Mercatornet: Jane Austen’s Marriage Challenge

| July 21, 2017

During the last couple of weeks, while Jane Austen fans have been paying tribute to the famous novelist on the 200th anniversary of her death, devotees of a very different type of fiction have been getting their fix of Game of Thrones, Season 7. From all accounts this television series has more dead bodies than a […]

Desiring God: Contentment in Trials, How God Prepared Us for a Brain Tumor

| April 24, 2017

As God tests us, he wants us to test him, to see if he is as faithful as he promised. I undertook the job of writing a book on the subject of contentment, something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. Having learned so much from the Puritans Jeremiah Burroughs and […]

CCEF: Can’t Say No

| April 16, 2017

How would you help a woman who can’t seem to say “no”? When someone in authority asks her to do an extra task, she says “yes,” even at the expense of her commitments to friends and family. When a man pursues her sexually, she is overcome by what feels like a locked-in syndrome. She wants […]

Susan Caldwell: I have children thanks to IVF, but here’s why I would never, ever recommend it.

| April 1, 2017

You may have heard the recent news about IVF experts speaking out against the common practice of transferring multiple embryos to the uterus, published in the New York Times. The multiple-birth method has been normalized by clinics—hoping to enhance pregnancy rates to attract patients—but now experts are voicing concerns about a link between this practice and […]

Columnist: ‘It should be illegal’ to be a stay-at-home mom

| March 24, 2017

[Editor’s Note: Le Marquand shows feminism’s cards. It’s not about choice it’s about equality (i.e. socialism) Homeschooling and the free enterprise system are far better solutions for human flourishing and economic stability.] [O]nce a child goes to school, she argued, opting out of the workforce should no longer be an option. “Rather than wail about […]

The American Vision: The blasphemous attack on unalienable rights of children

| October 1, 2016

Have you ever heard a parent tell a child, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out”? We hear it many times, but probably don’t stop to think of the spirit of such a comment and what it means for our society. A nation comprised of parents who speak as if […]

Finding Abundance in Less – De-clutter Toys and Gain Perspective

| September 27, 2016

Allie Casazza was drowning. In toys. “I had this huge room in my house, dedicated to toys,” she told ABC News. “Bins overflowing with stuff. A $150 light-up unicorn no one played with. The playroom was the bane of my existence.” She describes a scene familiar to many moms. “I’d send the kids into the […]

LifeNews: Planned Parenthood Capitalizes on Zika Scare

| September 6, 2016

Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry were quick to jump on the abortion bandwagon for pregnant women with confirmed or suspected cases of the Zika virus. But a recent, expansive study has cast legitimate doubt on the Zika/microcephaly connection. Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry were quick to insert themselves into the […]

Desiring God: From Medical Doctor to Stay-At-Home Mom

| August 17, 2016

I studied biochemistry at a women’s college, attended medical school, and pursued specialty training in surgery, a field in which male practitioners outnumber women four to one. After residency, I sub-specialized in trauma surgery. I opened chests, got bloody, and returned dying kids to their mothers. I taught, wrote papers, edited books, and spoke at […]

Queen of the Home: Inspiring Women to Their Sacred Calling

| July 15, 2016

In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. The committed homemaker was seen as strong, capable, intelligent, and irreplaceable. She was regarded not only as a crucial part of the home, but as a foundational bulwark of society. She was considered worthy of great honor, appreciation, and respect. […]

The Federalist: A Little Mother Prevents Big Brother

| June 11, 2016

As all good totalitarians know, it is mothers—specifically, devoted and self-sacrificing mothers—who gum up the works of statist control in a society. Her crime is forging bonds of love, the self-sacrificing kind that don’t mix with big government schemes. Worse, when she forges these bonds within the context of a marriage covenant with the child’s […]

MercatorNet: From Wall Street hot shot to wife and mother

| May 20, 2016

I am proud of my life now. I retired from a paying job but I am more active than ever in engaging in real life. I know it sounds trite, but I do think I have the most important job now as a wife and a mother. And, in all fairness, I am far from […]

Mercatornet: Infertility and Ignorance

| May 17, 2016

Feminism taught a us a different kind of womanhood all together. One that had little to do with how God designed women, and what His intended purposes are. Unfortunately, many women discover this truth far too late. As reported by the Chicago Tribune recently, a national survey of childless women in the USA aged 25-45 […]

Ungrind: Warrior Mama

| April 13, 2016

I love C.S. Lewis’ simple, yet profound depiction of spiritual warfare. “There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.”11 So too is every square inch of motherhood. Read the rest here

TIC: The West’s War on Children

| March 22, 2016

Children are the center of any reasonably healthy society. Child-rearing is at the center of any reasonably healthy civilization…We currently inhabit a society in which more people die than are allowed to be conceived and survive until birth. Such a society is fundamentally different, including in its child-centrism, from one in which new life is […]