The pastor and his wife sit down with the soon-to-be-married couple. This isn't a comfortable topic, but they feel it necessary to press forward and get it over with. "So, have you decided what to do about birth control?" The young couple shifts nervously in their chairs as they exchange embarrassed glances. The young man… Continue reading The Church and Contraceptives: Freedom to Choose to be Foolish?
I cried yesterday. I was informed that an acquaintance of mine has cervical cancer--at 24 years old. She and her husband have no children, and are not sure now if they ever will; it all depends on what happens with this cancer. I don't know them well enough to be able to say whether the… Continue reading The Weak Things of the World
My parents bought a skeleton house with nothing but the frame and the siding intact. At first, we had no running water, no electricity, no heating, and no cooling. Dad filled plastic barrels in the back of his truck with water from a pumping station and hauled them home for us to top off our… Continue reading Who’s Design IS This?–What’s WRONG with Our Family-building Approach, and How We Can Fix It
My children and I were reading about American Slavery just yesterday. Their history book brought up an interesting point: The Declaration of Independence said that 'all men are created equal.' If Americans truly believed that, then you would think slavery had no place in the United States. The puzzle, then, is how slavery became strong,… Continue reading “Blobs of Tissue” and “Clumps of Cells”: Unveiling God’s Mysterious Handiwork