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Since 2002, LAF has refuted the follies of feminism and promoted a strong, intelligent, biblical view of womanhood. We love femininity and are delighted to share the beauties of the womanly virtues with women all over the world. New to LAF? Start here! Looking for older articles? Please visit the archives!

Our Ministry of Mentoring

August 17, 2015 | Author:

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The Open University, Compfight CC

By Natalie Klein

“Mom, look! I got a letter from Allison!” Eyes wide, I careened to a stop against the kitchen counter, clutching my prize. The envelope was torn to pieces in my haste to open the treasure, but the card within I opened with care. At fourteen, receiving a letter from my mentor and friend gave cause for great rejoicing. I was thrilled that my summer Bible study leader took the time to correspond with me from Moody Bible Institute where she was preparing to go with her fiancé as missionaries to South America.

The cheery card made me chuckle, but when I began to read Allison’s letter my laughter stilled as I hurried to get my Bible. I still have all of the letters from our year of correspondence, but even without looking I can clearly remember the words Allison wrote in closing: “Philippians 1:9-11 is my prayer for you. May you continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of God.” (more…)

Federalist: How An Infertile Couple Experiences The Planned Parenthood Videos

August 17, 2015 | Author:

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Jon Lester, Compfight, CC

My husband and I just celebrated our thirteenth wedding anniversary. We are happy in our marriage—he’s a patient pastor, and I’m a restless writer—but I would be lying if I said that our life together weren’t punctuated with a persistent, quiet kind of grief.

You see, we have never been blessed with the gift of children. No precious child has ever been born or adopted into our little family, and we pine and pray for that miraculous day when our lonely party of two might grow to three or four or more.

Read the rest here

Life News: Pro-Lifers Will Protest at Planned Parenthood in 180 Cities in 43 States

August 17, 2015 | Author:

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After it was caught selling aborted babies and body parts from aborted babies, the Planned Parenthood has faced national outrage from Americans across the country — some of whom are speaking up against the abortion business for the first time.

Next, on August 22, simultaneous rallies will be held at local Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide. So far, pro-life advocates in 180 cities in 43 states have committed to protesting at Planned Parenthood abortion and abortion referral clinics to speak up against it aborted of unborn babies and selling their body parts.

Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, one of the protest event sponsors, says the level of outrage directed towards Planned Parenthood after this body parts scandal is bigger than she’s ever seen.

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AiG: The Evolution of Childbirth?

August 15, 2015 | Author:

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Photo Credit: Weareglory.com

Editor’s note: I love this. It flies in the face of a Brave New World and the direction feminism is taking to foster fear and the delay of child birth.

Sara Sklaroff’s “The Evolution of Childbirth—A Horror Story” reflects the secular worldview that says evolution “designed” the supposedly inferior process of human birth.

Sara Sklaroff’s review of Tina Cassidy’s book Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born for the Seattle Times, “The Evolution of Childbirth—A Horror Story,” reflects the secular worldview that says evolution“designed” the supposedly inferior process of human birth.

The statement “evolution found a balance” elicits a déjà vu to Jurassic Park’s declaration that evolution “found a way.” The unique features of the human birth process (when viewed from a biblical perspective), however, lose their superficial appearance of inferiority and instead reveal a marvelous design suited to the upright-walking human anatomy. Furthermore, a biblical perspective reveals our present groaning and travailing (a Romans 8:22 word choice particularly suited to the subject under discussion) to be the after-effects of the Curse incurred by Eve in Genesis 3.

Eve was a real woman designed by God with the ability to enjoy easy labors producing healthy babies to do her part in filling the earth. (In essence, Eve was the obstetrician’s dream patient, with a guaranteed good outcome without complications. Of course, had Eve remained in her original state she also would have been a guarantee of the obstetrician’s unemployment.)

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Recommended Resources
Unlocking the Mystery of Life
Three Decades of Fertility
Start Your Family
Birth Control: How Did We Get Here?

Life Site News: ‘282 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood’

August 15, 2015 | Author:

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FRONT ROYAL, VA, March 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Life Decisions International (LDI) has released a revised edition of The Boycott List, which identifies corporations that support Planned Parenthood, the world’s primary abortion-advocacy behemoth.

“As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 282 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood,” said Kenneth C. Garvey, LDI’s Director of Communications. It is estimated that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $40 million since the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) began. “This should serve as a testament to those who think it impossible to change corporate behavior.”

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Recommended Resources
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
Children as Pets
Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Founder, Margaret Sanger
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life

First Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Alabama. Now, Arkansas and Utah

August 14, 2015 | Author:

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American Life League, Compfight, CC

Two Republican governors ordered agencies in their states to cut ties with Planned Parenthood Friday, contending the abortion provider no longer represents the values of their states.

