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Abortion: Fallacies and The Refugees

In my first post in this series on abortion I took a stab at the heart of the abortion debate: Personhood . Personhood remains the singular issue on which the abortion debate hinges, as Justice Harry Blackmun said in the Roe v. Wade decision: If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course collapses, for […]

Abortion: The “Women’s Health” Lie

In my previous post I addressed the heart of the abortion debate: Personhood. We need nothing more than to address this issue if we are to make a solid case against abortion. But abortion is multifaceted, and insidious in more ways than just the taking of innocent life. Abortion kills the weakest among us, for this […]

Mothering to Eternity

I was recently given the honor of speaking to a roomful of women Mother’s Day weekend. The following is a slightly tweaked rendition of my talk that sought to answer: How do you disciple your children? Whenever I go out in public with my four kids in tow (one in my visibly pregnant belly, and […]

A World of Connected Isolation

I wonder how many people I’ve looked at and never seen. -John Steinbeck Social opportunities abound in our age. I can find people to connect to in just about every facet of my life: marriage, parenting, homeschooling, writing, even shared interest groups over coffee. It would seem we have everything we need to flourish socially, […]

On Family: From the Girl Who Didn’t Want One

I met my husband at 20. Ironically I was concurrently terrified of marriage. At the time, I saw marriage and family as a gateway to an isolated, consumeristic, and vapid life. It looked to me to be severely limiting and, in contrast to the life I was leading, profoundly unfulfilling. I was a senior in […]