Dear daughter, please believe me that you’re beautiful

| July 18, 2014

Dear Daughter, I hope you never notice the magazine rack at the supermarket. I hope you never see the billboards on the highway or the ads on the side of the city bus. I hope you never learn about Hollywood and the fashion industry. I hope you never listen to pop music. I hope you […]

Being a Gentleman ‘Sexist’, say Feminists

| July 17, 2014

By Robin Phillips, at the Christian Voice No Longer Politically Correct to be a Gentleman Chivalry is demeaning towards women and a sign of ‘sexism’ in men, feminist psychologists now claim. The controversial claims follow a report for the Psychology of Women Quarterly which asserts that there is a cluster of behaviours called ‘benevolent sexism’ which manifests […]

18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out.

| July 15, 2014

So there’s this guy. His name is Phin, he’s 18, and he’s never had sex before. And he doesn’t plan to until he gets married. No, he’s not ugly, and he definitely seems to have met females before. But he explained his choice really well in a Guardian article (which was originally published in his […]

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. […]

Repenting from ‘Biblical’ Manhood

| June 18, 2014

As we have been reflecting on some of the corruptions of biblical manhood, I think that it is high time that we take an opportunity to apologize for the impact and influence any of these corruptions have had on the home, the church, or the culture. Without a doubt it is one of the most perverse […]

Father’s Day for a Lesbian’s Son

| June 18, 2014

WHAT IS FATHER’S DAY LIKE FOR A BOY RAISED BY LESBIANS? Robert Oscar Lopez I waited until the night of Father’s Day to write this, because I couldn’t bear to post it in the midst of all the winsome father’s day specials everywhere–odes to the mentorship, paternal fealty, male role modeling, and caring that everyone […]

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 […]

One way to end violence against women? Married dads.

| June 12, 2014

The dramatic social media response to the UC-Santa Barbara shooting, captured by the hashtag #YesAllWomen, underlined an important and unpleasant truth: across the United States, millions of girls and women have been abused, assaulted, or raped by men, and even more females fear that they will be subject to such an attack. As Sarah Kliff wrote in Vox: a “national […]

SPU hero’s first statement credits ‘God’s grace’

| June 10, 2014

Here is Meis’s statement: To my brothers and sisters at Seattle Pacific University, and my brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the nation and the world, Words cannot come close to expressing the tragedy that occurred this past week on our campus. Like everyone else, I would hear of these horrible events on the news, […]

My Wife Has Tattoos: Marriage, New Birth, and the Gospel

| April 26, 2014

Today is the day of my wedding.  And I am not marrying the girl of my dreams. If you would have told me when I was a teenager that my wife would have seven tattoo’s, a history in drugs, alcohol, and attending heavy metal concerts I would have laughed at you, given you one of […]

Israel Wayne on Grace for the Imperfect

| April 24, 2014

This article is so very good. This article is for the doormat who lives in a shell in order to survive the belittling, abusive manipulation of a out of control man, who has criticism, condemnation,  and the perpetual pouring out of hopelessness wringing in her ears and yet she still wants to hope and looks […]

A Father’s Love

| March 18, 2014

The story comes to us from rural China: Fengyi township, Yibin county, Sichuan province, about 2,000 miles to the west of Shanghai.  Everyday, 40 year old Yu Xukang gets up at 5am. He prepares a lunch for his son to eat at school. Then he helps his son walk to school, about 7km away over […]

Wendy’s Launches New Campaign to Promote Adoption in US

| March 17, 2014

So glad to read this today. The fruit of compassionate capitalism. Wendy’s works to build strong families through adoption. A new Wendy’s campaign will highlight the company’s commitment to adoption. The fast food chain began its initial advocacy work in this area after founder Dave Thomas, who was himself adopted, started the Dave Thomas Foundation […]

How ‘Free to Be…You and Me’ Emasculated Men

| March 10, 2014

Nineteen seventy-four was a grim year in the history of the Republic. An embargo had quadrupled the price of oil and touched off an energy crisis so severe that the state of Oregon banned Christmas lights as wasting energy. The president of the United States seemed to have taken part in a criminal conspiracy that […]

The Artistry of Sex, Forgotten in the World

| February 26, 2014

We’ve lived so long in a hyper-sexualized culture that we no longer recognize its hyper-ness. What was once shocking and offensive has become “entertainment” and mainstream. One sad consequence is an accompanying loss of beauty in sexual things. With loss of beauty comes also a loss of worship. Not the worship of the thing itself […]