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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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Why Stay-at-Home Moms Are More Depressed Than Working Moms

June 4, 2012 8:38 AM

Stay-at-home parenting is harder than I thought. Maybe it’s the fact that my child was colicky for the first six months of his life, and that even at eight months old, he—and, consequently, I—have yet to sleep through the night....

Kay Warren Talks to CT about Her Battle with Depression

April 16, 2012 10:54 AM

Kay Warren has struggled with low-level depression most of her life. The co-founder of Saddleback Church, Warren assumed that joyful living was meant for other people—people like her husband, Rick, who she says has a naturally buoyant, “joyful, Tigger-like” personality....

Should Christians Take Antidepressants?: A Response

December 6, 2011 9:17 AM

I’m surprised that I’ve never heard a Christian argument against epidurals. After all, the pain of childbirth is, according to Genesis, a result of sin. And one could probably argue that the extreme pain of giving birth brings one closer...

Should Christians Take Antidepressants?

November 28, 2011 5:04 PM

This month, the pharmacy services company Medco reported that in 2010, one in five American adults took a mental health prescription drug, a 22 percent increase since 2001. Antidepressant use by men is on the rise, but women still take...

When a Midlife Crisis Becomes Serious

October 3, 2011 10:58 AM

A recent study found that there has been an alarming spike in suicides among midlife women. I am neither scientist nor statistician, but I am 52. Some have called mid-life “Prime Time.” but few midlife women in my circles are...

My Encounter with Mental Illness

August 26, 2010 8:43 AM

My freshman year, I spiraled into a clinical depression triggered by an off-campus move. That semester, my lack of finances required moving from the dorms into an apartment across the street from the university. There, I lived rent-free with a...


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