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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!

Joy to the World! Sale at Western Conservatory through Dec. 24th

November 29, 2014 | Author:

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Now on sale through December 24th, are some of our favorite educational products and resources! Take a look at the women’ selection all wrapped up with sale ribbons!

The Reclaiming Beauty Seminar, She Shall Be Called Woman, Adventurous Femininity and more are now available for reduced prices! All great ideas for your holiday gift giving!

Take a look at one of their new products The Spread of the Gospel Map! A powerful visual depiction of the most important movement in history: the spread of Christianity.

Visit Western Conservatory and save!

It’s Here! “Queen of the Home” Ebook Launch, Sale, and Huge Giveaway Package!

November 28, 2014 | Author:

It’s here!  Queen of the Home is now available as an ebook! Queen of the Home was originally published in hardcover in 2011 but is currently out of print. We are hoping to release a new hardcover edition next year, but in the meantime we are delighted to make this slightly updated and revised ebook version available!

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Do you need some encouragement in your roles as wife and mother? This powerful collection of essays, poetry and quotes will renew your vision, refresh your spirit and remind you of the might and worth of your calling. Contributors include Jennie Chancey, June Fuentes, Bambi Moore, Kelly Crawford, Nancy Campbell, Stacy McDonald, and  more!

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. Though in recent years feminism has sought to demean this glorious calling, the Bible’s hopeful vision of noble womanhood is one worth reclaiming. Queen of the Home seeks to cast that vision afresh through godly encouragements from writers past and present. This inspiring collection of essays, poetry, and poignant vignettes paints a beautiful picture of what it means for a woman to be a crown to her husband, the monarch of the cradle, and queen of the home, and calls upon daughters to embrace their rewarding role and sacred calling as regal women of God.

Through midnight Monday, Dec. 1, 2014  Queen of the Home is on sale for $2.99 !!! (Nearly 60 % off the regular price of $6.99!)  Spread the word far and wide!

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Kindle Version now available! 

As a special bonus to everyone who purchases the book between now and Dec. 31 we have included a special password protected link to a list of excellent coupon codes from 12 different businesses!

We are also thrilled to be able to offer a huge giveaway package with lots of generous offers from wonderful bloggers and home business owners!!

Hop on over to Noble Womanhood to see all the goodies,  to order a copy of Queen of the Home and  to enter the giveaway!

Olmstead: Don’t Disdain Stay-At-Home Moms

November 28, 2014 | Author:

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“I have a secret disdain for people who stay at home.” Thus writes Dan Kois in an article for Slate, describing the ”stew of envy, disrespect, thankfulness, and resentment” he feels toward stay-at-home parents (mothers, more particularly). While he tries to give stay-at-home parents (SAHP’s) the benefit of the doubt in some instances, Kois’s article really boils down to this sentiment:

I do, deep in my heart, view working for a living as preferable to not working for a living. Where does this view come from? From my own working parents, I guess; from watching as brilliant women I knew in high school and college gave up the careers they might have led in favor of caring for children; from growing up embracing a kind of 1970s feminism that celebrated women breaking the shackles of housewifery and ascending, rapturously, to the workplace. … And because I can’t help but feel that my way of doing things is the best way of doing things, I respect people with jobs and subtly disrespect people without them.

What this quote reveals is that Kois, like many other people, has no idea what the “stay-at-home” position traditionally entailed (and often, still does entail).

Read the rest here

Recommended Resources
Adventurous Femininity
Whose Daughter Are You?
Queen of the Home
The Hidden Art of Homemaking

Show Us Your Fall Femininity & Enter The Give-Away

November 26, 2014 | Author:

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Want to join the Fall Femininity Instagram Party and enter to win the $35 give-away, but you don’t have a smart phone or Instagram account? That’s okay! Post your pictures on your blog, twitter, pinterest or facebook. Comment below with a link to your entry and make sure to hashtag your entry, where ever it is, with #thisisfemininity and #beautifulwomanhood

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Gardasil Shot Robs Teens of the Womanhood

November 25, 2014 | Author:

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The feminists gave us promiscuity and the government gave us sterility. There is a better way.

Olivia and Madelyne Meylor are in their early 20s. They still want the world to know what happened to them as teens after they received three Gardasil shots – an HPV vaccine marketed as a way to prevent cervical cancer. Diagnoses of Premature or Primary Ovarian Failure (POF) followed leaving only 5 percent chance one of them could ever get pregnant.

