It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 3

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe title of Chapter Three is "Boys Are People Too: Learning to See Men as God Sees Them."  I'm pretty sure the Bible makes it clear that humans can't see anything as God sees, but that's the least annoying problem in this chapter. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 2

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe third and fourth themes in this chapter are pretty straightforward.  The problem is that the Botkin Sisters decided to try and support their themes from the Bible - and the results are pretty funny.   The post got longer than I expected and I don't want to short the fourth theme, so this will be divided into three parts.Overarching Theme:Women in the Bible supported the men around them; women were never leaders. "In the Bible, we see men leading the charge (for good or for evil), and women following, responding, supporting, and enabling (for good or for evil).  Even the women who weren't wives stepped into … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated – Part 1 Chapter 2

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideChapter Two has the delightful title of "Why We're Interested in Boys And Why That's a Good Thing". This chapter can be divided into four themes, but two of the themes are so absurd that they need a separate post to deal with.  Today's two themes are strange in their own right.Overarching Themes: … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Chapter One

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe title of this chapter is "The Relationship Mindfield: What Makes Guy-Girl Relationships So Complicated" and begins with the definition of the meme "It's Complicated" from Facebook relationship statuses.Overall Themes: … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: The Introduction

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWhile my brain continues healing after my car accident, I grabbed an easy to read book to discuss.(Editor's note: Feel better soon Miss Mel! I'm not sure this book is going to help with that!)I picked "It's Not That Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane and Biblical Way" by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin.The Botkin Daughters interest me.  Based on their website, Anna Sophia was 16 in 2001 which means she's about 30-31 while Elizabeth is two years younger and 28-29 years old.  I'm 34, so we're contemporaries; all roughly members of the older end of the Millennial Generation or more specifically m … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Happy Valentines Day?

by Anna Sophia & Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters -February 13, 2013 Valentine’s Day may be a happy time for couples, but it’s often a painful reminder for single Christian women of what they’re still praying for, hoping for, and – sigh – waiting for. Many of us don’t have a valentine … [Read more...]


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