When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
Let's reimagine ways we can honor mothers without wounding others.
Bonnie, a mother of a beautiful adopted daughter, tells of one Mother's Day when her pastor invited children to hand out chocolate kisses to their mothers.
How to Binge Watch Like a Believer
The acclaimed cultural critic Andy Crouch says parents, not kids, are the key to a tech-wise family.
have a more complicated job in raising their kids today than previous generations—primarily because they have the added responsibility of monitoring their children's technology use.
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
Parenthood left her “exhausted” and “bankrupt,” she says, and many readers agreed, writing in their own stories of regret over their decisions to have children.
Easter Book List: Our Favorite New Releases for Kids
10 faith-enriching picture books.
We've reviewed some of the newest releases from Christian publishers to identify top-notch picture books that will engage children's souls and aid in their spiritual formation.
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
Two years ago, a headline-grabbing study in Current Biology concluded that religious children from around the world shared less than those from non-religious homes.
Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven
Modern women have a complicated relationship with domesticity—but God points us toward the true meaning of home.
God's creative acts are not simply intended for the sake of aesthetic but as joyful preparation for God's children, who arrive at the threshold of the world on the sixth day.
How a Disney Ballerina Ended Up Fighting Modern Slavery
A director of church mobilization for International Justice Mission says women can’t have it all, but they can have something better.
day slavery at a conference. He showed a short clip of young children being rescued, and I saw those children as my children. I started to wrestle with
Give Your Kids the Gift of Absence
Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children.
Give Your Kids the Gift of Absence. Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children. In the years since then, I've learned that time is not the only gift we give our children.
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.
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.
‘Big Little Lies’ Tells the Truth
How the new HBO murder-mystery series gets motherhood right.
For Celeste, the possibility of children seems to impact the way she handles her troubled marriage and how little she chooses to reveal even to her best friend.
The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
“As marriage becomes less likely to anchor the adult life course across the globe, growing numbers of children may be thrown into increasingly But that is not the case for children.
5 Women Every Christian Should Know
From Katharina Luther, who escaped a convent and became a radical reformer, to Amanda Berry Smith, an itinerant minister who was born a slave, these women changed history.
In her 88 years, not a single person swayed Fell from her service and loyalty to God—not a judge nor a jury; not the king, nor his council; not even her own seven children, who watched
10 Books You Should Read to Your Kids This Christmas
I celebrate the season by reading stories to my kids. Here are our favorites.
You can even do it lying down or in your favorite chair. It's reading. Years ago, our family started accumulating a small collection of the many Christmas books written for children.
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.
Starving Myself Meant Losing Myself
For years, I looked at myself in mirrors only to see mirages.
Recent studies have shown that eating disorders are on the rise, especially in China, among women of color, in women over 40, and among children. Not even men are immune.
Who Will Love My Child When I Am Gone?
Parents of children with disabilities grapple with an uncertain future.
Reporting | Family. Who Will Love My Child When I Am Gone? Parents of children with disabilities grapple with an uncertain future. Maria Cowell. Image
Why Millions Watched this Church Christmas Video
The underage narrators get the story right. Almost.
They prompted children to imagine scenes of the famous biblical narrative. What was Mary doing when the angel came to her? Just as Jesus invited the children to come to him (Matt.
Parenting in a Porn-Saturated World
It’s addictive, has devastating consequences, and nearly all of our kids will be exposed to it. What can we do?
While some studies indicate the average age children first view pornography is between 11 and 13, a growing number of experts believe this number is changing.