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‘Jane the Virgin’ Pokes Serious Holes Through Our Reasons to Wait

What a goofy CW comedy gets right about abstinence.

On TV, How Dark Is Too Dark?

Game of Thrones puts evil at its forefront.

The 'Scandalous,' Nonsensical Portrayal of Christian Faith on TV

Scripted television still doesn’t get evangelicals.
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Ian and Larissa Murphy: Trusting God through Traumatic Brain Injury

A viral video made their marriage famous, and now, their story continues.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome

Both the right and the left have more to learn.

Peeking into the Womb

A Christian response to advancing ultrasound technology.
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What the Ebola Panic Reminds Us About Worry

Even faced with deadly disease, we can choose to live like God’s in control.

How Love Leads Us to Worry

When we love someone or something, we assume they’re ours to worry about.

What Your Facebook Updates Say About You, Your Faith, and Your Mental Health

New study connects emotional wellbeing with churchy status updates.
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An Open Letter to Male Virgins

Despite what society says, our identity does not rely on our sexual status.

Brotherly Love: Christians and Male-Female Friendships

We relate to the opposite sex in the best source of community we know, the church.

We Wish You a Busy Easter

Why the extra services and special meals of Holy Week are good for us.
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School Prayer Doesn’t Need a Comeback

Why this prayer-loving, evangelical mom won’t be joining the movement.

Shark Week Jumps the Shark

Discovery Channel's popular (and once educational) series gets trapped in gimmick.

How Poor Could They Be?

On going broke and getting judged.
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Hot-N-Ready and Made With Love

Dinner’s about the act of serving, not what’s being served.

Have Babies, Just Not Yet

Resisting pressure to "make something of yourself" before motherhood.

Good Sex Comes to Those Who Wait?

Hook-up sex v. married sex: A warning about incentivizing abstinence with personal pleasure.
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It's Inevitable: We're Human, We're Christian, and We're Lonely

How an over-connected, over-independent culture keeps us from the intimacy we all crave.

The Women Who Sang Out for Civil Rights

The heroines of the movement followed a call to “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Read, Write, Worship

Finding God between the lines of literature.
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Home Sweet Home, Again

Like a growing number of adults, I find support, love, and lodging in an obvious place: my parents’ home.

Daddy Dearest: How Purity Culture Can Turn Fathers into Idols

Our pledges belong to the Heavenly Father, not our earthly ones.

Why Do We Love to Hate Taylor Swift?

Sweet or sexualized, young female celebrities get subjected to constant criticism.
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Slammed in the Spirit

Hope for a Christian blogosphere that focuses more on God than each other.

A Mother's Hope for a Better World

The significance of raising good kids in an age of bad news.

Mercy in the Name of God, Not Government

How our country’s religious freedoms might prompt us to care for immigrants.
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How Abortion Stories Overtook Life Ethics

Anecdotes aren’t enough to determine morality.

When Childhood Has Become a Race

Goodbye busy summer, hello busy school year: What have we lost in the rush?

When Our Desires Disorient Us

Recognizing what we want allows us to stand exposed before God.
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From Midriffs to Social Media: Parenting Teen Girls in the 21st Century

Don’t let the topic fool you. ‘Enough’ is full of substance and wisdom.

Fair Trade in an Unfair World

Conflicted over bananas, button-downs, and now, smart phones.

Why George Clooney's Engagement Is Worth Celebrating

I typically hate celebrity news. So why am I so happy for him?
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Lessons from Loving and Losing a Pet

On loving dogs and being loved by God.

Female and Made in My Father's Image

Just because I’m a “she” doesn’t mean the Creator I reflect has to be.

Don't Blame Evangelicals for the Cult of the Virgin

As the saying goes, we didn’t start the fire.
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Christine Caine, Liberty University to Launch ‘Lean In’-Type Program for Christian Women

Propel calls on the church to equip and validate working women.

Jesus Loves the Little Children… But I Don’t

A childless millennial’s quest to become a “kid person.”

If a Brand-New Christian Women's Conference Goes Viral, Then What?

The story behind the success of the IF: Gathering.
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Not All Vulnerability Is Brave

We don’t have to expose our deepest secrets with every speech and blog post.

Who You Calling Brusque?

Speak boldly and carry a red pen: A fellow female editor on Jill Abramson's firing

Lamenting My Prejudice Against Beautiful Women

When did I absorb the belief that being feminine means being shallow?
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The Stereotypical Christians of 'Orange Is the New Black'

The series’ groundbreaking diversity disappoints in the realm of religion.

Duggar Girls Talk Dating, Big Families, and Reality TV

A Q&A with the oldest sisters of America’s favorite quiverfull clan.

Jesus Loves Miley Cyrus

Everyone’s shocked and offended over her VMA performance. As Christians, we can offer another response.
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What Kind of Sinful Are You?

A spiritual personality test, the Enneagram takes an honest look at our weaknesses.

The Christian Call to Say 'You're Welcome'

How we respond to thanks matters.

Enough About the B-Word

Sorry Beyonce and Sheryl Sandberg, we’ve got bigger problems than “bossy.”
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How Natural Family Planning Shaped My View of Sex

A more intensive method of birth control reminded me that it’s God who’s in control.

Heal Me—Body, Mind, and Soul

Our need for a more robust Christian theology of medicine.

Let Advent Break Your Heart

Pausing in the pregnant darkness of “Come, Lord Jesus.”
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God’s Grace Through the Pain of Pregnancy

Nine months can feel like a long, dark valley.

More Guns, More Shootings?

As a Christian, I worry about an increasingly armed America.

The Poor Shall Inherit the Boards

Calling for more economic diversity in church leadership.
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Go Ahead, Say the Wrong Thing

Never say, ‘never say’: How our lists and language rules may be over-the-top.

Let Them Eat Dirt

Undoing the guilt, delusion, and obsession of today’s parents.

When Parenting Gets Lost in the Details

In a wave of books for modern moms, Gloria Furman’s gospel meditations offer a simple goal.
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The History We’d Prefer to Forget

Why we pass on pain to the next generation.

To Have and to Hold, In Hardship and Unhappiness

Having faith in marriage, for the long haul.

The Church Deserves Better than Ugly Decorations

Neither Granny’s castoffs nor HGTV trends belong in church buildings.
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The Calvinist on the Bestseller List

Marilynne Robinson’s rich, grace-filled prose strikes again.

Careful What You Click For

A call to steward our page views well.

Our Bodies, Our Selfies: On Body Image Online

The approval-seeking scrutiny of social media’s selfie-mania.
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Not Another Charity Case

Violence against women calls for an immediate, institution-wide response from Christians.

Is Valentine's Day a Lose-Lose Holiday?

The single and dating come together to try to redeem the commercialized extravaganza.

The Normal, Drama-Free, Totally-Healthy Christian Homeschool Movement

In a culture that loves shock value, typical evangelicalism rarely makes news.
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Lent Isn't Just About You

Why one Catholic writer went on a mission to do more than self-improve.

C.S. Lewis's Pen Pal, Kathy Keller

Keller's childhood correspondence with the revered author led her to Christian faith.
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The Benefits of Having Other People Raise Your Kids

Why doing it all alone isn’t the best (or most biblical) parenting strategy.

Have We Told You How Pretty You Look Today?

How our instinct to praise each others’ looks might fuel an image-obsessed culture.

Why Pastors Should Preach About Body Image

Our obsession with appearance has theological ramifications for both women and men.
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