Redefining Old Maid

"Eww! You're the Old Maid." The cacophony of childish voices would shriek and dissolve into a babble of laughter. Sometimes my voice was among them as we sat pointing and jeering at the unlucky child holding the only card with no match in the deck. Other times, I was the one left with the card… Continue reading Redefining Old Maid

More Problems with the Pill

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, recently posted about some problems with the pill, titled "How 'The Pill' Can Harm Your Future Child’s Health." I've heard a lot of cautions against using oral contraceptives, but this concern was new to me. Since the introduction of oral contraceptives in the early 1960′s, use of The Pill, as… Continue reading More Problems with the Pill

Kassian’s Five Problems with the SlutWalk

This week CBMW's Gender Blog reprinted an article Mary Kassian wrote last year about the Toronto SlutWalk, protesting a "Toronto police officer's statement that young women could help safeguard themselves against rape by dressing more modestly." As the SlutWalk group of Toronto is preparing for another march next month, Kassian's words remind us of "why SlutWalk… Continue reading Kassian’s Five Problems with the SlutWalk

Jesus on Lust Management

This morning I was reading through a chapter of Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem. My reading this morning was from Chapter 4, "Women in the Life and Teachings of Jesus," by James A. Borland. Jesus’ condemnation of the sin of lust was crucial in allowing Him and His followers to enjoy… Continue reading Jesus on Lust Management

Modesty According to C.S. Lewis

I opened up Lewis' Mere Christianity this afternoon to the chapter titled "Sexual Morality." I wondered how Lewis would approach the topic, considering that he published this book almost 60 years ago, in 1952. Lewis begins with an exploration of modesty. I was surprised -- and pleased -- by his conclusions: The Christian rule of chastity… Continue reading Modesty According to C.S. Lewis