Category Archives: Family

Don’t Let Entitlement Devour Your Marriage

My latest article at The Federalist went up yesterday.  It’s about division of housework in marriage and the way equality corrodes marital love by breeding entitlement.  However, as happens sometimes, I went way over my word limit and the second … Continue reading

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“Saving” Young Boys from Their Masculinity

The danger in criticizing children’s books is always the drove of fools who will say “It’s just a kid’s book! You’re taking it too seriously!” But the fact is, there’s a reason we read to our children, and there are … Continue reading

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Family is the Highest Calling for Men Too

I’ve written quite a bit about prioritizing family lately. I’ve argued that the Golden Rule means having kids, that most people are called to marriage & should act accordingly, advised early marriage and the deliberate pursuit thereof for those struggling with … Continue reading

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Schools Can’t Be Religiously Neutral Either

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth. -Attributed to Martin Luther Whenever American Christians complain about … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Equal Opportunity

I’m not the first software developer in my family–both of my parents worked in technology as well. But even they weren’t the first. My mother, who programmed back in the days of punch cards and vacuum tubes, followed in the … Continue reading

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Answering Objections About Marriage as Higher Calling

I forgot to post it on the blog, but I had a new piece up on The Federalist last week.  It’s a critique of an article by Kylee Zempel in which she argues that Christians today are idolizing marriage.  My … Continue reading

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On the Unattractiveness of Christian Men

The Chi Files had a great podcast the other day on the perennial complaint that Christian women aren’t marrying so often because there are just no good marriageable men in the church these days. (Check it out here;  it’s well … Continue reading

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Reparations Enslave the Insufficiently Intersectional

There are lots of problems with reparations for slavery. There’s little justice to be found in punishing the descendants of slave-holders and rewarding the descendants of slaves 150 years after the fact. The fact that race is always the proposed … Continue reading

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Disgusting Things Ought to Disgust Us

About a year ago, I came across a rather nasty news story about a house in Iowa. Neighbors were complaining about the smell and eventually the police were called to investigate. As it turns out, there were dozens of cats … Continue reading

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Answering Some Objections About the Golden Rule

[update:  added an additional objection I had forgotten regarding allegedly misrepresenting the text.] Judging from the feedback, I think my latest piece at The Federalist about how the Golden Rule means having kids is the most universally reviled thing I’ve … Continue reading

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