Desiring God: Contentment in Trials, How God Prepared Us for a Brain Tumor

| April 24, 2017

As God tests us, he wants us to test him, to see if he is as faithful as he promised. I undertook the job of writing a book on the subject of contentment, something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. Having learned so much from the Puritans Jeremiah Burroughs and […]

Cowgirl Dirt 2015 Sweepstakes – Win $400 & More in Natural Cosmetics!

| September 14, 2015

It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.

| January 4, 2015

Editor’s Note: Pun intended. As they struggle to contain spiraling health-care costs, both government officials and medical experts are finding new reasons to encourage Americans to practice healthy personal habits.  But in two new studies, researchers adduce evidence that—official preachments notwithstanding—only the country’s married couples are likely to adopt such habits. In the first study, […]

‘Slate’ Criticizes the ‘Home-Cooked Family Dinner’: Joel Salatin Responds

| September 5, 2014

Victimhood escalates to stratospheric whining with Amanda Marcotte’s recent Slate post titled Let’s Stop Idealizing the Home-Cooked Family Dinner. The piece concluded more often than not family members (especially the male ones) were ingrates and, generally, home-cooked meals were too stressful, expensive, time-consuming, and utensil-dependent to be worthy of the trouble. Marcotte’s indictment of what she considers a […]

The Cowardice of Wendy Davis

| January 31, 2014

Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a woman’s right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a substandard clinic. Yay, feminism!

Surprise! Flash Sale–If You Missed the Ultimate Health Bundle, It’s an Encore!

| November 29, 2013

Stay at home women are some of the most impressive women I’ve met. Multi-faceted, well read, intelligent and fearless as well as some of the hardest working women to boot. When it comes to caring for the sick the responsibility can be complex as well as trying. But more than a small number have put […]

We Won’t Accept Excuses.We Love Our Aspies.

| December 17, 2012

Stories about Aspergers are starting to show up in the news following the tragedy in CT. Humanistic psychologists are touting answers that are not grounded and which only sow more seeds of fear and confusion in an already emotional nation. Even a mother is equating her son’s demonically influenced sin to the condition calling for the government to […]

The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth

| April 9, 2012

From an excellent piece in The Atlantic: If you look at scientific literature, you find over and over again that many interventions increase risk to mother and child instead of decreasing it. When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with […]

More Proof That Birth Control May Be Bad News for Breast Cancer

| April 9, 2012

These stats continue to pile up: [R]esearch has gone and found another lovely side effect of the birth control shot: A 50 percent higher risk of breast cancer. Women who used the shot of synthetic hormones for at least a year had double the risk of getting breast cancer, according to the study published in […]

Unborn child just a ‘parasite’? Cutting edge science shows fetal cells heal mother for life

| January 15, 2012

This is just amazing and shows once again how children can be literal, physical blessings to their mothers for a lifetime: Science has been studying the phenomena of fetal cell microchimerism for more than 30 years, after researchers at Stanford University were shocked in 1979 to discover a pregnant mother’s blood containing cells with Y […]

Fetal Cells Cross Placenta, Stay With Pregnant Mom for Life

| December 11, 2011

The health benefits of child-bearing continue to pile up: Kathy Ostrowski reports in the Kansans for Life blog on a recent National Public Radio Morning Edition program featuring Science editor Robert Krulwich and his explosive report about “fetomaternal microchimerism.” According to Krulwich there is increasing evidence that “when a woman has a baby, she gets […]

Large families ‘protect’ mother’s health

| December 6, 2011

From the Telegraph online: Having four or more babies may be good for you, research has shown, as mothers of large families were less likely to die of a stroke…. Research involving 1300 women in California suggested those who had four or more children were one third less likely to due from cardiovascular disease. The […]

Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars

| April 5, 2010

The wisdom of the old paths comes back to remind us how much we have to re-learn: If most new moms would breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, it would save nearly 1,000 lives and billions of dollars each year, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics…. […]