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.
My need to talk through those feelings was preemptively crushed by my belief that homosexuality was close to being an unpardonable sin—worse than any other form of sexual
Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is
We can’t excuse inconsistent principles in our politicians or in each other.
Opinion | Discipleship. Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is. We The very phrase “locker room talk” operates much the way sin operates. Give
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
Something is seriously wrong when women expect to face shame in the Christian community, even if they confess their sin and embrace the life within them.
Let the Pregnant Grads Walk
How we treat pregnant teens reveals more about us than them.
And pregnancy is never a sin.” She also advised Christian high schools and universities to “have clear guidelines and consequences if they are going to make students sign a code of
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
21). In terms of these desires, encouraging honesty doesn't mean overlooking sin, but rather humbly and gently calling each other to repentance. But
How to Escape America’s Anger Problem
In this rancorous post-election season, some women are turning to tried-and-true solutions.
As people of faith, we have a name for this kind of excessive anger—sin—and we also have a script for how to respond to it. The Bible is replete with warnings about over-the-top anger.
Sin Gone Viral
How Internet outrage hits deep.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Sin Gone Viral. How Internet outrage hits deep. Less has been written about a different aspect of Internet rage: what it teaches us about the nature of sin.
My Dad, the Sinner and Saint
How I learned to see my father as more than his unfaithful past.
Meanwhile, those of us hurt by his sin were left to make sense of it all. What was happening? But he began to talk openly about his sin in a way he never had—even if only in spurts.
When I Didn’t Love My Adopted Child
After welcoming our new daughter, I saw my sin more clearly than ever before.
After welcoming our new daughter, I saw my sin more clearly than ever before. I wish my sin was easier to eradicate, but God continues to root it out of me.
How to Liberate Ourselves from the Perils of Platform
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women’s gifts in the church.
Both Edmondson and Uwan affirm the value of praying and acknowledging that platforms are, “by nature, glory thieves.” But if the mere presence of sin invalidates the calling, then none
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
When Does the Bible Allow Divorce?
Scripture’s guidance for broken, hurting marriages
She says, “In Matthew 19:9, Jesus forbids divorce 'except for unchastity.'” She explains, “When a spouse breaks the marriage covenant through sexual sin—porneia—there are biblical
Confessions of a (Sinful) Overachiever
Praise or mockery: The problem with our reactions to “super-moms.”
It's admirable—if not for the pesky tendency to pride myself by the praise of these efforts. No doubt, sin easily besets even our most righteous inclinations.
Q+A: The Story Behind the Jesus Storybook Bible
Sally Lloyd-Jones wrote a kids Bible so popular that they’re releasing an adult version.
Can you tell us a bit about why, instead of talking about sin, or wrath, or repentance, you talked so much about emotional responses instead: God's heartbreak, or our own hearts melting
Your Husband’s Infidelity Is Not Your Fault
Adultery comes from a greedy heart, not an insufficient wife.
His Sin, His Responsibility. Blaming a woman for a man's sin is as old as the Garden of Eden. And, like all sin, the more lust is indulged, the less it satisfies.
Our “Holy” Sins
Daring to face what we tend to ignore
“YES, JESUS LOVES ME. THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO!”. From defiance to deception, varieties of sin abound. So why, then, is there even such a thing as “eusebeigenic sin”?
God Loves My Fat Body As It Is
My weight does not hurt my witness.
Still, some Christians hold on to some negative stereotypes that intertwine fat with sin in ways that clearly counter the efforts of the fat acceptance movement.
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
The pregnancy, which ended in miscarriage at 14 weeks, was painful, hard on my twiggy body, and emotional beyond description. Growing up, sexual sin was all around me.
God's Feminist Ideals
We're created to be image bearers and justice seekers.
ability. But sin entered the world, and the inherent dignity of men and women has often gotten lost as corrupt people with power oppress others without it.