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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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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.

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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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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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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

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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.”

Read the rest here

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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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How ‘Free to Be…You and Me’ Emasculated Men

March 10, 2014 | Author:

Nineteen seventy-four was a grim year in the history of the Republic. An embargo had quadrupled the price of oil and touched off an energy crisis so severe that the state of Oregon banned Christmas lights as wasting energy. The president of the United States seemed to have taken part in a criminal conspiracy that would soon lead to his resignation.

And on television, things were really dire: that year saw the debut of “Free to Be . . . You and Me.”

“Free to Be . . . You and Me” was a piece of Ms. Foundation-produced feminist propaganda disguised as entertainment for children that first appeared on ABC 40 years ago this week, on March 11, 1974. It drew big ratings, leading to platinum status for an associated album, a bestselling book and many repeat airings of the show. (more…)

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Be Rude

March 10, 2014 | Author:

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Portrait of Marie Antoinette in hunting attire (a favorite of her mother), by Joseph Krantzinger (1771), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

As a young teen, Marie Antoinette came from the cozy family atmosphere of the court of her mother the Empress of Austria to marry the heir to the French throne. Morals were lax at the French court and Marie Antoinette’s higher standards made her plenty of enemies, especially when she snubbed Madame Du Barry, her father-in-law’s mistress. Soon Marie Antoinette became queen, but the gossips hinted that her husband was—in these early years, at least—not interested in her. One rake, the Duc de Biron, thought she might be pining for some male attention and tried to get her alone. Witnesses reported that they heard the queen crying, “Sortez, Monsieur! Get out!” and saw the Duc come running out with a red face.

I like Marie Antoinette, and this story is a great illustration to some of the best advice a young woman will ever hear. I first saw it demonstrated by my mother, then put into words by Nancy Wilson, and more recently re-iterated by Martin Selbrede. It really is critical:

Be rude. (more…)

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CPAC Makes No Room For Pro-Life Panel

March 9, 2014 | Author:

Prolific pro-life researcher/analyst Professor Michael New of the University of Michigan said:

CPAC has always advertised itself as a conference where a wide variety of conservatives could network and engage ideas. As such, it is disappointing that this year’s CPAC offers precious little of interest to social conservatives. On the CPAC program, there are no panels dealing with abortion, traditional marriage, or religious liberty. While there are a number of other panels dealing with interesting and important subjects, the fact that CPAC has neglected issues of interest to social conservatives is disheartening.

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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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Marketplace Womanhood: Dumping Debt

March 9, 2014 | Author:

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If you’re in debt, here’s the good news: All the debt you’ve ever accumulated, you accumulated in the past.

Even if you put a $500 purse on a credit card this morning, that mistake is in your past. All you have now is your present and your future.

If you’re tired of debt, there’s no greater opportunity than the one you have right now to commit to getting out of debt. Just think: If you decide today that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired of debt, then you could be out of debt this time next year!

How different would your life be if you made that commitment?

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The Real Women’s Liberation Movement

March 8, 2014 | Author:

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Feminism was a bandaid that carried it’s own germs, and caused a new infection in our land. Jesus is the great Healer

“Despite the anti-Christian prejudice evident in much of the feminist movement, it is to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ that women owe most of their freedoms. The advent of Christianity raised the dignity, freedom and rights of women to levels never before known in any other culture or religion. Indeed, as one historian put it: ‘The birth of Jesus was the turning point in the history of women.’” – Dr. Peter Hammond

On our way home from church this evening, I glanced over at my tired husband who was driving our large crowd home. Today he delivered a sermon (The Christian Husband, Leading and Loving) that made me realize just how completely Jesus “set the captives free.” Yes, He set free the captives of addiction, of prostitution, of despair, of hopelessness. He broke the chains of perversion, hatred, and bitterness. He set us free of sin – the cruel master we so willingly served – and so desperately hated. Now we gladly—and thankfully—serve the King of Kings.

But, ironically, as women, He set us free in another way too. Many feminists rant about the oppression biblical teaching places upon women; but, Christianity is what freed us from that oppression! Why then would we want to place upon ourselves newly forged chains of egalitarianism? Chains that strip us of the very protection that Jesus intended us to have. While claiming freedom and equality, the irony of the deception is that they are heading for slavery!

Our God is a creative God. He has made us each so unique and, in His wisdom, given us such wonderful roles. His created order is a stunning choreographed work of artistic beauty. As husband and wife, we complete one another in amazing ways. Why do we continue to insist on questioning His work—and cheapening His masterpiece?

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Raising Maidens of Virtue : A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters
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Queen of the Home

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Don’t Teach Conclusions

March 8, 2014 | Author:

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By Andrea Schwartz at www.wordsfromandrea.com

“It needs more than ever to be stressed that the best and truest educators are parents under God. The greatest school is the family. In learning, no act of teaching in any school or university compares to the routine task of mothers in teaching a babe who speaks no language the mother tongue in so short a time. No other task in education is equal to this. The moral training of the children, the discipline of good habits, is an inheritance from the parents to the children which surpasses all other. The family is the first and basic school of man.” ~ R. J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, p. 185

I often tell parents that one of the positive by-products of teaching your children how to think Biblically (teaching them God’s law-word) rather thanwhat to think is that, as they mature, they can be one of the many counselors the Bible suggests a person needs to make sound decisions.

One of the most dangerous things you can do as a parent is to teach your children to think Biblically. Why? Because, once you establish that their chief duty in life is to “Fear God and keep His commandments” (Eccles. 12:13), you have communicated the truth that you and they are under the authority of God and governed by the same standard. That automatically invalidates any parental assertion, “My word is law,” and that obedience to the parent must be carried out blindly, without question. This puts a tremendous onus on parents to ensure that the rules they are mandating are, in fact, correctly lined up with God’s Word explicitly or implicitly.1 (more…)

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