The Power of the Transformed Wife – Lori Has Scanty Knowledge of How Money Works

by Suzanne TitkemeyerToday's chapter of Lori Alexander's book is called “Talking About Your Financial Health” It makes me sad. I'm mostly sad with it because of two reasons. First, there's a tremendous opportunity here to give good advice that could ease peoples financial burdens that's misused, but also it's written entirely from the perspective of someone that does not understand the realities of poverty or finances beyond the most simple level. … [Read more...]

My Level of Commitment Cannot Exceed Yours

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsA few nights ago, one of the folks from our former church called.  Not to ask us how we are. Not to find out why they don’t see us around anymore.  Not to ask if we would like to get together.They called to ask us for . . .  Deep breath . . .Money.And I’m thinking, “Wow.”Maybe if you cared just a little. Just enough to say, “We miss you and would like to see you sometime.”Theirs is a noble cause.  Though, I must say, I was a bit surprised that they called asking us for money since theirs is a wealthy family.  So why ask for our help?  Especially when our son has already told them that we are in the midst of helping o … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Have Babies?

by Candice Watters from the Boundless blog and Ladies Against Feminism We live in a world where people take great pains and lots of pills to prevent babies when they don't want them, and spare no expense to get them when they do. According to our culture, babies before you want them are an accident, mistake or crisis — a result of a birth control failure. And if you can't have them naturally when you decide you're ready, … [Read more...]