Darrow Miller and Friends

Category: Women

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A Woman Can Do Anything a Man Can Do

“A woman can do anything a man can do.” Most of us have heard that sentiment. Or even expressed it. No doubt the phrase sometimes captures legitimate frustration. Ever since Genesis 3 husbands have tilted away from responsibility and women have had to fill the gap. I personally know many

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Ben Carson, Dan Quinn, and Sharia Law

A vigorous debate is underway in the United States over two different but related subjects. First was the observation raised by US presidential contender, Dr. Ben Carson. He said he does not believe that a Muslim who subscribes to Sharia law should be president. His statement raised a firestorm among

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How American Women Have Blessed the World

Throughout his book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville identifies the things that have made the United States a unique and, yes, an exceptional nation. But what is the most important thing Americans have done? What has led to the great flourishing of this nation? De Tocqueville concludes it is

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American Women and the Power of Domestic Life

As we continue exploring the strength of American women (see part 1 and part 2) we note that de Tocqueville regarded their role in domestic life as an indication of nobility. As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that, although the women of the United States are confined within the

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Are American Women Superior?

Our desire in this short blog series (go here for part 1) is to examine the higher elevation of American women than women in other nations. We seek to do this through commenting on some of the observations of the French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, and his American contemporary, maternal feminist

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“American Women Are Superior” … So Says a Frenchman

Here in the West we have lost sight of the distinctive value and role of women. Is it time to differentiate again? Is it time once again to recognize the important differences between men and women? “To what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people [of the USA]

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Work and Poverty: Lessons from Ruth, part 3

The book of Ruth contains wonderful lessons about work, personal responsibility and poverty. In parts 1 and 2 we started examining the relative responses of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz to economic realities which are very relevant today. This final post picks up where we left off. ~ What did Ruth

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Work and Poverty: Lessons from Ruth, part 2

Our first installment ended by noting Naomi’s bitterness of soul upon returning to Israel, a widow bereft of her children. But what did Ruth do? And what about Boaz? Naomi heard that the famine had lifted in Israel, so she and Ruth returned to her village. Hebrew law required the

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The Feminist Goal is Demeaning to Women

Recently, my wife, Marilyn, drew my attention to an article with the provocative title “How Pro-Choice Women Undermine Feminism” by biochemist, writer and mother Amy Otto. Amy was responding to a column in the New York Times by Katha Pollitt, “How to Really Defend Planned Parenthood.” Pollitt believes pro-abortion feminists

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Action Steps to Take Right Now in Response to the Planned Parenthood Videos

Now is the time for the church in the United States to rise up and stand strongly for the dignity of human life. At the end of World War II, General Patton gathered the civic leaders in towns and villages that had concentration camps nearby. He compelled these business leaders,

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