Tess Timmerman

Timmerman wins student pro-life essay contest

Tess Timmerman, a student at Pius X High School, has been named the winner of a state essay contest for ninth-grade students.

She won the 2019 Nebraska State Pro Life Essay Contest sponsored by the Nebraska Knights of Columbus State Council and the Culture of Life Foundation of Nebraska. Below is her essay:

“Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.” (Deuteronomy 6: 6-7) society today is confused on the definition of marriage. A google search will tell you that marriage is “the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship” the bible will tell you that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman who become one flesh through the holy sacrament of matrimony. The purpose of marriage is to teach children. Marriage and family is the root of society. Since society is corrupt it makes sense that the idea of family is also corrupt. Family is the unit of society. It is families that make up a society. The way to fix a broken society is to look to the roots. So when we look to the roots of the problem we find the family. To fix our society’s idea of family we look to the definition of family.

“Abortion is one of the ways society has messed with the idea of family and what it should be. By trying to change what God has created, a child, we are destroying the roots to a strong society. The family is made to teach its children so that they will one day grow up to teach their children the way they were taught. Families will renew society by remembering what they are supposed to be. Society needs to recognize the family as it was created so that the family can renew society. Without a foundation a building is nothing. Without the family unit society is nothing. The family is the foundation of society and it is broken. By renewing the family, we renew society.”

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