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That gentle and quiet spirit thing


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It seems like mention of that verse in 1 Peter 3 on having a gentle and quiet spirit often makes women bristle, for varying reasons. As someone who finds it hard to project my voice, even when I am trying, I have never had a personality issue with the “quiet” idea, if volume had anything

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Who owns a woman’s body?


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This article, from ABC Religion and Ethics, titled Who owns a woman’s body? Why Angelina Jolie got it right, and Femen hasn’t, is worth thinking through. Here is one paragraph: By contrast, what is particularly noteworthy about Jolie’s own description of her decision to undergo surgery is the absence of any such slogans about free

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Living in a Pornified World


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Last night I went to another seminar at church called Living in a Pornified World, presented by Melinda Tankard Reist. I have heard Melinda speak on several occasions previously, and followed her Facebook page and blog for a few years, so I thought I was primed for this presentation. But still, it was disturbing and

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An observation on the raising of boys


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I recently read a rather extraordinary paragraph about the modern problem of raising children in Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner. What is extraordinary about it firstly is that it mentions roles for women, including household tasks and motherhood, and roles for men. This is fine with me, but I was surprised to read it

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Another wisp of fog


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It seems I’ve dropped the ball lately. On Saturday we had our next markets at church. I beavered away last week making crochet stars in yellow and grey (aka gold and silver, if you please). I thought I should add in the grey for those who have a David Jones style Christmas tree in pink

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