Sterilizing Addicts Doesn’t Fix the Real Problem

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Not too long ago I came across a news piece on the mission of Barbara Harris, a woman who started a group called Project Prevention which offers $300 cash to drug addicts if they agree to get on “long term” birth control. According to their most recent statistics, they have paid 3,848 addicts, with tubal ligation as the number one … Read More

TOB Tues: Objectification Goes Both Ways

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Last week I noted that to truly love is to revel in the other’s very existence. That is, to love that person for who he or she is, not how they make you feel or what you can gain from them. The opposite of that love is use, which I’ve also talked a lot about here in the past (here, … Read More

Deep Thoughts By Kevin Arnold

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This is probably one of my favorite television scenes of all time and The Wonder Years, IMO, contained some of the greatest writing in television history: All our young lives we search for someone to love. Someone who makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope. All the while wondering … Read More

The Task of Life

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Earlier this month, the UK Daily Mail ran what is truly one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever read. It’s one woman’s first-hand account of how she helped her mother dehydrate to death. At the age of 88, paralysed, incontinent and unable to speak following a series of small strokes, her mother had had enough. She wasn’t dying. She … Read More

Better Off Dead?

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Today Judie Brown re-published on her blog a post I wrote a few years ago here on mine. It’s was a response to two articles debating whether a set of conjoined twins “deserved to be born” (not really “euthanasia” as I originally said in the post, der. Should have said eugenics). Since the subject matter is still relavent today (both … Read More

“God Took the Burden of that Suffering Off of Us”

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“(God) used that physical and mental and spiritual depletion to bring us to an end of ourselves and a place where we would have to depend on His strength instead of our own” -Greg Lucas: Wrestling With An Angel from Brian Patton on Vimeo. Yes, life is hard when you have a child with disabilities, but it is also very … Read More

TOB Tues: To Love is to Revel in Each Other’s Very Existence

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I just love this: Adam revels in the goodness of Eve’s very existence, just as she revels in the goodness of his; it is as if they said to each other: “It is good that you exist and that we exist together.” It’s only when lovers recognize this depth dimension in each other that their love becomes hardy enough to … Read More

Math

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Another great pic I found on Pintrest. More: Cute Baby Blogging: Pintrest Edition

No Such Thing as “Potential” or “Unwanted” Human Life

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How often do we hear abortion/embryonic stem cell defenders refer to the embryo or the child in the womb as a “potential” human life? I’m stealing this quote from Rebecca Taylor: No human embryologist has ever, nor would ever, use the word potential describing human life or even “life.” In fact, “potential” human life does not exist. All matter in … Read More

Don’t Be Too Long in Making Those Good Decisions

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Oh geez. I don’t know if it’s just because it’s that time of the month for me to be a little overly emotional or the fact that I’m about to enter the last year of my twenties still single and childless – something I never thought I’d be “this far down the line” – but this article from Matt Archbold … Read More