I love C.S. Lewis’ simple, yet profound depiction of spiritual warfare. “There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.”11 So too is every square inch of motherhood. Read the rest here Continue reading Ungrind: Warrior Mama
Children are the center of any reasonably healthy society. Child-rearing is at the center of any reasonably healthy civilization…We currently inhabit a society in which more people die than are allowed to be conceived and survive until birth. Such a society is fundamentally different, including in its child-centrism, from one in which new life is welcomed as part of the natural order. The children who … Continue reading TIC: The West’s War on Children
Prager University give us a big clue as to why feminism will never make us happy. Happiness is at it’s core selfless. Our happiness affects others profoundly, that’s why happiness is a moral obligation. We cannot be guided by feelings because it is how we act that affects others not how we feel. Don’t inflict a bad mood on others. Being happier is good for … Continue reading Why Be Happy?
“Adele tells interviewer Hamish Bowles about how her life has been completely transformed by becoming a mom. Her son, she says, “makes me very proud of myself. When I became a parent, I felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn’t.” Later on she adds: “My main thing is Mum, then it’s me, then it’s work.” This is a … Continue reading Grammy-Winning Sensation Adele Finally Has Purpose in Motherhood
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A good one from Visionary Womanhood, I used to pray my kids would grow up to do great things for God. I grew up and didn’t do anything great for God, but maybe my role was to be the MOTHER of people who did great things for God. So I prayed for that. What my kids do for God isn’t what burns in my belly … Continue reading Helping Children Identify With Christ
They say it is only what you do in this life that matters. They say that you need to full-out live your dash, that little line that will someday appear on your gravestone to represent the time between the day you were born into this world and the day you died out of it. And they are right. They are right to a degree. But … Continue reading Challies: Homemaking in the Light of Eternity
All around me, young mothers are stretched, and stressed, and struggling. Mommy burnout is rampant. And while, I’m sure that to some extent, it’s always been hard to manage a house full of young children, I also have a sneaking suspicion that it’s worse today, that the women of modern generations face handicaps our foremothers didn’t have to. There was a time in the not … Continue reading Why modern motherhood is so much harder than it ought to be
“What we need is an evaluation that makes sense of both biology and experience. Poor thinking about childbearing obscures important aspects of what it means to be human. Technology has changed childbearing, not only for women employing cutting-edge medical techniques but also for “routine” pregnancies…Philosophical sources, premodern and current, can contribute to this, as can religious voices. The Christian tradition offers insights and a vocabulary … Continue reading First Things: In Moral Labor
By Chelsea Patterson
Originally published Nov 21, 2007
God, I want to do great things for you,
And speak to all the nations!
That’s well and good,
But for now
Fix your children’s complications.
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