Author Archives: Mary Pride (Mary Pride)

Mary Pride's first book (of many) was The Way Home, published by Crossway Books in 1985. Soon after that, she wrote the first mass-market homeschool book, The Big Book of Home Learning, which is currently in its fifth edition. While raising and homeschooling their nine children (all of whom are now homeschool graduates), Mary and her husband, Bill, have published several magazines, including Practical Homeschooling, which soon will celebrate its 100th issue.

Surprise! It’s a Boy! (Who Are They Kidding, Part 2)

Some months ago I wrote about an American couple that decided to raise their child “gender neutral.” Little “Storm” (who looks like a boy to me, unless his parents are particularly broad-featured) doesn’t know if he/she is a boy/girl. But it turns out that our adventurous couple is behind the times. Five years ago a [...]

The Most Dangerous Person in the World

Recently we’ve all been appalled by the London riots and by the “flash mobs” of young folks that come out of nowhere to rob and assault people right here in the good old USA. What causes this behavior? In the case of London particularly, what would drive young people to literally burn down parts of [...]

The Trusting Husband of Proverbs 31

In an article published in a 2009 issue of Practical Homeschooling, I pointed out that “patriarchy” is a bad word. The Christian home is supposed to revolve around Christ, not around Dad. However, Dad is a very important part of the Christian home. And we can find out a few forgotten facts about his character [...]

If Saudi Arabia Was Christian . . .

We would not be reading articles like this one: Saudi woman ‘raped by chauffeur’ as campaign to let both sexes drive gathers pace My very first post on this blog was about how Christianity leads to freedom for women – as compared to scenarios like this. Feminists fume about America’s “oppressive patriarchal culture”: welcome to [...]

Please “Like” Mary Pride on Facebook & the Web

Even if you just came here from Facebook, please read this post, as you may find we offer more there for you than you might think! First, I just launched a “Mary Pride Author” page. It’s for those who are fans of my books and writing. There I will post news about reissues of past [...]

“I Kissed Marriage Goodbye” – Rescuing the Frozen People

Many years ago, my magazine, Practical Homeschooling, featured a column by a teen homeschooler named Joshua Harris. Joshua went on to write a best-selling book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which he followed with a number of other titles on courtship, sexual purity, and church life. In I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Joshua confirmed what I and [...]

Where Are the Men?

Wednesday I posted about the lack of qualified husband material for many fine young Christian women today. Half the comments in response were posted here: the other half, on my Facebook page. I found all your comments very interesting. Cati Stokes, in particular, said, ” I also know a number of single Christian men (who [...]

Great Husbands Wanted for Christian Girls

Back when I wrote The Way Home, 25 years ago, one of the benefits I saw to a biblical family life was the way it would literally “grow” God’s kingdom. I envisioned godly young men and women getting married, having large families if God so blessed them, and quickly increasing the number of serious Christians [...]

Who Are They Kidding?

One of the top stories today is “Parents keep child’s gender secret” Not content with encouraging their two older boys to experiment with “girly” dress and demeanor and to obsess about gender (no six-year-old would, on his own, write a booklet under the pseudonym “The Gender Explorer”), this unschooling family have decided to keep their [...]

Long-lasting marriages are NOT extinct

Here’s a bit of good news! According to an article in today’s Washington Post, “[The] Number of long-lasting marriages in U.S. has risen, Census Bureau reports.” We’ve been told forever that half of all marriages end in divorce. This is still sadly true for black women, half of whose first marriages end in divorce. But [...]