“There is a universal human longing to be known and loved by the two people responsible for one’s existence. Those longings should inform how we talk about marriage and family because children have the most at stake in these conversations. If children could order their own world, it would be one where their mother and father loved them and loved each other throughout their childhood…but adults dominate these conversations because they hold all of the power.
(Excerpt from Them Before Us YouTube Channel)
Katy Faust is the Founder and Director of Them Before Us made up of ordinary adults who are committed to putting the needs of children at the forefront of the battle surrounding the very foundation of our society— marriage, and family. She chatted to JournoNews.
My secret pleasure is … dancing to Macklemore in the kitchen with my kids.
My first job was … waitressing at a retirement home.
My most annoying habits are … always being on my phone (sorry, Honey.)
Favorite quote … “You have enemies? Good. It means you stood for something, sometime in your life.” Winston Churchill
A clear childhood memory is … sailing with my dad.
What makes me really nervous is … saying something unpopular on social media.
The best advice my parents gave me was … Be kind. Be honest.
A song that resonates is … Peter Gabriel, Solsbury Hill. Played LOUD!
If I wasn’t an advocate for children’s rights, I’d be … a radio host! Or Secretary of State. Or maybe a real estate agent.
I’m most thankful for … how when I seek God I find Him if I seek Him with all my heart.
My favorite meal is … whatever I don’t have to make for myself.
I know it’s good for me, but I hate … ALL THE HOUSECLEANING.
A book I love is … All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.
My ‘happy place’ is … date night with the Hubs.
My most embarrassing memory is … sneaking candy when my mom wasn’t looking. (Maybe not embarrassing, but I’m still consumed with guilt about it!)
My hidden skill is … roasting vegetables.
If I was a dog, I’d be a … Keeshond. I mean, look at that picture.
It’s a bit corny but I love … baby goat videos.
I’m most at peace when … I’m on a run.
The country I’d love to visit … any country with a quiet beach.
“Giving children a voice in the debate over family structure.”