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Since 2002, LAF has refuted the follies of feminism and promoted a strong, intelligent, biblical view of womanhood. We love femininity and are delighted to share the beauties of the womanly virtues with women all over the world. New to LAF? Start here! Looking for older articles? Please visit the archives!

Will God Save Your Kids?

January 30, 2015 | Author:

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There are few things I pray for with greater frequency or intensity than the salvation of my children. I long for them to be saved, and long to be able to be able to call them not only my son and daughters, but my brother and sisters. I long for them to profess faith, and for those professions to be proven true.

I believe it, but sometimes find myself trying to hedge my bets just a little bit. Sometimes I edge away from the gospel of God’s free grace and begin to trust in works—not their works, but mine.

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Gendercide: When Does Gender Equality Begin?

January 30, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s Note: This article is revealing. Spin and manipulation have long been tools of the abortion industry. Claiming to be pro-woman, new legislation against gendercide poses a real problem for the abortion community as they continue with their facade.]

The impositions that some immigrant women suffer [under which stem] from their communities are often shocking to their Western sisters. These practices range from burquas [and] female genital mutilation to forced marriages and honour killings. It is obvious that the women concerned are not happy with some of these practices either, and appreciate laws in their adopted country that ban the most harmful [practices], as well as campaigns of women’s rights groups to roll back the [other destructive practices].

But in one form of coercion it seems they [remain] on their own, and that is the pressures arising from son preference and the ready availability of abortion. In Britain, for example, the selective aborting of female foetuses is largely hidden and both government officials and many health professionals dispute that it is even occurring. That’s partly because “gender abortions” are illegal, although some groups deny even that.

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A Super Bowl Blessing

January 30, 2015 | Author:

Five years ago, Susan went to a friend’s house to watch the Super Bowl. She was pregnant, scared and alone. That night, she watched Focus on the Family’s commercial featuring Tim Tebow, and her life would never be the same.

In the end, Susan Wood went to the party because she couldn’t bear to be home alone, not tonight. She needed to get out of the house and away from her own thoughts, if only for a few hours. Anything to take her mind off the worry, the panic, the indecision and the morning sickness.

So she walked to a friend’s house — to escape, to watch the Saints take on the Colts and to view one of the most talked-about Super Bowl commercials in history.

There were maybe 15 people at the party, but they were too busy talking and snacking and laughing to notice that Susan wasn’t drinking, that she wore a distracted look and a manufactured smile.

Earlier that morning, Susan told her boyfriend she was pregnant. Let’s just say he did not react well. He saw the first pregnancy test; he insisted on a second. Abortion was the only option. Susan consented, if only to end the conflict. Then he left, and she walked to the Super Bowl party alone.

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Brown: The Essence of Biblical Patriarchy

January 30, 2015 | Author:

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It seems that the term patriarchy has fallen on hard times. But what is biblical patriarchy?

Consider the seventh command, “You shall not commit adultery” (Deut. 5:18). This command initiates a celebration of the wonderful commands of God for marriage. This command takes us into the deepest recesses of the heart of God’s love for men and women. He desires us to mirror His own nature in the loving unified relationships in the Godhead as well as His sacrificial love for the Church that Christ demonstrates. This is the essence of biblical patriarchy, and it displays the truth that God’s commands for marriage are both a soothing breeze and a wall of protection for all those who would obey them.

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The Most Overlooked Characteristic of a Potential Spouse

January 30, 2015 | Author:

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“In sickness and in health.”

On two occasions I have said those words with the full confidence that the couple repeating those words actually knew what they meant.

The first occurrence brought a smile to my face. She had endured and marriage was her reward on the other side of illness. Together they have journeyed through the struggles of a serious disease as boyfriend and girlfriend. Now they would be husband and wife. They knew what “in sickness and in health” meant.

The second occurrence brought a tear to my eye. She had weeks to live. The vow renewal was his gift to her. I almost cut the words fearing they might be too painful. But with a crowd gathered I included them as a testimony to all who would hear them say, “in sickness and in health.” They meant it and everyone knew it.

Few people consider sickness and suffering when picking a mate.

