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Otherhood

Melanie Notkin the a New York City-based author of Otherhoood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, was interviewed by Sarah Boesveld regarding the contents of the book.

Melanie defines Otherhood as,
Otherhood is a cohort of women, mostly Generation X — the women who were born expecting that they’d have the social, economic and political equality our mothers weren’t born with, but that we’d have the husband and kids that they got. So many of us are among the most well-educated, the most financially independent — some of us are the most fabulous women — and remain single and childless as our fertile years wane. However, Melanie does not see this as a choice that she has made.
And finally it’s this idea that we’ve chosen this path on purpose — that we have chosen not to find love, or that we’ve chosen not to have children. But the majority of North American women and men want marriage. She points to the fact that it largely has to do with men not growing up fast enough.
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Religious Freedom in Canada

Watching religious freedoms of our neighbours to the south being trampled on made me think that perhaps Canada is a truly tolerant society, but that may not be case.

Nova Scotia and Ontario's bar societies voted to not allow graduates of Trinity Western to practice law in those provinces.
At issue was Trinity Western's requirement that its 3,600 students sign a community covenant forbidding intimacy outside heterosexual marriage, which has been criticized as discriminatory against gays and lesbians. Notice that Trinity Western forbids all intimacy outside of marriage, not just gays and lesbians, but people are not objecting against that.

Jonathan Kay, writing for the National Post,  shows tremendous insight into this whole issue,
It would be nice to think, however na├»vely, that the spirit of “diversity,” the doctrine that those same liberal elites always are anxious to apply to female, aboriginal, gay and multiculti university applicants, applies to believing Christians as well.…

Male and Female

God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them (Gen. 1:27). Men and women are different, which means women will be better suited for certain roles, and men will be better suited for other roles. This is a logical deduction. Because we live in hypersensitive culture, I will point out that better does not mean superior in terms of worth.

God designed men and women to reflect His image, not by making them the same, but by making them different. Flattening the differences between men and women deprives us of the rich diversity that results because of these differences, and ultimately distorts the image of God.

Man was created by God from dust and put in the "garden of Eden to work it and keep it (Gen. 2:15)." Woman was created by God from man to be "a helper fit for him (Gen. 2:18)." Eve was deceived by the serpent and ate of the fruit of the tree that was in the middle of the garden. She gave the fruit to Adam w…

Reputation of Women Elders

I bolt out of the meeting hoping not to talk anyone, because of the fear that I will not be able to control my emotions. Anger, frustration, disgust, and sorrow bubble at the surface as I run and walk to the exit. Finally, I escape into the fresh air where I no longer have to worry about talking to anyone.

On Sunday March 20, 2014 certain members of Cedarview Alliance Church put forward a motion that would make it possible for women to be appointed to the board of elders. This motion is not just a difference of opinions, but will result in the division of the church. My wife and I will leave the church if this motion is passed, not because we want to, but because we have little choice, which I will explain later on. No, I am not a misogynist, but I am fine with that label if it is the substance of the arguments against me. Labels seem to be the weapon of choice for intolerant and bigoted people, which is why I don't mind. I would rather be right and looked at like a fool, then be …