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America's Abortion Rate Hits All-Time Low
Less than 1 million pregnancies terminated for first time since 1975.
in Washington, DC The conference—cohosted by the ERLC and Focus on the Family—features more than 50 speakers addressing not only abortion but such issues as adoption, end-of
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missiology. Allen posits that the key to evangelizing the world is the adoption of “Paul's strategy.” Paul relied on trained lay leadership as pastors and elders.
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Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive
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Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive. Diane Black/ May 12, 2016. Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive. Image: LEEROY.ca / Pexels.
A Privilege to Vote: A Hispanic Perspective
As Hispanic believers we want to be good citizens of this country, whether it is our country of birth or adoption.
As Hispanic believers we want to be good citizens of this country, whether it is our country of birth or adoption. A Privilege to Vote: A Hispanic Perspective.
'This Is Us' Captures the Drama of Unfolding Redemption
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to see them overcome their difficulties. We want a happy ending to Randall's adoption. We want Kate to lose the weight. We want Rebecca to tell the
How to Address America’s Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village
The next wave of the evangelical adoption movement will rely on the church's support.
Opinion | Family. How to Address America's Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village. The next wave of the evangelical adoption movement will rely on the church's support.
The Divorce Delusion: Marriage Matters for the Gospel's Sake
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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.
Adoption is a good thing, kids are cute, but let's be real: This mess is hard. Even Christians who champion the cause of adoption don't really understand how onerous it can be.
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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.
Adoption Doesn’t ‘Fix’ Kids
Responding to childhood trauma with Christ’s love, not tough love.
Opinion | Family. Adoption Doesn't 'Fix' Kids. Responding to childhood The cultural narrative around adoption was a lot more straightforward then. These days, we