Independence and the Family

| July 3, 2014

THEODORE DALRYMPLE’s observations of Great Britain (which he recently shared at Hillsdale College) are sadly true of America as well: “. . . the notions of dependence and independence have changed [in Britain]. I remember a population that was terrified of falling into dependence on the state, because such dependence, apart from being unpleasant in […]

Are we ready for the “grey tsunami”?

| April 22, 2014

Traditional family has the most to offer. The investment in building your family is done for a number of reasons. The time you take to build the solidity, functionality, and unity means more resources, flexibility, personalized care, and privacy as the family takes on caregiving for their own as they age. Mercator reports: The situation […]

Sick of Being Lonely?

| February 27, 2014

The News Story – Extreme loneliness worse than obesity A new study reveals that as damaging as obesity is to health, “chronic loneliness” rivals it. The study, reports the Toronto Sun, finds that “loneliness increases the chances of premature death by 14%, which is as much of an increase as that caused by being overweight and nearly as […]

Oh the Irony! Harvard study: Single parents a hindrance to social mobility

| January 27, 2014

Now that we all know how important it was to feminist Wendy Davis to leave her children behind for her ambitions, her Harvard alma mater says she’s not too smart for doing it. Oh the irony. From the Washington Examiner, A new study from Harvard University on the ability of low-income children to achieve social mobility found […]

What a Grandma With Vision Will Do.

| January 17, 2014

The resulting “cabin” had 2 stories. Anna Wallace  Not many people understood why Monica Smith began working on her 8×10 shed in the back yard… and then they laughed when they realized she was turning it into a tiny cabin. It seemed strange that she was putting so much effort into just a shed. But it […]

The Joy A Child Brings

| January 17, 2014

Recommended Resources Rescued: The Heart of Adoption and Caring for Orphans Called to Adoption: A Christian’s Guide to Answering the Call Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender To The Creator And Embrace Life Suffer the Children: The Blessing of ‘Imperfect’ Children Have you found Beautiful Womanhood helpful? Please consider supporting our efforts. Any […]

A Common Tragedy in Family Life – The Gospel is Not Heard

| January 14, 2014

From ScottBrownOnline.com I continue to be convinced that the revival of biblical family life is one of the most pressing needs of our era for the spread of the gospel. Why? God has designed the family to be the first place the gospel is preached and heard in a human being’s life. If the family is […]

Unprecedented Ruling Allows Unmarried Friends to Adopt Child as a Family

| January 7, 2014

NEW YORK CITY – In an unprecedented court ruling, a Manhattan judge has given two unmarried ‘co-parents’ permission to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Bernard Clair, a lawyer not involved in the adoption case, told reporters that the unprecedented ruling “expands the boundaries of adoption rights,” since it establishes a precedent for further co-parenting adoptions. However, some […]

Recovering Womanhood

| December 27, 2013

Editor’s note: Paul Washer covers the many influences that challenge womanhood. He’ll have you laughing as he shares his thoughts on Jane Austen, Cindy Crawford, Make-up and a few humorous anecdotes. Be sure to watch to the end and go beyond the sobering start. If there is two things I could say about our society, […]

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” […]

Death of a Salesman

| June 16, 2013

Many of us are blessed to be able to look back on wonderful memories of growing up with godly fathers. That’s not the case for a lot of people, though. For those who didn’t have a good relationship with their father growing up–words of comfort: James Michael McDonald, IV died this week. My father was […]

Industrialization and Marriage

| April 17, 2013

From the Colson Center: I recently learned that the concept of the family room originated from guidelines that the government issued in the middle of the 20th century when specifying how homes could qualify for insurance. A new model of the home emerged which deliberately detached it from labor and functionality. Government planners urged architects […]

The Family Economy in Crisis

| April 17, 2013

A must-read: The family has disintegrated in the 21st century. This is the inescapable conclusion of many of today’s social indicators. With 41% of children born into homes without fathers,[1] half of marriages ending in divorce,[2] and the shack-up rate seven times what it was in 1970,[3] the nuclear family now makes up less than half of American […]

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 […]