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Shop-Window Porn Violates Children’s Rights, So Let’s Fight It

March 17, 2014 | Author:

no no noMy sister Anna and her husband Jacob have four young children, all daughters whom they are trying to raise to value their own dignity and face the world with self-esteem and confidence.

This, they have discovered, is becoming a full time job, since today’s culture seems bent on actively hindering their efforts at cultivating these virtues in their girls.

If that sounds like a sensationalist spin on the challenges of parenting today, consider this example. While driving her eldest daughter Lucia home from her first piano lesson one afternoon, Anna stops at a red light on a busy intersection in Melbourne.

As the car stands stationary, Anna notices Lucia quietly observing something outside her window. Following her gaze Anna sees, to her utter dismay, a large advertisement on the corner building depicting a pornographic scene

This is not an isolated incident but an indication of the permissiveness of our culture, a virtue championed only by secularist fundamentalists. More than that, permissiveness breeds apathy towards the task of nurturing a future generation with strong characters and moral integrity. This endeavour is often rejected as fostering intolerance and small-mindedness, but that too, I consider unapologetically as blatant idiocy, and the scapegoat through which one may shirk this duty.

Good moral values and virtues can take many years to establish in a person. Exposing children to the type of visual message in question here is like euthanizing their purity of imagination and innocence of childhood. Discernment is not something with which someone is born. And the onus to protect young people from visual pollution is not only on parents, but on us all.

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Attack on Traditional Roles:The Gay Agenda’s “Planned, Psychological Attack” on Straight America
Greg Bahnsen, on Gay Warlords and Civil Legislation, Takes the Cake…Back.
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
Outlawed!
Shaky Town: A Documentary by The Gunn Brothers

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Putting Sex Back In Sex Education, Home Education.

March 16, 2014 | Author:

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Many great points here. For those who homeschool, there are fewer takeaway points as you’re going to teach the truth at home and instantly remedy much of what is being proposed here. Putting sex back in sex-ed isn’t enough. Putting sex-ed back in the home, taking it out of schools is a further point you understand.

For those who are utilizing government schooling, well, here’s the reality of what you’re allowing your children to be taught; the very convoluted worldview of the delegated authority. (more…)

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Mission Impossible: Babies Escape

March 15, 2014 | Author:

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Beatrix Potter Illustrated Collection: 22 Books, 660 Illustrations, Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Many More!
Audrey Bunny
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life

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A Culture of Lies – From Feminism to Obamacare

March 15, 2014 | Author:

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We’re so used to spinning the facts to create our own reality we don’t know the truth from a lie anymore.

This history, however, provides not so much an explanation of how we got here as a description of our progress (or rather decline). This history shows that the public has gotten more tolerant of political deception, but it does not tell us what was happening in the culture that would lead to such tolerance. We must ask ourselves: what was going on in the lives of ordinary Americans that would foster this decline in seriousness about truth-telling?

In an earlier essay for Public Discourse, I argued that the sexual revolution has been advanced by a certain kind of dishonesty, since its promoters have won so many of their victories by denying, or distracting the public from, the consequences that would follow from the principles it laid down. The use of that dishonesty would certainly foster a casual attitude toward truth-telling among political activists, and may, to that extent, have contributed to a culture of lying. Still, since these tactics were used by the few and to deceive the many, we do not here have an explanation of how the many came to be so indifferent to the truth. For an explanation, we must consider the consequences of the sexual revolution in the lives of ordinary Americans. Those consequences, I contend, have necessarily undermined our commitment to truth.

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Recommended Resources
The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
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
Samaritan Ministries

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Cuddling Babies: Hospital Volunteers Show the Power of Human Touch

March 15, 2014 | Author:

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It’s true! Whether in a difficult situation as is illustrated in the story or in the constant care of day-to-day life of a stay at home mother, babies need to be cuddled. (more…)

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Marriage & Children Bruhaha – You Can’t Have It All

March 14, 2014 | Author:

engagedIt’s hard for a inexperienced 20-year-old to know who’s telling the truth. Some say you can’t have it all, some say you can. Are the ones who are saying you can’t have it all just making excuses because they’re not successful? Susan Patton, Princeton graduate and mother of 2 Princeton graduates writes to the editor of her alma mater telling 20-somethings to marry and have babies.

It sounds like her late rushed marriage could have used some more time and wisdom in the decision making. Her dating advice needs some moral fiber, but her point is clear.

