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How to Succeed in Business Despite Stigma and Stereotypes
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How to Succeed in Business Despite Stigma and Stereotypes


Mar 6 2015
Christian executive offers advice for female entrepreneurs.

While women face significant disparities in executive leadership—The New York Times recently reported that fewer big companies are run by women than by men named John—women of color are up against additional barriers.

In the midst of an ongoing conversation ...

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Good Christian Girls Get Angry


Mar 5 2015
No longer in denial: Letting God use our anger.
Good Christian Girls Get Angry

I heard my words first, then I heard the emotion behind them.

“Don’t you understand what she said?” I snarled at the woman at the cash register, gesturing to my cousin, who was having trouble communicating her request. “She wants that one.” ...

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Parents: Give Up Your Great Expectations


Mar 4 2015
Embracing the imago Dei over childhood milestones.
Parents: Give Up Your Great Expectations
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Daniel Kish is blind. And he can see. In a segment from the new podcast Invisiblia, featured on This American Life, we meet Daniel and hear his fascinating story. (For anyone interested in the influence of expectations upon individuals and their communities, this episode ...

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How HGTV Built a Network on Redemption Stories


Mar 3 2015
The real reason we get hooked watching home renovations.
How HGTV Built a Network on Redemption Stories
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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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