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Why not having kids is more than a lifestyle choice

In a recent Time magazine article on childlessness, Lauren Sandler notes that the American birth rate is at an all-time low and asks: “What happens when having it all means not having children?” Sandler notes Jonathan Last’s argument that the low birth rate will have devastating long-term economic effects. And…  [more]

There’s room for one more Messiah

About seven years ago, I joined the ranks of parents who name their child something unusual. My husband and I fell in love with the name Zora and gifted our first daughter with that name. In advance of her birth, we shared the name with only one relative, fearful that…  [more]

Goth Barbies and cultural desires

As it turns out, I hate camping. This in spite of the fact that one of my most treasured toys as a girl was my Barbie camper. It had been the big package under the tree that Christmas when I was 7. Once I unwrapped it, I luxuriated in its…  [more]

St. Augustine on breastfeeding

U.K. poet Hollie McNish composed a spoken word piece that recently went viral. The topic? Breastfeeding in public. McNish describes her own experience in vivid ways that serve as a powerful defense of the practice (you can watch her performance, which includes explicit language, below). It’s clear that her goal…  [more]

Let’s not do away with headship just yet

While Mother’s Day is one of the most attended worship services of the year (with pulpits gushing over motherhood), Father’s Day is one of the least. Can you blame fathers who prefer fishing or golfing over going to church and getting ragged on to step up and be a man,…  [more]

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