Last day to vote for the Morning Center!

| October 28, 2012

UPDATED 10/31/2012: Please vote today! From Kim Coghlan over at Life in a Shoe: Most pro-life people don’t often have an opportunity to put real legs to their pro-life commitments just by sitting at the computer, but for the next few days you can do something with Facebook and with your computer that is a […]

“The Woman’s Place”

| July 19, 2012

[Editor’s Note: This is a post from the original LAF site that I meant to bring over to the new one but forgot. After a couple of reader requests, I managed to locate the original file. This is excellent material and illustrates why robust biblical womanhood negates any “need” for feminism. Women are already “empowered” thanks […]

Our own thing

| July 15, 2012

In our day, expressions like “personal growth”, “self-fulfillment” and “following our own dreams” are tossed into the air on a regular basis. We are constantly convinced that to be happy, we must do what we want, when we want; and that our children are better off seeing a “happy” mother a couple of hours a […]

World Congress in Madrid affirms the natural family

| June 8, 2012

From Mercatornet: The sixth World Congress of Families, held in Madrid on the last weekend of May, drew 3100 delegates to address the issues confronting the family today. In a concluding statement the congress listed the challenges: “Ideologies of statism, atomistic individualism, and sexual revolution challenge the very essences of marriage and family. Recent legal and public […]

My Mother: Reflections on Mother’s Day

| May 13, 2012

My mother has had over three dozen children. She gave birth to two, but giving birth isn’t really what makes one a mother, is it? It’s the hard stuff. The stuff my mother has done over half her life, with little accolades and with no earthly payment. The mother-stuff. And the most important of her jobs? […]

Childless on Mother’s Day

| May 13, 2012

From Lauren Casper’s blog: There are so many women in our lives who are hurting and who dread Mother’s Day. We may not even recognize them but they are there. They’re the ones who dread church on Sunday morning and perhaps choose to stay home. They are dreading the sermon that will inevitably be geared […]

A French Revolutionary Scolds Mothers

| May 13, 2012

On this day when we celebrate moms, it’s amazing there are women in the world who think motherhood is denigrating and without real worth: Simone De Beauvoir famously said that being a full-time mother should be illegal because too many women would enjoy it. Badinter does not advocate criminalizing motherhood. She just wants to keep […]

Diapers, Dishes, and Dominion: How Christian Housewives Can Change the World (Interview with Author and a Giveaway)

| May 2, 2012

Visionary Womanhood is sponsoring a giveaway of an excellent new book! To kick off the month of May and our theme of Women and Dominion, I’m really excited to introduce you all to a book I’ve been waiting for MONTHS to be released.  It’s finally here!  And Leah Smith’s Diapers, Dishes and Dominion: How Christian Housewives […]

On moms who “don’t work”

| April 28, 2012

I realize we’re well past the Rosen “stay-at-home moms-don’t-work” kerfuffle (rainy season in Kenya means lots of power and Internet outages!), but there are several good commentaries I wanted to share. I’m still working on a long article about the whole false “work vs. family” debate. As anybody grounded in reality knows, all moms work. […]

Enough of parenting misery lit

| April 14, 2012

From Mariette Ulrich at Mercatornet: Raising kids is not a Sunday stroll in the park, but if you never get there, whose fault is it? Very few families of my acquaintance do not occasionally lament that they are too busy, over-involved, stressed to the max. It was partly for this reason that my husband and […]

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 […]

The Long-Term Importance of Fertility

| March 24, 2012

I meant to post something about this during the squall that erupted over Obama’s contraception mandate, but that’s the same week a ship off Mombasa dropped anchor on the cable carrying high-speed Internet into Kenya, and life online slowed down to a crawl. 😉 That’s okay. Plenty of other folks took time to comment, both […]

“When Motherhood Feels Too Hard” – new eBook!

| February 20, 2012

Kelly Crawford has put together a marvelous devotional for mothers. She let me have a sneak peek at it last week, and I devoured it while recovering from the flu (perfect timing, Kelly!). This eBook is Kelly’s “cup of cold water” to mothers. We all need refreshment and encouragement when the hard days come, and […]

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 […]

If I Could Only Be Like Her

| December 27, 2011

This is a wonderful post I just discovered this evening: We all know her. She is the woman who has it all together. She has the love of 1 Corinthians 13 down pat and she never falters. She always smiles at her husband and is his constant encouragement. She is gentle and kind and practices […]