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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.

On TV, How Dark Is Too Dark?

Game of Thrones puts evil at its forefront.
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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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Dealing with ‘Gender Disappointment’

In the age of girl power, many of us want daughters. Here's why I’m happy either way.

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.

Hot-N-Ready and Made With Love

Dinner’s about the act of serving, not what’s being served.
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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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Fighting Sexism Like a 'Fair Lady'

What the 50-year-old film reminds us about the power of strong-willed women.

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.
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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.

Slammed in the Spirit

Hope for a Christian blogosphere that focuses more on God than each other.
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You're Not Too Busy for the Bible

It doesn't take a special kind of person to read the Scriptures daily.

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?
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The Instant Gratification of #JeSuisCharlie

Waiting for deeper engagement amid our hashtag activism.

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.
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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.

Female and Made in My Father's Image

Just because I’m a “she” doesn’t mean the Creator I reflect has to be.
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Military Wife Confessions: What Happens When You Can’t Plan for Anything

The practical struggle and spiritual lessons of living an unpredictable life.

Duck Dynasty Wife: The More Christians on Reality TV, the Better

How unexpected fame and quirky family has helped Jessica Robertson share her faith.

An Anointed Trend? Christian Women and Essential Oils

Faithful users rediscover the ancient practice and the healing within God’s creation.
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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 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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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?

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.
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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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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.

Let Them Eat Dirt

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

The challenges of caretaking in middle age present new opportunities for outreach.

Holiday Traditions, Under Construction

Why our shifting families and evolving rituals can still be cause for celebration.

The History We’d Prefer to Forget

Why we pass on pain to the next generation.
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How to Live a Better Life Story

The power of revising our stories in light of the gospel.

Joy beyond the Forced Optimism of Cancer Culture

Margaret Feinberg brings new meaning to the fight.

The Calvinist on the Bestseller List

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

Have We Told You How Pretty You Look Today?

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