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J.R. Miller on Strength and Beauty

November 25, 2014 | Author:

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“Strength alone is not always lovely: it may be stern, oppressive, unjust, cruel or selfish…Beauty alone may not be pleasing, being weak, lacking in firmness and truth…but when the two qualities, strength and beauty, are united–we have a character which wins the approval of God and the commendation of men.”

Strength and beauty are not incompatible; they are compliments of each other. Perfect strength is always beautiful; and perfect beauty is always strong. In every Christian life and character, the two qualities should be combined. Yet not always is it so. We find sometimes the sturdy elements—integrity, justice, courage—without the beauty of grace and tenderness. Then sometimes we find the gentle qualities—sympathy, love, compassion, kindness—without the rugged virtues which are so necessary in a complete character. In both cases there is a lack. Neither strength nor beauty without the other, is complete; each is but a fragment. Only when the two are united—is the life really Christ-like.

“Sometimes there is a tendency to exalt the gentle qualities—but, if there is not strength as well, the life can only be wrecked in the world’s temptations. The key to all noble character is masterly self control. Not to be master of one’s self, is to be a captive. “He that has no rule over his own spirit—is like a city that is broken down, and without walls,” wrote the wise man.”

J.R. Miller, Strength and Beauty,1899

A Week In Feminine Dress & Giveaway

November 24, 2014 | Author:

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It’s been a while since we featured a “Week in Feminine Dress.” With Fall here and Winter upon us, the seasonal wardrobe change always inspires us to look around and find new ways to add feminine touches to our look. So this next week starting Monday, we’ll host a ‘This Is Femininity” instagram party. Be our guest and enter the give-away.

Femininity is all about glorifying God and honoring His creation of womanhood according to His design. Meekness, grace, modest, diligence, self-less service, frugality, compassion, hospitality, faithfulness, gentleness, and kindness are just some of the words that describe biblical womanhood. How can we reflect that in the way we dress?

We’ve invited a few of our friends who have a thing or two to share.

10658609_10203283122345052_4074057349787385664_oOlivia Howard from Fresh Modesty & Fresh Apparel will be posting through out the week as will the ladies from Two Old Beans Vintage Clothing Ellen Vernier and Jessica Courter.2ob

We’d like you to join us!

Capture the feminine touches you’ve added to your wardrobe, post your photos to instagram with the tags #thisisfemininity, #beautifulwomanhood and @beautifulwomanhood so we can find your entries and for a chance to win a $35 gift certificate to put toward your next from Fresh Modesty, Fresh ApparelTwo Old Beans or thredUp purchase!

Like-new clothes from brands you love! Up to 90% off retail.
 

Also make sure to follow @twooldbeans and @freshmodesty on instagram for modest feminine fashion inspiration! Winner will be announced here on the 29th, just in time for Black Friday Shopping!

Stay-At-Home Wives & Social Capital

November 9, 2014 | Author:

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I’ll cut President Obama some slack. When he said that women staying at home with the kids is “not a choice we want Americans to make,” I assume he meant that it shouldn’t be a choice that women are forced to make. Even so, I have a beef with the tunnel vision that accompanies the conversation about women staying at home, as if it’s a balancing act between income and child care.

“What’s your schedule today?” I asked my wife a few minutes ago. Today, it starts with a trip into the nearby small city to do volunteer work for the local Literacy Council, which provides free English instruction for immigrants. That’s today. Tomorrow, it will be one of a half-dozen other civic obligations she has chosen to take on. She’s not unusual. In that crucially important reality—she’s not unusual—is something that needs to be front and center when we talk about women who “stay at home.” Better parental care is one of the benefits, but I think the effects on America’s social capital are even more important.

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Unprepared for Motherhood: Thanks, Feminism!

November 6, 2014 | Author:

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On a recent post, I received this (wonderfully honest) comment:

 “I must not be working hard enough, but I don’t remember feeling this same kind of exhaustion before kids. Nobody whines at work and quibbles constantly and interrupts my every task with the frequency of little kids. At work I did what I got a degree to do. At home I feel far more untrained. For me, parenting is the most mentally exhausting experience I’ve had to do day in and day out.”

You are saying something I’ve heard many times now from other moms. I think honestly, and ironically, a large part of the mental exhaustion you’re expressing is due to Feminism.

Because of Feminism, we have had less training, and less mental preparation for motherhood and daily care of the home than any other generation before us. The vast majority of us did exactly what you have outlined here– got our degrees, and were prepared to use them in a sterile, professional environment.

