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How It Feels to Love and Hate a Sex Offender


Jul 7 2014
Abusers’ families are secondary victims, left to reconcile their conflicting emotions.
How It Feels to Love and Hate a Sex Offender
paulhami / Flickr

Years ago, before my current husband Jeff and I were married, I asked one of my daughters how she would feel if Jeff officially became one of the family. At first she responded enthusiastically, about how awesome it would be if he lived with us, about how we can watch all ...

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Tied Up in Our Own Preferences


Jun 19 2014
How fear, not prayer, led us to choose sterilization… and regret it.
Tied Up in Our Own Preferences
deovolenti / Flickr

While the contemporary ability to determine one's family size is heralded as a mark of Western progress, that freedom carries with it moral and spiritual responsibility. Some branches of Christendom (most notably, the Catholic Church) have well-documented doctrinal positions ...

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When Dads Don't Stay


Jun 13 2014
Confronting the reality of fatherlessness in America.
When Dads Don't Stay
rain0975 / Flickr

The first clear memory I have of my father exemplifies every moment after. The lake lapped softly against the posts of weathered, bone-dry dock upon which I stood. I curled my toes into the splintery wood, blinked back the intense, hot Texas sun and leapt blind, for the first ...

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Why I Blogged About Our Miscarriage


Jun 12 2014
And how I learned that oversharing brings us together.
Why I Blogged About Our Miscarriage
andrewrennie / Flickr

There's a certain kind of oversharing on social media that we're all familiar with: the mundane pictures of somebody's lunch, the stream of selfies, the updates complaining of illnesses. Much of this can come off as uninteresting.

Another kind of oversharing ...

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The Christian Call to Say 'You're Welcome'


Jun 6 2014
How we respond to thanks matters.
The Christian Call to Say 'You're Welcome'
lolololori / Flickr

A friend recently told me about one of her resolutions. Not for the new year—we were well into March—but a certain habit had gotten under her skin. "I've decided that when someone says,'Thank you,' I'm going to say, 'You're welcome.' ...

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Duggar Girls Talk Dating, Big Families, and Reality TV


May 21 2014
A Q&A with the oldest sisters of America’s favorite quiverfull clan.
Duggar Girls Talk Dating, Big Families, and Reality TV
Howard Books

I stumbled onto the Duggars accidentally—curious about the little children I saw wandering around a construction site during one of their earliest TLC specials, when the family was building their 7,000-square-foot Arkansas home. I have been fascinated by this family ...

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Brotherly Love: Christians and Male-Female Friendships


May 16 2014
We relate to the opposite sex in the best source of community we know, the church.
Brotherly Love: Christians and Male-Female Friendships
kaplaninternational / Flickr

Male-female relationships constitute one of the oldest social riddles. From Much Ado About Nothing to Adam's Rib and When Harry Met Sally, countless stories have memorably explored this complex dynamic. But shifting mores have brought further confusion, especially around ...

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Neither Fully Widow Nor Fully Wife


Apr 17 2014
Alzheimer’s puts caregivers in painful in-betweens.
Neither Fully Widow Nor Fully Wife
andreaslindmark / Flickr

Last week, I observed two examples of loving service at the dinner table. At one end, my sister-in-law smooshed peas in a plastic bowl for Beatrix, the newest member of the family. At the other, my grandmother sliced steak into pieces for my grandfather, who can no longer ...

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This Is 40


Apr 10 2014
My upcoming birthday has me already thinking of dying.
This Is 40
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"It's a big gift to be recognized as part of something that matters to people, but that's not the same thing as being responsible for something."

Steinem, in her 20s, had planned to write, "The Death Book," which would have included "great ...

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Marriage in the Age of 'Conscious Uncoupling'


Mar 28 2014
Five things Gwyneth Paltrow's announcement gets wrong about relationships.
Marriage in the Age of 'Conscious Uncoupling'

The Interwebs don't need more snark about Gwyneth Paltrow, so I almost hesitate to weigh in on her "Conscious Uncoupling" announcement.

Almost.

I'm mindful that Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin are, in fact, real people who are in distress and working ...

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