‘To the Bone’ Is Big on Anorexia and Lean on Healing
The new Netflix film seems more aspirational than instructional.
Nearly three quarters of women ages 25–45 report that dissatisfaction with their bodies interferes with their happiness. Close to a third of women in this
Miscarriage Changed Me
How trauma and loss deepened my understanding of God’s love.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Survey of Family Growth, 1 million married women in the United States struggle with infertility (defined as the
How Jesus Discipled Women
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead.
He was consistently clear: Leadership is from the bottom, not from the top. We lead as we serve. He showed his followers a radically different way of relating to women.
How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
In most sectors of society in Africa, including the church, there are very few women in top leadership positions. That space is simply not safe for women, nor is it open to them.
Belong Tour Canceled by New Owners
Jen Hatmaker broke the news a month before the first event.
Belong Tour came to represent “the new evangelical woman.” This year, the 12-city tour—headlined by top Christian authors and branded as a fresh take on women's ministry events
13 Books to Read with Your Kids This Summer
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me?
Erin Wyble Newcomb teaches English and women's studies at SUNY New Paltz and writes frequently for Christ and Pop Culture on themes of faith and family.
What Young Black Women Need from Their Black Brothers—and the Church
African American women still face significant challenges in their relationships with men.
For many black women (including these girls), our mothers, aunts, godmothers and “other mothers us, the confidantes to whom we turn to for unconditional love, support, and leadership.
The Great Female Commission
Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.
Amplify Women is a two-month-long series running on CT Women, designed to generate a new conversation about women's leadership and discipleship.
What the Single in Your Pew Needs from You
Singles are on the rise. Here’s what forward-looking churches need to know.
The arrangement gave both women a chance to learn something about each other's lives. “Single people can feel invisible in the place they most need to be seen,” Boyett writes.
The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You
Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality.
girlfriends? How do you avoid perfectionism while also fulfilling your God-given desire for beauty? I believe women are attracted to beautiful things. It's
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.
to confide and sort out those feelings. From early on, I was drawn to other women in a way that felt different. Any appearance of “boy craziness” in middle
Dispatches from Baylor: Let Women Lead
We see female professors excel when the people around them support their callings.
Although most Christian institutions would not limit female faculty so severely, the 2014 Women in Leadership National Study: Gender Dynamics in Evangelical Institutions found that a
Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me
The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace.
I was really prayerful about it and felt like honesty would foster healing—not only for myself but also for other women. And men. My husband was broken from [the decision], too.
Marriage Lessons from the Luthers
Katharina and Martin Luther lived 500 years ago, but they can teach us much about how to live well in our own modern-day marriages.
Katharina wed in order to survive in a world hostile to women; Martin married out of a sense of obligation to Katharina, as well as to put into practice the theology of marriage he had so
Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
How does the board leadership look in terms of its racial and ethnic makeup? Does the organization display any diversity at its highest levels? It's one thing for individual women of color
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood? According to the Elliot Institute, post-abortive women are 65 percent more likely to suffer long-term clinical depression.
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.
Through my decades of ministry, I've talked to hundreds of women and couples who were in lonely, unfulfilling marriages—marriages in which their dreams had turned to dust.
Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise
And so are our impossible expectations for them.
of these elements factor into congregants' criticism, but it's helpful to consider how Barna's results fit within the broader body of literature exploring perceptions of women in leadership.