The following articles are related to the topic of WOMAN, ROLE OF

The Trashing of Human Life

Earlier this year Bob Ohlrich walked into his wife's hospital room, put a pistol to her head, and fired a bullet into her brain. Was this life-ending deed morally wrong? Many would argue it was not. Mr. Ohlrich believed his wife was suffering from terminal cancer (or so he says). Though Phyllis Ohlrich had been operated on for colon cancer ... read more »

Sanitizing Entertainment

Do you remember the commercial advertisement that showed a young woman smoking a cigarette, with this caption: "You've come a long way, baby!"? That slogan has become almost legendary, describing so many different elements in American society. We have come "a long way," and much of it has been straight down. Take the movie industry as an example. I remember, ... read more »

The Value of Modesty

Louis L'Amour was a premier novelist. His fascinating stories of the old west have been bestsellers. L'Amour had a vast personal library dealing with American frontier lore, and he was meticulous in producing works that are fastidiously accurate in terms of the culture of the 1800s. Some years ago a national magazine published an article by L'Amour which addressed the ... read more »

Changing Attitudes Concerning Abortion

According to a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report (March 1, 1999), Faye Wattleton, former head of Planned Parenthood, was "crushed" when she learned that America's views on abortion are shifting, apparently toward a more conservative posture. In an article titled, "The Joy of Sexual Values," senior writer John Leo says that Wattleton's new group, the Center for ... read more »

The Destiny of Our Children: Nature or Nurture?

Do parents have any important, long-term effects on the development of their children? That was the question raised recently by psychologist Judith Rich Harris, author of the controversial book, The Nurture Assumption. Her answer was a boisterous, "No!" Harris's book is sub-titled, "Why Children Turn Out The Way They Do" and "Parents Matter Less Than You Think And Peers Matter ... read more »

The Age of Insensitivity

The human soul (mind, conscience) is a sensitive thing. The tender heart can be touched, and wonderful results will be produced. On the other hand, the human spirit can be woefully mistreated and devastating attitudes thus develop. When Paul wrote to the Ephesians, he warned them of that manner of life so characteristic of pagans in his day. He described ... read more »

The Challenge of “Agape” Love

The New Testament was written in Koine Greek. The word Koine denotes "common," because this style of Greek was the language of the common man-on-the-street during the time of Christ. Koine Greek came into vogue about 300 years before the birth of Jesus, and it became an obsolete language about three centuries after the Lord's death. It was the most ... read more »

The Devastating Effects of Divorce

Through the prophet Malachi, Jehovah God said to ancient Israel: "I hate divorce" (2:16, NASB). The Lord hates divorce because he loves people and divorce is devastating to humankind. Man did not live one day upon this earth apart from the environment of a home. In fact, the very foundation of society is the home. Marriage is that divine union ... read more »

The Origin of Christianity

In logic there is a maxim known as "the law of the excluded middle." It asserts that a thing either is, or it is not. There is no "middle" ground. A line either is straight, or it is not straight. It cannot be partly straight and partly crooked. In such a case, the "partly crooked" portion would indicate that it ... read more »

Psychostupidity

In our book, The Bible and Mental Health, we called attention to how spiritually and morally bankrupt so-called "modern psychology" is. Thousands are mesmerized by it, but it's mostly junk-largely an anti-God ideology that attempts, in a futile fashion, to deal with emotional problems on the basis of humanistic presuppositions. Here's an example of what I mean. In July of ... read more »