IMAGE AND REALITY: God’s Vision for Womanhood

Image and Reality - bannaer

What makes a woman beautiful?If the magazines in the checkout aisle are to be believed, women are beautiful if they are lanky, blonde, and air-brushed.If they carry a few extra pounds after that last pregnancy, if they have greying temples or a sagging chin or a furrowed brow, they are not trying hard enough!Contemporary media--television, movies, magazines and the movie industry--all support the idea that beauty is only skin deep.  For the teen girl struggling to understand her own w … [Read more...]

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Sculpture Depicts Reliance; Citizens See Porn

The Orgy Statue

LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS STATUE.   What do you see?To some citizens in the small town of Adrian, Michigan, this is an orgy.Apparently, though, that's not what the artist intended.  "Blue Human Condition" by artist Mark Chatterley is, in the artist's words, a depiction of our reliance upon one another.  Chatterley told the Huffington Post, "living today, we can't do it alone -- we rely on other people… to try to survive."   Chatterley has worked for about ten years with the Midwest Scul … [Read more...]

Prayer Before Sex? It’ll Never Catch On!

Unmade bed

When I was a child, I once heard my mother talking with a friend about sex.Not the “oh my gosh!” kind of sex talk. You see, the woman and her husband were very devout; and her complaint was that after they had sexual relations he would pop up, kneel beside the bed, and pray. Every time.I don’t know whether he intended it to be a prayer for forgiveness, but that’s how she took it. She felt—rightly or wrongly—that her husband considered sex to be a necessary evil, a means of conceiving chil … [Read more...]