Family structure: it’s an education in itself

| January 30, 2013

From Andrea Mrozak over at Mercatornet: Improving education outcomes is a goal for schools and ministries of education all over the world. And so it should be, since they are linked to a host of other advantages, especially in a knowledge-based economy. It will be interesting to note, then, whether those who desire these improvements […]

The Secret to Mothering With Patience

| August 26, 2012

My biggest discouragement as a mother is my own lack of self-control and the constant reminder in my attitude of my sinfulness. What I desire? To parent with all gentleness and grace, facing each challenge with a gospel-lesson. Reality? Not always that. But if we ask, then listen, the Lord speaks. And He says to me, as […]


| May 5, 2012

This is a subject I wanted to touch upon when I wrote my last post, but time simply did not permit, so here I am now. The skeptical question of “how can you afford so many children?” is often simply answered by, “God provides,” and this, in return, gets a lot of raised eyebrows. “Don’t you […]

“Children Are a Blessing” Documentary

| April 17, 2012

Join the Moore family in this timely documentary as they briefly expose the evil history of the birth control movement on the 50th anniversary of “the pill.”  Listen as they transparently share their testimony of how God, in His grace and mercy, opened their eyes in spite of their own sinful beginning. Be encouraged as they […]

Daycare must focus on child, not adult needs, says new report

| February 9, 2012

From Mercatornet: A new report on daycare and child wellbeing in New Zealand has had a predictably stand-offish reception from the media and professional groups so far, although parents posting their opinions online are dividedabout its claims. The report, Who Cares, published by lobby group Family First and written by British psychologist and author Aric […]

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 […]

An Open Letter to Suze Orman

| December 7, 2011

I think this post has gone viral in the last 24 hours. It’s just plain common sense, but I can’t even count how many times people have asked us how on earth we can afford to have “so many” children. If every child cost us $700-1000 a month, then, yes, we might be in trouble […]

My Father’s Story: How a Small Kindness Can Make a Lifelong Impact

| December 7, 2011

Michelle Duggar has a great post up over at Parentables: There are a lot of reasons why serving the community is important to me, but one of them has to do with my father. His father died when he was 4 years old and my father’s mother had four babies all under the age of […]

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 […]

Kids want to hear about life and love from parents

| October 3, 2011

Another great piece from Carolyn Moynihan at Mercatornet: It is complusory for New Zealand schools to provide sex education, but the programme is up to each school and is supposed to be worked out in consultation with the parent community. Parents can withdraw their children from classes. However, it is clear that parents do not […]

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. […]

The high cost of divorce

| August 23, 2011

From Carolyn Moynihan at Mercatornet: With cohabitation replacing marriage, divorce is receding as a cause of family breakdown, but it remains a serious problem. An article in the Washington Times cites US Census Bureau survey figures indicating that there were well over a million divorces in American in 2008 (1,087,920) giving a divorce rate of […]

Calm in a Storm: How to Stay Peaceful While Childrearing

| August 2, 2011

For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest shall ye be saved; In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15 I’m often asked about how I handle my children without losing my grip.  If you have met my four children, you would know that the […]

“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 […]