Opinion | Discipleship
The Bible’s Best Description of Salvation Is a Phrase We Rarely Use
How Paul points the way to a fresh way of seeing faith.
Church, no.” When you are united to Christ, you are put into a family. There are no “only children” in the kingdom. If you opt out of family, you grow up not knowing yourself.
Churches That Play Together Stay Together
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
fun, quality time with both their housemates and extended household members.” That includes playing games together (32%), sharing meals (63% eat breakfast as a family and 75
Opinion | Family
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
Opinion | Family. Love Your villages. I grew up believing that every family invited a hodgepodge of lonely and isolated people to every holiday gathering. And
Opinion | Family
My Foster Daughter Was Separated from Her Family at the Border
Caring for someone else’s kid brought heartbreak. But it also drew me closer to God’s kingdom purposes.
Opinion | Family. My Foster Daughter Was Separated from Her Family at the Border. The last time we had had two simultaneously, it had pushed our family to the brink.
Opinion | Family
How Christians Can Take the Lead with Paid Family Leave
A new report from the Center for Public Justice offers guiding principles for how church communities, policy makers, and employers can put pro-family beliefs into action.
A new report from the Center for Public Justice offers guiding principles for how church communities, policy makers, and employers can put pro-family beliefs into action.
Opinion | Sexuality
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God. 68:6)—and he calls us to live in a new family of choice: God's family.
Opinion | Family
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
Opinion | Family. How wish. His sudden and unexpected transition from independent to dependent affected every aspect of our family's life for the next year.
Opinion | Church
Four Lies That Keep Us from Church
These common untruths prevent us from fully participating in the body of Christ.
I'm focusing on my family. Each of us has another community—in addition to the church—that's clearly given to us by God: our biological family. Whether
Opinion | Sexuality
The Church Made Vagina Sculptures Long Before Nadia Bolz-Weber
But early Christian yonic art symbolized baptism, not free sex.
The only way to enter the church family was through that particular vagina. Both Bolz-Weber's statue and early church yonic fonts remind us of the sacred beauty of female sexuality.
Opinion | Family
This Christmas, I’m Defining Family by My Single Friends
Blood relatives are key to the holiday. But I share a deeper DNA with the body of Christ.
Opinion | Family. This Christmas, I'm Defining Family by My Single Friends. Blood relatives are key to the holiday. As the old song and the good book say: We are family.
Opinion | Church
Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
For my husband and me, offering hospitality has meant breaking down a common church practice: sitting together as a family. 2. Family is more than immediate family.
For Christian Women, Persecution Looks Like Rape
Around the globe, female followers of the faith suffer sexual violence, forced marriage, forced abortions, travel bans, and trafficking.
And the devastation rarely stops there. “When girls and women are persecuted, their children are traumatized and the family unit is damaged,” an analyst told World Watch Monitor.
God Calls Me to Motherhood and Art. How Do I Do Both?
The cofounder of a new art and vocation institute in South Carolina aims to address the intersection of faith, family, creativity, and calling.
The cofounder of a new art and vocation institute in South Carolina aims to address the intersection of faith, family, creativity, and calling. interview. God Calls Me to Motherhood and Art.
Opinion | Family
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
Opinion | Family. Moms 2. Worthwhile work doesn't necessarily entail a salary; nonetheless, making money for your family is valuable and venerable. Much
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
interview. I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family. Afterward, she sat down with CT to share about the process of forgiving the man who killed her entire family.
Opinion | Family
I Grew Up with Black Household Help
How I’m learning to name both the injustice and goodness of my childhood in the South.
Opinion | Family. I Grew Up with Black Household Help. I have always thought I had to choose. If I am grateful for my town, my family, my history, then I must not critique it.
Opinion | Discipleship
I Found Hope in My Husband’s Chronic Illness
Disability changed our family. It also brought us closer to these three Christian truths.
Illness. Disability changed our family. years. Even though his disability is often invisible to others, his vulnerability has dramatically changed our family life.
Opinion | Family
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
Opinion | Family. Personality changes, constant criticism, and angry outbursts can be common for PTSD sufferers—and can be frightening and devastating for the entire family.
excerpt | Discipleship
Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer.
He made the “in sickness” vow before God and all of our friends and family without really knowing what that might one day entail. Here it is—come to collect.
Opinion | Family
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Opinion | Family. Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'. I faced this conundrum at a recent gathering with my extended family. I felt I was doing fairly well.
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