The Death of Pretty

| January 15, 2012

This post is intended as a lament of sorts, a lament for something in the culture that is dying and may never been seen again. Pretty, pretty is dying. People will define pretty differently.  For the purposes of this piece, I define pretty as a mutually enriching balanced combination of beauty and projected innocence. Once […]

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, […]

Divorce linked with early sex

| July 5, 2011

From Carolyn Moynihan over at Mercatornet: Despite all the experts who scoff at teaching adolescents to “wait” for sex, many do. About half of US 15- to 19-year-olds have never had sexual contact, according to recent report based on the National Survey of Family Growth. Now a study (based on data from the same survey) […]

‘Slutwalk’ and the Negation of Female Sexuality

| June 21, 2011

I was recently asked to cover an event in London known as the ‘Slutwalk.’ The event, which features scores of women walking down the street dressed as ‘sluts,’ started in Toronto on April 3. Since then, according to the Wikipedia article about it, the movement has spread to other towns throughout the US, Canada, Australia, […]

Kids can do abstinence, data shows

| May 19, 2011

From Carolyn Moynihan over at Mercatornet: Those who insist on “safer sex” education for adolescents seem to assume two things: first, that nearly all teens will become sexually active, and second, that it doesn’t matter (they have a right to) so long as they take precautions against disease and pregnancy. Therefore, all teens should be […]

Part 2 of Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?

| April 13, 2011

If you haven’t read Part 1, please click HERE first! Part 2 of Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles? By Carmon Friedrich Last night, I took my daughter to a movie that has been heavily promoted by Christian outlets (you can read a positive review by Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn Online here, along with some of their […]

Soul Surfer: Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?

| April 13, 2011

The following review refers only to the Hollywood movie, Soul Surfer. It is not a critique of the real Bethany Hamilton, her testimony, or her ministry to others. Soul Surfer, the popular new movie produced by secular group TriStar Pictures, is all the rage this week. Heavily marketed to Christians, the film tells the dramatic […]

Why Do We Let Girls Dress Like That?

| March 24, 2011

The Wall Street Journal published a thought-provoking article this weekend, wondering out loud as to why today’s mothers-of-teenagers allow their daughters to dress and act like the Paris Hiltons of the world. With surprising honesty and clarity, the author admits that feminism might be to blame: “We are the first moms in history to have […]

From the Heart…the healing of my marriage

| March 21, 2011

Only ten years ago I would have thought the magazine Crowned With Silver was “behind the time” and “too old-fashioned” for my tastes. Now, however, I find it a source of nurturing to my God-given feminine role as wife and mother! When I married my husband 12 years ago, I had no idea what marriage […]

“Too much skin,girl. Too much skin”

| August 2, 2010

Here’s an article with some excellent reminders on why modesty is so important: Ladies and gentlemen, I exhort you to dress in such a way that does not capture anyone’s gaze, but actually gives others something else, besides your attire, to think about. Discretion is a godly trait. At times, it is better to exercise self-control, by […]

The Top Ten Reasons Modesty Gets a Yawn

| July 31, 2010

My family and I have had the privilege of hanging out with some unbelievably awesome single guys lately. A big  reason I say they are so awesome is that they actually care about winning the battle with lust. Most men gave up long ago. Titus talks about Cretans whose “god is their belly.” In our […]

The Proverbs Woman… no, not THAT one! (part 1)

| July 3, 2010

From Jess at Making Home (thanks, Kelly, for the recommendation!) If prompted to think of “the Proverbs Woman”, anyone who has read a handful of books, skimmed a few blogs, or heard a sermon or two aimed at Christian women will automatically call to mind the Proverbs 31 woman. Land investor, wise guru, accomplished seamstress, […]

Modesty-A Journey of the Heart Part 2

| June 30, 2010

What does it mean to dress modestly? As a teenager, I was made aware of a desire in some Christian circles to return to the modest dress. Modesty means different things to different people. There are those who feel certain colors are okay to wear but others are considered too flashy. Some only wears skirts […]

Modesty-A Journey of The Heart Part 1

| June 29, 2010

Have you ever stopped to think about how the clothes you wear affect those around you? The clothing you wear can be modest , appropriate, and tasteful, or it can be a temptation, embarrassing, uncomfortable, a distraction, grievous to the spirit, and offensive. Which way would you like to dress? Modesty, or the lack of […]

The Beauty of Chastity: What is Biblical Beauty? (Part 2)

| June 20, 2010

If you haven’t read Part 1 of The Beauty of Chastity begin HERE What is biblical beauty? Biblical beauty and how it pertains to chastity is often misunderstood. We seem to see one extreme attitude or the other. While one side appears to obsess over outward beauty, vainly (and often carelessly) taking pride in this […]