Mercatornet: Fighting Back for Love and Fidelity

I was in college at Princeton at the time of the founding of the first Anscombe Society, and thought what they were doing was probably a pretty good thing, but I didn’t really understand the need for it. I bought into plenty of the lies of the hook up culture. Didn’t most people in the hook up culture like it? Who was it really hurting, … Continue reading Mercatornet: Fighting Back for Love and Fidelity

Mercatornet: To Whom Do Children Belong?

How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Parental Rights A crucial aspect of liberty is respect for subsidiarity—in particular, recognition that the family, based on marriage, is a pre-political community with natural and original authority over its internal affairs, especially the education and upbringing of children. Redefining marriage in law to include same-sex couples undermines the principled basis for the primacy of parental child-rearing authority by obliterating the link … Continue reading Mercatornet: To Whom Do Children Belong?

Mercatornet: Celibate mothers carry forward the sexual revolution

[Editor’s note: Feminist doctrine is predicated upon fear which can create a female-only comfort zone, which, ironically, isn’t really all that comfortable. No one can live without love. The self imposed solitary confinement is sustained by concessions and substitutions. Live with a man? Fine, but don’t marry him.  Lesbianism? that’s okay. Make children out of your pets? That’s okay. Got the cash and was a child? That’s okay! As long … Continue reading Mercatornet: Celibate mothers carry forward the sexual revolution

AiG: Is Polygamy Next?

For years I’ve been saying that once you open the door to redefine marriage, where do you stop? Well, that’s already starting to happen since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision to legalize gay “marriage” in June. After all, if “love wins,” as gay “marriage” activists say, then by this line of thinking why shouldn’t “love win” in cases of polygamy, bestiality, … Continue reading AiG: Is Polygamy Next?

Emotional Maturity as a Young Woman with an Unbelieving Family

Qsimple, Memories For The Future Photography, Compfight, CC
Qsimple, Memories For The Future Photography, Compfight, CC

By Mrs. S. B. H. E., Originally published here, Aug. 8, 2005

Purity is a concept that is intriguingly beautiful. When thinking of purity, a pure, white lamb comes to mind–one with no blemishes, flecks of dirt, or streaks of mud. While this concept so readily comes to mind, it does not as readily spring out of one’s life. We are sinners, and, unless we are saved by Grace, we have no hope for righteous living (I John 1:9).

As a child, I became a Christian in a non-Christian home. While turning to the homes of Christian friends for brief respites, I struggled with the reality of my own home. I had a heart for living a pure life, and when I watched “The Waltons” or “Little House on the Prairie,” my heart ached for a “Pa” to sing hymns with after he read the Bible to our family. But, no, the only Bible in our home was a large leather-bound tome that sat primly on the coffee table and was never opened.

From the age of eleven, I navigated the waters of faith independently. It was natural to me to call a friend for a ride to church. I read my Bible with my door shut, hiding it after finishing to avoid teasing from my siblings (some of whom are now Christians!). But as closely as I guarded my spiritual life, there is one truth which I did not know or comprehend. I did not understand the iron-clad link between my spiritual life and my emotional life. I did not understand the need for purity emotionally in order to protect my walk with God. Continue reading “Emotional Maturity as a Young Woman with an Unbelieving Family”

BELINDA BROWN: There’s nothing pro-women about telling girls who can’t remember the night before to cry rape

Loss of memory due to extreme drunkenness should be no bar to making a complaint, argued Ms Saunders. ‘We would encourage anyone who has thought they might have been raped and weren’t capable of consenting to go to the police,’ she said. The hardline feminist lobby will no doubt be cheering her comments to the echo. But her dismissal of any idea that intoxication might … Continue reading BELINDA BROWN: There’s nothing pro-women about telling girls who can’t remember the night before to cry rape

Family Edge: Do Women Need To Have Periods?

Using birth control to eliminate menstruation isn’t unsafe, even if some worry it’s “unnatural.” That, readers, is how a recent opinion piece in The Atlantic started, and obviously I was curious to know where this was going. Turns out that more women are keen to use birth control not only to prevent pregnancy, but as a long-term way to avoid their period. Now this is probably something that … Continue reading Family Edge: Do Women Need To Have Periods?

Holmes: How to Handle Your Spouse’s Sexual Past

Long before I was even considering marriage, a Titus 2 woman shared with me the pain of confessing her sexual history to her future husband. “It was hard,” she told me. “We both cried. We both repented. It made us a stronger couple.” I remember being grateful for her openness with me, but also feeling that her story didn’t really apply to me. My romantic … Continue reading Holmes: How to Handle Your Spouse’s Sexual Past

Family Edge: “You Can’t Say That!” Feminists Enraged at Rape Victim

A 1980s rock singer claims responsibility for being sexually assaulted, and feminists are furious. Perhaps rock stars and feminists have never been very comfortable with each other, but if they had, a beautiful alliance took a hard blow last week when Chrissie Hynde, who sang with the 1980s British rock group The Pretenders, committed the ultimate feminist faux pas. In her recently released memoir, Reckless, … Continue reading Family Edge: “You Can’t Say That!” Feminists Enraged at Rape Victim