Love Letters: George Washington to his Wife

  Like her husband, Martha’s letters also mention divine Providence. Writing to Mercy Otis Warren from Valley Forge on March 7, 1778, she says, “…indeed I think providence was very bountiful in her goodness to your state….would bountiful providence aim a like stroke at Genl Howe, the measure of my happiness would be complete.” Writing to Mrs. Elizabeth Powel on January 18th, 1788, Martha said, … Continue reading Love Letters: George Washington to his Wife

‘Call the police, my girlfriend’s father killed my child!’: The day I lost my unborn baby to the Culture of Death

We were born to know the truth, and something in our soul is repulsed by lies. This awakening takes work and it takes time. But it is ultimately unstoppable. It was two days before my seventeenth birthday, a Saturday morning, the day after a football game in which I’d played. So I was tired and sore, but I could smell breakfast coming from downstairs and … Continue reading ‘Call the police, my girlfriend’s father killed my child!’: The day I lost my unborn baby to the Culture of Death

A Woman, A Dog, and A Walnut Tree…

By Geoffrey Botkin From Western Conservatory, So goes the centuries-old English proverb about romance and human affection. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, British fantasy-pornographer Erika Mitchell has revived this cruel idea in a major motion picture1. In Mitchell’s narrative, an innocent college girl is deceived, tormented and abused for the apparent sexual gratification of the criminal doing the beating. True to the proverb, the … Continue reading A Woman, A Dog, and A Walnut Tree…

Brown: The Essence of Biblical Patriarchy

It seems that the term patriarchy has fallen on hard times. But what is biblical patriarchy? Consider the seventh command, “You shall not commit adultery” (Deut. 5:18). This command initiates a celebration of the wonderful commands of God for marriage. This command takes us into the deepest recesses of the heart of God’s love for men and women. He desires us to mirror His own … Continue reading Brown: The Essence of Biblical Patriarchy

The Art of Manliness: Lesson #6 Don’t Be Afraid to Start a Family

[Editor’s note: This is a very rich history full of wisdom and insight into what makes a lasting marriage. Read to the end. You’ll love every bit of it!] Of the many “contradictions” of Churchill’s life, one of the most interesting is that while he loved high-flying adventure, and relished danger, risk, and excitement, he was also, as a friend put it, “tremendously domestic.” Nothing … Continue reading The Art of Manliness: Lesson #6 Don’t Be Afraid to Start a Family

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Kick-start the New Year by loading up on great new listening material — for free! This Thursday, January 1st, download up to $100 worth of MP3 messages that will help you and your family be more purposeful, more fruitful, more faithful and more united this next year than ever before. Browse our most popular messages, such as “How to Practice Biblical Discipline,” “Developing Your Gifts … Continue reading Download $100 Worth of Audios For Free from Western Conservatory!

Feminism, Patriarchy, and Women Who Rule Their Homes

Power On Her Head: The Home Field Advantage By Andrea Schwartz at The Kingdom Driven Family Most of what passes for “restoring male leadership in the church” these days is in fact suppressing female initiative and decreasing areas of legitimate action and involvement by women. It’s not difficult to predict that this won’t lead to more men leaders and more obedient wives but to more … Continue reading Feminism, Patriarchy, and Women Who Rule Their Homes

Can men and women be friends?

By Jen Wilkin author at The Beginning of Wisdom

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Recently a friend started a discussion thread by asking the question, “Can men and women be friends?” She was asking, essentially, if sexual attraction is a deal-breaker when it comes to male-female friendships. Immediately the thread filled with horror stories about male-female relationships that started as friendships and ended as train wrecks.
I know these stories as well. I’ve had a front row seat to several of them—in the workplace, in the neighborhood, in churches—so I’m sensitive to the cautionary tale they tell. They remind me, though, of the labor-and-delivery stories I heard when I was pregnant with my first child. As soon as the bump became visible, women began freely volunteering their horror stories, everyone from friends to total strangers in the grocery store. I’m sure these stories were true, but do you know what stories I never heard? The positive ones. My perception of the risk became skewed by my fear. Four positive delivery experiences later, I view those stories differently.

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