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Trading autonomy of the individual for autonomy of the family or marriage changes nothing

June 4, 2013


Traditionalists have traded autonomy of the individual for autonomy of the family or marriage.  They view themselves as ubermenschen at the top of a heap labeled “family” or “marriage” instead of a heap labeled “individual”.  They remain trapped in an atomic worldview, seeing only solitary individual family-units, isolated marriages ping-ponging against each other, occasionally but […]

A Good Mother Understands Tradeoffs

February 6, 2013


It is common in modern society to make an idol out of motherhood and choice addiction, holding up specific behaviors as proof of being a “good mother”.  Breastfeeding, attachment parenting, working outside the home, staying home, unmedicated labor, planned c-sections, conception via artificial means such as IVF and IUI— the list is unending and covers […]

Breastfeeding and the Christian mother

October 29, 2011


Many Christian women struggle with how to feed their infants in the context of a modern society that deems the breast a solely sexual object, even within the setting of the church. But it is worth noting that the Bible speaks of the infant at the breast, not being poured milk from a gourd. Thus, […]

The Red Pill is that there is no Red Pill

September 9, 2011


There’s no silver bullet or easy solution to the problems modern living causes with health, diet and lifestyle. The cult of atomicity is very seductive, implying that adopting this or that component will paper over any problems. Breast milk becomes magical and capable of making up for poor parenting in other areas. “Paleo” or “ancestral” […]

Bling Culture is Human Culture

July 28, 2011


Ostentation in wealth display is the human norm.

Qualia and Christianity

July 25, 2011


Qualia are a notoriously slippery philosophical construct.

Crap, Being a Traditional Housewife is Hard!

July 10, 2011


Nobody ever told me when I signed on that being a post-post-modern, post-secular, traditional Christian housewife would be so blasted difficult.