In September 2019, Little Images performed their very first survey of Christians on the topic of circumcision. (Perhaps it is the first ever survey on this topic!) I was definitely a newbie at creating online surveys (I laughed at myself later that I had included a 65+ age option for a survey aimed at peopleRead More
Unplanned: One Parent’s Take on the Movie
Specific doctrinal beliefs vary between individual Christians. The views expressed in our blog and social media posts represent the beliefs of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of Little Images as an organization. Have you seen Unplanned? Recently I had the opportunity to see the movie Unplanned. I thought it wasRead More
Play by the rules, kids.
My kids got a new game; they read the instructions themselves and started to play. I marveled at their growing independence and enjoyed watching them play. A few days later they invited me to join. I discovered that they had misinterpreted the directions and were skipping a small but fairly crucial rule. I could seeRead More
How Are We Made in The Image of God?
Made in God’s Image Have you ever heard the phrase “made in God’s image”? Readers of the Bible are introduced to this phrase early in the book; it appears first in Genesis 1:26 when God says: “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in theRead More
One Christian’s Response to the Michigan FGM Ruling
Doctor in Michigan on Trial for Performing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) In April 2017, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested and charged with with cutting the genitals of several girls at a clinic in Livonia, Michigan. Others were also charged with assisting her. The girls’ parents sought out this procedure for religious and cultural reasons. SomeRead More
“Eyes and No Eyes”: Charles Kingsley and God’s Creation
I read the preface of a book in my child’s ‘science’ pile for school and it was on my mind for days. The science book retells an old children’s story called “Eyes and No Eyes”: Two boys, William and Robert, walk the same route across the countryside. The first, Robert, describes the walk to hisRead More
Start with the Truth: Making a Biblical Decision about Circumcision
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” -Charles Spurgeon Which of the following stories have you heard people tell when circumcision is brought up? “I heard of a man once who _________” a. Wasn’t circumcised and lost his ENTIRE man part because of an infectionRead More
Expecting parents, how should we be praying for our unborn children?
When Nick and Eva learned their family was growing, they were over the moon, and honestly, a little overwhelmed too. When they told their pastor the news a few weeks later he said “Congratulations! I will be praying for you and your little one.” Later, they sheepishly admitted to each other that they had notRead More
Congratulations on your Engagement!
Congratulations! You just got engaged! (Or you hope to be soon, at least.) Pre-marriage counseling can help get your marriage started with a focus on God, good habits of communication, and agreement on key principles. While engaged, my husband and I got advice from trusted older family members, as well as taking a 4-afternoon classRead More
“Don’t Confuse your Google Search with my Medical Degree!”
Have you ever tried to self-diagnose via the Internet? Got a rash? Go onto WebMD and plug in your symptoms. Turns out you have scabies. Or leprosy. You might already be dead. The Internet gives us plenty of worst case scenarios, rare diagnoses, exaggerated claims, old wives tales and outdated information, all mixed in with legitimate information.Read More
Here’s 1 way grandparents can make a difference
The pace of change in our world is rapid. I’m only 31 and I can see that the world I live in is quite different than the world my parents grew up in. It’s a world of choices everywhere we turn. Guacamole or salsa? (Neither was a “thing” when I was growing up in theRead More
Stewards, not Owners: Parents’ Rights
If I have to go on a long trip, I assume my house-sitter will do certain things without me needing to spell them out. They’ll discourage theft and vandalism (lock the doors when they leave), do normal maintenance (wipe up a spill of water that would otherwise damage the flooring), and arrange for the yard to be cared for. In an emergency likeRead More
Good Traditions, Bad Traditions
Happy Thanksgiving from Little Images! Thanksgiving is a holiday soaked in gravy, cranberry sauce and tradition. I’m looking forward to my family’s tradition of cast iron skillet caramel apple pie and homemade ice cream. Thinking beyond food, I also love my church’s tradition of having a time after our Thanksgiving potluck to share what weRead More
TOENAILS GONE WRONG!!!
Readers sometimes are uncomfortable with our usual topics, so let’s change things up. Today, let’s not talk about the prepuce (which all males and females are born with).Let’s talk about nails instead.We’ll start with the humble toenail. Toenails may or may not be attractive looking, and usually we don’t give much thought to them. Unwashed, they might even appearRead More
“Public schools are prisons!”“Breastfeeding a 2 year old is sick!”“I can’t believe they let their 8 year old go biking alone. It’s so dangerous!”We human beings sometimes criticize each other harshly, particularly when it comes to a subject we can feel very defensive about: parenting decisions.Most of us are mature enough to not resort toRead More
The AAP is not God
EDITOR’S NOTE: Since the release of this blog post, the AAP’s 2012 Circumcision Policy Statement has lapsed and has not been replaced. As the AAP states, “All policy statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics automatically expire 5 years after publication unless reaffirmed, revised, or retired at or before that time.” Speculation as to whyRead More
“Just a boy issue”
A medical professional has reviewed this blog post to ensure accuracy. Sitting by the side of the pool each morning for 2 weeks of swimming lessons, with a group of moms I’d never met before, we often talked about our kids, the hot weather, weekend plans for camping. The usual chit-chat. But one morning, a concerned momRead More
Yes, #TheyFeelPain . . . even after birth
There’s been a lot of talk lately in the news about when humans begin to feel pain, thanks to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act being voted on in Congress, a bill that would prohibit abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization or later, with some exceptions. The medical field long operated under the assumption that infants cannotRead More