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NBC’s 'Parenthood:' When the Winning Strategy is Losing
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

The strange truth about conflict is that we do not fight because we want different things. If we want different things, what is there to fight about? The writers of Parenthood ...

How Not to Raise a Daughter
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

This week I caught myself doing something that has the potential to harm my daughter more than being drenched in pink and purple for the next 18 years ever could. I became a mom f ...

Grace at Home: Thoughts on Christian Parenting from the ‘Village Priest’
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

We think that living in a family is the most serious commitment to community that anyone will ever make. Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Joy Carroll Wal ...

Mothers Day: The Most Painful Holiday of the Year
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

In an effort to praise and empower marriage, healthy parenting, families, and the sanctity of life, Christian subculture often mistakenly and unintentionally alienates those around us — especially women, ...

Daddy’s Top Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (Pt. 1 of 2)
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

“What’s your greatest fear about having another baby?” I don’t think Amy was just goading me when she asked me this back in the early stages of impending double fatherhood, but she knows we’re both pretty goo ...

QUIRK: The Parent Rap
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

Don't make me stop this beat. I'll do it. I'll pull this beat right over. http://youtu.be/N_NspDWssIY Don't make me stop this beat. I'll do it. I� ...

Some Assembly Required: A Conversation About Faith and Family
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 7:27pm | Type: Blog

Not long ago, I had an opportunity to have a different sort of conversation about Anne Lamott's latest book "Some Assembly Required" with God's Politics contributor Jennifer Grant, mother o ...

Boy with a Broken Heart is Born (Day Six)
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 10:06pm | Type: Blog

It was hopeful watching the church family rally around the Vigils, praying for them, bringing them meals, visiting and doing what they could to offer support in what I’m sure felt like a time of emotional free ...

Mother's Week: Homecoming, A Poem
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 6:23pm | Type: Blog

Suddenly you are there, the smell of womanhood about you. Hi Mom. Homecoming By Stacy Barton   Suddenly you are there, the smell of womanhood about yo ...

An Excerpt from Christian Piatt's New Memoir 'PregMANcy': The Pee Stick
Originally Posted: 03/02/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

“Screw it.” These two words are what started the baby ball rolling in the Piatt household, back in January. After months of counseling, discernment, weepy nights and sleepless mornings, I submitted, succumbed ...

Flipped: A Film Review
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100908-flipped.jpg"></a>A lot of contemporary movies picture American suburban life as banal, hypocritical, and morally bankrupt -- a deceitf ...

An Open Letter to Pastors: Our Nation Needs Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Dear Pastors,</p> Dear Pastors, This week, a group called NumbersUSA sent out a message to hundreds of thousands of Americans to ask them to please contact their pastor. ...

Now that a Wise Latina is a Supreme Court Justice ...
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Early next Saturday morning I will board a plane with my daughter to spend a week in Honduras. Early next Saturday morning I will board a plane with my daughter to spend a week in ...

What is Wrong With Me, When Seeing Babies is Depressing?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I've heard from many of you who liked <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/07/17/kids-need-all-the-positive-words-they-can-get/">last month's post</a>, or were at least relieved b ...

The Economy and Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

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My Struggle with New Monasticism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

[<a title="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race" href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">Read all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race.</a ...

Jim Rice: Peggy Noonan on Scaring Our Children
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

Peggy Noonan, a special assistant and speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Peggy Noonan, a special assistant and speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, isn ...

Julie Clendenin: Talking to Children About Tragedy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Monday was a heavy day. That night, my family sat down for our usual routine - some quiet moments before dinner when we sit and pray together. My two younger daughters, ages 9 and 7, were in their pla ...