NOTE: This article first appeared on the Domestic Geek Girl blog in 2014. Its author, Gingi Freeman, has allowed us to publish it here as well, because we think it’s an important resource for our readers to have. We have updated and amended some of the links in this version. The Biblical Act of Circumcision First off, beforeRead 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
FGM and MGM: Are they similar?
Any time the issue of FGM (female genital mutilation) hits the news in the United States, people typically respond with revulsion. Follow the discussion about this issue far enough and you’re also likely to come across the idea that FGM is wrong, and *male* children should not have their genitals cut either (“male circumcision”, referredRead More
Why are men born with a foreskin?
Christians believe human beings are one of God’s creations, and He created them very good. This is one truth to start with: God designed our bodies and that design is very good. The foreskin is part of God’s design for our genitals, and the foreskin is also very good. Humans are made in God’s image and thereforeRead More
7 Reasons Why Your Pastor’s Lips are Sealed about Circumcision
“Look, Joe, I agree with you that Christian parents should not be circumcising their babies, but please don’t ask me to take a public stance against it.” This is the message I hear quite often from Christian pastors around the country, whose churches range from living rooms to megachurches. But what would make them sayRead 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
We have a lot to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving from Little Images! It’s been a crazy year for everyone, but we have a LOT to be thankful for. We here at Little Images are proud of the work we’ve accomplished this year and are excited for the year to come. Looking back this year, we’re blessed in so many different ways. We’reRead 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
Does a Biblical view of the body allow for circumcision?
Click here to see what Christians throughout the ages have thought of circumcision. Parents might give many reasons for having chosen circumcision, but underlying almost all of them is a negative view of the foreskin. After all, if the foreskin was seen as a good, healthy, purposeful part of the body then why would we everRead 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
Wonderfully Created (Nurse’s Corner)
“I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14)This week’s article is written by Sylvia, an American nurse (RN MSN FNP-C CEN). A medical bibliography is included below. The human body has been incredibly designed by God. While studying human anatomy for 6 years to get my Bachelors and Masters of Science,Read More
Might as well jump?
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2, NLT)“If everybody else went and jumped off a bridge, would you doRead More
Respecting God’s design for your son
Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they exist and were created. ~Revelation 4:11Respect is a big deal to Christians. The Bible says over and over that we are to respect God and show respect for his creation, for each other, and forRead More