A Tale of Two Fathers: Silas Marner on the True Meaning of Fatherhood

| September 16, 2014

Randall Smith recently published a two-part Public Discourse essay on Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. Smith criticizes the radical argument put forth in the novel’s trial scene by a sophisticated city lawyer who claims that Fyodor Pavlovich is not truly a father because his son Dmitri feels no loyalty to him. The lawyer argues that, even if Dmitri murdered Fyodor, […]

An Evangelical Defense of Traditional Marriage

| September 13, 2014

This piece is a response to an op-ed by Brandan Robertson on Time.com Tuesday, “Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: The Story Behind Our Launch.” I eagerly await the young evangelical that finally convinces me that the Bible and human history are wrong on marriage and that justice requires that both Christianity and society bestow marriage on […]

‘I wish I could have prevented my girlfriend’s abortion’

| September 12, 2014

It seems little has been said about what men suffer when their children are murdered by the mother carrying them. One man tells his story of fighting to persuade a woman enraptured by the promises of the dealt culture, that is feminism and women’s liberation movement, and her supposed right to choose. From The Telegraph, […]

The Illusion of Neutrality

| September 12, 2014

The Nude Beach Principle On the impossibility: consider the effects of a permission that radically alters the nature of the context in which the action is permitted. We might call this the Nude Beach Principle. Suppose that Surftown has one beautiful beach, where young and old, boys and girls, single people and whole families, have […]

Is Marriage a Form of Prostitution?

| September 5, 2014

By Angela Shanahan at Mercatornet The tired old ideas of ageing feminists are being discredited by a younger generation. When I heard that an Australian social commentator called Jane Caro had compared “traditional” marriage to prostitution on the popular TV program Q&A, I thought, “Oh, here we go again!” That trope of feminist literature is almost as […]

End The Three-Month Wait For Sharing A Pregnancy

| August 28, 2014

The Duggar family, of reality TV fame, are rarely described as “brave.” They have 19 children (“and counting,” as the title of their reality show declares) and are thus objects of fascination if not scorn. Yet the seemingly mundane act from one of the bunch recently did, in a strikingly quiet way, demonstrate a bit […]

How strong families help the economy

| August 13, 2014

The government will never provide for you as well as a stable two-parent family will. That’s the summary of the Heritage Foundation’s first annual report on America’s societal and economic trends, released Wednesday. The 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity states that while abortion and violent crime are on the decline, the marriage rate is […]

Who is Being Rude Anyway?

| August 4, 2014

by Israel Wayne over at Christian Worldview Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve heard the smash pop hit, “Rude” by the group Magic!. It speaks about a young man, seeking permission to marry a traditional man’s daughter. He is turned down by the young lady’s father, but rather than being rebuffed, he retorts […]

Out of the cave: Leading our Children Away from Celebrity Culture

| July 2, 2014

We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life. This week, Forbes released its annual top celebrities list, The Celebrity 100. Quite simply, the list measures, as Forbes shamelessly puts it, “money and fame”.  Calculating the in-crowd includes looking at earnings over the past year, as well as […]

Dads, Date Your Daughter’s Boyfriend

| June 21, 2014

Editor’s note: We’re not sharing this as an endorsement for dating. If you are in the dating world and wondering why it’s not working and why it’s so difficult, there is much wisdom to be had here. Father fail One of the most terrifying moments of a not-yet-married man’s life is meeting his girlfriend’s father. […]

Discussion on Patriarchy and Theocracy with Kevin Swanson & Dave Buehner

| April 23, 2014

Patriarchy and Theocracy. Are they nasty words or great ideas? Listen to Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner discuss concerns about patriarchy and theocracy. Here’s a snippet: Kevin: And let’s look at patriarchy problems. Now, this woman started elucidating the problems relating to the folks that maintain a patriarchal view of things. She developed some of […]

Husbands Love Your Wives -Webinar

| April 14, 2014

Husbands, This is for you! Would you like to sit under the instruction of the foremost voice on family life during the Puritan era? Have you ever needed some detailed, practical counsel for your marriage? Have you ever wished someone would speak to the everyday matters that pop up in your marriage and family life? […]

How are you dealing with your first born’s impending marriage?

| March 19, 2014

Managing a Large Family Because so few people understand the logistics of managing a large family, and so few know the great genius and diligence of my dear wife, many people at the loss of my wife were most concerned about logistical concerns—how would all the stuff of managing a household get taken care of? […]

The “P” Word

| March 18, 2014

By James McDonald Words are the essence of communication. Without words, there is no way to convey concepts or feelings or attitudes. Words are glorious tools that help us to frame and communicate what we really believe. The importance of words is clearly seen in the Bible. When God created the heavens and the earth, […]

A Father’s Love

| March 18, 2014

The story comes to us from rural China: Fengyi township, Yibin county, Sichuan province, about 2,000 miles to the west of Shanghai.  Everyday, 40 year old Yu Xukang gets up at 5am. He prepares a lunch for his son to eat at school. Then he helps his son walk to school, about 7km away over […]