Save Up To Marry or Marry To Save Up?

| January 22, 2014

Data suggests “married couples seem to build more wealth on average than singles or cohabiting couples. Why might it matter if marriage fades among working and middle class Americans? Even though marriages are not guaranteed to last, healthy marriage relationships do promote human flourishing. Marriage successfully integrates emotional intimacy, parental responsibility and economic cooperation into […]

More people waking up to the college illusion

| January 26, 2013

We’ve been saying for years that the brick-and-mortar model was outdated and would go the way of the dodo. We’ve been mocked and misquoted and told we’re trying to prevent women from getting an education, when that’s absolutely not the case. We’re just in favor of a real education that doesn’t involve a lifetime of […]

Chucking College?

| December 15, 2012

Melanie Ellison has just published a little gem of a book that will challenge old notions of “higher” education and point readers to a better (and far less expensive) path. Melanie has done homeschool grads (and, truly, all high school students) a great favor by pulling together research, analysis of modern educational trends, and personal stories from the […]

Abstinence: A Topic Too Often Avoided

| December 6, 2011

From a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal: Spare us the statistics about fewer teen pregnancies and sexually-transmitted-disease rates falling with increased sex education. Abortion-on-demand and widespread birth control may affect the number of teen pregnancies, but they are not doing a lot for our children’s self-confidence, modesty or mutual respect. Are […]

The Restraints of Sexual Freedom and the Battle for Free Speech

| December 6, 2011

“Restraints” of “Freedom?” Yes, indeed. We’ve argued this many times, and it is refreshing to see the same lines of logic in this piece. One person’s “freedom” very often results in the oppression or harm of other people. The rise of feminism, the Pill, and other contraceptive forms coincided with a new era of sexuality, […]

Smoke and mirrors

| October 3, 2011

This piece from Aussie writer Bernard Toutounji at Mercatornet is spot on: Why do governments want us to believe that smoking cannot be safe but promiscuous sex can?… I have never smoked, have never had any desire to smoke and nothing frustrates me more than walking down the street and breathing in the secondhand smoke […]

Lack of parenting to blame for teen moms

| September 30, 2011

This is a cogent letter to the editor that states what should be so obvious: throwing contraceptives and sex ed. at the out-of-wedlock birth problem is not and never has been the answer: During my 40 years in health care, I have provided care to thousands of women, the majority of which have been teens. […]

Education Choices are Not Neutral

| September 9, 2011

A thought-provoking post from Doug Phillips’s blog: Educational methodology, or pedagogy, is not neutral. For thousands of years, men have debated over educational methodology. All of these debates have centered around issues like “What is the true nature of the child?”; “What are the true goals of education?”; “What is the role of the state […]

Rethinking feminism

| August 27, 2011

Students in women’s studies courses throughout the United States hear stories of “girl-meets-birth-control” or awakening the inner feminine mystique. But I’ve learned something else in my history class at a Christian college. We were reading a speech Adlai Stevenson gave at Smith College’s 1955 commencement. Stevenson, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956 (losing […]

Home Education

| August 18, 2011

Join us over at Noble Womanhood as we focus our attention on home education for the rest of August!  We’ll be posting our favorite articles on Biblical, relaxed and family friendly methods, special sales, and tips on homeschooling free and frugally! Click here to hop on over! Have you found Beautiful Womanhood helpful? Please consider […]

“Not under my roof”

| August 2, 2011

From Carolyn Moynihan over at Mercatornet: A professor of sociology wrote a week or so ago in the New York Times that American family life might be much improved if parents in the US were more like those in the Netherlands who — typically, it is implied — allow their teenage daughters to have their […]

UN Women Advances Radical Agenda at U.S. Universities

| July 5, 2011

UN Women, an agency of the United Nations created last year to promote the advancement of women, has spent the year hard at work getting schools in the United States on board with programs that fail to make progress against serious mistreatment of women but instead focus on a liberal social agenda.  They advocate not […]

The college rip-off

| May 21, 2011

From the NY Post yesterday: Amid all the uplifting clichés at their commencement ceremonies, graduating col lege students won’t hear a line applicable to some of them — you got ripped off. Student debt just surpassed the country’s credit-card debt for the first time. It is projected to top $1 trillion this year, according to […]

When an Oasis is Really a Mirage

| May 21, 2011

An excellent piece from The Center for Women of Faith in Culture highlights why there can be no neutrality when it comes to discipleship: Women need to hear from other women. This is a truth impressed upon us through stories in scripture about women like Ruth & Naomi and Mary & Martha. In scripture, we […]

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Life!

| May 17, 2011

From Kathy Brodock of Teaching Good Things: Before we had kids I was an expert on children! Yep…it’s true! THEN God gave me some and I repent and confess I know very little! I think part of my ignorance was because I had two siblings growing up and I was at a baby sitter or […]