Evangelicals have the highest regard for the calling of motherhood. After all, Jesus came into the world not as a fully grown adult, but as a helpless baby, formed in the womb of his mother Mary, and dependent upon her for care and nourishment. Evangelicals have found themselves on both sides of the “Mommy Wars,” with many defending the combination of motherhood and career pursuits, while others promote stay-at-home motherhood as the best option for mothers and children alike.
- Why Is the Abortion Rate Falling? - The Atlantic
This is the fascinating irony of the pro-life movement. The cause originated as a profoundly socially conservative movement. Yet as it grew, it became less sectarian. Women came to the fore as leaders. It found a new language of concern and compassion, rather than condemnation and control. Most radically and decisively, the movement made its peace with unwed parenthood as the inescapable real-world alternative to abortion.
- Easter vs. Passover: In Interfaith Marriages, Mom's Faith Wins Out
For those couples who are trying to raise kids in both religions, I found it’s not really a level playing field. It turns out that children are much more likely to adopt the faith of their mother than the faith of their father. (NYT)