excerpt | 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.
Opinion | Family
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.
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Things You Should Know Before You Send Your Kid to College
A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher ed.
In the process of being let go of by her family, Marie found herself being picked up by a new community that helped her heal from an abusive relationship and gave her the courage to
Opinion | Family
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.
Opinion | Family
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Opinion | Family. Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'. I faced this conundrum at a recent gathering with my extended family. I felt I was doing fairly well.
Opinion | Discipleship
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.
Opinion | Church
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
interview | Family
The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You
Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality.
interview | Family. But within about 48 hours of arriving in France, I remember being with our host family and having dinner and feeling completely captivated.
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.
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.
interview | 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.
Reporting | Church
It Doesn't Pay to Go on Maternity Leave at Most Evangelical Seminaries
On Christian campuses, unofficial flexibility is more common than extra benefits for new parents.
What does it really mean to be family-friendly? The term often and flexible schedules. Last year, legislators in 20 states considered family leave mandates.
Opinion | Family
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.
Reporting | Church
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
Opinion | Pop Culture
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.
Reporting | Discipleship
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.
Reporting | Pop Culture
Making Music and Babies: Christian Singers Open Up About Motherhood
For artists like Kari Jobe and Audrey Assad, family comes first, but that doesn’t mean their careers go away.
For artists like Kari Jobe and Audrey Assad, family comes first, but that doesn't mean their careers go away. Reporting | Pop Culture. Making Music and
Opinion | Family
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.
Opinion | Family
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.
Opinion | Discipleship
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
Opinion | Family
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