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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!

How feminism succeeded in destroying family relationships

January 8, 2016 | Author:

erin_pizzey1If you don’t understand feminism, this should be a real eye-opener for you. Feminism is an arm of Marxism. It hurts women. It hurts men. It hurts the family. It hurts the economy. It hurts the political spectrum. It’s altered the educational system and the judicial system. It’s time women ambitiously seek to be a part of the solution instead.

My quarrel with the movement was that from the very beginning a hard core of middle aged Marxist women, many of whom were deeply embedded into the education system, Universities, Civil Service and the media were lying to women everywhere. They were not concerned with the day to day life of women at home with their children. Their main ambition was to re-educate women into believing that the family was a dangerous place for women and children and that in this new dawn the family would be defined as women with their children and men’s roles as protectors and providers would be dispensed with. The bait was that feminism was about seeking equality with men and most women and some men were fooled.

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Mercatornet: Sperm Donor Sues to Force Surrogate Mother to Abort One of Her Triplets

January 8, 2016 | Author:

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Photo: hugrakka/Flickr

The New York Post, which claims to have broken the story about Cook, is campaigning against the sordid practices behind surrogate motherhood.

“It amounts to a human breeding industry, where women are paid anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 to give birth to other people’s children — not to mention the exorbitant fees for lawyers and ‘placement’ agencies,” wrote Jennifer Lahl in the Post right before Christmas.

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Jewish Mom: Celebrating the Birth of 100th Great-Grandchild

January 8, 2016 | Author:

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Family Edge: Depressed daddy-less daughters

January 7, 2016 | Author:

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Who has benefitted from the war radical feminists have waged against marriage? Certainly not young women. A very large new Canadian study concludes that one of the strongest predictors of depression among young women is the loss of a biological parent. And it is the easy divorces that feminists have pushed for that have typically occasioned such a loss.

“…since nothing takes a parent away from a daughter more often in the 21st century than does parental divorce, it is very clear that the kind of intervention girls most need is the kind that will keep their parents together. Just how quickly that intervention comes will depend heavily on how much reality can puncture feminist ideology.”

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Mercatornet: Founder of Femen Brazil now makes war on feminism

January 6, 2016 | Author:

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“For the feminist sect, women are not the inspiration, they are prime matter in the worst sense of the term. They are convenient objects useful for the purpose of inflaming hatred against the Christian religion, hatred against men, hatred against the beauty of women, hatred against the equilibrium of families.”

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Generation Cedar: A New Woman in the New Year

December 29, 2015 | Author:

“I’m very optimistic by nature, but I’m still prone to get bent out of shape fairly easily.

We’ve been reading some books about “bygone days” and something that strikes me is how hardy those women were. I find it terribly ironic that in our day of “empowerment”, most women can’t hold a candle to the kind of pluck those pioneer women had!

What would you do if you didn’t have any food in the pantry? I would cry.”

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December 29, 2015 | Author:

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vp tw upright manThe Character of An Upright Man – Thomas Watson

“It is not the gift, but the heart God respects. ‘This people honour me with their lips, but their heart is removed far from me,’ Isa. 29:13, they did move, not live; like the finger that moves upon the dial, but there is no life within; or like the tombs in the church which have their eyes and hands lifted up to heaven, but no heart to animate that devotion; in religion that heart is all, Eph. 5:9. ‘Making melody in your hearts to the Lord.’ It is the heart [which] makes the music. The upright man gives God his heart. It is reported of Cranmer, that after his flesh and bones were consumed in the frame, his heart was found whole: so an upright man in the midst of infirmities, his heart is kept whole for God, he had not a heart and a heart; a heart for God, and a heart for sin. God loves a broken heart, not a divided heart.

