Are you a parental despot?

by Patrice Lewis -- I've been cogitating lately on Colossians 3:18-21, "Instructions for Christian households." This chapter includes the fiery verse so many feminists find objectionable, namely, "Wives, submit yourselves to your more…

The simple secret to surviving any crisis

by Patrice Lewis -- Some time ago I collected a few links about why some people survive a disaster and others don't. Assuming the event is survivable (and sometimes it's not), it more…

Aborting boys because you hate men

by Patrice Lewis -- It was a blog post so revolting it sent reverberations across the ocean and shocked even ardent leftists. It was so brazenly horrifying some called it a hoax. more…

Removing guns, 1 child at a time

by Patrice Lewis -- Well, it seems Minnesota's largest school district is discussing screening high school students for depression and anxiety in the classroom. "As part of a state grant to improve more…

What's next – composting dead babies?

by Patrice Lewis -- Out here on our farm, we have many methods of waste disposal. Human waste, of course, is flushed into the septic system. Barn waste gets heaped onto a more…

Does it really cost $245,000 to raise a kid?

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently I came across an article titled "Baby limbo: Millennials struggle to find the right time for parenthood." It detailed how many young couples find themselves so saddled more…

Leave us alone!

by Patrice Lewis -- When our first child was three days old, I received a scary phone call. As young parents, we were overjoyed with our new baby and had everything ready more…

How to create a job in a bad economy

by Patrice Lewis -- Earlier this week, a sobering headline caught my attention: "In 10 Years, Your Job Might Not Exist: Here's how to make sure you're still employable." The article notes more…

A prison of their own making

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, a friend described someone of her acquaintance, a 24-year-old woman living with her boyfriend. She's able-bodied but claims a disability that keeps her from working (my friend more…

Our economic house of cards

by Patrice Lewis -- Two days before Christmas, the Dow hit an unprecedented landmark: For the first time, it soared over 18,000, pushed in part by a healthy surge in the third more…