I was working in my office with the TV on this past Friday when I heard an anchor passionately raising her voice. It turned out the all-women panel was discussing actress Candace Cameron Bure’s recent comments on HuffPost Live about her decision to live out biblical submission in her 17-year marriage to NHL hockey player Valeri Bure. In her interview, Bure defined biblical submission as … Continue reading 3 Thoughts About Submission in Marriage
What is the biblical view of a woman? Is she a man’s equal, his superior, or his inferior? Modern extreme feminism places women in authority over men, while traditional Darwinian evolution places women far below men.1 And since the Bible directs that a wife be in submission to her husband, even Christians may wonder, “Is the woman inferior or equal?” The Genesis account of God’s creation of the … Continue reading Inferior or Equal?
Thanks, Matt Walsh. This is spot on: In the last couple of days I’ve been told a thousand times by a thousand different folks that feminism is simply “the belief that men and women are equal.” Then these same people will kindly inform me that I am a feminist, whether I think so or not. Wow, thanks everyone. Why should I worry about defining myself … Continue reading Men and Women are not equal.
Absolutely spot-on: In her book “Lean In,” Sheryl Sandberg blames women for subconsciously self-selecting out of career tracks that lead to the corner office and the big bucks. By being fearful, unassertive, and hedging their bets in favor of flexibility for kids many of them don’t yet have, Sandberg says that women themselves are largely responsible for why men still dominate at the highest levels of corporate … Continue reading In defense of ‘leaning out’: Moms differ in defining success
From the gifted Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience–the best thing I’ve read on this terrible crime: When you’re the mother of four sons, Steubenville is about us. Steubenville is about having a conversation with sons about hard things and asking you to do holy things. Because a Steubenville doesn’t begin with football and it doesn’t begin with alcohol and it doesn’t begin with unsupervised jocks with … Continue reading After Steubenville: 25 Things Our Sons need to know about Manhood
This testimony is nearly 20 years old but so relevant right now: I feel I have a basis upon which to comment, and I would like to read this statement: First of all, this subject should not be argued from the standpoint of gender differences. It should not be argued from the standpoint of female rights or even desires. As important as these issues are, … Continue reading Testimony of Col. John W. Ripley to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces
Steven Wedgeworth has brought everything down to what’s at the core of the women-in-combat issue: G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “Feminists are, as their name implies, opposed to anything feminine.” We are now seeing this come to its most poignant fulfillment, as “women’s equality” has reached the point of the US government putting them in full military combat roles. Many conservative Christians are outraged, but this … Continue reading Women at War
Could you use some fresh vision and encouragement as a wife, mother and homemaker this year? I’m giving away five copies of my book Queen of the Home: Essays, Poetry and Quotes on the Honor, Power and Nobility of Biblical Womanhood In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. The committed homemaker was seen as strong, capable, intelligent, and … Continue reading Queen of the Home Giveaway!
[Editor’s Note: This is a post from the original LAF site that I meant to bring over to the new one but forgot. After a couple of reader requests, I managed to locate the original file. This is excellent material and illustrates why robust biblical womanhood negates any “need” for feminism. Women are already “empowered” thanks to God’s high calling for them and the full scope for their abilities and gifts given to them within that multi-faceted role. Human rights are for both men and women and come because we are “endowed by our Creator,” alike made in His image and worthy of dignity and respect. There is no need to play women against men to guarantee basic human rights. In fact, pitting women against men causes far more damage to individuals, families, and communities. We talk a lot on LAF about the “family economy” and how it eliminates the whole mythical “work-family balance” that causes eruptions in the blogosphere every time it is raised. Family is work, and what takes place within the family unit is far more than washing dishes and making beds. Those are normal routines of any daily life. The heart of the family is really and truly economic in every sense of the word. When the whole family is involved in work (whether it’s a home-based business, a ministry, home education, hospitality and charity, community service, etc.), its members grow together in amazing ways and become more involved in one another’s lives, thoughts, and dreams than if each member of the family goes in a different direction each morning to different locations with differing priorities and goals. Today, this is a radical way to approach life, but our ancestors prior to the Industrial Revolution lived it, breathed it, and built nations upon it. We can, too. What could be more empowering, freeing, or exciting? Enjoy the article!] Continue reading ““The Woman’s Place””
My mother has had over three dozen children. She gave birth to two, but giving birth isn’t really what makes one a mother, is it? It’s the hard stuff. The stuff my mother has done over half her life, with little accolades and with no earthly payment. The mother-stuff. And the most important of her jobs? BEING THERE. Being available….the heart of what it means to … Continue reading My Mother: Reflections on Mother’s Day