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How HGTV Built a Network on Redemption Stories
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How HGTV Built a Network on Redemption Stories


Mar 3 2015
The real reason we get hooked watching home renovations.

The amount of time I’ve spent watching HGTV far surpasses the hours I’ve spent working on my home. Like millions of Americans, I have succumbed to the allure of before-and-after shots, style suggestions, and DIY tutorials that make the network one of the most ...

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If I See Blue, and You See White, Why Does It Matter?


Mar 2 2015
The significance of our viral debate over #TheDress.
If I See Blue, and You See White, Why Does It Matter?

For a few hours, all our other divisions seemed suspended—progressive vs. conservative, Coke vs. Pepsi, Cowboys vs. Redskins—as the world became diverted by debate over a little blue (or is it white?) dress.

It began Thursday when a woman posted a picture on ...

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Too Frugal for Our Own Good?


Feb 27 2015
Saving money saved our family, but I refuse to let it become an idol.
Too Frugal for Our Own Good?
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A friend glances down at my trendy, chunky white floral necklace and gushes over how much she loves it. Without even thinking, I immediately spit out how much—or rather how little—I spent on it.

Saving money is my badge of honor. It’s a skill I carefully ...

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Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead


Feb 26 2015
In a nation still plagued with injustice, we remember history so we can move forward.
Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead
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Black History Month, held each February, is a consecrated time on America’s calendar when we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors: the tireless efforts of women’s rights activists like Sojourner Truth, abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, thought leaders like ...

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The Secret Shame of Abortion in the Church


Feb 25 2015
A more public discussion of abortion stories can lead the way to healing.
The Secret Shame of Abortion in the Church
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When Jackie sent an email to her church asking about its post-abortion recovery group, she used an alias and created a new account to hide her identity. Even now, 11 years after her abortion, and after sharing her story to dozens of other women, Jackie asked me not to use ...

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It's Time for Busy Ladies to Give It a Rest


Feb 24 2015
How to find the downtime you never realized you had.
It's Time for Busy Ladies to Give It a Rest
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What started as sniffles turned into a full-blown, wear-your-bathrobe-all-day cold. Nonetheless, I knew I would have no break from childcare, housework, or client demands. My husband pitched in more than usual, and I allowed the kids extra TV time. Otherwise, I plowed on, ...

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No Offense: The Dilemma over Unintended Racism


Feb 23 2015
How Christians can respond to microaggressions.
No Offense: The Dilemma over Unintended Racism
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They are small, almost invisible. They are being spotted on college campuses from UCLA to the University of Michigan to Fordham to Columbia. They are as elusive and questionable, so tiny yet so destructive. They are called microaggressions: the slight remarks, subtle innuendos, ...

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