Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
For my husband and me, offering hospitality has meant breaking down a common church practice: sitting together as a family. 2. Family is more than immediate family.
Parents: Let Go of Graduation Nostalgia
The end of school invites retrospection. But we have something better to look forward to.
Opinion | Family. Parents: Let Go of Graduation Nostalgia. About a week before my eldest child went to college, my family and I took him out for Sunday lunch.
This Christmas, I’m Defining Family by My Single Friends
Blood relatives are key to the holiday. But I share a deeper DNA with the body of Christ.
Opinion | Family. This Christmas, I'm Defining Family by My Single Friends. Blood relatives are key to the holiday. As the old song and the good book say: We are family.
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
Opinion | Family. Moms 2. Worthwhile work doesn't necessarily entail a salary; nonetheless, making money for your family is valuable and venerable. Much
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.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher. Reporting | Family. Babies Need Their Moms. But Moms Need Paid Leave.
Why Happy Christian Moms Still Feel Guilty
Pew Research found that evangelical mothers score high for balance and satisfaction in parenting. So why do they keep facing so much pressure?
Reporting | Family. But viewing motherhood as tied to faith also leads Lulla to see issues with her kid or her struggle to be joyful in serving her family as the result of a spiritual deficit.
Violence Against Women Begins in the Womb
Why female feticide threatens the social order.
Development and globalization have increased personal wealth and decreased the average family size, but they have not erased traditional patriarchal values.
Q&A: Jackie Hill Perry on ‘Bending Myself to Jesus’
A rap artist reflects on her latest album and what it means to walk away from the “vultures of culture.”
Specifically, I think about my family members who don't know Jesus yet, and I've been praying for them for a decade. I wonder how long I'll have to wait for him to move.
How Southern Baptist Leaders Aided My Escape from Abuse
Christian men helped me end a violent marriage. Their voices matter now more than ever.
be active in my dad's congregation. From the outside, we were part of a perfect, multi-generational Baptist family. Behind closed doors, however, I suffered
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?
Opinion | Family. Personality changes, constant criticism, and angry outbursts can be common for PTSD sufferers—and can be frightening and devastating for the entire 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?
Opinion | Family. Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy. As filter? For our family, the Ingalls' story has been a catalyst for asking these questions.
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
interview | Discipleship. I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family. Afterward, she sat down with CT to share about the process of forgiving the man who killed her entire family.
Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
Opinion | Family. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, they discover that they're part of a family beyond our immediate one and that “other mothers” can meet their needs, as well.
Blessed Are the Unsatisfied
We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they’re signs of healthy faith?
Open a search engine and type “It didn't make me happy” and you'll find stories of people getting married or divorced, having a family, finding and losing jobs, converting to one religion
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Opinion | Family. Your Spouse Doesn't Need Your Unconditional Support. “He'll come in [to my home office] and stop me and ask me to spend time with family,” she said.
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
Opinion | Family. Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth. What too. However, it turns out that a lot of our kids don't want our precious family treasures.
When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill
My husband’s schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed.
My husband's schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here's what I've learned in the years since he was first diagnosed. Opinion | Family. When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill.
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
ourselves.”. “Our congregation has unrealistic expectations of our family. ethic. For Chinese pastors' wives, it's a quiet, subtle struggle that pervades family life.