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 […]

Courtship: It’s Just Coffee

| August 20, 2014

Editor’s Note: Is courtship just coffee? Evidence that defining the terms and expectations is so very important.  From Raising Real Men “Hey, I’ve got some unexpected time free. Want to meet for coffee?” an adult young man texts a female friend. “I’m not comfortable meeting guys like that. You need to talk to my father,” […]

Femina on Courtship Tales

| August 20, 2014

  “Ben came and picked me up on his motorcycle that night – wearing his cool leather jacket. Yes, we went on a date. On a motorcycle. Just the two of us. Dad did not come along in a sidecar on the motorcycle, and he did not come and sit at the next table with […]

Why Courtship Is Fundamentally Awed

| August 18, 2014

By Douglas Wilson Thomas Umstattd Jr. recently made a splash with his article “Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed.” To be perfectly honest, I thought a number of his points were very good, like frosted flakes in the bowl glinting in the morning light of your quiet breakfast nook. But I also thought, retaining the honesty theme here, […]

Not According to Plan

| June 30, 2014

What will you do when your life pivots in ways you didn’t anticipate? Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Ever a morning person, by the time I’m done brushing my teeth my mind is typically racing with […]

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. […]

Courtdate: A Generation of Courtship Culture on Trial

| June 18, 2014

In the 1980s, many parents were appalled at the heartbreak and devastation of a culture that had lost its biblical moorings. The abuse of sex and drugs and education were creating a living hell. Adults who were saved out of this environment decided that they wanted to make climate change a reality. Their fierce and […]

Unmarried Women And the Things of the Lord

| April 26, 2014

In my last article I tried to demonstrate how I believe I have discovered Scriptural support for stay-at-home daughterhood, not as a role that every unmarried woman must follow but as the Lord’s general preference for the daughters of intact covenant families. It should be said that my comments are directed primarily towards younger women […]

Is Stay-At-Home Daughterhood Biblical?

| April 8, 2014

It’s now a little over three years since I realised, much to my surprise, that the Lord was calling me to a productive life as a daughter at home. It was a bandwagon I’d never planned on joining. I was headed for a legal career, but then, over a period of six months, my future […]

Be Rude

| March 10, 2014

As a young teen, Marie Antoinette came from the cozy family atmosphere of the court of her mother the Empress of Austria to marry the heir to the French throne. Morals were lax at the French court and Marie Antoinette’s higher standards made her plenty of enemies, especially when she snubbed Madame Du Barry, her […]

You Never Marry the Right Person

| February 20, 2014

In generations past, there was far less talk about “compatibility” and finding the ideal soul-mate. Today we are looking for someone who accepts us as we are and fulfills our desires, and this creates an unrealistic set of expectations that frustrates both the searchers and the searched for. In John Tierney’s classic humor article “Picky, Picky, Picky” […]

10 Men Christian Women Should Never Marry

| February 15, 2014

Valentines Day is over, the chocolate is on sale and singles still on the market are wondering if they’ll forever be on the shelf. The sense of urgency to marry peaks on days like yesterday and you have to wonder if that is not proof enough that feminism is a lie. Putting off marriage, putting […]

Single and Grateful

| February 13, 2014

Two weeks ago I turned 26. It’s not old enough to put myself on the shelf and bury my hopes of marriage, of course. But it’s old enough to attract all kinds of attention and speculation about my single state, and it’s definitely old enough to take an interest in the articles that come my […]

Putting off Cynicism

| January 25, 2014

Cynicism is the attitude that encapsulates the ethos of twentysomethings par excellence. It is, I think, the most covert negative emotion. We harbor it in Christian garb: cynicism toward immature men (“man-boys”), hipsters, a denomination or movement, clichés, and a thousand other things. Cynicism is so undetectable because it is so justifiable. It wears a mask […]

Encourage marriage for the sake of children: Top judge’s advice

| January 21, 2014

A drive to persuade couples to marry rather than simply live together would help combat high break-up rates among cohabitees, a report said. It also called for state spending to concentrate on families with young children, because this is the time when family relationships are under the greatest pressure and have the highest chance of […]