Mercatornet: Fatherhood Affects Poverty

Editor’s Note: We take exception to the author’s suggestion that governments can in part alleviate poverty through job creation and subsidies. Such actions require the impoverishment of others through unlawful taxation. Charity belongs to the church and private individuals not the state. According to the World Bank, in the year 2015 the extreme poverty rate (less than $2/day) around the world allegedly dropped below 10% … Continue reading Mercatornet: Fatherhood Affects Poverty

Unbroken Faith Ministries: A Hopeful Charge in Light of Chief’s Justice Moore’s Removal

With the sanctity of marriage under vicious attack by runaway despots and Chief Justice Moore removed from office in Alabama yesterday, it’s easy to grow discouraged at the state of our land. Yet the Chief’s legal counsel made a statement in his defense that we should take to heart: “The best antidote for unreality is reality.”1 A key point to consider is this: While we … Continue reading Unbroken Faith Ministries: A Hopeful Charge in Light of Chief’s Justice Moore’s Removal

Challies: Marriage vs. Co-Habitation

“Private assurances are terribly easy to break; they evaporate like the morning dew. … But when all my wider family, my friends, my work colleagues, and my neighbors know I have publicly made this pledge, then I am much more inclined to keep it. I do not want them thinking I am a liar. And marriage begins precisely with those public promises.” Read the rest … Continue reading Challies: Marriage vs. Co-Habitation

McDonald: Courtship Questions for Potential Suitors

During our years speaking at various Christian conferences, my husband has received numerous requests from parents for his “famous” courtship questions. However, he has been hesitant to make them available, since it is easy for people to want a formula for courtship. His concern was that families may misunderstand the purpose for the questions and miss out on potentially wonderful matches for their daughters. My … Continue reading McDonald: Courtship Questions for Potential Suitors

Queen of the Home: Inspiring Women to Their Sacred Calling

In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. The committed homemaker was seen as strong, capable, intelligent, and irreplaceable. She was regarded not only as a crucial part of the home, but as a foundational bulwark of society. She was considered worthy of great honor, appreciation, and respect. Though in recent years feminists have sought to demean this … Continue reading Queen of the Home: Inspiring Women to Their Sacred Calling

Love Letters: Mercy Doddridge to her husband

  The Christian Lover: The Sweetness of Love and Marriage in the Letters of Believers Marriage is under siege in our time, and Christian unions are not going unscathed. Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin believes that love letters written by Christian husbands and wives of the past can help strengthen the ties that bind believing spouses today. In this anthology, he brings together letters from … Continue reading Love Letters: Mercy Doddridge to her husband

Desiring God: Romantic Love is a Wonderful gift and a Terrible God

  The lie says: If you find romantic love, then your life will be safe and fulfilling. So much so that marriage becomes a type of salvation, and romantic love takes on almost redemptive expectations. So what would you say to Christians, either singles or newlyweds, who are in danger of losing awe in God by becoming preoccupied with romantic love? The first thing I … Continue reading Desiring God: Romantic Love is a Wonderful gift and a Terrible God