5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
personal improvements. Surveys suggest that nearly half of us make resolutions, primarily focused on health, finances, and relationships. Though our
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
The Association of Religion Data Archives, in its analysis of the University of Oklahoma study, brought up denominational surveys conducted by the Evangelical Covenant Church and
Young, Female, and Pro-Trump
How white evangelical millennials are defying political predictions.
Image: Ryan Burge. Voting patterns among evangelicals of color are a different story, but one that can only be captured in broad strokes due to the limitations of exit poll surveys.
How Science Became a Weapon in the Mommy Wars
Peer-reviewed research intensifies parenting debates… and can leave us even more confused.
understanding through science. Decades of scientific studies and data gathered through surveys actually reveals benefits on both sides. Breast milk
Sex, Drugs, and Getting Old
The cost of turning to prescriptions promising to keep us young.
These ads suggest that if you aren't having sex there is something wrong with you since you can call a doctor to write a prescription to fix it…National sex surveys show that whether we
The Gospel of Interracial Marriage
How unity in Christ should overcome our segregated pews and segregated dating lives.
These surveys, which reveal how frequent churchgoers are less likely to date someone outside their race, weigh a little more heavily on those of us who find themselves in the minority
Asking Too Much of Marriage
We can't expect our spouses to solve all our problems.
Research shows that loneliness is epidemic in our nation. In two recent surveys, 40 percent of adults reported feeling lonely, two times as many as in the '80s.
Flipping the 40-Minute Sermon
Should church teaching evolve in the digital age?
According to The New York Times, the findings of two research surveys of teachers in 2012 indicated many teachers believe that students' frequent use of digital technology is taking a
Why All Christians Can Back Better Gun Control
My allegiance to Christ trumps my allegiance to this country and its founding documents.
Americans are feverishly reevaluating the terms of gun control in our country, and surveys show an almost immediate shift in favor of increased regulation.
My Perfect Husband, and the Death Trap of Comparing Marriages
The danger of making your own marriage the gold standard for all others.
This held true in both surveys and lab experiments, including one that tested whether candidates with identical backgrounds, but different names—Drew versus Diane—should receive
The Power of Choice in 'Downton Abbey'
The British World War I drama, depicting a world away, teaches me how to live in my own.
Whether we work inside the home or out of it, whether we are married or single, surveys and stories deal with the fact that women (and men) call themselves "unhappy" or "unsatisfied
Why I'm Okay with Church Failure
At the end of the day, Christians' ministry success is not about money and buildings.
Christian web strategist DJ Chuang has a fascinating exploration of the topic at his blog, complete with a collection of statistics from a variety of surveys.
Holy Hot Flashes! A Spiritual Take on Menopause
How the mysterious life stage changes a woman's capacity to nurture others.
more standard state of selfishness is. Tsing Loh surveys the self-help literature aimed at coaching women through The Change. She takes on the whack
Working for the (Son of) Man
What a theology of work might look like for female professionals, who tend to downplay their success.
All of this stress leaks out into the rest of our lives. And it can become overwhelming - some surveys suggest women stress more than men when work and home life overlap.