Find Your Creative Voice
Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world.
It's so fundamental to being human that we can't help but create— in the way we play as children, in music, painting, drama, and other creative arts, and also in our daily work as adults.
How Christians Can Take the Lead with Paid Family Leave
A new report from the Center for Public Justice offers guiding principles for how church communities, policy makers, and employers can put pro-family beliefs into action.
profession. And promoting family-supportive work for all households likely requires both public policy and changes within the workplace. Rather than
Your Best Years Are Not Behind You
God needs willing workers, not necessarily young ones.
My workload is steady. The harvest is ripe, as the Good Book says, and God has work for me to do. Instead, I'm simply asking: Am I still willing to work for God and not stop?
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
1. All people “work.”. The 2. Worthwhile work doesn't necessarily entail a salary; nonetheless, making money for your family is valuable and venerable. Much
Lord, Save Me from My Side Hustle
Hard work is a virtue. But Scripture warns of its vice.
Lord, Save Me from My Side Hustle. Hard work is a virtue. Although Scripture encourages believers to be industrious and work cheerfully, with the whole of their hearts (Col.
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 does this finding inform how women make decisions about work? Many women are in the workplace, either full-time or part-time, and simply can't choose to be at home full-time
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
From our special issue: How the faith group least likely to support working women can do better.
work is an invitation to men to reinvest at home—to find meaning and identity outside a paycheck and colleagues' praise. “Society cannot honestly survive gender parity in the workplace
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
that explore trends in women's discipleship, examine research on women and workplace leadership, highlight deep theological thinking—and I'm finding that my full-time work in the
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
equal, we liberated women to be breadwinners too and fought for equality in the workplace. The so-called “mommy wars” reflect this tension between work and home and also come to
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
In the workplace, leaders already have a tendency to surround themselves with yes-men. defrauded investors, sexually assaulted or harassed women, and created toxic work cultures.
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
About 21 percent of female clergy work part-time; they're five times as likely to do so as men, the new study found. “Many women, especially mothers, work part-time.”.
5 Female Change Makers
Meet the nonprofit leaders featured in our special issue.
that explore trends in women's discipleship, examine research on women and workplace leadership, highlight his wife were expecting twins, and they asked Phillips to work for them as
Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven
Modern women have a complicated relationship with domesticity—but God points us toward the true meaning of home.
omen pointing to a world without the deep domestic comforts—and care, and arts—not of our mothers (many of whom were in a transitional leaving-home-to-go-work generation) but of
It Doesn't Pay to Go on Maternity Leave at Most Evangelical Seminaries
On Christian campuses, unofficial flexibility is more common than extra benefits for new parents.
How then do explicitly Christian institutions navigate paid parental leave and other flexible work policies? “Whether that's flexibility in the workplace, campus activities designed for the
Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
The bone-tiring work of motherhood forms and sanctifies my heart so that it more closely resembles God's. It also draws out creativity, grit, and a sense
The 5 Truths Stay-at-Home and Working Moms Can Agree On
After interviewing 120 women, I saw glimmers of a truce in the Mommy Wars.
state senator. But she shyly admitted to the group that she was more drawn to the work her friend is doing: raising and homeschooling children. “This
The Pro-Life Case for Paid Maternity Leave
Where are the conservative Christians rallying for working moms?
Courtney Reissig. Image: Juhan Sonin / Flickr. My sister-in-law returned to work as an administrative assistant in an architecture firm four weeks after her first son was born.
Finding a Job that Works for You and for God
Tips for overcoming job-hopping, career confusion, and ‘vocational scrambling.’
Image: Dee Speed / Flickr. I was unemployed and bored. My husband and I had moved to a new town, and I desperately sought work, blitzing my resume to whoever would look at it.