AFFL #007 Apple Pie and Vasectomy Reversals

Teenage romance, cousin Daniel comes for a visit and a slice of apple pie, and we talk about our favorite books and vasectomy reversals!

Jack London ~ The God of His Fathers – MP3 and Text

Getting Fixed ~ A Reversal of Conviction

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  6 comments for “AFFL #007 Apple Pie and Vasectomy Reversals

  1. Christine Niece
    October 6, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Because you asked, here is a few tips from a mom of many..

    1. Maintain relationship and be open-minded to their opinions..
    Do not take this to mean cave in to their roller coaster emotions and lessen your standards. However, I believe allowing validation of personhood and development of adulthood decisions is only helped by mentor ship and that can happen if there is respectful relationship.

    2. A full schedule is a good thing.
    Yes, I know.. Who doesn’t have a full schedule?!? I think trying to focus family activity around parental involvement and family interests can only help deepen bonds.

    3. Garbage in, Garbage out…

    4. Don’t expect your children as teens to begin to serve at church, in the community or at school if you are not setting the example. Do it…no excuses..

    5. And a bonus, just for the Crawfords.. You’re doing a fine have outstanding sons and Godly young men…otherwise, they wouldn’t be hanging out with my daughters 🙂

    • Adam N. Crawford
      October 6, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      Christine – thanks for taking the time to comment! It’s all good advice – apparently experience does matter! Thanks for the compliment – we feel the same way about your kiddo’s!

  2. October 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Hm, there’s no mention of moderation, so I’m resubmitting. I’m commenting on the God of his fathers. It is interesting. When I was young, Jack London was perhaps my favorite author. I give him credit ( or blame) for being one of the greater influences in my becoming atheist back then. I don’t remember ever reading this story, but back then, I would have probably focused on the cowardice he portrayed in the man of God, rather than on the heroism of the man who believed in God.

    • Adam N. Crawford
      October 13, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      De Maria – currently moderation consists of me trying to keep an eye on posts just to make sure that there is nothing overtly offensive put up 😉 – not sure why your first try didn’t go through, sorry about that. I’m curious as to what it was in London’s writing which led you towards atheism? Anyway, thanks so much for the comment!

      • October 13, 2014 at 6:44 PM

        Several things. I’m going by memory here, and its been possibly 40 years since I read his books, but here are some things which he said:

        1. In one book, I’m not sure if it was Call of the Wild or White Fang, he said that we are gods to dogs.

        2. Again, in another place, in one of those books, he said that all men make god in their own image. I didn’t capitalize god there because obviously a man made god is not the True God.

        3. In another book about a very savage Captain, he glorified the idea of “might makes right” and made many explicitly atheist comments.

        I also was a fan and admirer of his and studied his life and learned that he was an avowed atheist.

        • Adam N. Crawford
          October 13, 2014 at 6:51 PM

          Good to know, and thanks for the input! I also read London years ago when I was much younger and probably far more focused on the “adventure” aspects of his stories rather than any philosophical/theological leanings of his. That particular short story really stuck with me throughout the years though; although as an avowed atheist he may have meant it entirely differently than how I took it! Thanks for sharing!

I want to hear your thoughts! Go ahead and keep the conversation going, but please keep it at least PG and respectful.

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