Book Sale! A Gem for Every Family Library!

“My sweetheart Kate, I would not trade her for France or Venice…or all the riches of Croesus.” -Martin Luther The story of Katharine von Bora’s life of faith is a story for every time of year, giving young people a role model which will encourage their own faith. The faith lessons captured here by the authors are perfect for our time in history. All around … Continue reading Book Sale! A Gem for Every Family Library!

Theology Gals: Girl Wash Your Face, Not So Great

Theology Gals give some critical insight in their review of popular book, “Girl wash your face.” “The gospel is not in this book, in fact a patently false gospel is in this book” “This is a book that the bulk of what is present is contrary to what we should be focusing on as Christians. The bulk of what is being taught in this book … Continue reading Theology Gals: Girl Wash Your Face, Not So Great

Mercatornet: Jane Austen’s Marriage Challenge

During the last couple of weeks, while Jane Austen fans have been paying tribute to the famous novelist on the 200th anniversary of her death, devotees of a very different type of fiction have been getting their fix of Game of Thrones, Season 7. From all accounts this television series has more dead bodies than a busy mortuary, making it incredibly popular for some reason. A … Continue reading Mercatornet: Jane Austen’s Marriage Challenge

Your Black Friday Brain Food Buying Guide!

  Amazon is offering an extra 30% off any book Just use the code HOLIDAY30 at check out! Here’s a few of our favorites! Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way Get Married: What Women Can do to Help it Happen Passionate … Continue reading Your Black Friday Brain Food Buying Guide!

If You Bite & Devour One Another – By Alexander Strauch

And excerpt from a really great book: Control the Tongue Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up…And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God. Ephesians 4:29-30 Conflict ignites fiery passions within the human soul. It can make the head throb, the blood boil, and the adrenaline rush. What is worse, conflict can turn … Continue reading If You Bite & Devour One Another – By Alexander Strauch

Women Who Make Things Worse for Other Women

By Carey Roberts, Originally published here Jan. 10, 2006

Who is harmed more by the radical feminist creed: men or women? I have long believed that men are more victimized. But after reading Kate O’Beirne’s recent book, Women Who Make the World Worse, I’m beginning to reconsider.

As editor of National Review Online, O’Beirne showcases her formidable research and writing skills in exposing how the feminist movement has polarized relations between the sexes and made life worse for most American women.

In my town, billboards feature a newly-engaged woman showing off her sparkling diamond ring, nearly shouting the words, “Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, YES!” Despite the fact that married women are healthier, happier, and more economically-secure than their single sisters, feminists are hell-bent on obliterating this bedrock institution.

Feminists want you to believe that the urge to conceive and nurture children is a patriarchal construction. Can you guess who came up with this gem? “Motherly love ain’t everything it has been cracked up to be. To some extent it’s a myth that men have created to make women think that they do this job to perfection.” Continue reading “Women Who Make Things Worse for Other Women”

Book Review: What’s Wrong with the World by G. K. Chesterton

By Elissa Kroeger, Originally published here May 3, 2008

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly!

What!?! Those of us who care about excellence might find those words puzzling, to say the least. G K Chesterton, who penned the words in chapter 14 of his book,  What’s Wrong with the World? had something definite in mind when he wrote them, and it was not to encourage people to live sloppily.

One of the main themes of this book is that a woman’s time-honored role as something he called “The Great Amateur” is threatened by the changes in modern society. Of course, the modern society Chesterton wrote about was the one of about a hundred years ago. The thing that strikes me about the book is that very little has changed. We have become more entrenched in our ideas, but the ideas are just as bad as they were a century ago. Continue reading “Book Review: What’s Wrong with the World by G. K. Chesterton”

New Book by Albert Mohler Examines The Moral Revolution of Same-Sex Marriage

‘We Cannot Be Silent‘ by Dr. Albert Molher to release October 2015. NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 30, 2015 – Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, exposes the negative effects of the sexual revolution that has swept away morality and redefined marriage in his forthcoming book “We Cannot Be Silent,” releasing October 27, 2015 (Thomas Nelson, 9780718032487, $24.99). Subtitled “Speaking truth to a … Continue reading New Book by Albert Mohler Examines The Moral Revolution of Same-Sex Marriage

“Get Married” – Candice Watters’s Bold Apologetic (Book Review)

By Mrs. Chancey

I was sitting in class learning about all the ways our country was slipping from its constitutional foundations. And in a moment of exasperation, I raised my hand and called out, “So what’s the solution?” … I knew how hard it was to change the culture and was losing my will to believe there really was a solution. But I was hoping that maybe this passionate, articulate, creative professor had some new ideas to teach us…. Dr. Hubert Morken didn’t disappoint. He looked at me with a twinkle in his eye and let his grenade fly: “Get married, make babies, and do government. That’s how we win.” His response was so different from what I was expecting that it nearly knocked the wind out of me…. Even though I grew up in a Christian home, with parents who were committed to staying married…I had picked up the idea from the Christian culture around me that celibate service was superior to marriage and that to be truly spiritual, you had to at least be open to the possibility. Now this was professor was telling me that God’s plan for believers, most of them anyway, and for the future good of society, was marriage and babies. Family. It was a shock to my system. ~ from the introduction to Get Married by Candice Watters

Candice Watters is bold, and she’s on a mission to challenge the “being single is holier” myth that has pervaded Christendom in recent years. Her unabashed endorsement of Christian marriage is a breath of fresh air and offers hope to unmarried women who desire godly spouses and families.

I first came across Mrs. Watters’s writings on Boundless.org, the webzine she started in 1998. Boundless overflows with thought-provoking articles for Christians who want to live by God’s Word in a world that is often hostile to its precepts and principles. I’ve been most encouraged to see a number of Boundless writers stand firmly for Christian marriage, encouraging men to grow up and pursue it and women to prepare and pray for it.

Let’s face it; there are thousands of unmarried Christian women out there who wonder where all the “Mr. Rights” have gone. Where are the men who desire a godly wife and have a vision to bring up the next generation of Christians? In our culture of “hooking up” (yes, sadly, even in Christian circles) and extended adolescence, a mature, respectable man is regarded like a UFO sighting: rare, unbelievable, and unlikely to pass by again.

So when Candice Watters boldly declares that women need to get serious about marriage and pray for it to happen, it might seem a bit pie-in-the-sky to jaded women who’ve nearly given up. But Mrs. Watters doesn’t just cast the vision; she provides practical, biblical steps that single ladies can take in their quest to become a “Mrs.” Continue reading ““Get Married” – Candice Watters’s Bold Apologetic (Book Review)”

The Ambiguous Legacy of The Pill

By Jennifer Roback Morse at Mercatornet I am in the process of writing a book which argues that the Sexual Revolution has been a rich person’s hobby horse from the beginning. The rich and powerful like the idea of separating sex from child-bearing. While this idea is sometimes wrapped up in a disguise of helping woman and the poor, the fact remains that the rich and … Continue reading The Ambiguous Legacy of The Pill