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 […]

Cardinal: U.S. ‘Creed’ on Gay Marriage Like Sharia Law

| September 12, 2014

Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago, said the levers of power in government, education, entertainment, and media are enforcing a “public creed,” a “fake church” that requires all citizens to approve of gay marriage and related sexual anomalies or be punished by the State, just “as Christians and Jews are fined […]

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, […]

North Carolina Caves

| August 16, 2014

Editor’s Note: Y’all have work to do. Our prayers are with you.  North Carolina’s attorney general announced yesterday he would not continue defending his state’s traditional marriage laws after a federal appeals court struck down a similar statute in neighboring Virginia. “Our attorneys have vigorously argued this case every step of the way,” Attorney General Roy Cooper, […]

Tennessee judge issues first ruling in favor of traditional marriage

| August 16, 2014

A judge in eastern Tennessee has dropped an anchor amid the deluge of state and federal court rulings favoring same-sex marriage. In a decision last week, Roane County Circuit Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. said Tennessee, which defines marriage as only between a man and woman, need not recognize gay marriages performed in another state. […]

5 Things People Think About Marriage and Growing Up That Are Wrong

| July 18, 2014

The following are actual statements I’ve read or heard in just the last few weeks about marriage and life, and I assume many people believe them. And because the way a culture thinks about marriage greatly influences said culture, we need to be thinking rightly about it and helping others do the same. Especially our […]

CA Governor Bans the Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ In Marriage

| July 15, 2014

In the state of California, heterosexual married couples can no longer be referred to as husbands and wives. Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that not only redefines marriage, but eliminates any reference to husband and wife, replacing each with the generic term of spouse. Read the rest here Have you […]

The Marriage Vow

| July 1, 2014

In an age when the divorce rate among Christians differs in no respect from that of unbeliever, to the shame of the church, we seem to have forgotten what a vow is. A few years ago, I had the privilege of seeing what it means to an older generation to promise “For better or for […]

Michelle Duggar’s Marriage Advice for Newlyweds

| June 27, 2014

Question from a “19 Kids and Counting” fan: What advice will you give Jill as a newlywed wife to keep in mind throughout her marriage? Find out what Michelle Duggar has to say about being available, disagreements, and marriage advice. Read the rest here. Have you found Beautiful Womanhood helpful? Please consider supporting our efforts. Any purchase made through […]

Is Surrogate Pregnancy Another Form of Human Trafficking?

| June 25, 2014

A recent People magazine story reported on a “paralyzed bride” whose college friend offered to be her pregnancy surrogate. Rachelle Friedman’s neck had been broken at her bachelorette party when one of her bridesmaids playfully pushed her. Fast forward a few years later, and Friedman and her husband Chris Chapman anxiously await the birth of their first […]

Marrying before 30 ain’t all that bad

| June 23, 2014

It’s funny – with most things these days, we want it immediately. That new movie that’s out, Facebook notifications, those clothes we bought online. The only thing we seem happy to wait for is marriage, as made clear by a recent article titled “5 Good Reasons Why You Should Wait Until You’re 30 to Get […]

We Don’t Get Marriage (And That Makes Us Say Dumb Stuff)

| June 21, 2014

As I enter that time in life where my children grow into adults and my friends’ children do the same, marriage is a hot topic. And our grown-up kids are bombarded with unsolicited advice: “Don’t get married unless you’re ready.” “Don’t get married too young.” “Don’t get married too old.” “Don’t get married and have […]

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 […]