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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!

Make Money From Home: Guide to Joining Multilevel Marketing Company

July 28, 2015 | Author:

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Multilevel marketing companies (also known as MLMs) have a bad rap. Some of it is deserved, and some of it isn’t.

MLMs are often labeled as “pyramid schemes,” but that’s not true. The difference is that pyramid schemes are illegal because they offer no product. With MLMs, a product or service is the basis for the business.

Truthfully, if you have a go-getter personality, and you can follow some basic business and personal etiquette, you can make a lot of money in an MLM. The trick is to avoid all the potential pitfalls along the way!

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Is There A Contraception Conspiracy?

July 27, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s note: It’s not that hard to believe in conspiracy any more. While theorists are often characterized as building a false reality on a lot of speculation and little investigation and stirring up fears,  facts remain difficult things as Planned Parenthood just learned. Evil exists because the depravity of man exists. Whether we’re in the NFP or quiverful camp, we’re all too well acquainted with the facts and repeated examples that contraception is an unhealthy and unwise choice for women.]

As early as 1930, asbestos manufacturers knew that asbestos was potentially harmful to their employees, those who installed their products and those living around the products. In 1932, a doctor reported that 29% of the workers at one Johns-Manville plant were suffering from asbestosis. But getting away from asbestos would have meant huge costs for the construction industry and, in the end, the consumer. So the manufacturers felt justified in covering up the fact and lobbying the media and the government to keep the status quo. There is always a “good reason,” a “good excuse.” This situation continued until 1989, when the EPA finally banned the product.

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CNA: High Price Tags and Ugly Secrets – How Surrogacy Preys on Poor Women

July 27, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s note: A biblically sound patriarchal family wouldn’t force a woman into surrogacy]

Women from a poor demographic have become an increasing interest in the multi-billion dollar surrogate industry, with most mothers being forced or coerced into volunteering as a surrogate.

India and Thailand are among the most common international destinations for couples seeking surrogacy due to low costs and loose regulations. White also named Mexico, Nepal and Ukraine as other countries where the market is growing.

Attention has mounted the past few days over a recent surrogacy case in Thailand in which a surrogate mother refused to allow the American couple who hired her to take their child out of the country when she found out that they were homosexual, Reuters News reports.

Such a lack of transparency in the surrogacy industry is not uncommon.

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Crown Financial: Making Money From Home

July 25, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s note: Feminism has done much to destabilize the home. The example of the Proverbs 31 woman with her business and market savvy are a stabilizing force for home and family life. ]

For many of our forebears, home wasn’t just a place to live — it was a center of commerce. Whether by running a cottage industry or a family farm, our ancestors earned a living not far from where they ate and slept. Work began moving away from home during the industrial revolution. Now, in the information age, work-at-home jobs are gaining new ground. In this article, we examine several work-at-home options — and alert you to common work-at-home scams.

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Church Militant: I Was the Other Man: An Insider’s Look at Why Gay Marriage Will Never Work

July 23, 2015 | Author:

joseph c sciambra[T]he current obsession with gay marriage is not a step towards a version of heterosexual monogamy transplanted into the heads of gay men, but a withdrawal towards safety and an unconscious awareness that so far nothing (decriminalization, sexual liberation and acceptance) had worked.

In the end, it’s all make-believe — a last-ditch effort to save a way of life that is intrinsically self-destructive.

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Time: 10 Pieces of Classical Music Your Children Will Love

July 23, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s note: It’s the personal opinion of this editor that you can swap out Laurie Berkner permanently for any of these composers. No need to wait until summer. Make it part of every day life. Define the culture of your home before others do. No need to save your sanity if you never let it go.]

[I]f you can get your young kids into classical music…they’ll be primed for more interesting musical taste down the road.

The key is to start with the kind of orchestral works your [children] are most likely to get into on their own. That means short, melodic and upbeat.

Here are 10 kid-tested pieces of classical music to try.

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Federalist: Ideas for Reporters Struggling to Cover Planned Parenthood

July 21, 2015 | Author:

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Many years ago I interviewed for a reporting job covering government waste, fraud and mismanagement. The interview went well and my future employers mentioned that they’d had trouble keeping the position filled as many reporters had trouble coming up with story ideas. They wondered if that would be a problem. I thought they were joking, so I chuckled. But they were entirely serious.

I thought of that when looking at media coverage of the Planned Parenthood scandal. The media seem to be really struggling to come up with any story ideas for how to cover this story.

