10 Things Millennials Won’t Spend Money On

| July 18, 2014

Late marriages, no children — that’s the penchant of the “millennials” demographic. TIME MAGAZINE reports: “Many aren’t planning on having kids. In a 2012 study, fewer than half of millennials (42%) said they planned to have children. That’s down from 78% 20 years ago.” Prudence in planning for the future is wise, but we must […]

Marketplace Womanhood: Dumping Debt

| March 9, 2014

If you’re in debt, here’s the good news: All the debt you’ve ever accumulated, you accumulated in the past. Even if you put a $500 purse on a credit card this morning, that mistake is in your past. All you have now is your present and your future. If you’re tired of debt, there’s no […]

Why I hated College

| March 5, 2014

Another great piece on the reality of college. For alternative ideas about higher education, The Family Economics Conference hosted by Generations With Vision has covered that topic with panel discussions by Fathers and Sons who have proven there is no need for college. Mature, capable, financially stable and ready to marry before most are out […]

How Loving Your Husband Makes Him A Better Leader

| February 19, 2014

From Inc.com, comes a piece about the effectiveness of good loving relationships at home, on performance, leadership skills, and business to business relations of your man. How to Conquer the Need to Be Loved When I wrote an article recently touching on the potentially destructive nature of needing to be liked, I knew from my own […]

Hope for the Proverbs 31 Business Woman

| February 16, 2014

Support Glory of Africa There is a lot of concern about the future in American, especially for the sake of future generations. For all the difficulties our culture presents us it seems impossible to fathom accomplishing all that goes into building a solid viable family structure that will allow us to influence and disciple the […]

Kevin Swanson: Faith, Family, and Freedom Are Languishing

| February 13, 2014

Church attendance has dropped 55% since the Silent Generation, with only 18% of the Millennial Generation in church.* Young men and women are saturated in secular education, pop culture, online pornography, and a myriad of other harmful influences. According to CovenantEyes.com, 80% of young men are addicted to pornography. Birth implosions and illegitimacy are the rule of the day, and faithful marriages […]

Comparable Worth

| February 8, 2014

Should a truck driver earn more than a telephone operator, or an engineer more than a librarian? Questions like these are largely resolved in the labor market by the forces of supply and demand. Proponents of comparable worth, however, challenge the resulting pattern of wages by arguing that occupations dominated by female workers are paid […]

Entrepreneurship Helps Hatian Women Keep Their Children

| February 7, 2014

Where charity failed and hurt the Haitian economy entrepreneurial vision made way for hope to become reality. Haitian women rebuild their lives by embracing  and capitalizing on the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Shelley Clay founded Papillon Enterprise in 2008 after quickly surmising the worth for Haitians of business startups versus charity handouts. Shelley […]

Join us for the ‘February is Red’ Pinterest Promotion & Marketplace Launch

| February 3, 2014

‘February Is Red’. Click to see… Did you know that LAF/Beautiful Womanhood is on Pinterest? We are. We’ve been building boards that will bring you vision, inspiration, good deals, resources and business opportunity that fits with your life and style. Some people tweet, some are facebookers, and some love to pin. We hope we’ve captured your […]

So, You Lost Your Job – The Lord Is Your Keeper

| February 1, 2014

Trust is one of the biggest struggles all women face. Trusting ourselves is easy but trusting ourselves to another is a whole different story. The constant stream of “what ifs” that flood our minds is proof enough. And then there are the tough times. Job loss does come and all our fears are compounded by […]

Starting Your Business – Part 1

| January 17, 2014

In addition to wealth generation and Kingdom impact (such as we see with the Cook’s Pest Control case), having your own business – especially a family business – can also reform the family economy and relationships. A family business can reverse the conditioning by our consumer-driven economy to spend our earnings on wood, hay, and stubble rather […]

Millenials choose demanding jobs over having kids

| January 17, 2014

The News Story – Millennials want children, but they’re not planning on them In a New York Times blog post this week, Katrina Alcorn highlights an alarming new study revealing that fewer than half of millennials are planning on having children. In 1992, Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania authored a study investigating […]

Marriage and Economic Well Being: The Economy of the Family Rises or Falls with Marriage

| January 5, 2014

Patrick F. Fagan, Andrew J. Kidd and Henry Potrykus Executive Summary The economic well-being of the United States is strongly related to marriage, which is a choice about how we channel our sexuality. The implications of sexual choices are apparent when comparing family structures across basic economic measures such as employment, income, net worth, poverty, […]

My MoneyLife – Debt

| July 17, 2013

Keep in mind that God doesn’t prohibit borrowing. He does however put some constraints on it. The Bible tells us that borrowing is the LEAST thing that God has promised. If you are always willing to settle for the least, God will continue to let you borrow. The Bible also stresses that borrowing is a […]

Badly Done McDonalds, Badly Done.

| July 17, 2013

This makes one wonder who is McDonald’s workforce these days. Obviously married, possibly with children. Outside of the obvious, that two jobs split the home and threaten the future of children and their discipleship, that two jobs produce dual headship, (husband has his boss and wife has hers), divide the husband and wife in their […]