What we WEREN’T encouraged to do was to consider how basic human biology might affect the pursuit for successful sterility and “you can do anything”-ism we’d been raised to believe in. What we WEREN’T encouraged to do was spend time with moms of little ones, and most of us grew up in 2-child homes, so our reality was far removed from any awareness of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the real, daily demands of raising young children.

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Recommended Resources
Naturally Healthy Pregnancy
Naturally Healthy Woman
Making Babies Book: Fertility, Pregnancy and Birth the Natural Way
Three Decades of Fertility

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Slight & Slander, Feminists Verbally Attack White Texas Women

November 6, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s Note: Strong language in article. Feminists hate biblical womanhood and are sure to say so. Slight and slander white women after a review of election results.

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Feminists (women and men because NOH8 or something) took to Twitter Wednesday morning to express their outrage over Wendy Davis’ loss in her bid for Governor of Texas. While everyone around the country pretty much expected Davis to lose, apparently feminists were to busy screaming #WarOnWomen to notice. While one would assume the feminists would blame the man, in this case Governor Elect Greg Abbott, their rage spiral took a surprising turn towards women. Specifically, white women in Texas who dared to not vote for the white woman. Why would white women not vote for Wendy Davis? According to feminists, the reasons were obvious.

Read the rest here

Recommended Resources
Who Killed the American Family?
The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say
The War on Men
She Shall Be Called Woman: Victoria Botkin’s Study of Practical Wisdom From Scripture for the 21st Century Woman
Let Me Be a Woman

Heart Wrenching Story of Abortion Eye Witness

November 4, 2014 | Author:

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A deaf friend referred me to the job opening at a Boston clinic, and it paid well. I averaged about $100 an hour for my services! That’s all it was to me, a job to make money for my upcoming college tuition. I didn’t work often, maybe one or two days a week, and traveled around to the Boston-area clinics when needed. For the most part, I interpreted for women seeking counseling, getting prescriptions for birth control, or just getting general information about sexual health. It all seemed innocent enough.

Deep down, however, I must have known I was doing something wrong. I told people I worked for a “family services counseling center.” I figured that wasn’t completely a lie. The trouble was, most people took that to mean that I was going into the world and doing good: interpreting for families living in poverty, or families who were trying to keep themselves together. Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood offered all kinds of services, in the back of my mind I knew that at the root of it they really were just an abortion clinic.

The worst day of my life—and an anniversary I never forget when it comes every year—is Thursday, November 1, 2012. I was called in to interpret for a “medical procedure.”

Read the rest here

Recommended Resources
180′ Movie
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
Abortion: A Rational Look At An Emotional Issue
A Biblical Worldview On Abortion
Blood Money: Getting Rich Off a Woman’s Right to Choose
Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line (Focus on the Family Books)
The Heidi Group
Rescued: The Heart of Adoption and Caring for Orphans
Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood
Won by Love: Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe V. Wade, Speaks Out for the Unborn As She Shares Her New Conviction for Life

Today’s Feminist, Wendy Davis and Gynecism

November 4, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s Note: Some clarification. Wendy Davis is a feminist, with a specific agenda so liberal and so replete with everything we stand against. The lies are endless. Obama has her back.  The author supports feminism as a wholesome standard for all women, ensuring even religious liberty. This is an unfortunate mistake. Gynecisism and feminism are one in the same. Also, we will be judged by God for our ‘weaknesses’. If we haven’t learned by now that personal ethic or lack there of is indicative of a politician’s ethic, forming public policy etc. then we deserve what we have.

Other than that this article is excellent insight into what you’re voting against today. Stop Wendy Davis and those like her.

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Townhall.com – Davis exposed as fraud

From the article,

Gynecism promotes the political position that the primary and most essential power a female can hold is the control of her own sexual and genital functions. Gynecism sexualizes and sexually empowers girls and women throughout the lifespan and insists upon the absolute and sole right of a pregnant female to terminate her own pregnancy at any point. Some gynecists believe infanticide is also the right of the mother.

Because gynecism is a dimension of socialism, Wendy Davis’ story has a subtext of a failed family being replaced by a protective socialist state. By 1963, the year Wendy Davis was born, the suggestion that a bright, ambitious girl would lack access to higher education was simply absurd. In fact, the wide-eyed Wendy had already attended the University of Texas at Arlington when a nurse handed her the stunning pamphlet that “changed my life.” It was about becoming a paralegal. Sanctified marriage and family are the principle threats to socialism in general and gynecism in particular. Wendy Davis’ narrative transfers credit away from her family to the public sphere, in our heroine’s case, the nurse’s earth-shattering pamphlet. The current Wikipedia article about Ms. Davis identifies four areas of her political positions: 1) abortion rights, 2) gun control 3) lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender rights, and 4) marijuana rights.

