No Blurred Lines

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live We were picking up toys in the living room, and the radio switched to Robin Thicke’s song “blurred lines.” After a minute I walked over and changed the station, MS Action stopped her be-bopping and asked “Why’d you turn off that song mom? It’s good [Read More...]

Jessa Duggar’s Happily Ever After

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live So Jessa Duggar is officially courting and seeing the headlines on news sites and the links people were sharing made me feel nauseous. Reading the articles where they are portrayed as a young couple making a quaint and cute (albeit different) choice when it comes [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Grim Harvest of Safe Sex?

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Safe Sex, an urban legend [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why is it Always About Sex?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn’t Wait – If Courtship Were Honest The other day I was speaking to a courtship advocate and he called my definition of marriage ‘shortsighted’. What was my definition? Well, it was just a partial definition but it was ‘a lifelong sexual relationship’, basically. My interlocutor didn’t like that, [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Sex a Need?

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by Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn’t Wait – Why We Shouldn’t be Afraid of Sex Sex is a need. Now may will object to this idea, immediately comparing sex to other needs such as food, air, or water.  ”Sex is not a need,” they will cry. But not all needs lead one to die [Read More...]