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Archives: No Shades of Grey: A Black and White Seduction of the Mind

January 29, 2015 | Author:

[Editor’s Note] Originally published July 15, 2012

Sexual sin hurts. It mangles and poisons. It attacks the potential beauty and closeness of one of God’s most mysterious gifts: The one flesh relationship of sexual intimacy. In addition to defrauding our neighbor, when we engage in fornication or adultery we are in a real way self-destructing (Rom. 1:24-27).

While most Christians understand the health risks of extra-marital sex, and many will even acknowledge the emotional and spiritual damage such relationships have on people, it is likely that few understand how much deeper the damage goes. Studies now show that physical damage to the brain may be an additional consequence of sexual sin.

(Not for young readers.)

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Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court

January 29, 2015 | Author:

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I wasn’t surrounded by average heterosexual couples,” she says in her court brief.  “Dad’s partners slept and ate in our home, and they took me along to meeting places in the LGBT communities. I was exposed to overt sexual activities like sodomy, nudity, pornography, group sex, sadomasochism and the ilk.”

“There was no guarantee that any of my Dad’s partners would be around for long, and yet I often had to obey them,” she said. “My rights and innocence were violated.”

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Recommended Resources
Noble Savages: Exposing the Worldview of Pornography and Their War Against Christian Civilization
Homosexuality: A Biblical View
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Let’s Call ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ What It Is: Perverted

January 29, 2015 | Author:

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When the novel Fifty Shades of Grey was published three years ago, critics described it as “dull and poorly written,” “depressing” and “a sad joke.” Yet, it sold 100 million copies.

Women were fascinated by the dark tale of a 21-year-old college student, Ana Steele, who falls in love with a handsome but mysterious young billionaire named Christian Grey after she interviews him for a newspaper.

The book was accurately dubbed “mommy porn” because it is sexually graphic and full of crude language, and also because Christian expects his girlfriends to totally submit to his sexual tastes—which involve whips, chains, handcuffs and gray neckties.

This is not just mainstream porn. This is mainstream bondage porn. And it’s coming to a theater near you, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Recommended Resources
No Shades of Grey: A Black and White Seduction of the Mind
Noble Savages: Exposing the Worldview of Pornography and Their War Against Christian Civilization
Fifty Shades, Twilight, and Teaching Young Women To Desire Abusers
Raising Maidens of Virtue
Purity: A Godly Woman’s Adornment

 

Does the Pill cause an abortion?

January 29, 2015 | Author:

Birth-Control-pf-300x225You may not agree that human life starts at conception, but rather at implantation, when the embryo attaches to the lining of the uterus about six days after conception. In which case, you wouldn’t consider the process described above an abortion. Some studies show that a majority of people believe it does start at conception. But it’s not actually a matter of opinion or belief. In a remarkable scientific paper[vii], Maureen L. Condic, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, writes:

The scientific evidence supports the conclusion that a zygote is a human organism and that the life of a new human being commences at a scientifically well defined ‘moment of conception.’ This conclusion is objective, consistent with the factual evidence, and independent of any specific ethical, moral, political, or religious view of human life or of human embryos.

Because abortion is legal, this conclusion leaves the user of contraceptives with a personal moral choice about what may happen to the embryo once it is created as a result of the relatively small, yet real, possibility of the failure of a contraceptive’s first mechanism, the prevention of fertilization. But in order to freely exercise this moral choice, a woman has to be informed.

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January 28, 2015 | Author:

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Gracefully Aging

January 27, 2015 | Author:

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Hollywood is full of women who seem to have stopped the hands of time. Sixty is the new forty. We marvel at how they do it. Forget plain old soap and cold cream; spa treatments and injections are the latest beauty must-haves. Cosmetic companies are raking in the profits, while we are left feeling more hollow than ever.

The only solution to this sad dilemma is for a woman to see herself, not as a maiden, but as a woman—a human being with a body and soul—who goes through different stages in her life, transforming into a better and wiser person. What she carries with her through each of those stages is her character, her inward self that is growing in love, knowledge, and wisdom. But she can’t cultivate those aspects if she is focused on sexual, social, and economic power. She can only do it if she sees past the power constructs of the world and realizes what’s really important, what will last, what will grow more and more beautiful—her spirit, her mind, her soul. Those grow more lovely in the fertile soil of loving relationships, service, hard work, humility, devotion, loyalty, and faith.

