For many years the trend towards overt hostility towards Christian families has been clear, but the pandemic and mask/vaccine mandates have revealed the threat in an undeniable way.
Many Christians have discovered that where they live is directly correlated with the threat to their livelihood and liberties.
In the near future it may even be a threat to your physical freedom.
Most Americans, and indeed, those from the developed world, now have the ability to live and work almost anywhere. This begs the question; why not choose a place to live that provides the greatest opportunities for your family to flourish with the least threats to faith and freedom?
Along these lines, I’ve created a series of worksheets in Google Sheets with the goal of developing a logical approach to analyzing potential locations for raising a family. I’ve provided the template and offer many questions I feel are relevant, and you can edit/add to these with the data points you think are relevant.
For example, I believe if you evaluate living in a rural ‘red’ county in a ‘red’ state, you will find that these locations are much more conducive to family life than living in an urban ‘blue’ county in a ‘blue’ state.
You might see the risk as such that just living in rural America is not safe enough…so I’ve made it easy to evaluate others countries as well.
For example, I believe you will find that living in a poor Catholic country with a weak central government provides a much safer environment for a family than living in a wealthy, formerly Catholic country with a strong central government.
Here is a short video about how the spreadsheet works and how to use it. Watch this first and it will help.
Here is a link to the Google Sheet. You may download it and use it in Excel, or copy it into your own Google sheets account.
Hopefully, this spreadsheet will help you to think through all the relevant issues, maybe even argue about them with like-minded people, and make the best decisions you can.