Jonathan Last, Race Suicide, and Demographic Collapse


Forget the debt ceiling. Forget the fiscal cliff, the sequestration cliff and the entitlement cliff. Those are all just symptoms. What America really faces is a demographic cliff: The root cause of most of our problems is our declining fertility rate. Apparently my IUD is the cause of the fiscal cliff. Yay me.Can I say how much I hate articles like this? This particular one, by author Jonathan Last (whose new book, What To Expect When No One's Expecting, just came out), was published in the … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I Hugged Dating Hello, Part III: Developing Emotional Intimacy

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A guest post by MollyPart III of An Open Letter to Joshua Harris “Before two people are ready for the responsibility of commitment, they should content themselves with friendship and wait on deep emotional intimacy. Exercising this patience will not handicap them relationally. In friendship, they can practice the skills of relating, caring, and sharing their lives with other people. In friendship, they can observe other people’s characters and begin to see what they’ll one day want in their … [Read more...]

Quick Hits: Doug Wilson on Women and Submission

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From time to time, Doug Wilson posts quotations from some of his many books. I want to share two of his recent ones.Here's the first: "A husband's authority over his wife and a wife's particular submission to her husband are a subset of this broader Christian duty for all believers to be filled with the Spirit and to be mutually submissive to one another" (For a Glory and a Covering, p. 24). I'm still trying to figure out how this statement even manes sense. How is the idea that a husband … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Else God Will Drive You Mad (Literally)


Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 59-63Having threatened her readers with all manner of "cruel" consequences for not following God's marriage plan with its emphasis on wifely submission, and having urged her readers against thinking they can be "spiritual" or hear from God on their own, Debi follows up with a cautionary tale called "The Crazy Lady." Here is how it begins: I'll never forget something that happened several years ago. A middle-aged couple with several children moved into our … [Read more...]

Medusa, the Weeping Angels, and Mary’s Fairy Godmother


Last night I was in the middle of reading Sally a book of Greek mythology when she stopped me. She was excited and wanted to tell me something. She pointed to a picture of Medusa."That's an angel," Sally said."What? Are you sure?" I responded, surprised. How could she think that monster was an angel?"Yes. That's an angel." She was sure.And then I suddenly it all made sense and I understood not only why Sally identified Medusa as "an angel" but also why she identified the angel w … [Read more...]

A Documentary Look at Courtship


There's a documentary being made about the courtship of a young woman named Kelly. Kelly's story is interesting for a number of reasons (for example, she was raised in a secular home, converted to Christianity, discovered and embraced the Christian Patriarchy movement, and then, in her thirties, found "spiritual parents" to walk her through the courtship process). Let me start by giving you the documentary's trailer:The documentary is still in production, and its website is actually a … [Read more...]

Evangelicals, Homosexuals, and Child Molesters

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It's funny sometimes how much little things can remind you of just how far you've come. For example, I recently came upon this comment on an article decrying the possibility of having gay scout leaders in the Boy Scouts: Would Obama himself allow a lesbian unsupervised and unrestricted access to his daughters? Is there a double standard here? My immediate reaction was shock that someone would say something like this. My mind went immediately to my LGBTQ friends, including a man we've known … [Read more...]