Opinion | Pop Culture
‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
Every child with a disability has won some kind of lottery. “The lottery” is how my husband and I have always talked about our son with Down syndrome, whose condition is much less
Opinion | Family
Why We Need ‘Useless’ People
Babies with Down syndrome are aborted all over the world for being 'a burden to society.' Here's how we can advocate for them.
Babies with Down syndrome are aborted all over the world for being 'a burden to society.' Here's how we can advocate for them. Opinion | Family. She also has Down syndrome.
Opinion | Sexuality
Banning Abortion Based on Down Syndrome?Subscriber access only
Why I’d rather see parents get the facts… then choose life.
Opinion | Sexuality. Banning Abortion Based on Down Syndrome? But I don't support the Ohio bill that would ban abortion on the basis of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Opinion | Family
We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through.
I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and we began preliminary fertility treatments. During that time, I was in such a pit of despair. He will let me down.
interview | Family
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.
It's already the case that in Denmark, because of state-mandate prenatal testing, effectively all children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted.
Opinion | Family
God Has a Surprise for YouSubscriber access only
Like Mary, we find ourselves receiving God’s good and difficult gifts.
A physical marker during the ultrasound led doctors to believe my sweet baby in-utero had a 1 in 476 chance of having Down syndrome. Does positive mean he has Down syndrome?
Q+A: ‘To Joey, with Love’
Country musician Rory Feek shares about faith, heartbreak, and his new film.
their own TV show. Their daughter, Indiana, had just been born. Though her Down syndrome diagnosis was unexpected, they welcomed her with joy.
Opinion | Family
Give Your Kids the Gift of Absence
Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children.
Our oldest child has Down syndrome, and two of her babysitters have gone on to become special education majors in college while another has become a pediatric occupational
Opinion | Sexuality
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down SyndromeSubscriber access only
Both the right and the left have more to learn.
Opinion | Sexuality. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome. She found out her child had a high chance of having Down syndrome, then went into labor the next day.
Reporting | Family
The Micro-Premie Dilemma
Does NICU technology change our pro-life obligations?
God created the world in Genesis, our first assessment of new life comes down to breath babies born at 36 weeks or earlier regularly died of respiratory distress syndrome because their
Opinion | Sexuality
‘As Long as the Baby’s Healthy’… But What if He’s Not?Subscriber access only
One mom’s reflections on pregnancy and all that really matters.
Our child would have Down syndrome, and I was trying to make peace with what that meant for me, for my family. Here's what matters: Not that my child has Down syndrome.
Opinion | Sexuality
A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down SyndromeSubscriber access only
Abortion, adoption, and yet again, ignorance over special needs.
A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down Syndrome. Days ago, with this story buzzing around the blogosphere, I met a mother and her new baby, who has Down syndrome.
Opinion | Pop Culture
News Flash: Not Everyone With Down Syndrome Is SufferingSubscriber access only
Setting the record straight on special needs and disability.
News Flash: Not Everyone With Down Syndrome Is Suffering. Plenty of factors probably played into that moment, but it left me thinking about how our culture talks about Down syndrome.
Opinion | Family
Parents: Give Up Your Great ExpectationsSubscriber access only
Embracing the imago Dei over childhood milestones.
I've seen the same thing with our oldest daughter Penny, who has Down syndrome. Early on, we were told to expect developmental delays. She would walk later. She would talk later.
Opinion | Family
How Do We Parent Our Kids During This Political Season?
Twenty women weigh in with their perspectives.
joyful, hard-working toddler. Ace is one of those Jesus spoke of in the Beatitudes, one of those closest to the kingdom of God. Ace has Down syndrome.
Opinion | Sexuality
Peeking into the WombSubscriber access only
A Christian response to advancing ultrasound technology.
later it sits in the bottom of Penny's memory box—a reminder of the day we named her, the day we celebrated her existence, the day we didn't discover that she has Down syndrome.
Reporting | Family
Who Will Love My Child When I Am Gone?
Parents of children with disabilities grapple with an uncertain future.
Her youngest, Ace, 18 months, was born with Down syndrome. Boyett comes to this issue from a different perspective: that of a mother at the very beginning of this sort of journey.
For Black Women, Looking Tough Takes a Toll
Emotional strength can only hide heartbreak for so long, says pyschologist and theologian Chanequa Walker-Barnes
She stuffs down her emotions. Strong Black Woman Syndrome, something she saw regularly in her clinical practice, emerges out of the expectation that black women be “super capable
Opinion | Family
Ordinary Moms, Everyday HeroesSubscriber access only
Every mom has the makings of a hero.
Our oldest daughter Penny was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after birth, and it took me a year to wrestle through my doubt and fear and sadness.
Opinion | Sexuality
Should Christians Pursue Prenatal Testing?Subscriber access only
New tests present pregnant women with more options.
of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends that doctors offer all pregnant women prenatal testing, which can detect chromosomal conditions like Down syndrome before their