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Why I Wore the Same Thing All Week

Simplicity has become trendy. But what are we simplifying for?

Whatever Happened to Wonder Woman?

Modern female superheroes barely stand for anything. It wasn’t always this way.

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

What a goofy CW comedy gets right about abstinence.
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Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits

The Internet can be a rough place for writers.

Ordinary Moms, Everyday Heroes

Every mom has the makings of a hero.

Parents: Give Up Your Great Expectations

Embracing the imago Dei over childhood milestones.
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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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What Elisabeth Elliot Taught Me about Longing

For this 21st-century single, her ‘Passion and Purity’ has stood the test of time.

B. B. King, My Soundtrack for Suffering

What the late King of the Blues reminded me about the King of Kings.

Keep the Easter Spirit Alive

How physical celebrations can lead to spiritual transformations.
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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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Why It’s a Good Time to Be a Christian Woman

New opportunities affirm the unique giftedness we’ve always had.

Life Begins Before the Womb

Amid IVF dilemmas and frozen embryos, we have new chances to affirm a pro-life ethic.

Why Some Pregnant Moms Don’t Wait to Announce

Greater openness around miscarriage has us rethinking first trimester etiquette.
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People Over Profit: Easier Said Than Done

Even good-hearted entrepreneurs run into practical complications.

Clothing Manufacturing Gets a Makeover

A Christian-owned company in Nepal works to empower, not exploit.

To the Ends of the Earth: Loving Vanuatu After Cyclone Pam

How God uses international ties to grow our compassion.
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Where Did Country Music’s Leading Ladies Go?

Talking back to the trends and ‘strategies’ keeping female vocalists off the airwaves.

One Last Thing: The Christian Porn Secret

Novel skips pat answers and focuses on healing in community.

Choose Your Own Sexual Ethics Adventure

A critique of purity culture turns into a plea for self-centered sexuality.
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Sexed-Up Culture Ruined Healthy Male-Female Work Relationships

The importance of both genders partnering in ministry.

What Women Want: More Opportunities to Serve

Need Christians to help and lead at church? I know plenty.

A Lesson from Rape Stories: We Don’t Get What We Deserve

It’s time to recognize that our world isn’t fair. And do something about it.
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Is This What Love Looks Like?

Parsing mixed messages about the heart of marriage.

Finding My Place in The Gospel Coalition

Where do women belong in complementarian organizations?

Patience Is an Offline Virtue

What I’m learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity.
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Mindfulness Doesn’t Have to Be All About Us

Becca Stevens slows down for the sake of service.

'Pioneer Girl' Laura Ingalls Wilder's Real Memoir Overturns Our False Nostalgia

After realizing the grittiness of the past, we can face the brokenness of the present

The Instant Gratification of #JeSuisCharlie

Waiting for deeper engagement amid our hashtag activism.
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If I See Blue, and You See White, Why Does It Matter?

The significance of our viral debate over #TheDress.

Why Faithful Foodies Might Consider Less Meat

Reducetarianism holds a familiar lesson: Everything in moderation.

Lessons from Loving and Losing a Pet

On loving dogs and being loved by God.
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Why Reality TV Can’t Handle the Josh Duggar Scandal

It’s time for ’19 Kids and Counting’ to come to an end.

When the Cross and the Crescent Are in the Same Family

How an evangelical mom and Muslim daughter overcame their divide.

How to Succeed in Business Despite Stigma and Stereotypes

Christian executive offers advice for female entrepreneurs.
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Why Boko Haram and ISIS Target Women

The oldest way to spread a religion is not to evangelize people; it’s to create new ones.

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
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The Cosby Show Dilemma

When fictional dads and happy endings get tangled in real-life scandal.

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.
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Dressed for Death: The History of Funeral Fashion

Looking back to when mourning attire was as heavy and dark as grief itself.

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.
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Nothing to Fear But Every Single Thing

How womanhood became a state of second-guessing.

Toxic Fears: Our Us-vs.-Them Approach to Health

In a world of impurity and disease, vulnerability pushes us to community and to Christ.

Body Talk: Beyond the Tween Abstinence Lecture

Media shapes how youth see their bodies. What can the church teach them instead?
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When Doubt Is More than Just a Season

Rather than waiting for it to pass, keep wrestling.

Dating by Q&A

Keeping courtship from turning into a job interview.
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Blogging Truth to Power

Why we listen to watchdogs and whistleblowers (from two of us who have been there)

Remembering the Gospel with Alzheimer’s

Christian psychologist: ‘God has a way to reach them’

Shared Savior, Split Traditions

Why I try to be generous to Christians who see some important things differently.
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Pastor Exposed as Faithful to Wife of 17 Years

Despite the headlines, marital scandals don’t define the church.

Even on Thanksgiving, It’s Okay to Ask for More

How our requests to God can actually fuel our gratefulness.

Go Ahead, Say the Wrong Thing

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

The cost of turning to prescriptions promising to keep us young.

Faithful Compassion Over Gut Reaction

From anti-Semitism to Boko Haram: How faith, not emotions, sustains our attention to tragedy.

Parented by Grandparents

The challenges of caretaking in middle age present new opportunities for outreach.
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God Bless the Foot-Washers and Nail-Painters

Our little luxuries are taking a big toll on workers.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Cry

We don’t need to apologize for our emotions.

Christ’s Labor on the Cross

Seeing Easter as a birth story.
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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 Dumbing-Down of Brave

Real courage is more than a cute catchphrase.

What Happens When We See Women Teach the Bible

A figure like Beth Moore shows evangelical women what’s possible.

The Benefits of Having Other People Raise Your Kids

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