Opinion | Family
Miscarriage Changed Me
How trauma and loss deepened my understanding of God’s love.
As my physical and emotional scars were healing, I discovered a deep inner belief living in me: Grounded in my identity as God's beloved through my faith in Jesus, I am loved, valuable
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How Jesus Discipled Women
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead.
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead. excerpt | Discipleship. How Jesus Discipled Women.
Opinion | Family
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matt. 10:34–39). For his early followers and for us, following Jesus may be the very catalyst of family conflict.
Opinion | Sexuality
Finding My 'True Self' As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
3. Make sure you aren't expecting more (or less) from people than Jesus does. The best example in Scripture is the account of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery in John 8:2–11.
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
It was clearly taboo for a Christian young woman who sincerely wanted to live a pure and holy life for Jesus, but somehow one night I picked it up and looked at it. I love Jesus!
Opinion | Family
Book List: Our Favorite New Releases for Kids
10 faith-enriching picture books.
much more. It is the apex of the Christian year—the holy day when celebrate the triumph of the empty tomb and Jesus' victory over sin and death. Yet
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God Doesn't Need You to Try So Hard
A spiritual lesson for chronic achievers.
So he became enough for us. Jesus is our enough. The truth that we are not enough and Jesus is enough isn't just good news on the day that God saves us. Learning from Jesus.
Opinion | Family
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
Opinion | Family. Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner. I think of Jesus and all the different types of people he ate with: tax collectors and Pharisees and fishermen.
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Motherhood Is Physical—and So Is the Gospel
Encountering the Incarnation in birthing, breastfeeding, and bathing.
The sacred hour of Incarnation. Embodied Hope. Incarnation means “embodied in the flesh.” When Jesus was knit together in Mary's womb he was bodied.
Opinion | Family
Give Your Kids the Gift of Absence
Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children.
One of the central tenets of Christianity is the incarnation, the belief that God took on a body in the form of Jesus. And yet Jesus' ministry also took on the form of absence.
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. I imagined Jesus sitting on the other side of the glass.
Opinion | Family
In the Valley of Postpartum Depression
Why is it so hard for Christian women to seek help?
For those who love Jesus and want to glorify him, it's embarrassing to admit feeling overwhelmed by the children God gave us. For those who love Jesus
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Advent Is More Jewish Than You Think
As a Messianic Jew, I see the rich origins of this liturgical season.
My husband and I are both Jewish followers of Jesus and wanted our children to connect with the hope and history embedded in both observances.
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God's Feminist Ideals
We're created to be image bearers and justice seekers.
society. Based in part on their understanding of Jesus and the Bible, men and women of faith fought together for women to have the right to vote. This
Opinion | Family
How Do We Parent Our Kids During This Political Season?
Twenty women weigh in with their perspectives.
It cost Jesus his life, and it costs our time and energy. Leslie Leyland Fields, author of Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt and the Seas.
interview | Family
The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You
Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality.
Jesus' ministry was very much focused on recognizing the marginalized, from prostitutes to lepers to despised tax collectors. How do you ensure your gatherings are inclusive?
Opinion | Discipleship
I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie
How the liturgical service enriched my non-liturgical faith.
We developed some friendships with folks who were following Jesus in liturgical traditions, and we could see that their observance of certain rituals and seasons was bringing them life.
interview | Discipleship
Latasha Morrison: The Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’
The founder of Be the Bridge reveals her vision for solving America's race problem.
One of the foundational verses for Be the Bridge is John 17, which says that we should be one, so that the world will know who Jesus is. Jesus' heart is not for him to see us be the same.
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?
While some readers may be disturbed by the juggler's death at the end, I feel it beautifully echoes the story of Jesus and the call for all of his disciples to lay down our lives for him.
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Gifts of the Wilderness
Surprising ways God meets us during desperate and lonely seasons
Nowhere is this made clearer than in the life of Jesus. Matthew's Gospel lays out for us a vivid depiction of Jesus' most prolonged wilderness season.