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MILLETT: Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives

September 2, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s Note: For mature readers.

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When women go wrong men go right after them.” – Mae West

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”  Winston Churchill wrote this over a century ago.

During my junior year in high school, the nuns asked about our plans for after we graduated. When I said I was going to attend State University, I noticed their disappointment.  I asked my favorite nun, “Why?” She answered, “That means you’ll leave four years later a communist and an atheist!”

What a giggle we girls had over that. “How ridiculously unsophisticated these nuns are,” we thought. Then I went to the university and four years later walked out a communist and an atheist, just as my sister Katie had six years before me.

Sometime later, I was a young divorcee with a small child. At the urging of my sister, I relocated to NYC after spending years married to an American executive stationed in Southeast Asia. The marriage over, I was making a new life for my daughter and me.  Katie said, “Come to New York.  We’re making revolution! Some of us are starting the National Organization of Women and you can be part of it.”

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Our Children, Our Neighbors

September 2, 2014 | Author:

By Jen Wilkin at The Villiage Church

If you asked me the single most important insight that has shaped my parenting, it would be this: Children are people.

It seems self-evident. Clearly, they have arms, legs, ears, noses and mouths—enough to qualify. But the idea of their personhood goes far beyond possessing a human body. It goes to the core of their being and speaks to their worth. Children bear the image of God, just like adults. Well, not justlike adults. It is true that they are developing physically, emotionally and spiritually at a different rate than adults, but children’s intrinsic worth and dignity does not increase or decrease depending on the rate or extent of their development. As Dr. Seuss has famously noted, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

If you asked me the single most misleading statement I have heard with regard to parenting, it would be this: The Bible is relatively silent on the topic of parenting.

That is, until we remember that children are people.

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A NEW CANCER STUDY – AND THE MEDIA CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH

August 30, 2014 | Author:

Birth-Control-pf-300x225On August 1, a cancer study, published in The Journal of Cancer Research and conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, stated that there is evidence that the link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer may in fact be greater than previous studies had indicated. Since the study was first published, there has been a flurry of activity as some writers more eager to defend birth control than to educate women are tripping over themselves and the available data to assure their reading public that the study is, in fact, insignificant.  With Douglas-Adams’-style-DON’T-PANIC titles such as Do Not Freak Out About Birth Control Being Linked to Cancer, authors on more casual blog sites add a snide eyeroll bemoaning the probability that people will use this new information as an argument against birth control.

It is always a bad sign when anyone is so desperate to win an argument that they fear and hide facts. It is true that the birth control debate has succeeded in dividing people, but new medical research should not be a part of the politicization. Everyone stands to gain if women are properly informed of health risks, and everyone should be outraged at the way this study has been handled by many in the media. Evidently, some writers do not trust that their readers can handle all the information, and have deemed themselves the Public’s Filter.

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Loyalty

August 30, 2014 | Author:

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From Femina

One of the most important and long term fruits that our family is working towards is loyalty. We want our children to be loyal to Christ, loyal to us, loyal to one another, and loyal to their broader family – the people of God.

Loyalty is not something that will spring out of nowhere when our children are eighteen – it should be growing in them from the very beginning. And this is because loyalty is fundamentally about who you are, where you stand, who are your people, and who is your God.

One of the most obvious ways to build loyalty is to identify your own self with your children without shame. Every weird input from a stranger about your children is a chance for you to show them your loyalty.  There is no need to be rude about it – but there is a great need for you to be completely unashamed and un-moveable. When people say to me, “You have your hands full!” I respond, “Full of good things!” When a stranger says, “Well, you must be busy!” I almost always say “Yes! But who wants to be bored?”  If they say something vague like, “Look at all those children!” I might say something back like, “Aren’t they great? We sure love them!”  The point here is that my children hear over and over that I am happy that they belong to me.

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Tax-funded PBS to air ‘After Tiller’ documentary glorifying late-term abortionists

August 30, 2014 | Author:

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Abortionist LeRoy Carhart in a screenshot from pro-abortion documentary After Tiller

Pro-life activists are up in arms after the taxpayer-funded Public Broadcasting System (PBS) announced it will air the pro-abortion documentary “After Tiller” – named for George Tiller, the notorious late-term abortionist who boasted of killing more than 60,000 unborn babies before he was gunned down in 2009.

