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Do You Always Have to Put Your Husband Before the Kids?

When I was speaking back in the early 2000s, I remember asking women if they were a better wife or a better mother. Almost everyone put their hands up to "better mother." And I remember saying, why don't we realize that what kids really need is a strong marriage? Why...

What Kids Teach Us about God; The Reason Sex Gets Messed Up; And Plagiarism!

Do you ever feel like God loves you--with an asterisk? On Fridays I often do round-ups of what's happened on social media this week, and there is so much to share I don't know where to begin. So I've decided to start with something that isn't even my own, but...

Can You Be Your Child’s Friend as Well as Their Parent?

Is it bad to be your child's friend if you're also their parent? One of the pieces of advice we often hear in parenting circles is: "Remember, you're their parent, not their friend." To be honest, when my children were little and I was immersed in evangelical culture...

Preparation, Rest, and Community: 3 Keys to Childbirth Recovery

We women need to give ourselves time--and allow ourselves to ask for help--when we're recovering from childbirth Recovering from childbirth isn't something that happens overnight, and it isn't something you can achieve through will power or just "doing what needs to...

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