Why Happy Christian Moms Still Feel Guilty
Pew Research found that evangelical mothers score high for balance and satisfaction in parenting. So why do they keep facing so much pressure?
moms in evangelical churches across America, gearing up for another round of pink carnations and Mother's Day well-wishes, say they're still struggling with mom guilt, burnout, and
Opinion | Family
The Gift of Mom Guilt
Hearing God’s call in a "lean in" or "opt out" world.
The Gift of Mom Guilt. Hearing God's call in a "lean in" or "opt out" world. After my initial shock and worry, guilt washed over me. I should have been there, I thought in self-rebuke.
Opinion | Discipleship
What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin
Our political loyalties often prevent us from thinking biblically about the human condition.
Guilt and innocence are not determined by the force of a group's convictions. After all, we serve a Savior who was innocent of every sin, and yet a crowd rallied for his death: “He's a liar!
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We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through.
In her book Coping with Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss, psychologist Amy Wenzel points out that while women often feel a guilt of perceived failure (“I failed my husband by
Babies Need Their Moms. But Moms Need Paid Leave.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher.
How do you offer your advice without making women feel an incredible burden and guilt for not being perfect in their ability to be present to their children at all times?
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Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
Opinion | Family. Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents? How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
Opinion | Sexuality
With Sexual Sin, Truth and Mercy Triumph over Judgment
What I've learned from both sides of a hard conversation.
Should they treat her as God's law demands?”. To the grace oriented, notice that the scribes and Pharisees are not wrong in naming the woman's guilt and also appealing to the law.
Iranian American Minister: Why the Bible Belt Is the Perfect Place for Muslim Refugees
Samira Page sees the church mobilizing to serve Dallas’s influx of new neighbors.
Her spiritual life looks so much different from her childhood, when she felt forced to study, pray, and fast to please God, only to be spun into cycles of guilt over her missteps.
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I Sent My Kids to a ‘Better School.’ But Was It the Right Choice?
As a parent, I feel caught between the needs of my children and the needs of my neighbors.
We pass Lansing buses each afternoon. Instead of turning those reminders into personal guilt, we're trying to fold them into our process of continual discernment.
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Liberate Ourselves from the Perils of Platform
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women’s gifts in the church.
experiences. The one thing they had in common was their evangelicalism. As I interviewed each one, I was surprised by one common theme: the guilt. Over
Opinion | Church
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
was the victim relieved of responsibility for the perpetrator's “behavior” (never called a “crime.”) She was then commended to do four things: Ask God to cleanse her of guilt, forgive the
Opinion | Discipleship
The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities
The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.
sinners simply because they'd suffered. That tragedy and others like it weren't indicative of anyone's guilt. Nonetheless, Jesus pivoted and warned his
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
There, my new friends and I were all literate in the same Protestant way, versed in the biblical trajectory of creation, sin, guilt, grace, redemption, forgiveness.
Opinion | Sexuality
Finding My 'True Self' as a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
of acknowledging the genuine nature of my feelings and the other had overlooked the very real conviction I held about human sexuality by explaining it away as “residual guilt from my
Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me
The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace.
“When I was in my valley, in my pit,” says Richards-Ross, “and I felt so far out of God's grace and had so much guilt and so many negative emotions—which the devil uses to trick us—I
Opinion | Family
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
When I miscarried near the end of my first trimester, my grief was compounded with guilt for the surprising and unmistakable feeling that also lingered beneath the surface: relief.
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
Instant self-loathing, guilt, and remorse. How can I look at pornography? I love Jesus! I want to be a missionary! I'll never look at it again, I told myself.
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Why Corruption Is an Urgent Justice Issue
While living abroad, I discovered the corrosive effects of corruption and the suffering it causes.
the beginning of Isaiah. “Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken
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Breast Cancer Marred My Picture-Perfect Marriage
How we found God’s mercy as we faced deep division we’d never experienced before.
Throughout her life as mother to our Savior, Mary faced many heavy burdens—her fear the moment Gabriel appeared; the guilt she may have felt when Herod murdered other children
Making Music and Babies: Christian Singers Open Up About Motherhood
For artists like Kari Jobe and Audrey Assad, family comes first, but that doesn’t mean their careers go away.
Holcomb learned that to avoid ratcheting up the inevitable “mom guilt” she'd have to stop looking beside her for comparison and critique and instead focus on Jesus.