Friday, August 14, 2009

A Case for Early Marriage

I am hoping Google's servers crash and burn long before Norah or Avril have a chance to hold me to this, but I think this article, or at least its premise, is dead nuts on, and is something I have said for years.

I do not want to recap the whole article, as I would rather have you read it, even if it is a bit long. I will only say this. I find it against the character of God to PURPOSEFULLY build us with incredibly strong sex drives young only to say do not use it. It simply does not fit with the God I know. He does not design for no purpose. Instead, I think that sex drive is designed to unify two people, and to produce offspring, both of which are only possible under God's plan in the context of marriage. This does not minimize the directive to stay chaste if you are not married, but it is the only logical conclusion I can come up with to why sex drives are so strong so young.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Generation Gap

I have so many fond memories as a child playing Kings in the Corner at Grandmom Gerda's house. It was a highlight of our vacations to Florida. We played with a normal deck, on just a table, and scoring was based on how many cards you had in your hand.

Now that Norah is of age, we have started playing this version of Kings in the Corner. It has cool chips, and a stand in the middle to hold the different cards. I think that it says something of the generation gap where we now need devices to facilitate proper play, and so forth, but that's not the main point.

The main point is that children love to play games with people they love. I did, and it was pretty fantastic. Norah does, and I think its wonderful. Generation gaps change a lot of things, but the real foundational truths don't change with the fads.