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The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
How does this new study, along with past studies, impact our understanding of global poverty and efforts to alleviate that poverty? Although family structure
Opinion | Discipleship
God, Are You There?
Even in our poverty, God always seemed to provide.
Opinion | Discipleship. God, Are You There? Even in our poverty, God always seemed to provide. A Small Miracle. We knew poverty, the sting of not being socially accepted.
How Mother Teresa Changed Missions
Every outreach-oriented believer should know the secret of the 'Saint of Calcutta.'
(Most standard poverty measures assess wellbeing solely in terms of “neutral” social Of course, feelings of social isolation, indignity, and shame may arise because of economic poverty.
Opinion | Pop Culture
In Defense of Clutter
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff.
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff. Most of my life I believed that whatever God-given mental acumen I had could compensate for growing up in poverty.
Opinion | Discipleship
What Feminism Owes to the Protestant Reformation
Listening to marginalized voices isn’t a liberal or a conservative idea—it’s a fundamentally Christian one.
may be understood as a gift of perception and expression potentially available to all people—not only women but also people of color and people living in poverty—which sometimes
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God Does Help Those Who Help ThemselvesSubscriber access only
A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor.
God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves. A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor. The war against poverty depends, at least in part, on the poor helping themselves.
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Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial SpiritSubscriber access only
Crowdfunding pioneer Jessica Jackley discusses the redemptive, poverty-fighting work of microfinance.
Crowdfunding pioneer Jessica Jackley discusses the redemptive, poverty-fighting work of microfinance. Opinion | Pop Culture. Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial Spirit.
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How It Became So Easy to Ignore the PoorSubscriber access only
Growing income inequality and economic segregation have insulated our privilege.
eye and say hello. Now an educated, married professional, I realize that the social divide between those in poverty and me has grown. It takes more
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Things Our Mothers Told Us
Stories and advice from our interviews with moms.
One grew up in poverty in Spanish Harlem and never went to school; another has a doctoral degree. That's not real life. How has poverty affected you?
Opinion | Family
Breast Cancer Marred My Picture-Perfect Marriage
How we found God’s mercy as we faced deep division we’d never experienced before.
husband and three sons. She operates 500 Dresses, a ministry providing clothing and sewing supplies to women and children living in poverty. Kim can be
Opinion | Church
The Lie Poverty Tells UsSubscriber access only
It’s hard for the poor to see that we are not our poverty… but not for Jesus.
Opinion | Church. The Lie Poverty Tells Us. It's hard for the poor to see that we are not our poverty… but not for Jesus. This poverty is mine. It is who I am. I am the sum of my poverty.
Reporting | Pop Culture
Patricia Heaton: My Career Floundered, Then Flourished Because of Faith
Q+A: The star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘The Middle’ reveals the prayer that changed her life.
Once you know Christ, once you know what he did for you in your [spiritual] poverty, then it's time to reach out to others in physical poverty and bring Christ to them.
Reporting | Discipleship
God Wants You to Get Some Sleep
Our restless generation is missing out on the spiritual benefits of shuteye.
To push ourselves to go without sleep is, in some sense, to deny our embodiment, to deny our fragile incarnations—and perhaps to deny the magnanimous poverty and self-emptying
Reporting | Family
Melinda Gates: Why Women Are the Best Investment
Women have the power to transform society. But here’s what they need to make it happen.
So far, it's paying off. In the last 25 years, thanks in part to the work of the foundation, extreme poverty and childhood deaths have been cut in half. Maternal
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Common Ground for Christians and Common CoreSubscriber access only
A teacher’s perspective on how higher standards serve poor students.
And, all too often, we forget the millions of students in poverty whose need for reform might be greater than our own. It makes sense to begin by clarifying the idea of standards.
'Hillbilly Elegy' Hits Close to Home
What J. D. Vance’s book taught me about my own painful past in rural America.
talks openly about growing up in rural Appalachia, recognizing moral agency among the poor, and, in Dreher's words, the need for “more honest dialogue about poverty and dysfunction
Opinion | Discipleship
I’m Trying to Forgive Fidel Castro
As the daughter of a Cuban refugee, I feel torn between hate and grace.
Donald Trump issued the most scathing—and dare I say most truthful—statement, saying, “Fidel Castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty, and the
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Jo Saxton Q+A: What's Holding Women Back?
Why she’s passionate about empowering female leaders.
I would look at the world and think, This isn't right. The poverty, the broken lives, the broken communities—it isn't right. Even as a young child, I thought, Why is this happening?
Opinion | Discipleship
Things Broke People DoSubscriber access only
We're not the only ones responsible for our financial state.
Three Her.meneutics writers reflect on the difficulty of poverty and some misguided beliefs about the poor. The Problem with Lists. What Poverty Really Looks Like. Marlena Graves.
Actually, the ‘Mommy Wars’ Aren’t Universal
Most American moms, particularly women of color, don’t fit the stereotypes.
motherhood looks much different: Single moms now make up a growing segment of stay-at-home moms (20%), and the proportion of stay-at-home moms living in poverty has doubled
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