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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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The Unnoticed Merits of Having a Midwife During Pregnancy

July 13, 2012 8:29 AM

In the classic novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which takes place in early-20th-century New York, a midwife attends the birth of the desperately poor Francie Nolan. Later, Francie's aunt insists on having a doctor at her birth, evidence that...

Why Women Today Are Eating Their Own Placentas

June 13, 2012 8:34 AM

January Jones ate hers, so why shouldn’t you? In the crunchy-mama circles I happily move in, for years I’ve heard of women who eat their own placenta--the blood-rich organ that connects an unborn baby to its mother’s blood supply--after giving...

Shouldn’t a Ban on Sex-Selective Abortions in America Be a No-Brainer?

June 8, 2012 8:30 AM

In Sacha Baron Cohen’s (Borat and Bruno) new movie The Dictator, his film-wife tells him she’s pregnant in one scene. His response: “Are you having a boy or an abortion?” This line is only funny if you like shock comedy. It...

Banking on God Alone: Why I Won't Be Freezing My Eggs

May 24, 2012 8:37 AM

For most of my life, any reference to “barren women” has conjured the biblical figures of Sarah, Rachel and Hannah — women who were married but infertile, until God graciously intervened. But as more fertile years have passed without a...

The Best Naked Pregnant Woman on a Magazine Cover

March 15, 2012 8:45 AM

I know it’s been done before. Sure, I get that it’s designed to shock and awe. And indeed, I realize it may cause some to stumble and plenty others to stand in judgment. But I must say: although I usually...

What the 'After-Birth Abortion' and 'Personhood' Debates Have in Common

March 5, 2012 9:39 AM

An article published in February in the international, peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Ethics is making headlines around the world. In the article, former Cambridge and Oxford University researchers Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Dr. Francesca Minerva argue the very point pro-life...

Unplanned Parenthood: The Blessing of an Inconvenient Pregnancy

February 16, 2012 8:42 AM

About a year ago my husband and I began to consider expanding our family. We spent countless hours thinking, talking, and praying about this giant step. We are both in school with little income to speak of, so we weren’t...

The Secret (Moral) Life of Babies

May 17, 2010 11:28 AM

When my baby was about nine months old, he started giving out hugs with his own unique twist: He’d wrap his chubby arms around whomever he was hugging, and then gently pat their back. It made sense; his bedtime routine...

Breastfeed for the Health of the Nation?

April 21, 2010 9:45 AM

A new study published in Pediatrics journal concluded that breastfeeding has major life- and money-saving benefits. The study found that “if 90 percent of U.S. families could comply with the medical recommendations to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, the United...

The Case for Male Circumcision

September 10, 2009 10:04 AM

What mother hasn’t, in the halcyon days after the birth of a son, felt her ferocious she-wolf instincts kick in when it comes time for her boy to be circumcised? Having perhaps suffered violence to her genitals during the birth,...

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