Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
Opinion | Family. Who's the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms. We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium. Image: Focus on the Family.
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.
The acclaimed cultural critic Andy Crouch says parents, not kids, are the key to a tech-wise family. interview | Family. How to Binge Watch Like a Believer.
The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
interview | Family. The Three Myths of Cohabitation. Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
Let's reimagine ways we can honor mothers without wounding others.
for all women to recommit themselves to domestic tasks and to “working with their hands.” Carrie, a devoted mother of five who has beautifully cared for her home and family, tells me
The Crown: Balancing Family and Calling Is a Royal Pain
The Netflix series focuses on the pressure around the monarch's marriage.
The Crown: Balancing Family and Calling Is a Royal Pain. Within her family, ascending the throne is often referred to as a death—both for Elizabeth and her father before her.
Cohousing: The New American Family
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
Cohousing: The New American Family. Like this DC family, growing numbers of people are finding creative ways to live together and forge new kinds of community.
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.
There's also a pastor that just quit his job to move his family to Ghana to become a fellow with IJM. Miracles. Countless miracles. How has your work at IJM shaped your family life?
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
Reporting | Family. The Key to Raising Kind Kids. Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it's closer than you think. Rebecca Randall. Image: Daniel
Give Your Kids the Gift of Absence
Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children.
Opinion | Family. The childcare we had in place fell apart at the last minute when my extended family came down with the flu, so I texted a babysitter to see if she could help.
Sibling Rivalry: From Childhood to the Church
Will they—or will we—ever stop fighting?
Opinion | Family. Psychology offers us myriad explanations for sibling behavior—everything from birth order to the need to differentiate oneself from the other members of the family.
6 Things Your Church Can Do During the Refugee Ban
The recent executive order has thrust refugees and resettlement agencies into limbo. Here’s how you can help.
to deliver medicines from MAP International to Syrian and Iraqi refugees, my church, National Presbyterian in Washington, DC, was making final plans to resettle a refugee family in the
This Christmas, Remember the Refugees
The Nativity scene would be empty without Jews, Arabs, Africans, and displaced people. Here's what that means for your holiday.
email; print. In October, I visited a Syrian refugee family who was recently resettled through World Relief. I went with friends and looked forward to getting
The Unique FOMO of Motherhood
Living in the tension between my dreams and my family’s needs.
Opinion | Family. The Unique FOMO of Motherhood. Living in the tension between my dreams and my family's needs. Marlena Graves. Image
Before I Could Forgive, I Had to Lament
I needed to do more than hide my bruises and cover my pain.
Opinion | Family. Before I Could Forgive, I Had to Lament. Becky had a beautiful family. They were so picture-perfect that I felt embarrassed for her to know the kind of family I came from.
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.
Opinion | Family. Talking with My Kids About Death. It started last March when our family of four flew on a small regional jet from Jackson, Mississippi, to Atlanta, Georgia.
In the Valley of Postpartum Depression
Why is it so hard for Christian women to seek help?
Opinion | Family. And, thankfully, my family will not be left to wonder why I took my own life—because, instead, I found help for my Postpartum Depression (PPD).
10 Books You Should Read to Your Kids This Christmas
I celebrate the season by reading stories to my kids. Here are our favorites.
Opinion | Family. 10 Books You Should Read to Your Kids This Christmas. Years ago, our family started accumulating a small collection of the many Christmas books written for children.