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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!

Dr. Axe – 5 Real Benefits of Kissing: Put Smooching on Your To-Do List!

February 1, 2016 | Author:

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Editor’s note: We don’t believe the word “partner” is synonymous with “spouse” but, you get the picture. Pucker up! Happy February!

Eating right, getting enough exercise, meditating, disconnecting from your smartphone— they’re all great ways to keep happy and healthy. But there’s an important one you might be overlooking. Did you know that kissing with your partner can have real, positive effects on your health?

It’s true. A kiss might just be one of the most fun ways to keep the doctor away and stay in tip-top shape. So how is it that there are benefits of kissing, which some cultures don’t even engage in? Get cozy and learn why puckering up is one of the most fun ways to do your body good.

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LIFE SITE – BREAKING: Grand jury indicts pro-life investigator behind baby part videos, clears Planned Parenthood

January 25, 2016 | Author:

Center for Medical Progress lead investigator David Daleiden speaks at an event in Washington, DC, before the 2016 March for Life. Lisa Bourne / LifeSiteNewS

Center for Medical Progress lead investigator David Daleiden speaks at an event in Washington, DC, before the 2016 March for Life. Lisa Bourne / LifeSiteNewS

HOUSTON, January 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The lead investigator behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos faces up to 20 years in prison after a Houston grand jury decided on Monday not to charge Planned Parenthood with any wrongdoing – and instead indicted him for offering to purchase human organs from the abortion provider.

Center for Medical Progress lead investigator David Daleiden faces a second-degree felony charge of “tampering with a governmental record,” and a misdemeanor charge for violating the state’s “prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs.”

That is, jurors in the state of Texas are accusing David Daleiden of trying to illegally traffic in aborted babies’ body parts.

The jurors pressed the same charges against Sandra Merritt, who claimed to be “Susan Tennenbaum,” the CEO of BioMax, on its incorporation papers.

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RT: Europe’s tragedy: Too much Angela Merkel, too little masculinity

January 19, 2016 | Author:

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After the incidents of sexual assault in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve committed by Muslim refugees against German women, feminist apologetics have acquired renewed vigor in the European debate.

Instead of a single-minded focus on imposing liberal feminist values on Muslim males, it might well be much more beneficial for Europeans to consider if the feminist war on masculinity might be the underlying cause of the weakness of European culture – feeble and defenseless as it is – against the culture of immigrants and refugees. The irony is that the vacuum feminism has created means that women become victims of an aggressive male culture.

The precise problem is that Europe’s political leaders have no military background, unlike leaders of the past, for instance Roosevelt, de Gaulle and Churchill. For this reason, they lack the basic understanding for defending their culture, their country and its inherent values. They are self-deprecating and apologetic, gullible and caring to the point where their policies become severely harmful to the populations they are supposed to protect.

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John MacArthur on the Destructive Nature of Christianese

January 18, 2016 | Author:

Women, are often most to blame for perpetrating misunderstanding and untruth through Christian cliches. Undoubtedly, and in part, it is due to our innate desire to nurture and to lend an empathetic ear. Our Titus 2 role will not be fulfilled however, without understanding and a foundation of truth that will out live us. It is a short-lived illusion to think that laying aside standards and consequences for an ethereal notion that comfort, direction, and hope can be found outside of the knowledge of Him. We need to quit making things up.

Unless a framework of understanding is built on His wisdom, we will continue to come up against the same trials that disquiet and undermine us. The same trials that tempt us to give up trying to understand and just embrace “Let go and let God.” It there any wonder that we’ve left off Christian cliche for Disney cliche (“Let it go…”) or that this leads to eventually embracing the idea there is no solution, no hope and no power to overcome in the Grace of Jesus Christ.

Don’t let go and let God. He is already all thing to all people. Play your part in the knowledge, wisdom and grace of Jesus Christ.

John MacArthur explains,

If an unbeliever with no religious background walked into your local church, what sense—if any—would he or she be able to make of phrases like “Ask Jesus into your heart,” “I felt led,” or “Let go and let God”? Taken at face value, what should any of that mean to an outsider? And more importantly, how would the explanation of those Christian clichés lead anyone to a clearer understanding of the gospel and other biblical principles?

The church has developed its own insular language, made up mostly of shorthand like the examples above. Too often, we talk about rich biblical truths in these dumbed-down terms. And after generations of such carelessness, many in the church can’t separate these extra-biblical phrases from the truth of Scripture. Worse still, these clichés have encroached into our worship, discipleship, and evangelism, [and blogs] spreading doctrinal confusion throughout all aspects of life in the church.

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Pregnant after rape: She is not a “rape baby.” She is MY baby.

January 9, 2016 | Author:

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Shalyn McGuin has a story to tell. Read the rest here. (Mature readers)

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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Vintage Puritan Series (Kindle) on Sale Today- .99¢ each!

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