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Silken Sheets and the Dirt Floor

Silken Sheets and the Dirt Floor

Silken Sheets I actually said it. And, even worse, I said it, to my husband, right after reading and sharing posts from my sister. My sister on mission in India, who had just dedicated a water well to bring thousands of people living in abject poverty the most basic human necessity for life. “Aaarrrrgh! These […]

Same-Sex Marriage, Part 8: The Threat to Individual Liberty

Same-Sex Marriage, Part 8: The Threat to Individual Liberty

Gay marriage is the defining cultural issue of our day, although many people are not aware of just what is at stake in the debate. The purpose of this series is to provide some insight into the issues behind the propaganda, and to demonstrate that it is in the best interest of all of society […]

Same-Sex Marriage, Part 7: Does Traditional Marriage Law Discriminate?

Same-Sex Marriage, Part 7: Does Traditional Marriage Law Discriminate?

It is the most common rationale used in the gay marriage debate – that traditional marriage discriminates against homosexual persons. It is a mantra reiterated so often that many people never even ask, “Is it true?” This series has attempted to address the salient issues at the core of the cultural argument about same-sex marriage, […]

My Mother’s Day Label

My Mother’s Day Label

The tears came again, today. Mother’s Day actually sneaked up on me this year, and I didn’t even realize it was coming up until two days before. Probably a good thing, that. No Label For Me This is the first Mother’s Day that I am a… Well, what am I, exactly? Certainly not an orphan […]

An Inspiration…Not

An Inspiration…Not

I feel the need to put something to rest. It never came up, really, before Dominic, but now it’s like a thing, and I feel like I can’t keep blogging without addressing it. It’s when people tell me that I’m “an inspiration”. Or that they admire me. Or some version of that same sentiment. Eeeek. […]

Same-Sex Marriage, Part 6: State Promotion of Marriage and Government Control

Same-Sex Marriage, Part 6: State Promotion of Marriage and Government Control

This series on gay marriage has attempted to shed light on the marriage debate, by illuminating the fact that everyone, both homosexual and heterosexual, benefits from traditional marriage not only being maintained, but being strengthened. Read the previous parts here: Part 1: What is Marriage? Part 2: The Benefits of Marriage Part 3: The Connection […]

Same-Sex Marriage, Part 5: Depriving Children of Rights

Same-Sex Marriage, Part 5: Depriving Children of Rights

Same-sex marriage, as Part 1 of this series explained, does not simply broaden the group of people who are allowed to get married; it completely changes what marriage is. Part 2 demonstrated the benefits of marriage to people and to our culture as a whole. Part 3 explained how sexual complementarity, and a connection to […]