The controversial film, set to air on Labor Day, follows four remaining abortionists who are among just a handful who admit publicly to performing abortions after 24 weeks – the generally accepted age of viability in the United States. The filmmakers interviewed LeRoy Carhart, Warren Hern, Shelley Sella, and Susan Robinson for the documentary, examining their motivations and attempting to humanize them for audiences who might be inclined to think of them as monsters.

Meanwhile, concerned parents should be advised that the film may soon be showing in a classroom near you. Because PBS is airing the documentary as part of its “POV” series, described as “documentaries with a point of view,” the network has made a “partner toolkit” available and is encouraging teachers and activists to borrow the documentary and host screenings in their classrooms and communities.  The “toolkit” includes publicity materials, a discussion guide, lesson plan and reading list.

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Making God real to your young children.

August 30, 2014 | Author:

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How can you make God real to your toddlers and young children? One way is talk about your awesome God 24/7 as Deuteronomy 6:5-7 commands.

These words urge that God is to be loved so passionately that his commands will be on the hearts of his people. Once this heart infusion of the love of God takes place the result will be that the love for God’s commands will overflow from your mouth and into the lives of your children. This is not mere information transfer. This is being so in love with God and his commands that this becomes the focal point of conversations with children.

So, what does this have to do with young children, toddlers and infants? In the rush of life it is possible to go hours if not days and not talk about God and how special he is. This is particularly true with the very young who are not yet engaging in back and forth verbal communication. There must not be huge gaps of time when God is not talked about.

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A War on Young Women and Children

August 30, 2014 | Author:

By Jennifer Lahl

I remember years ago being on The Montel Williams Show when the topic was “extreme baby-making.” I was pitted against women who had gone through many forms of assisted reproductive technologies in order to conceive. And, of course, there was the reproductive endocrinologist who offered her expert voice in favor of “advances in science and medicine.” I had the daunting task of being the lone voice of concern and critique — a hard duty given all of the pain, grief, and desperation of people struggling to conceive.

One woman on the show had left America to have a child using the three-parent embryo method. She was now raising, in her description, a happy and healthy child and was making the case for this technology to be available here. When asked why she went to such an extreme as to use experimental technology in a foreign country, she explained how she wanted to have a child who would at least have some of her DNA. I recall feeling horrified that she was so desperate and selfish as to subject her future child to untested human experimentation. The news that there has been no follow-up, until now, of the children conceived through the three-parent method comes as no surprise.

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End The Three-Month Wait For Sharing A Pregnancy

August 28, 2014 | Author:

End The Three-Month Wait For Sharing A Pregnancy

The Duggar family, of reality TV fame, are rarely described as “brave.” They have 19 children (“and counting,” as the title of their reality show declares) and are thus objects of fascination if not scorn. Yet the seemingly mundane act from one of the bunch recently did, in a strikingly quiet way, demonstrate a bit of courage.

It’s not that Jill Duggar has unabashedly prioritized getting married and starting a family at a young age, although that’s honestly a little refreshing these days. Before her wedding just two months ago, Duggar had never even held her future husband’s hand. Now the couple is on the cover of People Magazine announcing their pregnancy.

Something about that made me squirm. According to my handy pregnancy calculator, Duggar (whose married name is Dillard) was at most nine weeks along at the time of the cover story, short of the traditional 12-13 when most couples make any sort of public announcements regarding their pregnancies. What about the announcement made me so uncomfortable?

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The Politics of Feminism

August 27, 2014 | Author:

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The politics of feminism are reported as sick and one sided in the coverage by Rare.us on the story of two young women who assault, bully, and sexually manipulate an autistic young man. (for mature readers only) 

Part of Rosin’s argument relies on the fact that Michael defends his two attackers.  How bad could it have been if he still wants to be friends with them, right?  Of course, this is by no means uncommon among victims of rape and abuse.  Women excuse the behavior of their abusers all the time, brushing it off as unintentional and insisting that “he didn’t mean it”.  By Rosin’s standards, we should just take them at their word and let it go.  Or is that only the case when the victim is a male?  She is justifying truly sadistic behavior of two girls that took advantage of, assaulted, and almost killed a boy with a disability, solely because he is a boy, questioning whether or not they should even be prosecuted.

This sickening logic is what passes for feminism today, apparently.  Girls can feel free to viciously attack and assault someone and the feminists will excuse and defend it — so long as the victim is a boy.

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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.

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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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