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Why Adult Coloring Works for Christians

I mocked the coloring book trend, until I discovered it for myself.

Brené Brown: Why We Need to Own Our Failures

Our darkest chapters don’t require a Christian rewrite.

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

What a goofy CW comedy gets right about abstinence.
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The Mystery of My Healing

Unexplainable relief is a reminder of God’s grace, wholeness, and incarnation.

Banning Abortion Based on Down Syndrome?

Why I’d rather see parents get the facts… then choose life.

Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits

The Internet can be a rough place for writers.
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What Your Facebook Updates Say About You, Your Faith, and Your Mental Health

New study connects emotional wellbeing with churchy status updates.

'Crazy Talk': How We Characterize Mental Illness

Our careless language reinforces stigma.

Christians Can't Ignore the Uncomfortable Reality of Mental Illness

Our shallow responses send the message that our faith has no answer for this kind of suffering.
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The Apologist Mom

Why Melissa Cain Travis thinks it's crucial for her to be a mother and an apologetics scholar.

Three Ways Catholic Tradition Bolstered My Protestant Faith

When a Swedish pastor’s conversion made recent news, I remembered my own draw to the church.

How to Smartly Engage with the Young Doubters in Your Midst

Six ways to support those questioning the faith.
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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.

God Didn't Make Our Bodies Only for Sex

Chastity can lead to a fuller engagement with creation.
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To Kill a Predator

What is it about this lion’s death that has us so outraged?

The Divine Grace of the IRS

Seriously. God’s help comes from the weirdest places.

God Used Me to Stop a School Shooter

Antoinette Tuff, the steady voice who famously talked down an armed intruder, speaks out about her faith.
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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.

How Wish Lists Affect Our Gift-Giving

Accepting gifts, the ones we asked for and the ones that surprise us, ultimately points us to the Giver.

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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Does the Road to Character Run Through Silicon Valley?

The HBO show draws us in with deeper questions about power and morals.

Above All Evil: God’s Purposes Through the Wild, Weird Arc of History

The unlikely rescue of Jews in China points to a Power beyond our understanding.

Clothing Manufacturing Gets a Makeover

A Christian-owned company in Nepal works to empower, not exploit.
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C. S. Lewis Was No Sexist

Two recent titles explore the great apologist’s relationships with women.

How the Dating Scene Became Stacked Against Women

Stats confirm what we knew all along: There aren't enough single men.

God Doesn’t Need You to Go Viral

Christian vloggers walk a fine line between sharing Christ and selling themselves.
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7 Spiritual Lessons from Running

What hitting the running trail taught me about the Christian life.

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.
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There's Never Enough Time

What I’ve learned as a working mother about the limits of time management.

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

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.
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Loving Our Pro-Choice Neighbors in Word and Deed

What we say about abortion matters, even if we act peacefully.

Christians Can’t Ignore ‘Fun Home’ and Other Controversial Books

Alison Bechdel's memoir doesn't endorse sexual brokenness. Ultimately, it exposes it.

What Vacation Bible School Looks Like in a Nursing Home

We found some new VBS students: My grandmother and her friends.
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Sandals Instead of Sponsorships: The Sseko Story

Behind the fair-trade company that’s helping educate women in Uganda.

Get Yourself a Girl Squad

The powerful witness of befriending the competition.
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Go West, Young Woman: The Rise of the Solo Female Traveler

I learned for myself why some of the best adventures are taken alone.

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.

Did Karen Klein Do the Right Thing? Bullying and the Limits of 'Turn the Other Cheek'

How I wish the elderly bus monitor would have responded to her young abusers.
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Sex and the Single Olympian: Lolo Jones Talks about Her Virginity

The world-class runner shows that virginity isn't just for nerdy 18-year-olds—and that following God's plan for sexuality can be really hard.

Why Women Are Obsessed with Pinterest

The spirituality of the booming online "self-expression engine."

Are Chick Flicks 'Emotional Porn'?

It depends on how you view them.
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The Unexpected Book of the Bible that Comforts Me the Most

In the midst of my anxiety, I remember God’s power through reading Revelation.

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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When Sex Leaves You Wanting More

Reflecting on female libido and Christian marriage.

Staying Faithful: How Our Sex Lives Matter to God

A common-ground theology for single and married Christians.

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

In a world of impurity and disease, vulnerability pushes us to community and to Christ.
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Public Displays of Christian Affection

Why we shouldn’t be turned off by healthy touch.

Why Singles Belong in Church Leadership

Unmarried ministers offer a unique understanding of devotion to Christ alone.
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Taking Creative Liberties With Creation

Does Wm. Paul Young’s Eve go too far?

The Poor Shall Inherit the Boards

Calling for more economic diversity in church leadership.

We're Not 'Too Fat' for Pictures

On being remembered for how we loved, not how much we weighed.
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Don’t Just Pray Alone

The world is desperate for people to pray with.

I Don't Want Your Good Vibes. I Want Prayer.

There's no substitute for our communion with the Father.

Pastor Exposed as Faithful to Wife of 17 Years

Despite the headlines, marital scandals don’t define the church.
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Put Down the Church Attendance Scorecard

Shame and peer pressure don’t lead to healthy discipleship.

Faithful Compassion Over Gut Reaction

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

The Church Deserves Better than Ugly Decorations

Neither Granny’s castoffs nor HGTV trends belong in church buildings.
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I’m a Feminist. How Come My Boys Are Such Boys?

What raising sons taught this egalitarian mom about gender.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Cry

We don’t need to apologize for our emotions.

Knit Your Way to a More Prayerful Life

Why we find comfort in blessed repetition.
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The Normal, Drama-Free, Totally-Healthy Christian Homeschool Movement

In a culture that loves shock value, typical evangelicalism rarely makes news.

The Perils of Christian Chick Lit

How my sugary-sweet chick lit relationships turned on me.

Gimme that Christian Side Hug

The viral video has received some negative attention over the past few weeks. But the joke's on whom?
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Get Moving, People. What Are You Reading This Summer?

Books for your nightstand, your Kindle, or the side of the pool.

Making the Most out of Mommy Blogging: The Woman Behind Money Saving Mom

How Crystal Paine made a ministry out of coupon clipping.

Why We Envy Elizabeth Gilbert

Who doesn't want to bury personal burdens through exotic travel on the company dime?
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Passion, Revisited: Remembering When I Was Radical for Christ

How can we stay ‘sold out’ for our faith?

When Complaining Tears Us Apart

Sociologists say voicing our frustrations brings us together. Scripture offers another way.

Sin Gone Viral

How Internet outrage hits deep.
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