The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
Students were three times more likely to agree than disagree with this statement: “My parents are prouder if I get good grades in my classes than if I'm a caring community member in
Cohousing: The New American Family
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
The Fellowship for Intentional Community—which supports “people who live together or share common facilities and who regularly associate with each other on the basis of explicit
Let Them Bake Cakes
The Great British Baking Show teaches me about offering and receiving friendship in a fractured world.
an arduous journey; they had to wade through camps and bureaucracies to make it all the way here, to the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, where they are the first of their community to be
What the Hygge Trend Tells Me About True Comfort
I like warm socks, coffee, and a cozy fire. But real, sustainable self-care involves something unexpected.
though it hurts, or admit that I'm really not okay when I'd rather nobody know.” In other words, it involves the deeper work of inward character building and outward community building.
Why We Want to Return to Stars Hollow
The weirdest part of the Gilmore Girls hometown? How they did community right.
The weirdest part of the Gilmore Girls hometown? How they did community right. Stars Hollow reminds us how overwhelming authentic community can be.
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.
seek refuge in Jordan and eventually in the United States.) They find community support from Scripture invites us to practice uncommon fellowship, and what better way to celebrate the
Seminary Is Not About Me
What I learned from Bible students in Rwanda.
This sense of duty to the community stood in stark contrast to the more individualistic Western goals of pursuing one's own calling and, in some cases, building one's platform.
My Toddler Survived Brain Cancer—Here’s What I Learned
7 things you should know, from a mom who’s been there
Chase, of course, is only one of many kids with cancer, and our community was not the first one to find cancer in its midst. 5. Be prepared to shift your idea of community.
Bring Back Blind Dating
Online matches put the pressure on us, while setups offer a sense of community support.
Online matches put the pressure on us, while setups offer a sense of community support. So what does it look like for healthy community involvement in dating relationships?
Sibling Rivalry: From Childhood to the Church
Will they—or will we—ever stop fighting?
Sometimes it is minor, like resentment over who is getting more attention from the elder members of the community, or incompatible visions of how to move the church forward.
They Shall Know Us by Our Parties
How I came to rethink the role of celebration in the Christian life.
An inflatable bounce house in the front yard brings the neighbor kids running, and an ice cream social on the church lawn creates room for relaxed fellowship in the community.
A Lament for Louisiana After the Floods
As I grieve the tragedy in my home state, I’ve found solace in a surprising place.
It's an odd combination of sympathy and envy. What must it feel like to have that kind of fierce attachment to a community, to a people, to a place? To
I Saw Jesus in Detention
We’re all so busy debating immigration policy that we’ve forgotten something essential.
I Saw Jesus in Detention. We're all so busy debating immigration policy that we've forgotten something essential. Sarah Quezada, guest writer. Image
How to Date When You’re Almost Middle-Aged
As I close in on 40, I’m learning how to live without marriage (even as I desire it).
Stay in community. Although the relationships are tenuous, Lady Susan's family provides essential support to her. I too have benefited from living in community.
After Childhood Abuse, How Can I Trust Others with My Kids?
I equip my daughters to protect themselves and their bodies in ways I didn’t learn to.
has grown accustomed to the presence of single adults who like to fellowship with us children against the threat of sexual violation while also experiencing the good gift of community?