‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
Every child with a disability has won some kind of lottery. “The lottery” is how my husband and I have always talked about our son with Down syndrome, whose condition is much less
Why We Need ‘Useless’ People
Babies with Down syndrome are aborted all over the world for being 'a burden to society.' Here's how we can advocate for them.
Babies with Down syndrome are aborted all over the world for being 'a burden to society.' Here's how we can advocate for them. Opinion | Family. She also has Down syndrome.
Banning Abortion Based on Down Syndrome?
Why I’d rather see parents get the facts… then choose life.
Opinion | Sexuality. Banning Abortion Based on Down Syndrome? But I don't support the Ohio bill that would ban abortion on the basis of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
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.
It's already the case that in Denmark, because of state-mandate prenatal testing, effectively all children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted.
God Has a Surprise for You
Like Mary, we find ourselves receiving God’s good and difficult gifts.
A physical marker during the ultrasound led doctors to believe my sweet baby in-utero had a 1 in 476 chance of having Down syndrome. Does positive mean he has Down syndrome?
Q+A: ‘To Joey, with Love’
Country musician Rory Feek shares about faith, heartbreak, and his new film.
their own TV show. Their daughter, Indiana, had just been born. Though her Down syndrome diagnosis was unexpected, they welcomed her with joy.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome
Both the right and the left have more to learn.
Opinion | Sexuality. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome. She found out her child had a high chance of having Down syndrome, then went into labor the next day.
Give Your Kids the Gift of Absence
Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children.
Our oldest child has Down syndrome, and two of her babysitters have gone on to become special education majors in college while another has become a pediatric occupational
The Micro-Premie Dilemma
Does NICU technology change our pro-life obligations?
God created the world in Genesis, our first assessment of new life comes down to breath babies born at 36 weeks or earlier regularly died of respiratory distress syndrome because their
News Flash: Not Everyone With Down Syndrome Is Suffering
Setting the record straight on special needs and disability.
News Flash: Not Everyone With Down Syndrome Is Suffering. Plenty of factors probably played into that moment, but it left me thinking about how our culture talks about Down syndrome.
A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down Syndrome
Abortion, adoption, and yet again, ignorance over special needs.
A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down Syndrome. Days ago, with this story buzzing around the blogosphere, I met a mother and her new baby, who has Down syndrome.
‘As Long as the Baby’s Healthy’… But What if He’s Not?
One mom’s reflections on pregnancy and all that really matters.
Our child would have Down syndrome, and I was trying to make peace with what that meant for me, for my family. Here's what matters: Not that my child has Down syndrome.
Parents: Give Up Your Great Expectations
Embracing the imago Dei over childhood milestones.
I've seen the same thing with our oldest daughter Penny, who has Down syndrome. Early on, we were told to expect developmental delays. She would walk later. She would talk later.
Who Will Love My Child When I Am Gone?
Parents of children with disabilities grapple with an uncertain future.
Her youngest, Ace, 18 months, was born with Down syndrome. Boyett comes to this issue from a different perspective: that of a mother at the very beginning of this sort of journey.
Peeking into the Womb
A Christian response to advancing ultrasound technology.
later it sits in the bottom of Penny's memory box—a reminder of the day we named her, the day we celebrated her existence, the day we didn't discover that she has Down syndrome.
For Black Women, Looking Tough Takes a Toll
Emotional strength can only hide heartbreak for so long, says pyschologist and theologian Chanequa Walker-Barnes
She stuffs down her emotions. Strong Black Woman Syndrome, something she saw regularly in her clinical practice, emerges out of the expectation that black women be “super capable
Ordinary Moms, Everyday Heroes
Every mom has the makings of a hero.
Our oldest daughter Penny was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after birth, and it took me a year to wrestle through my doubt and fear and sadness.
Should Christians Pursue Prenatal Testing?
New tests present pregnant women with more options.
of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends that doctors offer all pregnant women prenatal testing, which can detect chromosomal conditions like Down syndrome before their
Finding Hope for an Often-Fatal Genetic Disorder
Rather than hide in pain, trisomy 18 parents take to the web to celebrate life.
The situation harkens the history of trisomy 21, better known as Down syndrome. In the mid-century mortality rates for children with the disease were higher than today.