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The 9 Real Reasons I Am Opposed To Courtship

So, I was tempted to use a lot of big words and impressive phrases to introduce this next point.  But, it’s really a simple distinction in viewpoint. Why do I oppose the modern construct of the ancient methods of courtship? I don’t believe it is within my power to dictate to my sons whom they should […]

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9 Reasons I Am Opposed To Courtship

So, this can of worms just keeps getting thrown in my lap.   How do you respond to the “dating question” with your teens? In many conservative Christian circles, the topic of courtship is often presented as the only or the best alternative to a modern approach which seems to be failing so appallingly. However, despite the peer […]

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Rebel Against The Hyper-Sexualization of Children – Preserve Dignity

As a child, in rural Montana, light years from the decadence of the 80’s, we didn’t spend much time thinking about child abuse or exploitation. We believed a certain degree of safety could be found within a slower-paced country routine. Daily rhythms of work, school, animal care, bus rides, and church life allowed us a social buffer […]

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Sanitized Kids Make You Look Bad

So, there was this little one, the other day at the place where I was sitting, sipping my black coffee out of a real mug. I could see that every blond hair was precisely in place, each square centimeter of his expensively styled outfit a perfect complement to his mother’s managed persona. He carried a […]

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