Fifty Shades, Twilight, and Teaching Young Women To Desire Abusers

Remember how we warned you about Eclipse from the Twilight series as did others who often publish articles here on Beautiful Womanhood? I’m glad we did and I am glad that some of you listened. The Story: A new study published in the Journal of Women’s Health finds a connection between health risks in adolescent and young adult females and the series of best-selling porn novels that began … Continue reading Fifty Shades, Twilight, and Teaching Young Women To Desire Abusers

Top 10 Tips for Medieval Princesses

Queen Phillipa of Hainault 1314-1369

Let’s face it: most of us girls wanted to be a princess at some point in our lives, and had the plastic tiara and tinsel-covered dress to prove it. We may never grow up to marry a real prince, like Kate Middleton, or take princess lessons, like Australia’s Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, but help is here! In 1405 the medieval poet and authoress Christine de Pisan wrote a book, The Treasure of the City of Ladies, containing hot tips for women from all walks of life, but especially princesses and noblewomen. Whether you want to make anonymous donations to a worthy cause, or convince your enemies that you love and trust them, Christine de Pisan has answers to all your princessing questions. Here are ten of my favourite lessons from her helpful little book, ten things every good princess should do: Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Medieval Princesses”

Apostate II

Apostate: II – The Book Trailer from Kevin Swanson on Vimeo.  Whatever happened to Western civilization? Somehow, Christians have lost ground in every cultural area of leadership and influence in Europe and America since 1700. This is an indubitable fact. The remaining Christians search for an explanation. They want to know how it happened. This is the story of the decline and fall of Western … Continue reading Apostate II

The Unshakable Faith of Darlene Diebler Rose

There is nothing much sadder than a person who lives out a seemingly purposeless existence. I say “seemingly” because we all have a purpose—each one of us, regardless of our circumstances in life. But many of us never fulfill that purpose, whether out of fear, unbelief, or just plain rebellion. Read an excellent book review by Jacque Line author of Deep Roots at Home by … Continue reading The Unshakable Faith of Darlene Diebler Rose

Chucking College?


Melanie Ellison has just published a little gem of a book that will challenge old notions of “higher” education and point readers to a better (and far less expensive) path. Melanie has done homeschool grads (and, truly, all high school students) a great favor by pulling together research, analysis of modern educational trends, and personal stories from the battlefront of “higher” education. If you’re standing at the fork in the road wondering which way to go, grab a copy of Chucking College today. Or if you’re a parent who isn’t sure what alternatives are out there to the (expensive) brick-and-mortar option, please read this book.

Below is a short excerpt from this excellent book:

What will it profit a girl if she gains the whole world but loses her soul, her lifetime financial freedom, her purity, her love of reading, her unique individuality, her entrepreneurial momentum, and four peak years of her life? A college degree may no longer be worth the world to us when we see what we have to surrender for it. The costs for that piece of paper—financial, emotional, spiritual, and temporal—rise higher with every graduation.

When we really think it over, a degree may not be necessary to equip us for each of our life purposes. Many college graduates discover (after the fact) that a degree was not a prerequisite for their success.  Continue reading “Chucking College?”

NEW eBook on Homemaking: The Heart of Simplicity


We are pleased to announce that the NEW eBook–The Heart of Simplicity: Foundations for Christian Homemaking has been released today! Here are some of the wonderful contributing authors along with Courtney Dunkin of Simply Nurtured (the dream began with her) in the center.

Starting from the top: Stephanie Langford, Kelly Crawford, Natalie Klewja, Ann Dunagan, June Fuentes, Courtney Dunkin, Jennifer Ross, Heidi St. John, Jenny Ervin, Stacy Karen, Richelle McFarlin, Laura Coppinger and Marci Ferrell.

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

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 Can Change the World is everything I knew it would be! … Continue reading Diapers, Dishes, and Dominion: How Christian Housewives Can Change the World (Interview with Author and a Giveaway)

“When Motherhood Feels Too Hard” – new eBook!

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 Kelly has provided bite-sized (but meaty and thought-provoking) daily devotionals … Continue reading “When Motherhood Feels Too Hard” – new eBook!