The Top Her.meneutics Posts of 2011
2011 was a year of tremendous growth for Christianity Today's women's blog, now entering its third year. First, in sheer numbers, we saw the number of readers nearly double since last year (to 1 million unique pageviews in 2011), and welcomed plenty of new readers through our Facebook and Twitter feeds (with no small thanks to a few evangelical celebrity retweets!). But perhaps more importantly, we saw the writers who make this blog tick (and who published books all their own in 2011) hone their ability to shed truth, deep thought, and charity on some of the most foundational issues within our movement — e.g., How can men and women relate in ways that honor God? How should Christian parents discipline their children? How do singles balance the demographic realities of delayed marriage, prolonged adolescence, and the "mancession" with the virtue of chastity? These and other foundational issues appear on the following list of the top-read posts of the year. We thank you, our readers, for returning daily to follow the conversations and adding your own (mostly charitable) two cents.
It's no surprise that a recurring theme in the year's list is sexuality, whether in marriage or mass culture, and no doubt we'll continue to talk about sexual ethics throughout the new year. But we also want to acknowledge several posts that had nothing to do with sex; for this, we asked our regular writers to select a favorite 2011 post written by a fellow writer. For the list of our in-house favorites from ...1