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The Force Is With Her

Star Wars' leading lady sends a message to the boys, too.

Brené Brown: Why We Need to Own Our Failures

Our darkest chapters don’t require a Christian rewrite.

Why I Wore the Same Thing All Week

Simplicity has become trendy. But what are we simplifying for?
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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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If We Can’t ‘Fear Not,’ Let’s Fear Better

How to show love in a time of terror.

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.
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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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To Kill a Predator

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

Locked Up But Not Forgotten

The first step in caring for the prisoner: Remember.

School Prayer Doesn’t Need a Comeback

Why this prayer-loving, evangelical mom won’t be joining the movement.
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New Parents: Your Sex Lives Are Going to Change

How healthier expectations for marriage might keep us away from Ashley Madison.

Amen to Women in Politics

From a complementarian who celebrates female government leaders.

Why It’s a Good Time to Be a Christian Woman

New opportunities affirm the unique giftedness we’ve always had.
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How It Became So Easy to Ignore the Poor

Growing income inequality and economic segregation have insulated our privilege.

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.

You Are How Much You Work

Amazon, Google, and the troubling push for productivity at all costs.
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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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Messages from the Edge: Suicide Notes on Social Media

How Facebook turns the left-behind into horrified witnesses.

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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I Don’t Want to Win the Lottery

Whether the prize is a few bucks or a billion, Scripture warns against becoming ‘greedy for gain.’

God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves

A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor.

Is This What Love Looks Like?

Parsing mixed messages about the heart of marriage.
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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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The Pro-Life Call to Remember our ‘Old Acquaintance’

Seeing the aged as a blessing rather than a burden.

Loving Our Pro-Choice Neighbors in Word and Deed

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

Pastors, Power, and Prettiness

When good compliments go bad.
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Get Yourself a Girl Squad

The powerful witness of befriending the competition.
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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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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.

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.
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Are Our Cravings a Trick or Treat?

God redeems our physical desires too.

Moses and Jesus Didn’t Have Their Dream Jobs By 30, Either

Calling may look more like a wandering journey than a singular career path.

Staying Faithful: How Our Sex Lives Matter to God

A common-ground theology for single and married Christians.
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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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Taking Creative Liberties With Creation

Does Wm. Paul Young’s Eve go too far?

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’
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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.

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

How our requests to God can actually fuel our gratefulness.
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We Don’t Age Out of Our Sexuality

Balancing love, desire, and the demands of midlife.

The Blessing of Missing Christmas

In my Jewish home, my lonely celebrations as a teen changed how I view the holiday.

Fear of Missing Out Isn't Just a Season

FOMO is real, and it takes on a new dimension at midlife.
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Thank You Jesus for the Smell of Pumpkin Spice

How we worship and remember through our senses.

I’m a Feminist. How Come My Boys Are Such Boys?

What raising sons taught this egalitarian mom about gender.

Longing for a Watchman

Lessons on religion and racial justice from Harper Lee’s latest novel.
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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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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.

Pope Francis and Our Call to Evangelize the Cynics

Embracing the incremental work of our witness.
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