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Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker is a writer and speaker with an Mdiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. She lives with her husband Peter, and her three children, Penny, William, and Marilee in western Connecticut. She blogs about faith, family, disability, and culture here at Christianity Today. Her third book Small Talk: Learning From my Children About What Matters Most (Zondervan) will be published in October 2014. She is also the author of A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, and Penelope Ayers: A Memoir. Find her on Twitter at @AmyJuliaBecker.

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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.

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.

Why We Need Paternity Leave

Having Dad take time off sets up a more balanced family life.

A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down Syndrome

Abortion, adoption, and yet again, ignorance over special needs.

News Flash: Not Everyone With Down Syndrome Is Suffering

Setting the record straight on special needs and disability.

Should Christians Pursue Prenatal Testing?

New tests present pregnant women with more options.

Was the Sandy Hook Shooter Sinful or Just Sick?

How Jesus' earthly ministry gives us the answer.

Ann Coulter and the Witness of John Franklin Stephens

What Christians can learn from the man with Down Syndrome who responded to Coulter's use of the 'r' word.

Hookup Culture Is Good for Women, and Other Feminist Myths

According to 'Atlantic' essayist Hanna Rosin, we should celebrate that young women are now acting as sexually selfish as their male counterparts.

Are Infants Sinful? How Not to Talk about Original Sin

There are better ways to explain human fallenness than pointing to needy babies and clumsy toddlers.

Asking Why After a Child's Accidental Death

Perhaps the most we're able to say this side of heaven is that a child's death doesn't make sense.

Advocating for a Daughter Stuck in the 'Shadow of Autism'

Virginia Breen's daughter, Elizabeth, can't talk. How she reveals the love of God through poetry.

Ian and Larissa: A Story of Choosing the Hard, Good Road

Ian's disability marks the young couple's marriage as different. Maybe they have something to teach us.

Bearing Life in a Broken World: A Review of 'No Easy Choice'

Strengthened by her own story, Ellen Painter Dollar's book explores the ethical dimensions of reproductive technology.

Dad-in-Chief: Parenting Lessons from Rick Santorum and President Obama

We need more political leaders modeling family sacrifice—especially for children with disabilities.

Why Teens Drift Away from Faith

It may have to do something with their marginally Christian parents.
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