Opinion | Family
The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your Child
Hundreds of dollars, hours of intense practice. Is it worth the cost?
The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your Child. The question Jennifer faced still stands: Do you owe your child the experience of playing increasingly competitive youth sports?
Opinion | Church
We’re Not Getting Any Younger
Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here’s what faith has to say.
Opinion | Church. We're Not Getting Any Younger. Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here's what faith has to say. Emily Capo Sauerman. Image: Prixel
Reporting | Church
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
CT publication) shows that pay gaps between men and women are highest for positions with lower salaries, including staff who oversee worship, children's ministry, youth ministry, and
Reporting | Family
Am I Humble Enough to Learn from Millennials?
Learning from my elders is easy. Learning from those younger than me—not so much.
It's one of the big benefits of being an old new mom. If turning 30 meant saying goodbye to my young youth, then 40 is saying goodbye to my youth, period.
Reporting | Church
Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price
Evangelical schools work to capture the real cost of student loans.
Or, students who come to Christ through youth ministry in high school may feel personally drawn to Christian schools, particularly those recommended by trusted church leaders.
Opinion | Sexuality
True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about BoundariesSubscriber access only
“No means no” matters at every stage.
Opinion | Sexuality. True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about Boundaries. “No means no” matters at every stage. Melanie Springer Mock
Why I’m Not a World-Changer
In my middle-age years, I’ve traded revolution for good old-fashioned faithfulness.
How many 20- and 30-somethings among us have attended a youth conference—Passion or Acquire the Fire (sponsored by the now-shuttered Teen Mania Ministries)—and heard at
Opinion | Family
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
suicide. Today's youth are smart and well-connected. abortion. So where does a family-friendly print magazine fit in an edgy, digital-first youth culture?
Opinion | Sexuality
Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports
Our goodhearted support prioritizes athleticism more than we think.
If you've spent any time around youth sports, as a kid or as an adult, you probably know what I mean by those parents: the ones who seem overly invested in their children's success and
Reporting | Family
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
“How youth view adults in general may further reduce their commitment to fairness,” they report. “Teens don't appear to perceive adults as acting with any more integrity than they are.”.
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.
Then I met Rick Warren when I was 17 at a training to be part of a summer youth evangelism team that would travel to Baptist churches in the cities and towns of California.
Opinion | Sexuality
Becoming a First-Time Mom at Age 41Subscriber access only
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth.
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth. But it never occurred to me that the miracle of a child also would be God's gift to revisit, recast, and yes, renew my own youth.
Opinion | Discipleship
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
touch with admit they haven't given much thought to what discipleship might look like for their older members (especially women) beyond maintaining the spiritual growth from their youth
Opinion | Sexuality
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
His wife was my Sunday school teacher, and he was a faithful church attendee. I was dating a young man who was the drummer in the youth band and spoke of his call to ministry.
Opinion | Family
Hey, Christian Youth: It Gets BetterSubscriber access only
Why have the perks of faithful adulthood become our best-kept secret?
Hey, Christian Youth: It Gets Better. Given extended adolescence, segregation of youth from adults, and an increasingly secular culture, this is something we must address.
Opinion | Sexuality
Body Talk: Beyond the Tween Abstinence LectureSubscriber access only
Media shapes how youth see their bodies. What can the church teach them instead?
Media shapes how youth see their bodies. Getting an abstinence talk from a parent or youth pastor has become something of a rite of passage for evangelical teens.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Latina, Pentecostal, and College-BoundSubscriber access only
How the church stands to benefit from rising educational attainment.
Educational gains among Latino youth pose an opportunity or a threat to the growing number of Latino Pentecostal churches in the US. Latinos are graduating
interview | Discipleship
A Stroke Freed Me to Redefine Beauty
Former model Katherine Wolf reveals how a nearly fatal experience altered her faith.
You grew up with a foundation of Christian faith that shaped your youth. Were there particular experiences in your early life that taught you the idea that beauty can come from suffering?
Opinion | Discipleship
Embracing Valentine’s Day Disappointment
Why a holiday of unmet expectations leads me to the Resurrection.
Once you have flung yourself into his care—the way a mother is besotted with her baby, or a man clings to the wife of his youth— God's love is powerful, deep, and incontrovertible.
Reporting | Discipleship
Jo Saxton Q+A: What's Holding Women Back?
Why she’s passionate about empowering female leaders.
like me. I didn't have a frame of reference for what my leadership could look like—but I did have a youth leader who really encouraged me. For someone