I know that you want to believe that you have lots of time to develop a brilliant career and have a wonderful family. But you don’t. By the time you graduate from college, half of your childbearing years are behind you, and the years from 22 to 35 will pass much more quickly than you can imagine. And if you’re even able to conceive at age 35, yours will be considered a high-risk pregnancy. Don’t delay having children until after you’ve established your career. That may be too late. You can make up for lost time on the job, but if you miss your opportunity to have your own children, it’s gone and it’s irretrievable.

My response to the “But I haven’t seen the world yet” or “Aren’t your 20s all about having fun?” conjecture is that it’s all fun and games until somebody winds up a spinster with cats. Simply put, you don’t get everything. Nobody does. So we must make choices and prioritize. If seeing the world is at the top of your list, OK, but the world will always be there. Your fertility is relatively fleeting.

Read the rest here.

Recommended Resources

The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way

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Lena Dunham and SNL Show Feminism in a Biblical Context

March 14, 2014 | Author:

Whoops, putting a modern day feminist in the garden of Eden doesn’t work so well.

Dunham asks Killam if they are man and wife, to which Killam replies: “You’re like a part of me, literally. God made you from my rib, kid.” (more…)

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Strong Words from Matt Walsh to Feminists

March 14, 2014 | Author:

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A couple of days ago I wrote about a new feminist campaign called “Ban Bossy.” I won’t rehash the topic, but if you somehow missed out on the latest Outrage Du Jour, allow me to sum it up thusly: some female celebrities and feminist business moguls have come together to invent another petty reason to feel offended and persecuted. This time, they’ve decided that the word “bossy” is sexist.

I dedicated about 1,700 words to picking this silliness apart, which is probably about 1,700 words too many. I think, at this point, an exaggerated eye-roll and a loud yawn is all this sort of unbearable politically-correct sophistry deserves.

Yet, from this concocted controversy, a real and urgent issue has revealed itself.

You see, my Ban Bossy post was met with a myriad of comments from feminist women who claimed that, starting from a young age, girls are discouraged from being assertive and opinionated, while boys are lauded and praised for displaying those characteristics.

As the ladies behind Ban Bossy wrote:

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Recommended Resources
The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way

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Fertility Treatment Pioneer Calls for Caution

March 13, 2014 | Author:

lord robert winstonThe renowned Lord Winston of Hammersmith is in New Zealand at the moment visiting schools to educate students about infertility and the dangers of waiting too long to have children.  It’s interesting – and a little ironic – that the fertility expert, who pioneered IVF while it was still in its trial stages, is now warning that the rapid advance in reproductive technologies is making people too complacent about having children.  He argues that many such technologies are, in reality, not very effective and cannot beat nature or the ticking reproductive clock.   In fact he goes so far as to contend that it is often an immoral industry which provides a soul-destroying experience for young couples who are desperate to have a baby and are driven to do things like re-mortgage their houses to afford the hugely expensive treatment.

Read the rest here

Recommended Resources
Why the Church Needs Bioethics: A Guide to Wise Engagement with Life’s Challenges
Three Decades of Fertility
Start Your Family: Inspiration for Having Babies
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?

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What to do with Scandals

March 13, 2014 | Author:

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A few people have written to LAF editors in recent weeks, asking how we’re doing and cautioning us as we carry on promoting a biblical understanding of womanhood, family, sexuality, etc. With abuse and adultery scandals making news in the past few months, many feel offended, disconcerted, confused and uncertain about where they stand or how they should react. We’ve been deceived, and now we wonder to what degree we have been misled? How much of what we believed is a lie? It can be discouraging. A breach of trust is angering. It is disorienting. We start asking, “Is what the world has to offer better than what’s going on in the church these days?” But now is not a time to be reactionary.

Disorientation and misinformation can lead us to the danger of many temptations. There is a temptation to exaggerate the offense, whether we’re involved or not. There is the temptation to gossip. There is the temptation to slander the body of Christ as a whole. There is the temptation for the unbeliever to blaspheme God’s name. There is the temptation to withdraw and protect ourselves from outsiders. There is the temptation to exaggerate claims for attention’s sake. There is even the temptation to damage the reputations of people who had nothing to do with the immediate scandals by painting them with a broad brush to include them in the blame. This all creates emotional upheaval, much turmoil, uncertainty and a great need for direction.

Scripture is, as always, the best Source for clear direction.One place we will find it is in Matthew 13:24-30 in the parable of the wheat and tares, because we are asking the same questions as the servant asked when he found the field of wheat to be filled with weeds. “How did this happen, and what do we do now?” (more…)

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“Stay-At-Home” Daughter Interview

March 13, 2014 | Author:

NicoleIn days gone by it was the custom for young ladies to be at home until they were able to marry. At home daughters could be protected and provided for, but these days this is all passe; young women are not considered “productive members of society” unless they are out on their own and asserting themselves.

