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8 stress-reducing steps to a happier family

When you’re at the hospital preparing to take home that 7-pound bundle of joy, the nurses don’t provide any advice on dealing with stress. They don’t even hand you a book. I was thinking about stress recently when my wife ...

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I can’t keep up. Neither can you.

I can’t keep up with YouTube videos—over 100 hours of new video is uploaded every minute. I can’t keep up with Twitter—there are 58 million new tweets per day (at 140 characters each, it would take the average reader 12 ...

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The temporary allure of a new phone

A cell phone is both a convenience and an electronic leash. I resisted carrying a phone for years, and remember explaining to a supervisor that one of my favorite things about being in my car was that nobody could call ...

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A time to remember

Today in movie making, a flashback is often used to take the viewer back in the story to fill in details and supply the story’s backdrop. Cinematic flashbacks put past information into the present, keeping us on track. Cultural flashbacks ...

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4 tips for telling kids the Easter Story

I won’t ever forget the first time I told my oldest son about Christ’s death and resurrection. It was right after he spit up on my shoulder, and just a few minutes before I placed him gently in his crib. ...

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‘Insanity of obedience’ explored by Ripken

Biblical obedience to God is insane. That’s the conclusion of Nik Ripken, based on his 15 years of research and hundreds of interviews with persecuted believers around the world. In Ripken’s latest book, he asks: • Why else would a ...

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Compassion

  • Untangling assisted reproductive technology
    Sometimes premarital counseling includes conversations about having children. But what about conversations about not being able to have children? You want to have a child, but it’s not happening. The doctor returns heartbreaking news: You or your spouse has reduced fertility. Any chance of having a biological child means a long, hard, and expensive course of treatment. […]
  • STREAMING REVIEWS | ‘I Can Only Imagine’ & ‘Paul’ DVDs lead June family-friendly spotlight
    Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on DVD, streaming or television. March was a banner month for faith films, and some of those same movies are set to hit the home entertainment market in June, giving families who didn’t see them the first time a chance to watch. […]
  • Paige Patterson removed as president of Southern Baptist seminary
    Paige Patterson, the embattled president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s largest seminary, was asked to step down after an outpouring of criticism for his comments on women, including advice he gave to a woman to stay with her abusive husband and new reports he asked another woman not to report a rape. The departure represents […]
  • ‘Broken and hurting’ Santa Fe seeks hope, healing
    Joey Tombrella had a personal story to tell in his graduate recognition sermon days after the Santa Fe High School mass murder. His sister Rachel Blundell, the school’s principal, and her daughter, 18-year-old niece Faith, were among those seeking safety when a teenager walked into the school, killed 10 and injured another 10. “Prom was […]
  • Gender dysphoria: Ohio bill protects parental rights
    State legislators in Ohio last week introduced a bill that would protect parents who do not want their children to undergo treatment for gender dysphoria. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Reps. Tom Brinkman and Paul Zeltwanger, affirms the fundamental right of parents to “withhold consent for gender dysphoria treatment or activities that are designed […]
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