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Recommended Resources
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
Children as Pets
Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Founder, Margaret Sanger
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life

The Daily Signal: The Racist Views of Planned Parenthood’s Founder

August 14, 2015 | Author:

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Public domain

In the wake of the recent and ongoing Planned Parenthood scandal regarding the harvesting and sale of baby hearts, livers, lungs, and other organs, late last week a group of black pastors requested that a bust of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, be removed from a temporary Smithsonian exhibit named, ironically, “Struggle for Justice.”

The pastors are deeply offended at Sanger’s inclusion in the program because of her direct ties to eugenics and overall disdain for African-Americans.

Until now, many Americans have trustingly assumed that Planned Parenthood is a benevolent health care provider, but after watching the horrific videos, complete with senior employees’ casual disrespect for human life and dignity, the public is beginning to ask more probing questions about Planned Parenthood’s founding, mission, and ongoing work.

In doing so, they will likely learn very disturbing information about Sanger’s view of black Americans and how that influenced the founding of Planned Parenthood of America, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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Recommended Resources
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
Children as Pets
Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Founder, Margaret Sanger
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life

Tell the Smithsonian: Eugenicist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was NOT a champion of justice

August 14, 2015 | Author:

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The Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery in the nation’s capital is honoring Planned Parenthood founder, doctrinaire racist, and black eugenicist Margaret Sanger in its “Struggle for Justice” exhibit. The exhibit, which purports to honor “great achievements … striking down long-standing segregationist practices and discrimination in American society,” features Sanger’s bust alongside eminent champions of equal rights and justice, Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. Ms. Sanger may have been a lot of things, but a “champion of justice and equal rights” she was not.

Last week, a group of black pastors sent an open letter to the Gallery, asking that the likenesses of Margaret Sanger be removed from NPG exhibits. We must stand with these pastors to ensure that Margaret Sanger is NOT honored in the National Portrait Gallery’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit!

Sign the petition here

Abortion and the Black Community

August 14, 2015 | Author:

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Ian D. Keating, Compfight, CC

[Editor’s Note: This one comes from our archives. Obviously it’s not February but the lessons still apply.]

By Tanisha, Originally published here February 10, 2005

February is Black History Month. This month I think we should honor our history by talking about how to stop the daily killing of black children in America. Of course, we don’t want to just stop the killing of black children. We desire to stop all child killing. But in this article I want to cry out to black women especially. Do not fall for the lies of the those who are targeting you and your children with abortion. Stand up!

Why don’t we stand up against this child killing as strongly as we stand up against slavery? Why can’t we recognize it for the atrocity it really is? It’s our children being mercilessly murdered in the wombs of their own mothers. The one place they should be the most protected is no longer safe for today’s black children. How did we get here?

Well, I believe there are many reasons why we have abortion today. I think that one of those reasons is that from the beginning of the contraceptive and abortion movement, race has been a factor as well as class. If you could pass out enough contraceptives and place enough abortion clinics in underprivileged neighborhoods, it was said you could cut down on the number of children being born to minorities and poor people.

But why do we allow it? (more…)

The Truth Is My Sin Is Nailed To The Cross

August 14, 2015 | Author:

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Video: What Life Means

August 14, 2015 | Author:

Speak for Yourself: Why Single Feminists Should Not Speak for Married Mothers

August 8, 2015 | Author:

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By Mrs. Marian Shah, Originally published here Feb 25, 2005

The more I read non-feminist literature, the more I wonder why in succumbing almost universally to radical feminist ideology, our society has let a group of activist women ruin family life for everyone else by claiming expertise where they have none: in homemaking and child-rearing. (more…)

UPDATE: No Charges Against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White

August 7, 2015 | Author:

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White and family

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White and family

White, who has served in the Navy for 13 years, moved to Chattanooga in April with his wife and six kids — and a seventh on the way. His wife, Franicia White, said she supports her husband’s actions that day.

“He values human life enough to protect his sailors and others,” she said. “I am honored to be his wife and stand by him 100 percent.” –TimesFreePress.com

Aug. 7, 2015 UPDATE: Stars and Stripes reports Lt. Cmdr. Tim White, the Navy officer who fired a sidearm in defense during the attack on Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., will not face charges, an official familiar with the investigation told Stars and Stripes on Wednesday. Read the rest here.

Aug. 2, 2015 You may remember the kickstarter we promoted in October of last year for Tim and Franicia White’s book project, I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy. Of course the kick starter was a success. The book has been published and is available. Franicia wrote to thank you all and update us about printing. Tim wrote a tribute to mothers which accompanied her kind letter, and we were grateful to it publish here.

We’re asking that you continue to show your support of this family.

First, we’re asking you to pray. On July, 16, Lt. Commander White and several others heroically engaged ISIS supporter, Youssef Abdulazeez during his attack on the Chattanooga U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center in which 4 Marines and 1 sailor were killed. We’re so grateful to hear that Tim is safe and sound while our hearts go out to the men lost under his command. We want to honor his heroism and for acting in a way befitting a Lt. Commander.

