Talking with My Kids About Death
How my husband and I are fumbling through some of the hardest—and holiest—conversations we’ve ever had.
But really, the conversation had only begun—and, like many other families touched by grief, we were left wondering how to talk to our children about death. The Unavoidable Topic.
Gleanings: March 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue).
About 1 in 10 of Compassion International's sponsored children are in India, where the government has required new approvals before NGOs can transfer foreign funds.
Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame
The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand
As disloyal children, our sin despises (Numbers 14:11, 1 Samuel 2:30, Malachi 1:6), scorns (2 Samuel 12:14, Proverbs 14:31), and dishonors (Proverbs 30:9; Romans 1:21-23, 2:23) our
Black, White, and Blue: How Christians Rate the Police
Race influences views of US law enforcement more than religious tradition—except locally.
“This is still a noble profession. This is still the kind of calling you'd be proud to have your children answer.” (His son is a cop.). Yet certain cases have pricked Christian consciences.
Walls Around the Heart
Nehemiah 1:4. View in context. Remember the children's Bible song, “Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumbling down”? God's
Embracing Valentine’s Day Disappointment
Why a holiday of unmet expectations leads me to the Resurrection.
I am happily married and the mother of six beautiful children. My children and husband tell me almost every day that they love me, and I haven't had to send myself flowers in a decade.
Why Are Our Children So Anxious?
Unpacking the reasons behind childhood and adolescent anxiety—and the hope we find in the gospel.
Why Are Our Children So Anxious? Experts believe the rising number of children and adolescents dealing with anxiety is the result of several cultural, biological, and familial factors.
Refugees Welcomed Me
I was plunged into a world all-too familiar with trauma and death. Thank God.
We were learning the language to describe our families, and we all went around the room saying how many children we had (the numbers were high—5, 8, 4—because Muslims view
Compassion: 145,000 Children Could Lose Sponsorship by Christmas
Christian charity's largest country, India, no longer lets it transfer money. And now it's run out.
Compassion: 145,000 Children Could Lose Sponsorship by Christmas. “Simply put,” he said, “Compassion's primary mission is to release children from poverty, not convert them.”.