While it is true we don’t want to encourage grown daughters to become human vegetables who sit around, eat junk food and “text” all day, we also don’t want to push our girls to go out and try and find their “feminist dreams.”

This wasn’t always the case in our home; for years we bought the worldly lie that young women needed to latch on to a “career track,” but experience has taught us a few things! As soon as we had reared our first four young women, we toned our career-mindedness down a number of notches, and began instead to concentrate on helping our daughters to think more about developing themselves, not for life as employees, but for life as wives and mothers.

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The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
Sex, Marriage, and Family Life in John Calvin’s Geneva: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage (Religion, Marriage and Family Series): 1
Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739-1762: Intriguing Letters by One of Colonial America’s Most Accomplished Women (Women’s Diaries & Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South)

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Harvard Columnist Warns University Free Speech Threatens Liberalism

March 12, 2014 | Author:

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A columnist for the Harvard Crimson, the university’s campus newspaper is telling school officials that they need to start abolishing free speech and research that goes against the school’s liberal ideology.  Sandra Korn, a senior wrote The Doctrine of Academic Freedom: Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justicein which she states:

“Yet the liberal obsession with ‘academic freedom’ seems a bit misplaced to me. After all, no one ever has ‘full freedom’ in research and publication. Which research proposals receive funding and what papers are accepted for publication are always contingent on political priorities. The words used to articulate a research question can have implications for its outcome. No academic question is ever ‘free’ from political realities. If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of ‘academic freedom’”?

“Instead, I would like to propose a more rigorous standard: one of ‘academic justice.’ When an academic community observes research promoting or justifying oppression, it should ensure that this research does not continue.”

The examples she gives in her articles demonstrates her view that if anything differs from the liberal, pro-feminist, pro-homosexual and anti-traditional family values of the majority of academics and students on the Harvard campus, they should not be allowed.

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Recommended Resources
The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say
Let Me Be a Woman
Abigail Adams Her Letters (Audio Book) (Voices From the Past)
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God

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I Hope This Isn’t A Window to Your Soul

March 12, 2014 | Author:

ReMoved from HESCHLE on Vimeo.

This is the perfect example of life without Christ. The trailer doesn’t resolve the issue but it does expose our humanistic thinking. We cannot look to others, we cannot look to nature, we cannot look to ourselves and we cannot even look to the good things of this life to find what we truly need. I appreciate the fact that the filmmakers pointed to the one constant thing, the sun and by it the Creator of the universe. As the sun rising brought a semblance of hope and stability and confidence, it proved to be insufficient as it should be only a testimony to something greater. (more…)

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New Birthing Center Kills Babies

March 11, 2014 | Author:

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Babies will be delivered in one room at a new clinic in Buffalo, New York and killed in abortions in another.

A new birthing center in Buffalo, New York will provide an alternative for women seeking to give birth outside of a hospital setting. But it will also do abortions — setting up a terrible irony. Babies will be welcomed into life in one room and, down the hall, their lives will be snuffed out in abortions.

Writing at Slate, pro-abortion blogger Amanda Marcotte has more. She loves it because it supposedly helps mainstream abortion as no different than legitimate prenatal and birthing care. Supposedly, it’s “comforting” to be able to have a doctor who will either kill or deliver your baby depending on your mood.

Read the rest here

Recommended Resources
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender To The Creator And Embrace Life
Be Fruitful and Multiply: What The Bible Says About Having Children
The Baby War: Defenders and Defectors
Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Founder Margaret Sanger
Outlawed!: How Anthony Comstock Fought and Won the Purity of a Nation

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Birmingham Abortionist Gives Up

March 11, 2014 | Author:

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Birmingham, AL – A large real estate sign as gone up outside the former New Woman All Women abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, ending a two year struggle by owner to keep the troubled abortion clinic open – often through deceptive and illegal means.

“Placing the abortion clinic property for sale or lease shows that Derzis has finally given up on her attempts to keep the New Woman All Women abortion clinic open. That means that pro-life groups that countered her every move have finally won,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We pray that Derzis’ embattled abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi will soon follow suit because it has been proven over and over that she isn’t fit to operate a dog kennel, much less a clinic where abortion surgeries are done.”

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Recommended Resources
BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender To The Creator And Embrace Life
Be Fruitful and Multiply: What The Bible Says About Having Children
The Baby War: Defenders and Defectors
Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Founder Margaret Sanger
Outlawed!: How Anthony Comstock Fought and Won the Purity of a Nation

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