicides, the Center for Disease Control has released troubling new data documenting the sobering rise of suicides in the United States. Here, Dr. Lisa Dunne shares her own experience with the topic.  When I was 18 years old, […]

The Face of Suicide Ideation



My precious daughter has been on the countdown to Thanksgiving for almost 40 days. She started the Thanksgiving Clock on her phone over two months ago, and every day since, she has faithfully recorded the countdown on the whiteboard in her room: 32 days ‘til Thanksgiving! Just 21 days ‘til […]

Public Praise and Gratitude: A Lifetime of Thanksgiving


As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been monochronic. I have cherished the construct of time, counted it, calculated it, contemplated it, continuously traversing that fine line between being time-conscious and time-obsessed. If three extra minutes surreptitiously appeared in my schedule, I would immediately put them to proper […]

Time Miser: An Ode to Daylight Savings


Climate Change: Three Steps to Creating a Healthy Communication Climate Dr. Lisa Dunne, 2017 This blog is a truncated adaptation of a presentation I gave at Azusa Pacific University’s Impact Conference in February 2017. The title of that speech was Climate Change: The Impact of Communication Climate on Oxytocin Production […]

Climate Change: Creating a Healthy Communication Climate



  Countercultural Academia: Why We Chose Home Education Dr. Lisa Dunne, 2017 My biological family heritage includes a long line of educators: professors, principals, and public school teachers. In fact, I had never even heard of the concept of homeschooling when I became a parent. But once my child was […]

Countercultural Academia: Why We Chose Home Education