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ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 9: THE SPINDLE AND THE LOOM

by Lou Markos on October 23, 2014

Your favorite Disney cartoon was always Sleeping Beauty, and I remember how fascinated you were by the spindle. When you were very young and we visited a museum that included an old fashioned spindle, you were terrified to touch the needle at the top lest you fall into the same deep sleep as Aurora. Still, you spent quite a long time walking around it with a look of wonder on your face. [click to continue…]

ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 8: WIFELY WAGES

by Lou Markos on October 16, 2014

I used to know a man who liked to say, with a grin on his face, that whereas it took the authors of Proverbs thirty chapters to straighten out the men, it took but a single chapter to do the same for the ladies. The young woman seeking advice on how to become a godly wife need not flip back and forth through the Bible for answers. It’s all laid out, for those who have eyes to see, in Proverbs 31. Since this lovely chapter offers a sort of one-stop shopping for would-be brides, I will devote five entries to mining its timeless wisdom. [click to continue…]

ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 7: MAGIC

by Lou Markos on October 9, 2014

There’s a wonderful moment in the TV movie, Merlin, when history’s most famous wizard impresses a young lady by causing the moon to disappear from the sky and then reappear as a shiny disk running through the fingers of his right hand. Amazed by the sight, the girl exclaims, “Is that magic?” “No,” Merlin replies, “Magic is real. That was only a trick.” [click to continue…]

ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 6: NATURE

by Lou Markos on October 2, 2014

We often speak of nature as our mother, but that is not, of course, the case. Nature was created just as we are. It would be more accurate to speak of nature as our sister than as our mother. Our elder sister, yes, but our sister nonetheless. [click to continue…]

ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 5: UNICORNS AND MERMAIDS

by Lou Markos on September 25, 2014

Long before you started reading fantasy novels, you had developed a deep and abiding love for unicorns, fairies, and mermaids, and an equally deep fear of (and fascination with) dragons, gorgons, and witches. You didn’t know it at the time, but your experiences in the perilous realms and your encounters with the creatures that dwell therein were building up in you a rich understanding of spiritual struggles and realities, of the nature of good and evil, and of your own significance, and yet smallness, in the face of the super-natural. [click to continue…]

ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 4: FANTASY

by Lou Markos on September 18, 2014

I know, my dear daughter, that you have always been a lover of fantasy, and so it seemed right and proper to devote an entry to that often misunderstood subject. Although many of my fellow evangelical Christians are suspicions of fantasy and consider it to be dangerous and even deceptive, you were lucky to have been raised by a father who was himself raised on The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. [click to continue…]