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Her first story

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | “In the beginning, there was nothing. Nothing to hear. Nothing to feel. Nothing to see.” These words, part of the opening to Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Jesus

Boy celebrates surviving Hurricane Katrina as an embryo

By Kiley Crossland
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Hurricane Katrina | Noah Benton Markham was born 16 months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. The now-8-year-old likes to say he is “Katrina’s youngest survivor.”

Midday Roundup: Site hack busts adulterers in Washington, Duggar family

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Open secret. Josh Duggar has admitted to having an account on the adultery website Ashley Madison and to cheating on his wife. News outlets identified Duggar…

Remaking the lives we used to have

Remaking the lives we used to have

By Chelsea Boes
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Essay | I still remember how the little silver hook lock felt between my fingers as I threaded it into its corresponding loop. The spare bedroom of my best friend…

Faith first, then proof

Faith first, then proof

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was not gung ho about attending a bachelorette party for a woman about to marry her female fiancée, and received a note from a dear family member to that…

Sex-selection services in demand at U.S. fertility clinics

Sex-selection services in demand at U.S. fertility clinics

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | More healthy couples are using U.S. fertility clinics to help them with something other than conception struggles: guaranteeing their baby’s gender. A…

Out-of-wedlock births declining among millennials

Out-of-wedlock births declining among millennials

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | The majority of babies born to millennial mothers will soon be born within wedlock, according to a new forecast released this week. Research is showing that…

Hope for a more Christian future

Hope for a more Christian future

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | Polls indicate that the proportion of Christians in America is declining from one generation to the next, and that the share of the religiously unaffiliated…

Target degendering campaign is a throwback to the 1970s

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Target is removing gender-based signage in its toy and children’s bedding sections, according to an announcement on the company’s website late last week.

The empty nest

The empty nest

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Family | I got this email from my daughter today as she is away from her own traveling 10-year-old for a week: “It feels so weird to have a person come out of your…

New UN development goals pit pro-family nations against the West

By Kiley Crossland
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United Nations | The United Nations (UN) member states passed a groundbreaking, 15-year plan for global development on Sunday evening, delivering both wins and loses for…

‘I’m coming! Stay awake!’

‘I’m coming! Stay awake!’

By Chelsea Boes
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Family | Exactly a week after our Pennsylvania move, I awoke groggy from the bizarre kind of nightmare only pregnancy can bring. Afterward, still in a dream-fog, I…

 
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