WND and Allen West reported recently that the U.S. Navy has decided to bring charges against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White for defending himself and other service men.

Charges have not been officially made at this time but are being considered.

World Net Daily reports:

Following the attack, several military officials with knowledge of the internal investigation on the shooting reported White – the commanding officer for the Navy Operational Support Center – likely fired his personal weapon at Abdulazeez. Reports said one of the murdered Marines, armed with his own personal 9mm Glock, possibly engaged the shooter as well. Read more here.

Allen West can be read here, “What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the Chattanooga shooting will make your blood boil.

Please pray for the continued strength for the White family during this trying time. They are still reeling from the events of July, 16th. They are thankful for the support they’ve received so far and are asking for continued prayers for their safety, for the charges not to be issued, for the grieving families of those lost, for the continued opportunities which have arisen to share the gospel. They have been many tears shed all around. They are continuing to walk faithfully.

Second, we hope that you will reach out and show your support for the Whites. Here’s what you can do.

Please share this post, tweet it and hash tag it #chattanoogashooting #LCDRTimWhite #USMC #NAVY #FoxNews #nagr #goa #nra and any other tags which will help this go viral on whatever social media site you use. Show the world just what kind of man Tim White is. In short, he is indeed honorable and above reproach. We agree with West, “…he deserves a medal for facing the enemy.”

Please contact SecNav Ray Mabus and SecDef Carter and ask that the charges be dropped.

Also, please sign the petition. This is very important. The White House petition must reach at least 100,000 signatures by Aug. 28 in order to get a response from the administration. As of 5:45 pm it’s currently 82,901 signatures short.

 

OUR FAMILY IN PENSACOLA IN 2014. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID AND JESS MARSHALL (DAVID-JESS.COM)

OUR FAMILY IN PENSACOLA IN 2014. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID AND JESS MARSHALL (DAVID-JESS.COM)

With the military now authorizing service members who aren’t law- enforcement to be armed if in remote locations, it is sensible that if the regulation applies now, it should have applied on July, 16th. If only they had not acted too late.

West continues,

“Can you imagine the message this sends to ISIS and all the enemies of America? West asked. “We are going to end his career and court-martial a man who drew his sidearm to protect his command, and the assigned sailors and Marines.”

We hope not. We’re prolife here and we’re so grateful for Tim White’s defense of our country and his fellow service men. We need more men like him, willing to sacrifice, willing to lead, willing to be fathers and husbands as Tim has been to his family. If you’d like to leave a word of support you can do so by emailing the Whites here or send cards to:

The White Family
P.O. Box 2428-24639
Pensacola, FL 32513

Other things you can do:
Sign the National Association for Gun Rights petition to end gun free zones here and consider donating to support NAGR to preserve 2nd amendment rights.

 

Event: Western Civilization and the Crown Rights of Jesus Christ

August 7, 2015 | Author:

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Is this the end of Christian civilization? No! What is happening to our culture? We have been witnessing a massive moral and spiritual decline even during our lifetime. Is this the end of America? Are we perhaps even witnessing the downfall of the Christian West? Is this the end of Christian civilization? Many Christians are helpless and hopeless in light of the decline of Christianity in our country and doomsday-preachers work non-stop to capitalize on this crisis while the most important questions are being neglected: Isn’t there any hope? Can we do anything to reverse this trend? This is what this conference is about. There is hope and there is much we can do to further the Kingdom even in the light of such fierce opposition. Christ’s claim is on the whole world and He will succeed. Come with your family and be encouraged!

Find out more here

My Barrenness Experience

August 6, 2015 | Author:

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candrews Compfight CC

By Aime Ladd, Originally published here May 7, 2005

Many of the recent articles on barrenness have inspired me to share the story of my salvation, my empty womb, and the wonderful plan God had for my life.

When my husband, Bryan, and I met, fell in love, and married, we were not Christians. We had not been raised in Christian homes, and the home we made was not honoring to Christ. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning.

Bryan and I wed on April 16, 1994; two weeks later my mother was diagnosed with cancer. Within the first two years of our marriage, my mom had an affair, my parents divorced (per mom’s request), my dad started dating a horrible woman, my dad had open-heart surgery, my mother remarried and then died of cancer at 42 years old.

As you can imagine, this was extremely difficult to take, however, the Lord used it in a positive way. It got my attention, and I began to cry out to Him and acknowledge His existence. He was faithful through all of the drama and trauma and kept our marriage together.

Bryan and I began to attend church and accepted Jesus (although we were not walking the talk). I went to a Christian counselor to work out all my feelings. We had been trying to conceive during those years to no avail, but figured all the stress had prevented it. During the next couple of years, I attended at least 40 baby showers, and our focus was on our barrenness. I felt so angry and resentful every Mother’s Day. Not only was I not a mother, but I had no mother. (more…)