 

vp cs according to promiseAccording to Promise – Charles Spurgeon

Many unconverted men have a belief which is similar to faith, and yet it is not true faith. Certain persons exhibit pious affections which have the warmth of spiritual love, but are quite destitute of gracious life. Every grace can be counterfeited, even as jewels can be imitated. As paste gems are wonderfully like the real stones, so shame graces are marvelously like the work of the Spirit of God. In soul matters a man will need to have all his wits about him, or he will soon deceive his own heart. It is to be feared that many are already mistaken, and will never discover their delusion till they lift up their eyes in the world of woe, where their disappointment will be terrible indeed.

The dead child of nature may be carefully washed by its mother, but this will not make it the living child of grace. The life of God within the soul creates an infinite difference between the man who has it and the man who has it not; and the point is, to make sure that we have this life.

vp hb christian loveChristian Love – Hugh Benning

As God moulded the rest of the world into a beautiful frame, by the first stamp of His finger, so he did engrave upon the hearts of men suck a principle, as might be a perpetual bond and tie to unite the sons of men together. This was nothing else but the law of love, that principle fundamental law of our creation, love to God, founded on that essential dependence and subordination to God, and love to man, grounded upon that communion and interest in one image of God. All the commandments of the first and second table are but so many branches of these trees, or streams of these fountains. Therefore our Saviour gives a complete abridgment of the law of nature and the moral law, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all they heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy mind, this is the first and great commandment. The second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,’ Matt. 22:37, 38, 39.

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Schwartz: Restoring Women to Full Citizenship in the Kingdom of God

December 27, 2015 | Author:

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Qsimple, Memories For The Future Photography, Compfight, CC

There is a perspective within Christian circles that espouses the idea that men should never learn from women or seriously consider what they say.  There is an unspoken rule that, when it comes to theology, women should take a backseat and let men do the heavy lifting. The underlying assumption is that women should only concern themselves with meal preparation, maintaining the home, and caring for children.

It is not always true that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. I suggest that by riding the pendulum against feminism too far to the right, many have advocated a de facto underclass status for women, denying them the fullest opportunity to become well-versed in the law-word of God and in the expression of their gifts.

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Helping Children Identify With Christ

December 26, 2015 | Author:

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A good one from Visionary Womanhood,

I used to pray my kids would grow up to do great things for God. I grew up and didn’t do anything great for God, but maybe my role was to be the MOTHER of people who did great things for God. So I prayed for that.

What my kids do for God isn’t what burns in my belly anymore. What occupies my thoughts and populates my most fervent prayers is that my children would know, really know, how much they are loved and known by that God Who created them.

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What Made You Start Homeschooling?

December 20, 2015 | Author:

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A great one by Penelope Trunk:

Paulius told me about one Sunday he was playing in the snow with his son. They brought tools to the playground and started chopping ice into blocks. It was getting dark but his son wanted to stay late, in the dark, and finish.

Paulius suggested they do just the chopping and then Monday, at recess, all the school kids could all work together to build something.

His son said they can’t do that because they’re not allowed to touch the snow.

That’s right. We live in Wisconsin and kids are not allowed to touch the snow during school recess.

Paulius said he had no idea playground rules were like that, and the more he asked, the more he learned how little his son was allowed to do at recess. On top of that, his son was becoming more and more checked out during the school day, to the point that teachers were calling conferences.

His final straw was the  realization that his son got no time to play, and his son was not able to focus. The combination was too much.

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Recommended Resources
Mom, Will You Homeschool Me?
Why I’m Pulling My Kids Out of Public School
A Vision For Homeschooling
Curriculum Advice, Vol. 1
Curriculum Advice Vol. 2
Chucking College: Achieving Success Without Corruption
Pajama School – stories from the life of a homeschool graduate

What is the Difference Between Being Humble and Being a Doormat?

December 17, 2015 | Author:

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Paul tells us in Philippians 2:3-4 that we should count others more significant than ourselves. He presses the point further by saying that we should not only look to our own interests, but to the interests of others. This, in his view, is what it means to have the mind of Christ.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. –Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)

Suppose you were reading Paul’s passage through the lens of an abused wife–a wife who wants to be humble, but does not want to be abused.

