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Family

We Still Need the Nuclear Family

In pockets of Western Protestant culture, the image of a happy, put-together family unit has become an idol. Many of our church programming budgets are directed toward attracting young families,…

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There’s No Substitute for Presence. So I Uprooted My Family.

I don’t necessarily believe God advertises on billboards—but I had to wonder last August. My husband and I were sitting in a Chicago park, talking about our pressing responsibilities to…

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An Indonesian Family Drama Helped Me See God’s Sovereignty in the Pandemic

The feature film Nanti Kita Cerita tentang Hari Ini (One Day We’ll Talk About Today) is one of a number of quality Indonesian films that have recently caught my attention.…

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My Work Almost Crushed Her Family. Now I’m Welcomed at Her Table.

The dining table was set for a fine yet intimate family dinner, accented by festive holiday decor and aglow with candlelight. The aroma of food filled the cozy Canadian home,…

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The Contentious Literary Family That Explains Glo…

C. S. Lewis envisioned Christianity as a house with “a hall out of which doors open into several rooms.” The rooms are ecclesial traditions that offer disciples a fire for…

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Listener Questions on Leaving Church, Purity Culture, Family Tensions, and More

Are Christians asking the right questions when it comes to critical race theory? How should we think about purity culture? Should believers leave the church when it does not align…

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6 Lessons You Can Learn from The King of the Jungle

Time is the raw material of our lives. How we choose to spend it, shapes our life accordingly. So having the motivation to spend it on achieving goals is crucial…

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I Wasn’t ‘Tough’ Enough for My Street-Fighting Family. God Showed Me I Didn’t Have to Be.

Some days are like a hot iron, searing their events into your memory. This was one of them­—sun shining, birds chirping, and me playing on the front porch of our…

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Christians Shouldn’t Need a Mandate to Provide Paid Family Leave

When our twins were born in 2019, I took six weeks off work. My husband did too—thanks to his then-employer’s family leave plan, offered equally to new mothers and fathers…

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