Churches That Play Together Stay Together
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
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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.
struggle with envy. Lipp and Cushatt offer potent antidotes on how to deal with “shanger” (shame and anger) with humor and wisdom. Their advice: cultivate
Opinion | Family
Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
God's. It also draws out creativity, grit, and a sense of humor that informs my faith, work, and life. My children's flourishing is part of my flourishing. On
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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?
Spouses often deal with intense loneliness. “He lost his sense of humor and was always aggravated with me or the kids,” one wife told me. “He even lost interest in me physically.
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13 Books to Read with Your Kids This Summer
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me?
by Sherman Alexie (illustrated by Yuyi Morales). One of my favorite poets and authors for adults, Sherman Alexie loses none of his characteristic humor in this children's picture book.
Why Can’t We Christians Laugh Anymore?
At a time when evangelicals feel culturally embattled, it seems we’ve lost our ability to laugh.
We seem to have lost not only our sense of tolerance and civility, but worse, our sense of humor. We've earned these little stings and we need their biting humor more than ever.
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May You Not Be Weird and 30 Other Prayers for My Future Husband
All the single Christians said, “Amen.”
with that! 29. May you be patient with my incessant need to win people over with humor and wit and drawing attention to myself (eg, see above). 30. May
Let's Kiss Dating Hello
A sociologist reveals her research about 'ring by spring' culture on a Christian college campus.
But as sociology professor Dr. Stacy Keogh George has observed in a recent study, this dismissive humor belies a very real pressure felt by some students to measure success by
Moms, Go on with Your ‘Bad’ Self
In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best.
In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best.
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Confessions of a Media-Protective ParentSubscriber access only
What I’ve learned from trying to keep my kids safe—but not too safe.
As our kids moved into early adolescence, we found ourselves debating the sexually charged videos of Britney Spears and the subversive humor of The Simpsons.
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A Smart Fashion Mag Is Hard to FindSubscriber access only
The quest for style writing that informs and inspires, not shames and sells.
The people behind this defunct publication give me a little bit clearer picture of how I might best engage the culture around me: with integrity and redemption and a sense of humor.
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MLB Wife Julianna Zobrist: 'Baseball Is All My Kids Have Ever Known'Subscriber access only
How the Christian singer and her Chicago Cubs husband keep faith and family first.
It speaks so much of his sovereignty and care for us, and his humor. I am thankful that at the time I found out I was pregnant, I did not know everything else that was ahead.
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Six Tips for Women Afraid to Talk PoliticsSubscriber access only
Or anyone looking to prepare for tough conversations.
may entail. Even a contentious conversation can become a better place of understanding at the end if treated with a sense of humor and humility. Penny
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Our Histories Are Not Created EqualSubscriber access only
Why Americans should be upfront with our kids—and ourselves—about how power and privilege shaped our backgrounds.
the reality of the present. Laura Goetsch blogs at Thinking About Such Things, hunting down wisdom and humor with equal ferocity. She is a thinker, laugher
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Why I Gave in to Barbie, Even Before Her Size ChangeSubscriber access only
Barbie teaches my girls to play. I’ll let other examples teach them about being a woman.
develop their unique gifts. Laura Goetsch blogs at Thinking About Such Things, hunting down wisdom and humor with equal ferocity. She is a thinker
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The Force Is With HerSubscriber access only
Star Wars' leading lady sends a message to the boys, too.
Bechdel test. Slate's Laura Bradley goes further, labeling the movie “feminist”: The movie's feminist bent shines through most in its humor. When Finn
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In Defense of Sarcasm & Humor: A Response to the EarnestSubscriber access only
Why Christians can appreciate a good dose of laughter along with a serious sensibility.
Opinion | Pop Culture. In Defense of Sarcasm & Humor: A Response to the Earnest. Why Christians can appreciate a good dose of laughter along with a serious sensibility.
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Raising Jesus KidsSubscriber access only
Hint: It's not about having all the right answers.
Jen Hatmaker is a mom to five children, a pastor's wife, a popular speaker, and a bestselling author of such humor and insight that she has been called, “the Christian Nora Ephron
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David Rakoff, My Rather Unlikely Kindred SpiritSubscriber access only
Kindness, healing, and humor, all done in lyric.
Opinion | Pop Culture. David Rakoff, My Rather Unlikely Kindred Spirit. Kindness, healing, and humor, all done in lyric. Rachel Marie Stone. @Rachel_M_Stone. Image: Kris Krüg / Flickr.
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Learning to Love My HatersSubscriber access only
How even the harshest criticism makes us better writers.
I landed my first major writing gig when I won a contest for McSweeney's Internet Tendency, a humor website that runs columns from unknown writers from interesting backgrounds.
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