A young father describes how his baby daughter has changed everything

May 24, 2013

“Love as a loss of self-sufficiency” 
Brian Jay Stanley is a software developer in Asheville, NC who also has a master’s degree in theology from Duke. He is a philosopher at heart and shares his insightful reflections that touch both our minds and our emotions through a blog called Aphorisms and Paradoxes. In this brief paragraph, he tenderly describes his feelings for his six-months-old baby girl, Nora, and how she has made him a different person by her very existence. Love can do that.

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.


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