Do Not Give Your Strength to Women
The book of Proverbs ends with King Lemuel giving an oracle that his mother taught him. It begins with the question that many mothers have asked many sons over the centuries: “What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows?” (Prov. 31:2). Not much has changed in three millennia. Heh.
What is Family For? (Part 2)
What is Family For? (Part 1)
People are the most valuable resource in all of creation because they bear the image of the Eternal God. Lewis says somewhere that we have never had any dealings with a mere mortal. Everyone we come in contact with is either in the process of becoming a creature that we would be tempted to worship or to recoil from in utter horror. People are immortals. For two people to become one flesh, and create new people is to participate in something beyond reckoning: immortal souls are coming into existence and being fashioned for eternal destinies.
So the stakes are really high if we get this wrong.