The Boundaries of a Wise Heart

| September 4, 2014

“You have to demand respect!” These words, uttered passionately into my cellphone earlier this week, have driven me from blog-hiding to write about a topic that is near and dear to my heart these days (quite largely because of that passionate conversation): boundaries and respect in male/female relationships. Respect may seem an odd topic for […]

Courtship for the fatherless generation: how to get on the right track?

| August 20, 2014

From our  “For the Unmarried” Archives Kelly, over at ‘Families against Feminism’, wrote a series of posts about courtship (no longer available). Kelly’s posts are always so interesting, and this subject touches my heart so deeply in particular, that I feel I simply must expand a bit about my experience. What comes in your mind when […]

Dear Teens, I Do Not Want to Photograph Your Sex Appeal

| August 17, 2014

I have been in photography for six years now, and have noticed a trend over the last few years of senior girls sexualizing themselves in their senior photo sessions.  Their bodies are baring it all in their photo sessions complete with teeny tiny swimsuits in the middle of a snow kissed field, and strappy, barely […]

One of Our Favorite Magazines Explains the Christian Hope in New Birth

| August 12, 2014

The birth of a baby is exciting—but no one really wants a baby to stay a baby forever. Birth is exciting because it means a new person has come on the scene, full of potential. So while WORLD rejoices whenever a man or woman or boy or girl drops self-trust and embraces Jesus-trust, we see […]

What is Okay For a Girl to Do?

| August 11, 2014

Quotes from Anna Sofia Botkin As women we see our lives in terms of helping men with the challenges, quests, wars, and adventures. We need to be very careful that we don’t pursue a brand of femininity that is so obsessed with it’s own girliness, that it can’t get it’s hands dirty with real dominion. […]

Baby Gammy case reveals murky side of commercial surrogacy

| August 9, 2014

 The story of baby Gammy and his “surrogate” mother has captured the world’s attention, highlighting just how complex and fraught commercial surrogacy arrangements can be. It also shows Australia is right to prohibit commercial surrogacy – and why other countries should do the same. Gammy was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart condition. He is a twin, conceived as a […]

Strength in Weakness

| August 6, 2014

Excerpt from Queen of the Home: As you begin to grasp just how vitally important your role as the queen of your home is, it is easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. Building a nation, raising an army, training, guiding, guarding, loving, helping and nurturing—as well as changing diapers, washing dishes, wiping cute little noses, doing […]

Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman Meriam Ibrahim arrives in US

| August 1, 2014

From the BBC Meriam Ibrahim was greeted by supporters in New Hampshire A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag arrived in New Hampshire on Thursday evening with her American husband and her children. Welcoming her on a […]

An African woman’s “Thank-you” letter to Meriam Ibrahim

| July 29, 2014

by Obianuju Ekeocha The great news of Mariam Ibrahim’s arrival in Italy filled me with so much joy and elation. The images of this graceful and beautiful African woman, babe in hand, stepping out of the plane was a sight to behold especially after her unspeakable pain and suffering in the Sudanese prison. So I thought […]

You Have Too Many Children to Give Them What They Need

| July 28, 2014

Somewhere along the line, we created an imaginary set of rules about what kids need  for healthy development and if you’ll listen closely, you’ll hear it: “To love my children is to buy them things.” Suffice it to say, if love equals providing material comforts,  American children are the most well-loved children in the world. Ironically, they […]

Top 10 Tips for Medieval Princesses

| July 27, 2014

Let’s face it: most of us girls wanted to be a princess at some point in our lives, and had the plastic tiara and tinsel-covered dress to prove it. We may never grow up to marry a real prince, like Kate Middleton, or take princess lessons, like Australia’s Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, but help […]

Meriam Ibrahim released from Sudan

| July 26, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim and her family have arrived safely in Rome, ending a year-long effort in Sudan to put her to death for her Christian faith. “This is a day of celebration,” said Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who welcomed the family at the airport on Thursday. Ibrahim’s release came only hours after the U.S. House of […]

Why Christian Girls Post Seductive Selfies

| July 11, 2014

When I was in high school Bethany and I decided we wanted to do a really cool photo shoot of ourselves. We put on the most modern outfits we could find, layered on the jewelry, doubled the mascara and headed to a prime location – our roof. We recruited (begged) one of our younger sisters […]

Stand out from the crowd with timeless vintage inspired fashion

| July 9, 2014

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The Gospel Heals Families – Woman’s Worries Are Prayed Away

| July 9, 2014

Jyoti spent her time caring for her two children and trying to ensure her family was run well, while her husband labored in short-term jobs to provide for them. But when the summer came and her husband did not get any jobs, the worries of each day became nearly unbearable. Jyoti worried relentlessly about how […]