Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

| August 25, 2015

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. It was just me and Wren, and you looked at her fondly in her stroller. When the elevator doors opened, you very kindly held the doors open for me. As I clumsily maneuvered the stroller past you, I accidentally ran over […]

Chad Ashby: Brothers and Sisters, Unwed Pregnancy Is Not a Sin

| August 19, 2015

There is a glaring hole in our fight against abortion. It is found in our churches among the quiet pre-service whispers as she walks by. It is heard at Sunday dinner as her name bounces back and forth across the table among interjections like, “But she comes from such a good family!” It is seen […]

On Motherhood and Profanity – Elisabeth Elliot

| June 15, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Previously published here May 25, 2011. This devotional appeared on Elisabeth Elliot’s website. I would link to it, but the devos rotate and do not stay up on the main page for more than a day. This is such an important topic that I just had to pass her wise words along. Thank […]

Sturdy Womanhood- The Story of a Mother

| February 26, 2014

When I was growing up, my Mom worked a lot. She was a hair dresser during the day and waited tables at night. Sometimes, she had three jobs. That was life. She was divorced, buried her oldest son and she worked. My Mom never walked around saying being a Mom was hard. Life was hard, but she didn’t walk […]

Encourage marriage for the sake of children: Top judge’s advice

| January 21, 2014

A drive to persuade couples to marry rather than simply live together would help combat high break-up rates among cohabitees, a report said. It also called for state spending to concentrate on families with young children, because this is the time when family relationships are under the greatest pressure and have the highest chance of […]

We love kids, lots, and lots of kids…Here are 20 Reasons Why

| January 10, 2014

There are some things that most children are naturally good at. For example, more often than not they are wonderful at playing. Kids are creative, fun-loving and a positive part of our lives… so having fun is easy for them. Sometimes, though, they need a little practice at being kids. These 20 children, for example, […]

Finding life in death: Nathan’s story | Live Action News

| September 24, 2013

Allison was sustained not only by her family, but by her faith. “I know that the Lord gave me a peace beyond my understanding during this time, and there was such a stillness and a quietness before the Lord. I did not know what to expect. I didn’t know what is usually done in this […]

The “Coldness” and “Self-Indulgence” of Those Who Don’t Want to Trouble Themselves with Children

| July 18, 2013

Today, the idea of having lots of children is looked upon with disdain, as if you hate the planet or have become one of those parasites of nature that needs to be restrained. Here is a blast from the past from a speech Teddy Roosevelt gave on motherhood in 1905 via The “Coldness” and “Self-Indulgence” […]

Two Feet From Murder

| May 17, 2013

From Generations with Vision with Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner. “Americans are inconsistent. It’s just an inconsistency that’s betraying itself right now and I think we need to press the inconsistency. This is one important way in which the Christian gospel reaches people, when we press inconsistencies. We point out to them that they are […]

Mothers and Matthew 25:34-37

| May 17, 2013

Mothers and Matthew 25:34-37 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was […]

Why is Europe committing demographic suicide?

| April 13, 2013

Sobering: Demographers, economists and psychologists are scratching their heads over a phenomenon that breaks all their statistical models and paradigms of human behaviour. Why would people who are prosperous (and, despite the current situation, western Europe is) not want to do what human beings have always done and leave a posterity? How can they contemplate […]

The truth about big families

| April 9, 2013

This is a fun one from Mercatornet: The Sydney Morning Heraldrecently reported that “less than 2 per cent of Australian women have six or more children.” Well, I must know so many of that two per cent. I know families of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and a few with an even dozen. Whenever there […]

America’s Baby Bust

| February 5, 2013

From the Wall Street Journal: For more than three decades, Chinese women have been subjected to their country’s brutal one-child policy. Those who try to have more children have been subjected to fines and forced abortions. Their houses have been razed and their husbands fired from their jobs. As a result, Chinese women have a […]

Family structure: it’s an education in itself

| January 30, 2013

From Andrea Mrozak over at Mercatornet: Improving education outcomes is a goal for schools and ministries of education all over the world. And so it should be, since they are linked to a host of other advantages, especially in a knowledge-based economy. It will be interesting to note, then, whether those who desire these improvements […]

The Need to Breed

| January 9, 2013

Here is a great post from Get Along Home that bluntly states an obvious truth that our short sighted, “me centered” modern society seems to be oblivious to: We don’t seem to understand (and by “we”, I mean “not me”) that children are a literal investment. You have to put in the work to get […]