Challies: My Wife’s Plea to Christian Men

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[Editor’s note: First, with regards to “False Messages,” if you take the time to read “False Messages,” and I hope you do, I think you’ll find it rewarding as well as great insight into this article by Aileen Challies. I do want to make a couple notes however. One is on the point of men feeling rejection. Women feel it to. Women make huge investments too and are often retorted, belittled, and misunderstood. We can understand what they are going through. Also, while Aileen Challies is speaking only about the sexual aspect of marriage, the conflict she outlines so well happens in other areas of marriage as well. We can show rejection of our loved ones in more ways than one and so can men. So, please don’t react to what she’s saying. She’s done a great job of making the principle clear. It’s excellent wisdom, so please be gracious understanding she’s teaching in only one context.  Continue reading “Challies: My Wife’s Plea to Christian Men”

National Review – Manliness: An Unsung Trait of the Train Heroes

There’s one more thing to be said of the heroes on the train. They were men. So-called “traditional masculinity” is a major target of feminists on college campuses and elsewhere. That, they teach, is what creates the “rape culture.” The Obama administration has joined in (naturally). A government website urges that colleges “Promote an understanding of the ways in which traditional masculinity contributes to sexual … Continue reading National Review – Manliness: An Unsung Trait of the Train Heroes

UPDATE: No Charges Against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White

White, who has served in the Navy for 13 years, moved to Chattanooga in April with his wife and six kids — and a seventh on the way. His wife, Franicia White, said she supports her husband’s actions that day. “He values human life enough to protect his sailors and others,” she said. “I am honored to be his wife and stand by him 100 … Continue reading UPDATE: No Charges Against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White

The Elephant in Our Church Sanctuaries

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[Editor’s Note: Originally republished here June 11, 2003, by Rev. Royal M. Hamel. © Beautiful Womanhood 2015]

George Orwell once wrote that he lived in an age when stating the obvious was the first duty of intelligent men. I believe that activists and lay people are rising up and carrying out prophetic work in the culture because pastors and priests by and large are not carrying out a prophetic calling in their pulpits. I speak as a former pastor and my critique includes my own years of pulpit ministry.Who will doubt, for instance, that we live in a sex-saturated society? Hollywood, TV, books, magazines, music videos, and advertising have been spewing out a gospel of unrestrained sexual indulgence for decades. Pre-marital sex has practically become the norm among adolescents, abortions have risen dramatically as a result, and homosexuality is not only tolerated, but is quickly becoming “normal” as an accepted cultural lifestyle. And now certain academics are beginning to defend the acceptability of inter-generational sex (pedophilia). And nobody questions that Christians, too, are influenced negatively by these immoral “norms”. Nevertheless, in the face of rampant anti-moral trends, it is my observation that pastors and priests, rarely, if ever touch on issues of sexual morality from the pulpit. Continue reading “The Elephant in Our Church Sanctuaries”

Dr. Paul Church Unflinchingly Tells Medical and Moral Truth About Homosexual Behavior

[Editor’s Note: Another for our Responsible Manhood section. We’re grateful and deeply encouraged by Dr. Church for his unflinching stance. Read the time line of events including Dr. Church’s response to BIDMC’s homosexual activism here] Through emails to hospital officials and later posting on the hospital’s Intranet system, Dr. Church cited irrefutable medical evidence that high-risk sexual practices common to the LGBT community lead to … Continue reading Dr. Paul Church Unflinchingly Tells Medical and Moral Truth About Homosexual Behavior

A Tribute To Mothers by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White

FRANICIA WITH ONE OF OUR CHILDREN IN 2004. IF YOU PURCHASE FRANICIA'S LATEST BOOK, I KNOW YOU LOVE ME, MOMMY AND DADDY, YOU WILL SEE THIS IMAGE RENDERED IN WATERCOLOR.
FRANICIA WITH ONE OF OUR CHILDREN IN 2004. IF YOU PURCHASE FRANICIA’S LATEST BOOK, I KNOW YOU LOVE ME, MOMMY AND DADDY, YOU WILL SEE THIS IMAGE RENDERED IN WATERCOLOR.

Hello!

I read your website regularly and want to thank you for the encouraging blog posts and articles you feature!

I also want to thank you for helping us out by posting our Kickstarter campaign for my second Christian children’s book, I Know You Love Me, Mommy and Daddy! It got funded and we look forward to printing the hardcover books by June, Lord willing.

I am writing to share with you a beautiful blog post my husband, Tim, wrote for today about mothers especially those whose investment is increased exponentially by a mother’s care and teaching in the home.

I thought it was very similar to the articles you promote and that it may bless other women by it. 🙂

For His glory,
Franicia White

A Tribute To Mothers, 
By Tim White

Thank you for your service!
It is not unusual for complete strangers to come up to me and thank me for my service to our great nation. It is a great honor to be thanked like that — it never gets old! My reply is often, “It’s my privilege,” but, in my mind, I’m thinking, “Franicia makes and has made the bigger sacrifice — she should be thanked!” Continue reading “A Tribute To Mothers by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White”

Responsible Manhood: What Makes A Man

My son came to me carrying the New Testament given to him by a popular men’s ministry. Sandwiched inside the pages were pictures and biographies of “great” Christian men. They were all rough-and-tumble men; Olympic champions and professional athletes. He was in art school. “If this is the definition of a godly man,” he said, “I don’t have a prayer. Where are the artists, the … Continue reading Responsible Manhood: What Makes A Man

Love Letters: George Washington to his Wife

  Like her husband, Martha’s letters also mention divine Providence. Writing to Mercy Otis Warren from Valley Forge on March 7, 1778, she says, “…indeed I think providence was very bountiful in her goodness to your state….would bountiful providence aim a like stroke at Genl Howe, the measure of my happiness would be complete.” Writing to Mrs. Elizabeth Powel on January 18th, 1788, Martha said, … Continue reading Love Letters: George Washington to his Wife