New & Noteworthy Books
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Not by Nature But by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption. Gilbert Meilaender (University of Notre Dame Press). Evangelicals recently have distinguished
Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive
Congressman Diane Black's experience and faith motivates her to advocate for change.
Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive. Diane Black/ May 12, 2016. Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive. LEEROY.ca / Pexels.
99 Essential Doctrines Christians Should Know
Christianity wouldn't have its framework without these essential doctrines.
And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits—we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
Being a Pro-Life Church Is Messier Than You Think
Author and advocate Shannon Dingle on serving adoptive, foster, and special needs families.
Shannon Dingle is one of the voices at the forefront of the evangelical adoption movement. The messiness of foster care and adoption can cause tensions in churches.
The Divorce Delusion: Marriage Matters for the Gospel's Sake
The prevalence of divorce today means Christians should understand marriage even better.
Emotional Pains, Hurting Marriages, and Addictions; Absorbed: Becoming Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Intimate as God Designed; and The Thread: Adoption Stories Knit
Status Update: Still Struggling
Adoption is a good thing, kids are cute, but let’s be real: This mess is hard.
Status Update: Still Struggling. Feb 19 2016. Adoption is a good thing, kids are cute, but let's be real: This mess is hard. Jamie A. Hughes, guest writer. Read as Single Page.
Adoption Doesn’t ‘Fix’ Kids
Responding to childhood trauma with Christ’s love, not tough love.
Culture; Health & Body; Work. Adoption Doesn't 'Fix' Kids. Home > 2015 > April. vox_efx / Flickr. 0; tweet; share; 0; email; print. Adoption Doesn't 'Fix' Kids. Apr
The Imago Dei in the Colorado Springs Tragedy
Kelly Rosati, who leads Focus of the Family’s Life Issues, Speaks Up for ALL Life
Kelly lives in Colorado Springs, CO, and is the vice president of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family where she oversees the Adoption & Orphan Care Initiative and the Sanctity
Coffee: The Beverage That Fuels the Church
How the church has transformed a cup of joe into a universal display of hospitality.
This potential barrier to widespread Western adoption was dismantled in 1605, when, as Standage writes, “Pope Clement VIII was asked to state the Catholic church's position on coffee
When I Didn’t Love My Adopted Child
After welcoming our new daughter, I saw my sin more clearly than ever before.
adjust those expectations. Adoption, like marriage, is a beautiful gift with the unexpected bonus of exposing some of our darkest sins. The struggle to