Opinion | Family
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
3. Rejuvenate relationships with your young adult kids. They desire deep relationships, and when they're not able to satisfy that need, they often experience isolation and loneliness.
Opinion | Discipleship
What Advent Waiting Means for Singles
In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God’s goodness.
In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God's goodness.
Opinion | Discipleship
Find Your Creative Voice
Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world.
and care. A beautiful meal expresses some of God's provision in nourishing our physical bodies and nurturing relationships around our table. Just as
Opinion | Church
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
rather ignore. Some of us are forced to confront our vulnerability when tragedy strikes, when natural disasters hit, or when relationships crumble. For
Opinion | Family
Your Childhood Wounds May Be Hurting Your Marriage
Lessons from attachment theory on building secure and trusting intimacy.
Perhaps because of his own experiences of parental neglect, Bowlby understood that all children have the fundamental need to be in secure, bonded relationships.
Opinion | Discipleship
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
continued. I felt angry, sad, and hurt. I didn't know what to do. I didn't want to cause conflict or hurt relationships, but at the same time I had more to say. My
Opinion | Discipleship
What Young Black Women Need from Their Black Brothers—and the Church
African American women still face significant challenges in their relationships with men.
What Young Black Women Need from Their Black Brothers— and the Church. African American women still face significant challenges in their relationships with men.
‘We Have Unreached People Groups Right Here’
An interview with SEND International’s first female head on missions efforts in our own backyard and abroad.
How do we begin building relationships and start a church among these people right here?”. We're doing English language classes right now here in
Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work
Why a juvenile justice advocate builds relationships with Chicago’s most vulnerable young men.
Why a juvenile justice advocate builds relationships with Chicago's most vulnerable young men. interview. Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God's Work.
Opinion | Discipleship
Weary in the Wilderness?
Pray, and don't give up on people.
or seeking reconciliation. We have turned down Jesus' invitation to cultivate the intimate relationships that could change us and them. We have taken
Opinion | Family
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
For many of us, controversy is the last thing we want to stir up in our families. Familial relationships are complicated. They ways. Relationships matter.
Opinion | Sexuality
What I Learned from Same-Sex Abuse Inside the Church
My church mishandled my case. Yours doesn’t have to.
of me sexually. I stated that lay ministers are not exempt from the high ethical standards and safeguards required in ministry relationships. I also told
Opinion | Sexuality
With Sexual Sin, Truth and Mercy Triumph over Judgment
What I've learned from both sides of a hard conversation.
Although the phrase “grace and truth” is shouted from every rooftop, we're painfully aware of how difficult it is to practice in the context of real relationships and real conversations.
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.
messier than I imagined. As is often the case for broken parent-child relationships, healing is slow and forgiveness multi-layered. “In our parents' greatest
The Great Female Commission
Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.
In Robinson's view, some Christians lack the opportunity—and sometimes the initiative—to pursue robust discipleship relationships, which means they miss out on spiritual growth for
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
marriage-family,todayschristianwoman (Weekly)CT's weekly newsletter to help women grow their marriage and family relationships through biblical principles.
Opinion | Family
How to Help a Friend Through a Dying Marriage
Christians should be ready to care for those in the aftermath of divorce without making their pain worse.
to seek a divorce. We both knew how deeply marriage matters to God and that covenantal relationships are not intended to be broken. Yet, God gives
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.
limited and constrained as much, if not more, than it offered. It dictated the boundaries of my relationships. It cut me off from hardship—both the hardship of
Opinion | Family
Sibling Rivalry: From Childhood to the Church
Will they—or will we—ever stop fighting?
Despite the fact that our everyday experiences teach us otherwise, we're often tempted to sentimentalize family relationships, including the relationships between brothers and sisters.
Rethinking Apologetics for the Black Church
“Black people in the inner city need apologetics, but black people in the suburbs do, too,” says apologist Lisa Fields.
Because I have relationships on both sides, I'm able to put all kinds of people in conversation with each other. I'm also able to not romanticize either black or white church spaces.