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The Christianity Today women’s blog provides news and analysis from the perspective of evangelical women. We cover news stories and books related to international justice and evangelism, pregnancy and sexual ethics, marriage, parenting, and celibacy, pop culture, health and body image, raising girls, and women in the church and parachurch.

Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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Debunking the 'Homewrecker' Myth after Kristen Stewart's Affair

August 15, 2012 8:20 AM

Among classic literature’s great seductresses—Becky Sharp, Lady Chatterley, Anna Karenina, and Madame Bovary—the most irresistible of them all just might be Katie Scarlett O’Hara, the vivacious and impetuous protagonist in Margaret Mitchell’s American classic, Gone With the Wind. Scarlett’s...

Anthony Weiner, Gnostic

June 9, 2011 11:40 AM

The technology is new, but the sin is so, so old. The latest “victim” betrayed by the very technology he thought to have harnessed for his own nefarious ends — in case you’ve been fast asleep under a rock somewhere...

Guarding Your Marriage without Dissing Women

May 31, 2011 10:36 AM

Another day, another high-profile sex scandal. Many Americans yawned when Arnold Schwarzenegger’s extramarital activities hit the headlines two weeks ago. By now it’s difficult to escape the fatalistic feeling that we’ve seen it all before and will see it all...

Schwarzenegger, Strauss-Kahn, and Power

May 23, 2011 9:45 AM

American news outlets have been aflutter with conversations and questions about the messy relationship between power and sex, catalyzed by the coinciding revelations about Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sexual indiscretions. Although the two cases are...

Adultery: My Genes Made Me Do It

May 19, 2010 9:45 AM

In her new and buzzworthy book, For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage, The New York Times's Tara Parker-Pope examines what brain chemistry and genes have to do with happy marriages. She begins a recent Well column with a...

Toying with Adultery?

May 10, 2010 10:51 AM

Tiffany Tehan, a pastor’s daughter and graduate of an Ohio evangelical college, went missing Saturday, April 17. Local authorities deemed the 31-year-old mother’s absence suspicious: her green Ford Explorer was found in a park near her home with a flat...

Iris Robinson, Jesus Loves You More Than You Will Know

January 22, 2010 10:18 AM

Sex. Money. Power. Words that call to mind the recent debacles of Tiger Woods and David Letterman and a host of other celebrities before them. And now Iris Robinson — a self-described evangelical Christian and the wife of Northern Ireland’s...

Jenny Sanford Offers Forgiveness After Husband's Affair

August 17, 2009 4:27 PM

You have to dig a bit, but Vogue's feature story on South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford is sprinkled with hints at the importance of her faith. The wife of Mark Sanford left the governor's mansion earlier this month...

Stand By Your Unfaithful Politician Husband?

June 26, 2009 9:06 AM

Just in the last week, two Christian politicians admitted to having affairs, but their wives were noticeably absent from the press conferences. Yesterday, Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford admitted that he had an affair with a Argentinean woman, and...


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