We know the name of every pet in our neighborhood. (The bunnies down the street are practically celebrities around here.) The local grocery clerks notice when our kids get haircuts. The UPS guy, whom my kids revere on a Santa Claus level, talks to them by name every time we see him. Our best afternoons involve lightsabers, Tinkerbelle dresses, Netflix, and our front lawn. And our very best afternoons … Continue reading Erica Layne: In Defense of the Small Life
“I thought marriage was coming, and soon. I thought I gave up the worldly approach to womanhood in exchange for a beautiful biblical picture that included husband, children, a home to be a homemaker in. And something went wrong. I gave up the world’s picture in exchange for nothing. I have nothing to show for it. I’ve spent 8 years in a holding pattern. I … Continue reading Botkin Sisters: Should I Keep Preparing for Marriage?
In London, the National Portrait Gallery has opened a major exhibition made up of images of Audrey Hepburn, called “Portraits of an Icon”. And as noted by this article in The Conversation, it portrays a world of difference from the celebrity status that currently exists. What is it about women like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly that makes them truly iconic? What is it about … Continue reading Mercatornet: Feminine beauty that endures the ages
In their documentary, The Monstrous Regiment of Women, Colin and Emily Gunn have produced an incredible, well-researched, articulate, and powerful expose’ of feminism, its agenda, and its far-reaching, destructive influence on society. They do not just dwell on the negative, however, but give hope by standing firmly on God’s Holy Word and revealing His high esteem of, and plan for, women.
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It’s here! Queen of the Home is now available as an ebook! Queen of the Home was originally published in hardcover in 2011 but is currently out of print. We are hoping to release a new hardcover edition next year, but in the meantime we are delighted to make this slightly updated and revised ebook version available! Do you need some encouragement in your roles as wife and mother? This powerful collection … Continue reading It’s Here! “Queen of the Home” Ebook Launch, Sale, and Huge Giveaway Package!
The left seems to count on Hollywood stars to toe the ideological line, reacting harshly whenever a celebrity shows any sign of independent thought. Actress Kirsten Dunst was among the latest targets following a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar. By embracing a view that was almost universally shared among Americans just a few generations ago, she faced cruel ad hominem attacks from numerous media outlets and feminist … Continue reading Feminists Go Bonkers Over Kirsten Dunst’s One, Simple Comment
Women should not view professional success and loving motherhood as at odds with each other. Instead, women ought to cultivate an authentic and creative form of excellence that engages the whole person, with all her talents, in relation with others.
In her recent First Things article, Elizabeth Corey makes a bold critique of contemporary feminism. She argues that we contemporary women, as inheritors of feminism, have been told that we can “have it all,” that we ought to pursue excellence in the same manner as men—that is, in our education and in our careers. But, we have discovered, these pursuits come at a high cost.
“Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” the 2012 Atlantic article by tenured Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, illustrates this cost. Even though Slaughter was director of policy planning at the State Department, her dream job, she found herself more concerned with the day-to-day issues of her son’s life than with her high-profile government work. Her achievement of professional excellence, she realized, came at the cost of her family relationships. Continue reading “Authentic Feminine Excellence”
Susan Venker’s War On Men I’m only 27% through Susan Venker’s War On Men according to my kindle and I’ve not had a overly disappointing moment yet. Susan Venker doesn’t hold to traditional roles entirely, “Don’t misunderstand: I have no problem with husbands and wives switching things up – she works, he stays home.” But there’s enough to make up for it. The book costs a … Continue reading War on Men
One group of women finds it thoroughly delightful to have a man open the car door for them, while another feels insulted by such behavior. Our culture tells us that it is a “waste” of talents and brains to stay home and raise children, but something deep in our souls tells us it is meaningful, beautiful and even challenging. And the countless millions of successful … Continue reading From the Archives: What Is Womanhood?