Pinterest Wedding Shrines and Idolatrous Expectations

| January 23, 2015

As a teenager, I read my fair share of Christian romance novels. They were full of dramatic plot lines, sexual tension, one room school houses and Canadian Mounties. The leading men were imperfect but in a tousled and endearing sort of way. They always knew what to say. All the female characters were beautiful, but […]

The New Singleness

| January 7, 2015

[Editor’s note: Maggie Gallagher’s The New Singleness is from 2011 but still pertinent. Her article is referring to Katie Bolick’s Atlantic Cover story, Nov. 2011 – All the Single Ladies. (Which actually has some good historic references. She plainly admits she isn’t interested in keeping with them.) Maggie does well outlining what the millennial generation is facing; something we must […]

Marriage and Eternity

| January 4, 2015

Forgetting the whole point of their existence. We’ve witnessed many singles fervently serve God until their marriage day, at which point one of two things happens: (1) they enjoy each other so much that they spend almost all their free time entertaining each other rather than serving God; or (2) they struggle in their relationship […]

Courtship Resources for the 21st Century

| December 31, 2014

It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way Ever been confused about friendships with boys? How to handle crushes? How friendly is too friendly? How close is too close? What to do when a guy is being way too friendly? What guys think about all this? What […]

Can men and women be friends?

| December 30, 2014

By Jen Wilkin author at The Beginning of Wisdom Recently a friend started a discussion thread by asking the question, “Can men and women be friends?” She was asking, essentially, if sexual attraction is a deal-breaker when it comes to male-female friendships. Immediately the thread filled with horror stories about male-female relationships that started as […]

Stay-At-Home Wives & Social Capital

| November 9, 2014

I’ll cut President Obama some slack. When he said that women staying at home with the kids is “not a choice we want Americans to make,” I assume he meant that it shouldn’t be a choice that women are forced to make. Even so, I have a beef with the tunnel vision that accompanies the conversation about […]

How Courting a Man Ruined Me

| October 29, 2014

When Mack first told me he wanted to be more than friends, my initial reaction was “Not gonna happen.” That’s mostly because I’d never dated. Anyone. Like ever. And I’ve never wanted to. I was protecting my heart. I’d watched my friends date, watched their hearts get broken and continue the cycle. For me, I didn’t […]

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 […]