Flanders: Don’t Waste Your Girl Power

We hear a lot about female empowerment these days…but how should we define it? What does an empowered woman really look like? Is she wealthy? Is she world-famous? Does she radiate prestige? Does she command the respect of her peers? Does she carry political clout? Is she her own woman? Completely autonomous? Answers to no one? Is girl power something she wears like a badge? Or wields like a … Continue reading Flanders: Don’t Waste Your Girl Power

Desiring God: In Awe of her God

Joni’s Fifty Years of Counting Quadriplegia Joy This weekend marks fifty years since the diving accident that left Joni Eareckson Tada with quadriplegia. Fifty years of relying on others to meet her physical needs. Fifty years of pressing on in the midst of weakness, fatigue, and pain. Fifty years of trusting God to provide. Read the rest here Continue reading Desiring God: In Awe of her God

Hargraves: Is “Manly Dominance” Biblical?: A Response to Shalom Pearl Brand

In her post Shalom speaks to the importance of training our children to be good husbands and wives. That is well, fine, and good, but it is when she, in true Pearl fashion, goes on to explain exactly what that would look like that I quickly became disturbed at the extremely unBiblical nature of what she was claiming to be “Biblical” manhood (and, in a … Continue reading Hargraves: Is “Manly Dominance” Biblical?: A Response to Shalom Pearl Brand

Desiring God: The Hardest Part of Mothering

No one warned me. No one told me that after training our children to sleep through the night, after helping them learn the ways of kindness and the value of hard work, after teaching them the joy of reading and the delight of knowing the living word, after determining to most gladly spend and be spent for their souls, no one told me that the … Continue reading Desiring God: The Hardest Part of Mothering

DW: EMPOWERING: Mom Loses Ovaries, Toes, Uterus After IUD Ends Up In Stomach

A 25-year-old woman lost her ovaries, uterus, and even her toes due to an implanted IUD that forced its way into her stomach and then liver, according to Fox News. Tanai Smith, of Baltimore, said she implanted the IUD after the birth of her daughter in 2014 after learning it would work for up to five years. Upon visiting her gynecologist in October 2017, however, … Continue reading DW: EMPOWERING: Mom Loses Ovaries, Toes, Uterus After IUD Ends Up In Stomach

McDurmon: Egalitarianism’s dirty secret: the sexual objectification of women

God is not an egalitarian. That is not a controversial statement. Neither is saying that the strong should protect the weak. These statements border on the obvious, yet the implications of these ideas can be controversial. The sexual objectification of women, and women specifically, is a sin worthy of being looked at closely precisely because men are the stronger vessel. Objectification and sexual objectification can … Continue reading McDurmon: Egalitarianism’s dirty secret: the sexual objectification of women

Family Matters: Our best lessons are taught by example

The lack of a good example leaves a gaping hole in many folks’ understanding of what, exactly, constitutes a good marriage. At the same time, society has tossed out any kind of Biblical standard as to how husband/wife relationships were designed to work, so now we have the blind leading the blind. Even more alarming, the blind have started calling good evil and evil good. … Continue reading Family Matters: Our best lessons are taught by example

Warhorn Media – When Bitterness Accompanies Infertility

I can’t tell you how often I am comforted by the stories of women in the bible who also struggled with infertility. I’m comforted by them because when I look at Hannah who was mistaken as a drunkard in her pleading to God for a child, I feel less crazy for feeling so sad. I’m comforted by Sarah who spent her young married life all … Continue reading Warhorn Media – When Bitterness Accompanies Infertility