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Missed Motherhood: A Casualty of the Sexual Revolution

January 27, 2015 | Author:

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Susan Shapiro’s article at The New York Times is as sad as anything I’ve read in a long time. She is the quintessential modern woman, having pursued a career and a life in the city through her childbearing years. Twice she got pregnant, and twice she aborted her children. She didn’t want to be pregnant before her life and finances were stable. She would “have it all” eventually–so she thought.

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Homosexual Battle Plans Revealed: Destroy Marriage

January 26, 2015 | Author:

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“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.

I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three… And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”

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The Art of Manliness: Lesson #6 Don’t Be Afraid to Start a Family

January 24, 2015 | Author:

[Editor’s note: This is a very rich history full of wisdom and insight into what makes a lasting marriage. Read to the end. You’ll love every bit of it!]

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“[My marriage] was much the most fortunate and joyous event which happened to me in the whole of my life.” -WC

Of the many “contradictions” of Churchill’s life, one of the most interesting is that while he loved high-flying adventure, and relished danger, risk, and excitement, he was also, as a friend put it, “tremendously domestic.” Nothing gave him more happiness and satisfaction than his family, and while he loved traveling the world, he could sincerely say that “A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted.”

Yet the more one looks at his life, the less contradictory these two impulses seem. Not only was Churchill’s family life an adventure in and of itself, but it in fact made possible his other escapades and accomplishments.

Churchill was 34 years old when he got hitched. Making it with the ladies hadn’t been high on his list of priorities as a youth; he had far too many other interests, ambitions, and adventures to which to attend. He had sought marriage and courted a few women to be sure, but they had not returned his advances, until at last he found himself talking to one Clementine Hozier at a dinner party in March 1908. They had met briefly four years earlier; this time they fell for each other.

Clementine left shortly after the party for a trip abroad, and a smitten Churchill wrote to tell her “how much I liked our long talk on Sunday and what a comfort and pleasure it was to me to meet a girl with so much intellectual quality and strong reserves of noble sentiment.” This letter was followed by many other affectionate missives, to which Clementine responded in kind.

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Pinterest Wedding Shrines and Idolatrous Expectations

January 23, 2015 | Author:

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As a teenager, I read my fair share of Christian romance novels. They were full of dramatic plot lines, sexual tension, one room school houses and Canadian Mounties. The leading men were imperfect but in a tousled and endearing sort of way. They always knew what to say. All the female characters were beautiful, but distressed, to ensure the reader plenty of drama. Each story ended with a sigh.

Today, women can indulge their romantic side by using Pinterest. They can build relationship shrines out of images of engagement rings and couple shots and create virtual collages of attractive men, romantic dates, perfect playlists, and unique wedding favors. I have seen girls as young as thirteen with these boards. They are collecting comparisons.

This magazine says that the right guy will know what his girlfriend wants for Christmas.

This pastor says that saving sex until marriage ensures a satisfying and uncomplicated sex-life.

This film is my favorite because he sweeps her off her feet by showing up at the prom to slow dance with her to her favorite song!

This salesmen says that when you try on the right wedding dress, you will “just know” (and probably weep).

This picture proves that guys can have six-packs. I won’t date anyone unless he has a six-pack.

This blogger recommends putting unique date ideas into a jar and pulling one out every week.

This TV show contains a highly flawed female character with a perfect boyfriend who adores her. I will only marry a guy if he accepts my constant moodiness and sass!

Don’t let yourself off the hook. Replace Christian romance novels and Pinterest with anything else that may have you building up unrealistic expectations. Maybe it’s the music you listen to. Does it make romantic love out to be a religion? Maybe it’s the Nicolas Sparks books you hide under your desk at work. Is it the pictures your friends post on Facebook of their seemingly perfect marriages, kids, and family vacations? It could even be the advice of other Christians. Regardless of their source, the following relationship lies pose a threat to true contentment…

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