Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Opinion | Family. Your Spouse Doesn't Need Your Unconditional Support. “He'll come in [to my home office] and stop me and ask me to spend time with family,” she said.
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
Opinion | Family. Personality changes, constant criticism, and angry outbursts can be common for PTSD sufferers—and can be frightening and devastating for the entire family.
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
interview | Discipleship. I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family. Afterward, she sat down with CT to share about the process of forgiving the man who killed her entire family.
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
ourselves.”. “Our congregation has unrealistic expectations of our family. ethic. For Chinese pastors' wives, it's a quiet, subtle struggle that pervades family life.
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
Opinion | Family. McCulley's observation will fit some women's lives better than others, but, on the whole, most women are jugglers of work, family, and sudden transitions.
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
Opinion | Family. Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth. What too. However, it turns out that a lot of our kids don't want our precious family treasures.
When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill
My husband’s schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed.
My husband's schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here's what I've learned in the years since he was first diagnosed. Opinion | Family. When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill.
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
Helping kids heal after sibling loss.
Opinion | Family. When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister. Helping kids heal after sibling loss. Our family met her through friends and decided to adopt.
13 Books to Read with Your Kids This Summer
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me?
Opinion | Family. 13 Books to Read with Your Kids This Summer. Like any good librarian, she fosters a love of literacy that Tomás then shares with his own family.
Belonging Is About More Than Biology
As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love.
excerpt | Family. Belonging Is About More Than Biology. While the dynamic is similar, adoptive reciprocity burrows deeper, pushing toward family formation.
How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority
Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday.
When I was eight, my family was in central Mexico on a two-month- long trip. My mother bought my siblings and I each a bandana and used it to wrap up a few little toys and candies.
God Hears Your Back-to-School Prayers
A new school year brings more challenges and opportunities for Christians in education.
Opinion | Family. God Hears Your Back-to-School Prayers. We as a family have a mission to serve this community and build the local church. They're our priorities, they're our No.
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
Opinion | Family. On top of juggling a family business and kids with complicated schedules, her mom has been in hospice care for the past few months.
‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
Based on the best-selling novel by RJ Palacio, the family flick Wonder stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay as their son, the main character.
How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
She hid behind her sunny smile and didn't share anything about her family or holiday plans. As I listened to her story, I felt prompted to ask her to join our family for the holidays.
What the Single in Your Pew Needs from You
Singles are on the rise. Here’s what forward-looking churches need to know.
years. What emerges is a portrait of an evangelical church that is still firmly family-centered even while the demographics within it have shifted. Single
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.