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We must stop indoctrinating boys in feminist ideology

July 21, 2015 | Author:

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On Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported that a school in Oxford has become the first to introduce “Good Lad” workshops, in which boys are singled out for sessions that teach them about “the scale of sexual harassment and violence aimed at female students” and how they must stand up for women’s rights.

The workshops are the latest in a mushrooming series of initiatives in which ideologically-driven activists are being invited into schools, driven by the belief that boys need to be re-educated to prevent them from becoming a threat to women.

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Wilson: The Ethics of Righteous Video Sting Operations

July 21, 2015 | Author:

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So let me tell you right at the beginning what I think of the ethics of video sting operations (like the #PPSellsBabyParts story from last week). After telling you what I think about it, I want to lay out a biblical case for it.

The story caught Planned Parenthood by surprise, along with a bunch of people in the moderate middle whose reaction was “wait . . . what?” That being the case, Planned Parenthood’s first responses have been pretty lame, and have actually made things worse for them. Apologizing for the “tone” of the comments, as the head of Planned Parenthood did, is like Dylann Roof apologizing for jaywalking on the way to the church in Charleston.

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Second Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Exposed – I Want A Lamborghini

July 21, 2015 | Author:


Second Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Haggles Over Baby Parts Prices, Changes Abortion Methods. View Discretion Advised.

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50% Divorce Rate in Church is Misleading Propoganda

July 20, 2015 | Author:

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This is a game-changer. Talk about “an old wives’ tale.” You’ve heard it said that 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce; 2) most marriages that do happen to make it are, nonetheless, unhappy, and 3) Christians are just as likely to divorce as non-believers.

These claims, long understood to be research-based facts, never quite sat right with me. Still, admittedly, while these assertions do swim upstream against the flow of both our common sense and our common experience, we have, nevertheless, accepted them (present company included) as valid because – well, you know, because “social science …”

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Windham: 5 Surprising Things About The Proverbs 31 Woman

July 20, 2015 | Author:

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Everyone knows that the lady described in Proverbs 31 is generally considered to be the supreme example of womanhood found in the Bible and the archetype that all Christian men should seek out for marriage. But there are some facts about the P-31 Girl that most men and even most women are not aware of.

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Holmes: 5 Ways We Fight for Children

July 20, 2015 | Author:

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Less than a week ago, a video was released that provided damning evidence thatPlanned Parenthood was selling the body parts of infant corpses. Christians immediately took to social media calling Planned Parenthood actions “inhumane” and “barbaric.” Many demanded that the government defund the organization and others insisted that they be shut down.

Christians should continue to leverage their influence online to expose the atrocities taking place inside an organization that makes profit by murdering innocents and traffics their body parts under the guise of women’s rights. But that’s not all we should do.

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Thomas: One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

July 20, 2015 | Author:

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Children are one of God’s many gifts to parents. As parents, we have the responsibility and the privilege to guide them into a practical experience of knowing and loving God (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) .

Though our children are born with a limited God-awareness (Romans 1:20), we can still cooperate with the LORD (Ephesians 5:1) in the process of connecting their innate awareness of Him (Romans 2:14-15) in real, practical, and mature ways that ultimately lead to their salvation (John 3:7).

I have created a graphic that helps to communicate that concept. (The six points below will help you to walk through the meaning of the graphic.)

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TGC: You Are What – And How – You Read

July 16, 2015 | Author:

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I just returned from a well-known (and well-heeled) Christian college, where roughly 100 demonstrators gathered on the chapel steps to protest my address on the grounds that my testimony was dangerous. Later that day, I sat down with these beloved students, to listen, to learn, and to grieve. Homosexuality is a sin, but so is homophobia; the snarled composition of our own sin and the sin of others weighs heavily on us all. I came away from that meeting realizing—again—how decisively our reading practices shape our worldview. This may seem a quirky observation, but I know too well the world these students inhabit. I recall its contours and crevices, risks and perils, reading lists and hermeneutical allegiances. You see, I’m culpable. The blood is on my hands. The world of LGBTQ activism on college campuses is the world that I helped create. I was unfaltering in fidelity: the umbrella of equality stretching to embrace my lesbian identity, and the world that emerged from it held salvific potential. I bet my life on it, and I lost.

When I started to read the Bible it was to critique it, embarking on a research project on the Religious Right and their hatred against queers, or, at the time, people like me. A neighbor and pastor, Ken Smith, became my friend. He executed the art of dying: turning over the pages of your heart in the shadow of Scripture, giving me a living testimony of the fruit of repentance.

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