How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
In her new book, “The Voice,” the award-winning singer reflects on Bible Study Fellowship’s role in her faith formation.
As everyone in the small group began to share, I was so knocked out by the level of honesty. Their honesty struck me because, in the home in which
Opinion | Pop Culture
12 Podcasts for Your Summer Listening List
A dozen women weigh in with their favorite podcasts on practicing the Sabbath, the science of pianos, and other topics worth talking about this summer.
The journey of singleness is beautiful but sometimes very difficult, so her raw moments of honesty spoke to a deep place within me that I often leave untouched.
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?
Smalley said one of the best things the church can offer Christian moms is a space for honesty, vulnerability, and authenticity, rather than unrealistic expectations for the demands of
Opinion | Church
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
into my life. Honesty with others unlocked even more honesty with God, and I found the cry of my heart was echoed by many of the psalmists. I learned
Opinion | Discipleship
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
Opinion | Family
When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill
My husband’s schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed.
In all honesty, I used to view mentally ill homeless men asking for money on street corners as scary—but now I envision my husband standing in their place.
Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me
The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace.
I was really prayerful about it and felt like honesty would foster healing—not only for myself but also for other women. And men. My husband was broken from [the decision], too.
Opinion | Family
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
21). In terms of these desires, encouraging honesty doesn't mean overlooking sin, but rather humbly and gently calling each other to repentance. But
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21 Books Worth Giving as Christmas Gifts
Holiday book list: CT Women writers recommend their favorites.
of this book's main character, Yslea, imagine a pregnant 19-year- old with the curiosity and introspection of Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe and the honesty and calm of
Old Hollywood’s Abortion Secret
What a culture of death tells us about a culture of life.
Alternatively, when we pursue grace, mercy, and honesty, when people are prioritized over publicity, and when communities support mothers and babies instead of considering them “in
God Will Give You the Words, So Don't Steal These
Plagiarism offends the original author and the Author of all.
own. It makes practical sense, but also perpetuates the idea that numbers (posts, shares, readers, financial gain) are better than honesty and attribution.
Opinion | Family
Save the Drama: Raising Girls Who Speak TruthSubscriber access only
Don’t let power plays manipulate young friendships.
or fights. Honesty, Empathy, Kindness. The our daughters. And they offer a valuable chance for them to learn the power of honesty and kindness. When
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Blue-Collar ContentmentSubscriber access only
A parent's lesson from where providence meets the American dream.
And while Gabler's woes are the result of multiple factors, in moments of disquieting honesty, he also admits that they are the result of certain lifestyle choices—including his attempt to
Opinion | Family
Remarriage: Doomed to Fail?Subscriber access only
Keys to succeeding in a second marriage
For Greg, honesty was the highest value. Learning that my husband valued honesty above all else communicated volumes about what he desired from me.
Let's Be Honest: Labor Is Trauma
As a doula and a mother, I know from experience that labor requires intense suffering.
Let's Be Honest: Labor Is Trauma. As a doula and a mother, I know from experience that labor requires intense suffering. Rachel Marie Stone. @Rachel_M_Stone.
Opinion | Sexuality
A Smart Fashion Mag Is Hard to FindSubscriber access only
The quest for style writing that informs and inspires, not shames and sells.
content—not to mention income—to stay afloat. As a result, honesty may be sacrificed for profitability. What once seemed like a promising new medium
Opinion | Pop Culture
Six Tips for Women Afraid to Talk PoliticsSubscriber access only
Or anyone looking to prepare for tough conversations.
2. Read Up. As people concerned with truth and honesty, we should do enough research on a particular issue to ensure that our arguments are based in facts, not fear or falsehood.
Opinion | Discipleship
When Doubt Is More than Just a SeasonSubscriber access only
Rather than waiting for it to pass, keep wrestling.
and asked: “Do you see ought?” And the man said, absolutely honestly: “I do see, but I am seeing men as if they were trees walking.” What saved this man was his absolutely honesty.
Opinion | Pop Culture
How We Instagrammed Away Our FeelingsSubscriber access only
Today’s hipster irony and OMG sentimentality distracts from real-life sincerity.
As Christians, our identity is deeply rooted in a vulnerable Christ and a communal story of confession—which is the act of prioritizing honesty with one another over self-image.
Opinion | Sexuality
Christian Community Doesn’t Require Our Blind TrustSubscriber access only
Discernment and judgment must come first.
his trustworthiness. O'Neill lists three criteria for determining whether someone is worthy of our trust: honesty, reliability, and competence. She explains
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