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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.”

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

Study: Adults accept more traditional gender roles after they become parents

Study: Adults accept more traditional gender roles after they become parents

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Men and women affirm more traditional family values after the birth of their first child, according to a study released this week. The study’s author,

Children of the Matrix

Children of the Matrix

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Technology | We invited an Egyptian couple to lunch after church and their 4-year-old boy fussed so much that the father, with evident reluctance, pulled out an iPad, and…

My personal earthquake

My personal earthquake

By Chelsea Boes
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Parenting | This April, in the first days after my husband and I learned a baby was coming to us—certain and irreversible as a tracked train—I cried for several days.

Public schools in Pacific Northwest push free birth control

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Public Schools | Seattle public school Chief Sealth International, along with a few other public schools in the area, began providing and administering free IUDs to students…

The family business

The family business

By Sophia Lee
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Religion | Pastors’ kids get front-row seats to the broken, bloody spectacle of the church. It’s both a challenge and a blessing

Ugly fairness

Ugly fairness

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Family | The equality parade takes a turn toward the absurd

 
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