Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
For women like me, children's ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced. Before I went to seminary, I worked as a regular volunteer in children's ministry.
How to Talk About Race with Your Kids
Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing.
Opinion | Family. How to Talk About Race with Your Kids. Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing. Yet, young children notice difference all the time.
Six Ways to Inspire Confident, Contagious Faith in Your Kids
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take.
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take. How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions?
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
by Samantha Bronkar in the Christian Science Monitor with an apt title summarizing the generational tension: “Boomer parents: 'One day, this will all be yours!' Grown children: 'Noooo!'”.
God Hears Your Back-to-School Prayers
A new school year brings more challenges and opportunities for Christians in education.
fact that the Lord is so creative. Parents are gifted with children to steward, and each child has a calling upon their life. As that calling comes to fruition
13 Books to Read with Your Kids This Summer
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me?
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me? I also wanted to list books that, rather than being just “good for children,” are universally good stories.
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.
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
From our special issue: How the faith group least likely to support working women can do better.
Woman's Place, I found many examples of leaders overtly teaching that motherhood is a woman's highest calling and that mothers who work outside the home could harm their 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.
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.
How Government Support Saved Me
Signing up for food stamps changed my view of poverty in America.
It came as a little bit of a surprise to me—I had, after all, been a part of the WIC (women, infants, and children) program for almost seven years, starting with my first child.
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.
The Unsettling Truth Behind the #MeToo Movement
Creating a safer world for women means talking about our vulnerability.
well. For me, this is where #metoo hits home: As a mother, I have a responsibility to prepare my children for the world by telling them the truth about it.
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
One of the criticisms she heard lobbied against her (from congregants who ultimately left the church) was based on her family status: She's a mom of young children and therefore
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.
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.
Confessions of a Christian Prepper
My hope shouldn’t lie in survival skills and stockpiles.
cats and a stack of canned food. I'd hunker down with a ham radio while my children scuttle around like Dickensian street urchins. As it is, I sublimate my
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.