Gynecism presupposes every female, even girls in the early teen years, has a built-in decisional capacity regarding sexual activity and pregnancy termination. Just a little sex ed and she knows what will be right for her now and for the rest of her life. This is crazy and cruel. The grave responsibility for committing justifiable homicide, such as in war and criminal punishment, is designed to be shared as widely as possible through group moral heritage and democratic legal process. Gynecism isolates the girl or woman at a vulnerable moment and tells her, “You’re on your own, what are you going to do?”

Read the rest here

Recommended Resources
Who Killed the American Family?
The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say
The War on Men
She Shall Be Called Woman: Victoria Botkin’s Study of Practical Wisdom From Scripture for the 21st Century Woman
Let Me Be a Woman

It’s Not About Choice: Kelly At Generation Cedar Weighs In.

November 3, 2014 | Author:

The leader of our country has just worn feminism’s true face, delivering a clear message to the young men and women at a college in Rhode Island (and everywhere): “It’s not really about choice.”

Feminism is an enemy of the traditional family and all that represents. Women may be technically free to make the choices they want, but women who choose home will be stigmatized more and more, as feminists (like our President) continue to belittle the role of a home-career.

Read the rest here

Recommended Resources
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
Start Your Family: Inspiration for Having Babies
Shepherding a Child’s Heart

November 1, 2014 | Author:

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[Obama is] painting a picture of how he’d like to expand the administrative state to include government pre-school. Because public schools are doing such a good job generally. Anyway, he then took an absolutely bizarre swipe against stay-at-home mothers:

“Sometimes, someone, usually Mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result,” he said. “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”

Here are three problems with his argument.

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The Biblical Principles of Household Economy

October 29, 2014 | Author:

By Ron Kirk at Chalcedon.edu

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As our virtuous wife works, “she perceives and considers.” In other words, she applies intelligence to her work. Economy requires intelligence and wisdom. Intelligence and wisdom are also economic commodities, gained by economic application of one’s mind, learning one’s lessons early and well.

She is generous. Webster notes that good economy does not equal parsimony or stinginess. Greediness and stinginess are not elements of Biblical economy. Contrary to liberal myth, the generous investment required of and the philanthropy typical of capitalism exclude parsimony and greed. In other words, good economy does not mean being cheap. Stinginess lacks faith because it inhibits investment! God distributes gifts (and therefore wealth) individually as He wills. To most, God assigns the production of wealth. To some, He assigns certain ministries which require external support. The church ministry is one such. Educational work is another. These works, while not materially productive in themselves, provide an intellectual and character foundation for liberty and wealth. Accordingly, under the Mosaic Law, the Levites administered the tithe collected locally. In turn, the Levites tithed to support the centralized priesthood. Today there remains inequity between those who collect wealth and those who sacrifice to serve God. The one is supposed to serve the other, as wealth ought to be capital for the Kingdom. Moreover, generosity toward the needy is a basic element of Biblical faith ( e.g., Isaiah 58). How can God reward avarice? As opposed to the false generosity of today’s liberalism, parents must teach their children wise and godly generosity.

Some final recommendations: Practice good economy in the order and government of the home as preparation for increasing wealth outside the home. Include children in learning and practicing good economy. Give everyone household responsibilities to fulfill; do not indulge the children. Teach a habit for regularity in assigned work and attention to detail. Discover personal gifts through an application to education as a life-long pursuit. Work hard to accomplish the best possible with the gifts and interests God has granted. Make excellence, because of the excellence of Christ in us, our ultimate goal. Choose an area of industry which matches personal gifts to contribute toward fulfilling a societal need. Make the investments necessary to fill that need such that you may enjoy some return from your investment. Be diligent and persevering. Walk by faith. Never give up on the Lord. Never lean on your own understanding. Start small and let growth be organic. (Do not try to make a killing [Pr. 23:4, 5]). Beware of the temptations of wealth. Heed all God’s warnings over the deceit of riches. Do a word study in Proverbs of the word rich and related words.

God will reward family economic enterprise undertaken by faith and with His glory as our purpose.

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