Motherhood Is Now On Trial

A leading constitutional lawyer, and one of the leading attorneys (if not the leading one) involved in high profile surrogate parenting cases in the US, made that claim, and not lightly nor without deep knowledge of the issues involved. Harold Cassidy was chief counsel in the first contested surrogacy case in the United States that struck down surrogate mother contracts as unenforceable, the ‘Baby M’ case. Decades later, … Continue reading Motherhood Is Now On Trial

Kids Aren’t Expensive But Greed Is

[Editor’s note: Your kids don’t even know who the Jones family is but unmistakably they’ll be dazzled by all the things they see around them, all the activities they see others doing and it’s easy to let them pull on our heart strings. Couple that with what we see in other families and what appears to be a different economic level than us and we start … Continue reading Kids Aren’t Expensive But Greed Is

Newly Wed Thoughts: Does Culture Influence Marriage?

In 2012, Steven James Dixon, relationship expert and author, wrote a short piece titled, “Why I Married a Black Woman” for Essence. In it Dixon, a black man, lists a string of reasons why he “had to have me a sister”, most of which pointed to cultural similarities. He wants to marry “someone who understands that Thanksgiving means collard greens, cornbread, peach cobbler and honey ham” … Continue reading Newly Wed Thoughts: Does Culture Influence Marriage?

Challies: Ten Articles on Porn

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and, thanks to one surprising bestseller and its new film adaptation, the whole world is buzzing about pornography and deviant sexuality. 50 Shades has done everything it can to beat and brutalize an otherwise sweet occasion. The day of hearts and flowers has been turned into a day of whips and chains. It’s abhorrent. Sadly, pornography is one of those subjects … Continue reading Challies: Ten Articles on Porn

Fifty Shades: A sexual assault on your daughter.

Let’s get one thing clear. The Fifty Shades movie opening this Valentine’s Day weekend is an assault on young women and God’s institution of marriage. Pleasure is found in pain, in yielding to the lusts of perverted men who whose desire is to dominate women. This is somehow packaged as the ultimate sexual / romantic adventure. This marketing lie appears to be effective. All indications … Continue reading Fifty Shades: A sexual assault on your daughter.

Piper, Carson, and Keller on Sustaining the Covenant of Marital Love

Piper, Carson, and Keller on Sustaining the Covenant of Marital Love from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo. Recommended Resources In Love with Christ: The Narrative of Sarah Edwards Sussannah Spurgeon: Free Grace and Dying Love (Morning Devotions with the Life of Susannah Spurgeon) The Christian Lover: The Sweetness of Love and Marriage in the Letters of Believers Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to … Continue reading Piper, Carson, and Keller on Sustaining the Covenant of Marital Love

Archives: No Shades of Grey: A Black and White Seduction of the Mind

[Editor’s Note] Originally published July 15, 2012 Sexual sin hurts. It mangles and poisons. It attacks the potential beauty and closeness of one of God’s most mysterious gifts: The one flesh relationship of sexual intimacy. In addition to defrauding our neighbor, when we engage in fornication or adultery we are in a real way self-destructing (Rom. 1:24-27). While most Christians understand the health risks of … Continue reading Archives: No Shades of Grey: A Black and White Seduction of the Mind