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This Fertility Clinic Biologist May Be the Father to 600 Children!

August 26, 2014 | Author:

bertold_wiesner_graphicYou know the saying, truth is stranger than fiction.

Meet Bertold Wiesner.

He was a British biologist who ran a fertility clinic from the 1940s to 1960s with the help of his wife, Mary Barton.

He claimed to have helped infertile, British women conceive 1,500 children through artificial insemination. That is, by directly injecting sperm into the uterus, by artificial means.

His big drawing card was he claimed to be able to give them intelligent offspring, thanks to sperm donations from “a small number of highly intelligent friends.”

What he was doing in conjunction, or in place of this was all the more immoral and sinister.

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Don’t they know what “the pill” is for?

August 26, 2014 | Author:

From Large Family MotheringBirth-Control-pf-300x225When people find out that I am the mother of 15 children, they have all sorts of things to say, although their comments seem to reveal three main trains of thought:

  1. I am an absolute idiot, dumber than a doorknob, unable to comprehend “what causes that.”
  2. I am an absolute saint imbued with super-special anointing from God.
  3. I am just a religious zealot seeking attention.

In fact, the other day one of my children overheard someone say about my husband and I, “Don’t they know what ‘the pill’ is for?” and it made me wonder; do we really know what birth control was created to do?

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Student Harrassed by State Schools, Arrested, Record Pending….Because of Dinosaurs.

August 23, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s Note: Home school your children so they can know what it is to grow up as a free people.

From the Daily Signal

Dinosaurs may be extinct, but absurdity in public schools isn’t.

Alex Stone is a 16 year-old student in Summerville High School in South Carolina. On the first day of class, his teacher asked the students to write a few sentences about themselves and then follow up with a statement in the form of a Facebook status. Alex decided to use this opportunity to make a joke, and wrote “I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur.” For the status part, he said he wrote: “I bought the gun to take care of the business.”

The teacher, seeing the words “gun” and “take care of business” immediately notified the police to investigate the death of the fictional dinosaur and see if the teen boy had indeed carried a weapon into school.

The police searched Alex’s locker and belongings, but did not discover any evidence that he brought a weapon into school. Apparently, the high-powered weapons needed to kill imaginary dinosaurs do not easily fit in school lockers.

Alex’s mother, Karen Gray, pointed out the irrationality of the incident: “I mean first of all we don’t have dinosaurs anymore. Second of all, he’s not even old enough to buy a gun.”

The Summerville police arrested him anyway and justified it by saying that he acted “irate” when they confronted him about the comment he wrote. According to Capt. Jon Rogers of the Summerville police, “[t]he charges do not stem from anything involving a dinosaur or writing assignment, but the student’s conduct.” Interesting. The police have added a First Amendment violation to whatever claims Alex already had.

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Fundamentally Afraid

August 22, 2014 | Author:

By Daniel Gardner over there.

Fundamentally afraid

Parents, are your children cowered into becoming frightened poster-boys of your ideology? Know this: fear eventually wears off. And when it does, they will search for sure footing and find none. They’ll wish you had been honest, upfront and gracious about truth, instead of focusing so much on fear.

Fear is appropriate when it walks alongside truth. But when it replaces truth, fear becomes an instrument of abuse, distortion, and resentment.

A child who is warned regarding electrical outlets will know both fear and truth. This is healthy. But a child who is threatened with monster stories, will one day discover the truth on her own and throw all caution to the wind. Her reckless abandon will be proportional to the fear once ingrained in her.

Children with fear complexes grow up with serious misconceptions. (more…)

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Courtship for the fatherless generation: how to get on the right track?

August 20, 2014 | Author:

From our  For the Unmarried” Archives

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Kelly, over at ‘Families against Feminism’, wrote a series of posts about courtship (no longer available). Kelly’s posts are always so interesting, and this subject touches my heart so deeply in particular, that I feel I simply must expand a bit about my experience.

What comes in your mind when you hear the word ‘courtship’? Personally, I immediately think of a sweet, pure young woman, blushing in excitement as her loving and protective father is having a man-to-man conversation with her courtier, behind closed doors. Then the young ones spend some time together, under the supervision and guidance of their parents, and prayerfully decide to get married. They have the incredibly beautiful gift of timid, innocent romance, of their first kiss – on their wedding day. The bliss! The many blessings God showered on this young couple!

This is, in my opinion, how things should be. This is what I want for my sons and daughters, if I’m blessed with children. But I know very well – painfully well – that in this generation, not every young woman will have this gift. And to you, dear friends, I’m writing this right now.

You have suffered the consequences of our culture. Maybe, like me, you grew up without even knowing your father, without a proper example of a good, godly marriage, and without being taught anything about God’s plan for relationships between men and women. Most likely you already had painful dating experience; maybe you suffered abuse and neglect, or had to face the Peter Pan syndrome of men who ‘aren’t ready for commitment’ at 40. Maybe you even come from an abusive marriage, unsure you will ever be able to rebuild your life.

