“I Will Praise You in the Storm”

| April 30, 2011

The stories of heartbreak and loss from the devastating storms in Alabama continue to pour in. Our church has many friends in one of the hardest hit areas outside of Birmingham. A number of the families in that community have lost all their possessions – even their businesses. Some have also lost loved ones.

Donations for the Crawford Family Who Lost Their Home in Tornado

| April 28, 2011

  Dear Readers, we need you to pray for Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar who is also an LAF contributor. We have heard that they just lost their home, and their parents home, due to a terrible tornado passing through. Apparently they had taken refuge in their basement with a few families. Praise God that […]

Middle of the Road

| April 13, 2011

Dennis Rainey from Family Life has posted a short, thought-provoking (and sobering) piece: There is no reason why so many Christian marriages should end in divorce. There is no reason why people who call themselves evangelicals should account for one in every six abortions performed in America. There is no reason why more than half […]

The Flour is Almost Gone

| March 3, 2011

The flour is almost gone, and Iā€™m weary of pancakes. Single-parent families are struggling in this economy just like our married friends. We will not tell you how bad it is, but this article is intended to give the Body a glimpse of what it is like in our homes. Please do not judge. We […]

False hope, true hope

| August 20, 2010

“I still want to get married but I am trying to be realistic about it. I am 28 and it seems like prospects just get slimmer and slimmer…..How do you all stay positive and keep hope that you will marry one day? I get so discouraged looking at our culture of immature and ill-prepared men […]

Being pro-life: 10 things we can all do!

| June 12, 2010

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the abortion rate in your country? Do you wonder what anyone can do? Feeling overwhelmed can be paralyzing. There is so much to do, and most of it seems impossible, so we do nothing at all. Here are some suggestions for things I believe most of us could do.

Mommy Likes Me Better: A Parable About Serving God in the Church

| May 26, 2010

It seems to me that a lot of conservative Christian women these days are suffering from a lack of vision. For many of us, things have begun to improve, but there’s been a lot of poison in our perspectives–a feeling that if we couldn’t do what the men were doing, then maybe God had nothing […]

Deliberate vs. “Default” Parenting

| April 21, 2010

Every now and again, even I get shell-shocked by what I see in the broader culture. Having come out of feminism 15 years ago and having read hundreds of books and thousands of articles on feminism, society, culture, and the family, you’d think nothing would surprise me. But sometimes God just pops my eyes open […]

Book Review: Start Your Family

| March 29, 2010

Steve and Candice Watters have championed marriage for many years, encouraging Christians to pray for it, prepare for it, and look forward to it. Back in 2008, I reviewed Candice’s excellent book, Get Married, and I was thrilled to hear that she and her husband had written a follow-up. Start Your Family sounds like “start […]