Don’t Be A Bathsheba

  From Single, Young, Christian, Mom Don’t be the Bathsheba meaning don’t be a sexual temptation or a bad example of beauty for others. I’ve been thinking and praying a lot lately about how we as women deal with beauty.  Beauty is a battle in and of itself. Every woman longs deeply to have a beauty all her own and for it to be seen, admired, … Continue reading Don’t Be A Bathsheba

Home Birth: Why This Doctor Would Still Choose One

Nearly 30 years ago I gave birth to my first baby at home, followed by three more children via three more home births in the ensuing decade. My four births were beautiful, meaningful, empowering events that supported my smooth transition into natural mothering. Admittedly, this was long before I was a physician. In fact, I was a home birth midwife. Having home births – and … Continue reading Home Birth: Why This Doctor Would Still Choose One

5 Things I Wish I’d Done Before Marriage

Editor’s note: This is not an endorsement of Beyonce. From Relevant There’s no doubt you need to have a certain degree of personal maturity in order to have a healthy marriage. Even though you can’t be totally “ready” for something like marriage (more on that here), you should be cultivating a healthy, balanced, God-centered lifestyle in your singleness if you want to do marriage well. The … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I’d Done Before Marriage

My Train Wreck Conversion – As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one.

But the verse promised understanding after obedience. I wrestled with the question: Did I really want to understand homosexuality from God’s point of view, or did I just want to argue with him? I prayed that night that God would give me the willingness to obey before I understood. I prayed long into the unfolding of day. When I looked in the mirror, I looked … Continue reading My Train Wreck Conversion – As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one.

Raped, impregnated 13-year-old keeps baby

A heart wrenching story of a brave young lady who in the face of death threats, personal trauma, and the disdain of society, showed selfless sacrifice and love beyond her years. The very character of biblical womanhood. I blogged last week about a Ms. Magazine article lamenting how difficult it is for “young women of color” to get abortions. The author used the story of her 14-yr-old cousin to … Continue reading Raped, impregnated 13-year-old keeps baby

Resignation and Repentance

From Doug Phillips at Vision Forum: With thanksgiving to God for His mercy and love, I have stepped down from the office of president at Vision Forum Ministries and have discontinued my speaking responsibilities. There has been serious sin in my life for which God has graciously brought me to repentance. I have confessed my sin to my wife and family, my local church, and the board of … Continue reading Resignation and Repentance

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Somewhere in West Tennessee, not far from Graceland, nine women — or “The 9 Nanas,” as they prefer to be called — gather in the darkness of night. At 4am they begin their daily routine — a ritual that no one, not even their husbands, knew about for 30 years. They have one mission and one mission only: to create happiness. And it all begins … Continue reading The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

My Father Is a Man Worthy of Honor: Lessons Learned by a Daughter

Truth be told, love is not something that effortlessly streams out when there is someone lovely nearby; love is something we must choose to do, and love sometimes requires showing honor and respect to someone whose honor and respectability may be hard to see. However, the more you act like you love, disciplining your attitudes and thoughts to be loving, the more naturally that the … Continue reading My Father Is a Man Worthy of Honor: Lessons Learned by a Daughter

The Power of Prayer in Lives of a Soon to be Wed Couple

The Story Behind the Photo Moments before I was to walk down the aisle my soon to be mother in law came in the dressing room where my bridesmaids and I were all gushing with giggles and fluttering about finishing last minute details. “Sweetheart, your groom has called for you!”. Read the rest here. Continue reading The Power of Prayer in Lives of a Soon to be Wed Couple

Homeschooled and Now Without a Home to School In?

In an internationally watched court case that could determine whether German homeschoolers will be granted asylum or deported by the American government, the Romeike family had its asylum petition heard in a Cincinnati courtroom last Tuesday. In Romeike v. Holder (“Holder” is Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General), the Obama Administration presented oral arguments intended to convince a federal court to revoke the asylum granted … Continue reading Homeschooled and Now Without a Home to School In?