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How Serious Are Birth Control Pill Side Effects?

August 20, 2014 | Author:

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Birth control is a pretty touchy subject nowadays and most people avoid talking about the issue altogether. Unfortunately, whenever the topic is brought up on a statewide or national level, it usually centers on women’s rights and religious persuasion.

Although both of these topics are significant and valid, the focus has completely shifted away from whether or not “the pill” is safe or dangerous to use. As you’re about to see, birth control side effects can be serious and are very common.

To complicate the issue, women are brought up in a society today, which believes that it’s completely safe to take the pill, and many are even prescribed it by their medical doctor to regulate menstrual cycles, balance hormone levels, and treat acne.

More than 300 million women worldwide take the pill every day and, according to a 2011 survey, 14% of women use it for reasons other than for pregnancy prevention. Just think about it:

What healthy woman requires pharmaceutical intervention to maintain hormone balance and menstrual regularity? 

None!

Any woman “requiring” drugs to help her body with normal physiological function is not healthy at all. They are in dire need of a natural health care provider that will evaluate them holistically, and help manage the root cause of their issue; not just push birth control on them!

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Conception Controversy: Regretting Surrogacy

August 20, 2014 | Author:


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From ABC News, a new film highlights women who agree to be surrogates, then struggle with giving up babies after birth.

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Courtship: It’s Just Coffee

August 20, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s Note: Is courtship just coffee? Evidence that defining the terms and expectations is so very important. 

From Raising Real Men

“Hey, I’ve got some unexpected time free. Want to meet for coffee?” an adult young man texts a female friend.

“I’m not comfortable meeting guys like that. You need to talk to my father,” is the reply.

These two are on a different wavelength. Let’s peek into their heads for a moment. (No, we can’t read their thoughts, but this is what we’ve heard lots of them say privately…

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Femina on Courtship Tales

August 20, 2014 | Author:

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“Ben came and picked me up on his motorcycle that night – wearing his cool leather jacket. Yes, we went on a date. On a motorcycle. Just the two of us. Dad did not come along in a sidecar on the motorcycle, and he did not come and sit at the next table with a pair of binoculars. As I recall, he said something like, “Have her home by midnight.”

As people found out about us, we consciously said that we were “dating”  because we were trying to lean against the courtship nerds who got scandalized about the word and who were hung up on a method rather than a principle. We dated for two months and Ben and Dad continued to meet together. We never had a chaperone on our dates, but we also had plenty of accountability. Dad oversaw the whole thing – but thankfully he was never one of those dads who felt that it was his God-given role to make things difficult. He was there to facilitate a godly relationship, not to get in the way of it.”

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Closed for Good? Ohio Judge Orders Notorious Abortionist to Shutter Facility

August 19, 2014 | Author:

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SHARONVILLE, Ohio – A judge has ordered a notorious late-term abortionist in Ohio to close his facility once and for all, following months of legal disputes over the abortionist’s controversial abortion procedures and inadequate health standards.

Martin Haskell is the owner of the Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio. The facility, according to reports, is one of the few centers in the greater Cincinnati area that offers late-term abortions up to 22 weeks gestation.

As previously reported, the Ohio Health Department ordered the Lebanon Road Surgery Center to close its doors late last year because the center failed to comply with new state health regulations. At the time, pro-life advocates commended the order to close the facility, citing Haskell’s long history of using controversial abortion methods.

“We are gratified to see yet another late-term abortionist shutting down,” Mike Gonidakis, Ohio Right to Life president and member of the state medical board, told reporters late last year. “As a result of this Health Department order, Martin Haskell, a strong proponent and former practitioner of the controversial and deadly partial-birth abortion procedure, will no longer be able to abort children and jeopardize women’s health in Hamilton County.”

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How The Trans-Agenda Seeks To Redefine Everyone

August 18, 2014 | Author:

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Did you think only women get pregnant? Or only women get abortions? Planned Parenthood and NARAL—ironically both pro-abortion organizations that self-identify as champions of women’s rights—may soon be trying to change your mind about that.

One signal comes from a little petition drive that goes by #protransprochoice. It urges both Planned Parenthood and NARAL to adopt language more “inclusive” of transgender persons and to acknowledge “gender-non-conforming” people. Both pro-abortion organizations, which have been longtime supporters of the LGBT lobby, tweeted back supportive replies.

So what does this mean and why should we care?

Well, maybe Exhibit A should be Oprah Winfrey introducing us to “the first pregnant man” in 2008. This would be a woman named Tracey who “transitioned” to being Thomas by having a double mastectomy with a dose of hormones to produce facial hair and such. Thomas thought it would be nice to have a baby someday, and so decided to keep “his” vagina, uterus, and ovaries intact. But for some reason, even though Thomas was legally documented as male, she (oops!) needed a sperm donation. (Life isn’t fair.) In any event, when pregnant, Thomas was happy to pose nude (mostly, anyway) for the camera.