  • Does humility mean letting a man (or anyone) trample all over you?
  • What’s the difference between being humble and being a doormat?1
  • Does this woman have any rights?
  • Is she wrong to look to her own interests as a matter of mental and physical self-preservation?

If you live with an abusive or mean person, there must be another way of thinking about laying aside your rights while maintaining the integrity of the Gospel. This is a layered problem that must be navigated biblically in order to preserve the safety of the wife, while seeking to restore the abusive husband, and to honor God and His Word.

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God is A Feminist Whisperer

December 12, 2015 | Author:

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CC Pixaby Ryan McGuire

When we talk about feminism, we at times talk about self-empowerment, about women being in total control of their lives, purposing to do and to be whatever they want, whenever they want, in opposition to anyone or anything. The message and practice of feminism is rooted in the idea that man has the power to do and be whatever man determines. But man’s ability to do and to be anything is rooted in unmerited grace and not in himself. Feminism’s man-centered ideals fly in the face of God and His designs for mankind and the works of grace. It’s important we understand what grace is and to what ends we find it bringing us.

R.C. Sproul explains grace as being, “…so powerful that it has the capacity to overcome our natural resistance to it.” He continues:

It is not that the Holy Spirit drags people kicking and screaming to Christ against their wills. The Holy Spirit changes the inclination and disposition of our wills, so that whereas we were previously unwilling to embrace Christ, now we are willing, and more than willing.

Our goals, ambitions, interests and so forth change when we are no longer beholden to sin and the flesh. In short, God is a feminist whisperer. Read the rest here

Challies: Homemaking in the Light of Eternity

December 8, 2015 | Author:

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© Ah, the Life…Design

They say it is only what you do in this life that matters. They say that you need to full-out live your dash, that little line that will someday appear on your gravestone to represent the time between the day you were born into this world and the day you died out of it. And they are right. They are right to a degree.

But Christians know that the dash is deceptive. It is only the beginning. The dash matters a whole lot, and it is so very important that we spend our lives effectively stewarding our gifts, time, talent, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God. (Hey, someone should write a book about that!) But the dash is just the short opening blip on a much longer line that extends to forever. While our existence has a clear beginning, it has no end. We will live until we die, and then we will live again. We will live until we die, and then we will be more fully alive than we have ever been

And yet even Christians can slip into living as if this world is all there is, as if there is nothing beyond that short dash. The gospel transforms homemaking precisely because it assures us that we do not need to do and see and have and accomplish everything in this short life. The gospel promises life beyond—a much better, longer, and more fulfilling life.

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Why We Should Encourage Our Kids to Marry Young

December 5, 2015 | Author:

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Occasionally someone ventures outside the cultural marriage norms and makes the case for getting married young, but generally, it’s ingrained deep within us all that there’s an acceptable age to marry,  and to do so before that is unwise.

But is it?

We admit there’s an epidemic of adults who are over-sized children though the full weight of it hasn’t fully been realized.  But we’re slow to admit where blame lies. And even if we did, would we be willing to shift the paradigm?

I submit two major things are causing adults to delay marriage, negatively impacting their own adulthood and maturity, and ultimately, all of us.

  • The adolescent culture
  • The worship of education

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Recommended Resources
Marrying Well: Practical Wisdom on Courtship for Parents & Children
It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way
What He Must Be: …If He Wants to Marry My Daughter
Get Married: What Women Can do to Help it Happen

AV: Aiding & Abetting the Abortion Industrial Complex

December 3, 2015 | Author:

imageIt’s an evangelical technique: let’s pretend to speak the language of the lost, pretend to be one of them, and then bashfully squeeze in a tiny bit of our own worldview at the end hoping they just might, please, please, consider the Gospel if we’re nice enough, compassionate enough, not confrontational, and do not appear too confident about our convictions.

Since the general evangelical world long since abandoned God’s Law as a standard for all of life, they have filled the void with various types of humanism. Christian colleges—even purportedly conservative Reformed ones—churn out feminists faster than anything. They flood families, schools, churches, missions, parachurch ministries, publishing houses, and the general public—where they fit in.

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