My post, Science Supports Biblical Marriage, presents scientific evidence that one man married to one woman is associated with better pregnancy outcomes, where repeated sexual intercourse between husband and wife brings about change in the women such that her womb is a safer place for their babies. Now there is science which provides interesting evidence supporting the Biblical teaching of husband and wife becoming one.
It has been discovered that when a women carries a child in her womb, some of the child’s DNA crosses through the placenta and becomes a more or less permanent part of the the woman’s DNA.… Read the rest
The science of preeclampsia, a serious life threatening medical condition of pregnancy, supports the idea of Biblical marriage.
Preeclampsia is a type of pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure) that can quickly lead to organ damage in the mother, and even death of the baby and/or mother.
A number of studies show that pregnancies in women who have had longer periods of exposure to the baby’s father’s sperm, before getting pregnant, are less likely to develop preeclampsia, compared to women who get pregnant in a short term relationships.… Read the rest
Note: This posting uses the Biblical Essay titled, The Value and Dignity of Human Life, by Chee-Chiew Lee, as she has made a reasonable attempt at summarizing what the Bible says about the worth of persons.
The idea of a meaningful or worthwhile life has become an important consideration in medical decisions. When a patient has a severe head injury or stroke, it is not uncommon to hear, as part of decision making, “he/she will never return to a meaningful life.” Even if such decision making is legitimate, it is fraught with difficulty because people often think differently about what is meaningful. … Read the rest
The following is an essay I wrote that is published in the Spring, 2016 issue of The Youth Messenger, a publication of the Free Reformed Churches of North America. Reprinted here with permission.
Is It Such A Big Deal?
A comment on smoking in the Youth Messenger on the topic of health is not that surprising. It is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. A good message is to avoid it, but it is not that simple. … Read the rest