Husbands and Wives Need Husbandry and Housewifery

Husbands and Wives Need Husbandry and Housewifery

“This destroyed household that now stands between the sexes is a wound that is suffered inescapably by both men and women.” My eyes were opened when I read these words of Wendell Berry. My wife’s suffering in a home arrangement that has shown itself more and more to...
Ten Words to Transform Our Home Life

Ten Words to Transform Our Home Life

This is perhaps at once the most terrifying and practical of all the principles I have found in Thomas Aquinas. It explains so much of human unhappiness—especially today—while also pointing to a remedy, starting right in our homes. The principle is ten words, plus a...
Bringing Forth New and Old, Today

Bringing Forth New and Old, Today

Perhaps the greatest challenge in our home today is how to integrate the new and the old. Essential to grasping this challenge is realizing our unusual situation. Things have been changing at an extraordinary pace, and any way you slice it this makes for a difficult...
Wendell Berry Unveils Our Problem, and a Remedy

Wendell Berry Unveils Our Problem, and a Remedy

Reading Wendell Berry has helped me finally begin to grasp the challenges I face. It’s an astounding experience of, “Ah! That’s why so many things I want seem so far away!” Here are a few snippets from an amazing chapter titled, “The Body and the Earth” in his book...
Importance of Place: Make a House a Home

Importance of Place: Make a House a Home

Bluebirds and tree swallows raise their young in a house. But though they make a nest, they don’t make a home. Humans make homes. A home is a house where humans make a life together. A home is a physical place distinct from all others precisely because it is the place...

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