Keep reading here. This one is really important.

 

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Why Courtship Is Fundamentally Awed

August 18, 2014 | Author:

By Douglas Wilson

Thomas Umstattd Jr. recently made a splash with his article “Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed.” To be perfectly honest, I thought a number of his points were very good, like frosted flakes in the bowl glinting in the morning light of your quiet breakfast nook. But I also thought, retaining the honesty theme here, that a number of his other points were like mushrooms that somebody stuck in there.

His good points were the kind of points that would be made by sane people anywhere, whatever steps in the mating dance they might want to use. I am a courtship advocate, and yet have often said that the courtship model too frequently means that six idiots are involved instead of two. So my purpose here is not to defend indefensible things, like courtships from Hell, or power-tripping fathers.

So, Suzy, I have been praying a lot about this, and I have taken the fact that your last name is Lordschoice as a sign . . .

So, Suzy, I have been praying a lot about this, and I have taken the fact that your last name is Lordschoice as a sign . . .

Nor do I want to be dismissive of some of his other good points — such as courtship ramping up an unnecessary intensity for some folks. Sometimes courtship is treated like a done deal, like a fait accompli. Billy is courting Suzy, let us say, and people bustle up to Billy at say, “Congratulations!” That is like being congratulated that you applied to Harvard, and you haven’t even taken the GREs yet.

Whenever you have a lot of human beings doing something, a good number of them are going to do it with less wisdom than others. The bell curve follows large populations inexorably. So nothing said here should be taken as a dismissal of Umstattd’s right to point out the problem cases. I myself have seen more than a few. (more…)

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Dear Teens, I Do Not Want to Photograph Your Sex Appeal

August 17, 2014 | Author:

DSC_0013I have been in photography for six years now, and have noticed a trend over the last few years of senior girls sexualizing themselves in their senior photo sessions.  Their bodies are baring it all in their photo sessions complete with teeny tiny swimsuits in the middle of a snow kissed field, and strappy, barely there pjs sitting on their beds taking selfies with their phones while the photographer shoots at angels as if peeking through their window at night.   Society is teaching teens  to believe that sexy equals beautiful.  That they are one in the same.   Even the most well meaning teens will get in front of my camera and give that certain look in their eyes, hold their mouths in a certain way, and position their bodies in a way that screams, “I got what you want guys”.   They do what they see, wanting to look beautiful, but the body language hardly ever comes off that way.

Girls, sexy is NOT the only way to show your beauty.  You do not have to pose and dress provocatively in pictures to be beautiful.  And you need to make sure that the photographer you work with knows that you will not pose for them in this way.  YOU get to make the choice of how you want your pictures to look, of how you want to be portrayed, not them.   I as a follower of God,  wife, mother, and professional do not want to participate in the over sexualization of our youth because I love you and know you are worth so much more than what the world tells you.

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The End of a Courtship: One Mother’s Perspective

August 17, 2014 | Author:

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Step back in time for a moment to your college biology class.  You were a good student. You read the text; you attended every class; you took notes, despite the prof’s hypnotic drone. You were going to rock this class.

Then you went to the lab. And try as you might, you could find nothing under the microscope that even remotely resembled the beautiful drawing in the book. The TA rolled her eyes at your stunning ignorance. You responded, with an indignant hand on your hip, “Not even Isaac Newton could locate the paramecium on this slide!” The textbook was one thing; the lab was another.

Enter the World of Courtship. There are some mighty fine textbooks out there (Her Hand in Marriage by Doug Wilson, What He Must Be by Voddie Bauchum, Boy Meets Girl by Josh Harris…). But even Doug, Voddie, and Josh can’t accurately predict your experience.

Courtship is not scientific; it is organic, and it involves organic creatures. Above all the lessons listed below, the overarching, number one lesson we learned is that no two families will have the same approach to courtship. And that is perfectly okay; it just never occurred to us. No one has written The Book on courtship because every courtship is as individual as the individuals involved.  So, too, I cannot here document The Truth about courtship; I can merely share the lessons we’ve learned this time around.

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North Carolina Caves

August 16, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s Note: Y’all have work to do. Our prayers are with you. 

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper

AP – Bill Hand – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper

North Carolina’s attorney general announced yesterday he would not continue defending his state’s traditional marriage laws after a federal appeals court struck down a similar statute in neighboring Virginia.

“Our attorneys have vigorously argued this case every step of the way,” Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said during a press conference. “But the 4th Circuit has ruled and the 4th Circuit is clear, along with every federal court that has addressed this issue. Therefore, there are really no arguments left to be made.”

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals covers the Carolinas, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia, where it struck down a constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between one man and one woman. It also struck down a law banning recognition for same-sex marriages performed in other states.

After Cooper’s announcement, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said he would continue to fight the attempt to overturn his state’s traditional marriage laws.

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