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There is a lot of concern about the future in American, especially for the sake of future generations. For all the difficulties our culture presents us it seems impossible to fathom accomplishing all that goes into building a solid viable family structure that will allow us to influence and disciple the next generation as well as our communities and as far as our influence will reach.
How it possible to shift from utilizing government schools to home education? How is it possible for mothers to be free to come home and start building a unified and solid family-centered economy? These are questions that have been asked again and again. And here we have the very example of how all of this is accomplished coming to us all the way from Africa.
For the most part the answer is “It happens a little bit at a time.” Our spare hours become some of the most important. Being in community where families can disciple one another is important. Encouraging one another in the love and faithfulness to Christ, is as important as is our experience, our wisdom, our vision, and our practical skills. A love for learning will open vistas to us which we had not seen before. The beginning and the end of this journey will be bookended in hope. Hope to set out, leaving our comfort zone, trying something new, learning what and who to trust, and rounding out our understanding of where provision truly comes from. And the ending will be our glory story filled with greater hope as a reward for faithfulness, enjoying renewed strength, greater confidence, higher aptitudes, wiser perspectives, and vision for a future filled and fueled by hope. Continue reading “Hope for the Proverbs 31 Business Woman”
Church attendance has dropped 55% since the Silent Generation, with only 18% of the Millennial Generation in church.* Young men and women are saturated in secular education, pop culture, online pornography, and a myriad of other harmful influences. According to CovenantEyes.com, 80% of young men are addicted to pornography. Birth implosions and illegitimacy are the rule of the day, and faithful marriages are hard to find. America now claims the position as … Continue reading Kevin Swanson: Faith, Family, and Freedom Are Languishing
Should a truck driver earn more than a telephone operator, or an engineer more than a librarian? Questions like these are largely resolved in the labor market by the forces of supply and demand. Proponents of comparable worth, however, challenge the resulting pattern of wages by arguing that occupations dominated by female workers are paid less than comparable male-dominated jobs because of systematic discrimination against … Continue reading Comparable Worth
Where charity failed and hurt the Haitian economy entrepreneurial vision made way for hope to become reality. Haitian women rebuild their lives by embracing and capitalizing on the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Shelley Clay founded Papillon Enterprise in 2008 after quickly surmising the worth for Haitians of business startups versus charity handouts. Shelley and her husband, Corrigan, traveled to Haiti in 2007 hoping … Continue reading Entrepreneurship Helps Hatian Women Keep Their Children
‘February Is Red’. Click to see… Did you know that LAF/Beautiful Womanhood is on Pinterest? We are. We’ve been building boards that will bring you vision, inspiration, good deals, resources and business opportunity that fits with your life and style. Some people tweet, some are facebookers, and some love to pin. We hope we’ve captured your Pinterest. Why are we on Pinterest? We are launching the … Continue reading Join us for the ‘February is Red’ Pinterest Promotion & Marketplace Launch
Trust is one of the biggest struggles all women face. Trusting ourselves is easy but trusting ourselves to another is a whole different story. The constant stream of “what ifs” that flood our minds is proof enough. And then there are the tough times. Job loss does come and all our fears are compounded by the feminist “I told you so’s” which tempt us to … Continue reading So, You Lost Your Job – The Lord Is Your Keeper
In addition to wealth generation and Kingdom impact (such as we see with the Cook’s Pest Control case), having your own business – especially a family business – can also reform the family economy and relationships. A family business can reverse the conditioning by our consumer-driven economy to spend our earnings on wood, hay, and stubble rather than invest for a future return. Further, a family business … Continue reading Starting Your Business – Part 1
The News Story – Millennials want children, but they’re not planning on them In a New York Times blog post this week, Katrina Alcorn highlights an alarming new study revealing that fewer than half of millennials are planning on having children. In 1992, Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania authored a study investigating the relationship between work and family. In that study, he … Continue reading Millenials choose demanding jobs over having kids
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The economic well-being of the United States is strongly related to marriage, which is a choice about how we channel our sexuality. The implications of sexual choices are apparent when comparing family structures across basic economic measures such as employment, income, net worth, poverty, receipt of welfare, and child economic well-being. In all of these the stable, intact married family outperforms other sexual partnering structures; hence the economy rises with the former and encounters more difficulties and inefficiencies as it diverges from it. Continue reading “Marriage and Economic Well Being: The Economy of the Family Rises or Falls with Marriage”
Keep in mind that God doesn’t prohibit borrowing. He does however put some constraints on it. The Bible tells us that borrowing is the LEAST thing that God has promised. If you are always willing to settle for the least, God will continue to let you borrow. The Bible also stresses that borrowing is a complete commitment or a vow — you cannot get out … Continue reading My MoneyLife – Debt