Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
According to attachment theorists, the quality of the early bond formed between children and their primary caregivers (usually mothers) influences emotional wellbeing for life.
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.
0; tweet; link; email; print. Erica Komisar is a social worker and psychoanalyst who believes young children are faring worse than they were even 30 years ago.
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
We still want to know: Are working women ruining their children? Are SAHMs missing out on personal fulfillment? 4. Parents are responsible for their children's wellbeing.
Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
But later that week, our pastor emailed to let me know that a newcomer had reported being welcomed by a British woman with small children and how much it had meant to her.
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
Opinion | Family. Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy. As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
Your Childhood Wounds May Be Hurting Your Marriage
Lessons from attachment theory on building secure and trusting intimacy.
Decades later, many psychologists and therapists now believe that the principles of attachment theory not only help parents meet their children's emotional needs, but they can also
How Poetry Might Change the Pro-Life Debate
The moral imagination of literature speaks volumes.
For four hundred years he determined which black woman's children would live or die. … Yes, indeed, the white man can say, Your children have the right to life.
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.
For women like me, children's ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced. Before I went to seminary, I worked as a regular volunteer in children's ministry.
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
Piper asks a related question that my husband and I asked ourselves when we decided to move to North Africa: “What is the greatest good you can do for your children?” We believed
How to Talk About Race with Your Kids
Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing.
Opinion | Family. How to Talk About Race with Your Kids. Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing. Yet, young children notice difference all the time.
6 Ways to Survive the Grief of Childlessness
In a time of loss and lament, here’s how I found spiritual solace.
This data doesn't encompass couples who have lost children to illness or accidents, nor does it take into consideration single women who desire to be mothers.
Six Ways to Inspire Confident, Contagious Faith in Your Kids
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take.
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take. How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions?
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?
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal? PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too.
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
by Samantha Bronkar in the Christian Science Monitor with an apt title summarizing the generational tension: “Boomer parents: 'One day, this will all be yours!' Grown children: 'Noooo!'”.
How to Binge Watch Like a Believer
The acclaimed cultural critic Andy Crouch says parents, not kids, are the key to a tech-wise family.
have a more complicated job in raising their kids today than previous generations—primarily because they have the added responsibility of monitoring their children's technology use.
Book List: Our Favorite New Releases for Kids
10 faith-enriching picture books.
We've reviewed some of the newest releases from Christian publishers to identify top-notch picture books that will engage children's souls and aid in their spiritual formation.
Mother Mary Is a Sanctuary—and So Are We
Annunciation Day invites us to be vessels of Christ in the world.
God. “Bearing God” is a task not just for women who can carry children but for everyone who will undertake it—so the church has taught for centuries.
13 Books to Read with Your Kids This Summer
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me?
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me? I also wanted to list books that, rather than being just “good for children,” are universally good stories.