A Case for Early Marriage

| October 17, 2014

By Justin Deeter The Taboo of Early Marriage People don’t get married anymore. If they do, then it is much later in life. In fact the age of marriage is continually going up in our culture to where it is pushing thirty. Not only has this been the trend in the culture, but I have […]

Addressing The War on Women

| September 23, 2014

Editor’s Note: Our linking to this article is not an endorsement of Obamacare, birth control, a political party, humanistic empowerment, or egalitarianism, government schooling, though the author sites these things to be solutions in part. Conservative principles are not always synonymous with biblical principles. We do agree that we as a society need to come along side […]

Life and Death and the Last Days, or Why Eschatology Matters

| September 17, 2014

Bad eschatology breeds bad parenting, at least, and poor planning in general. Her children display obvious skepticism. As she sits trying to persuade them that the Rapture will indeed happen any day now, one daughter responds sheepishly, “Well, it could happen.” She is rebuffed immediately: “It will happen. There’s no ‘could’ to it.” In a later private session, the […]

Courtship: Should There Be Only One Suitor?

| September 17, 2014

Imagine this: Marc has a female friend he’s known for years. Recently, he’s begun to realize what a good wife she would make and how much he enjoys her friendship. He talks to his parents who agree this looks like a wise course, then he calls her dad and makes an appointment to talk to him. He […]

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 […]

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 […]