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

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Tackling Doubt after Divorce: Not Your Typical Chick-Lit Novel

August 8, 2012 9:21 AM

I rarely read chick lit, but I couldn’t walk past the Jesus bobble head on the cover of Sarah Healy’s Can I Get an Amen? without flipping it open. And after reading the first few pages — which include...

Questioning Scientology amid Katie Holmes's Divorce from Tom Cruise

July 9, 2012 9:36 AM

It’s hard to explain why I have always liked Tom Cruise. His heartthrob years were a little before my time (not that the 50-year-old actor is unattractive now—have you seen Rock of Ages?), I had loved his ex-wife Nicole Kidman...

'Your Marriage Is Doomed,' and Other Lies Told to Children of Divorce

May 30, 2012 8:46 AM

When my parents divorced when I was 32—already married for nearly a decade and with two children of my own—I remember thinking, Great. Now, I’m a statistic. My marriage is doomed. I’m pretty sure any child of the 1970s or...

Why We Don't Use Natural Family Planning

July 14, 2011 10:30 AM

Because I write often about reproductive ethics, I knew Bethany Patchin’s story long before Mark Oppenheimer wrote about it in last weekend’s New York Times. Bethany and Sam Torode divorced in 2009 after nine years of marriage, during which...

Why Divorce Devastates Children

May 18, 2011 9:30 AM

I begged her not to marry him. Our family members pleaded — all to no avail. She would have none of it. She claimed we were being negative, blind to all of his wonderful attributes. Only recently, after eight years...

When Christians Get Divorced

March 23, 2011 9:33 AM

A popular Christian blogger recently announced that she's getting divorced. She knows all the biblical reasons to stay married, and she understands the far-reaching repercussions when Christians divorce. On her personal blog she writes, “I can see why the Scriptures...

What Are Wedding Vows For, Anyway?

January 31, 2011 4:45 PM

The “Vows” section of The New York Times typically features romantic, heartfelt, and sweet wedding stories. At first glance, the story of Carol Anne Riddell and John Partilla appears to fit the bill: beautiful bride, handsome groom, lots of...

The No-Fault-Divorce Nation

August 17, 2010 11:10 AM

No-fault divorce is now legal in every state, making filing for divorce in America — whether both parties agree or not — simply a matter of getting the proper paperwork. New York just became the last state to adopt the...

Florida's Other Marriage Amendment

August 3, 2009 9:23 AM

The key to a lower divorce rate and healthier marriages starts before the vows are taken, according to advocates for mandatory premarital counseling. Many states, including Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Arizona, have laws in place that provide...

A (Crooked) House Divided: the Gosselins Announce Their Divorce

June 22, 2009 9:07 PM

And now it's official. As many have speculated in the week since commercials first aired promoting tonight's "big announcement" that would affect the entire family, Jon and Kate Gosselin announced their separation, and, later in the episode, their divorce. This...

Ted and Gayle Haggard to Appear on 'Divorce Court' April 1

March 20, 2009 3:01 PM

Three months after Alexandra Pelosi's documentary The Trials of Ted Haggard debuted on HBO, the founder of New Life Church and former president of the National Association of Evangelicals and his wife will be appearing on Divorce Court, the longest-running...


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