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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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Would Jesus Walk Away from a Mortgage?

July 11, 2011 10:52 AM

My husband and I have joked that our 2006 purchase of a townhome in a blue-collar suburb of Chicago must have been the single transaction that popped the housing price bubble in America. Within weeks after we signed the papers,...

Working for the (Son of) Man

June 3, 2011 8:51 AM

“You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone." So goes Tina Fey's advice in her new book, Bossypants, to young women in the workplace. Fey’s advice couldn’t be more true. Every day seems to bring more...

Confessions of a Breadwinner Wife

May 3, 2011 9:05 AM

I married up. While I am impatient for the traffic light to change, the summer to arrive, and the bottle to drop from the soda machine, my husband is the most patient person I know. While I am cynical...

Honeymoon with Mom and Dad

January 5, 2011 3:25 PM

Seven weeks and twice as many apple pies later, life has remained surprising normal — albeit a little sweeter — since my mother and father arrived from across the country to make their final home with my husband and...

Holiday Shopping for Jesus

December 15, 2010 10:10 AM

The statistics aren’t available yet, but the questions proliferate: After two years of “anemic” spending in December, will the retail market rebound? Will Americans prop up an ailing economy by spending lots of money on Christmas presents? Wherever the numbers...

How the Iraq War Has Affected Women

September 15, 2010 10:40 AM

As the narrative in Iraq shifts from war to establishing a stable government and social structure, new and unexpected details about the cost of war are coming to light. One issue Iraq is struggling with is marriage — or the...

How Many Kids Should We Have?

July 19, 2010 11:25 AM

"One and Done," Lauren Sandler's Time cover story this week, offers a series of reasons why many parents in the West are choosing to have only one child. First, the economic strain: “The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that...

Get Your Free Human Eggs

March 24, 2010 8:40 AM

Imagine that you are a woman with an intractable medical problem. You awake each day desperate to find a way to live the life you have dreamed of. Your doctors have offered increasingly sophisticated, invasive, and expensive treatments, to no...

China's Own Marriage Crisis

January 19, 2010 9:29 AM

Family planning has become a controversial phrase in China, due to the government’s One Child Policy, a vast social experiment launched in 1979 to cap population growth and speed up economic development. State media reported recently that more than 24...

Confession: I Stopped Giving to the Church

January 8, 2010 2:13 PM

I stopped tithing a few months ago. Okay, no scandal here. I got married in September, and my husband and I moved to a new area and wanted to find a church. As we slowly combined our finances, it became...

Dave Ramsey, Megan McArdle, and Jesus

December 4, 2009 9:08 AM

In my most recent Her.meneutics post — on the biblical dimensions of frugal living — I took issue with Atlantic “econoblogger” Megan McArdle’s New York Times review of Lauren Weber’s In CHEAP We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood...

Holiday Generosity: Now a Click Away

December 3, 2009 11:06 AM

I have mixed feelings about wish lists. They rob Christmas of creativity, surprise, and personal contact, but they also make shopping much, much easier. And it's nice to know that if I pay attention to the lists, gift recipients won't...

'The Blind Side' Reaches Across Class and Race

November 30, 2009 9:33 AM

I look for redemption in stories, knowing full well that most stories fall short of portraying it perfectly. The Blind Side, a film based on a true story about a wealthy Tennessee couple who takes in a black teen from...

Breadwinning Moms and Stay-at-Home Dads

July 8, 2009 8:57 AM

While most moms were celebrating Mother's Day this spring with a family of three or four, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, resident Tiffany Kriner celebrated a graduation ceremony with thousands of college students. Kriner, 31, an English professor at Wheaton College, has...

Top Clothing Lines Downsize Plus-Size Offerings

June 19, 2009 10:26 AM

Women in the market for plus-size clothing may have a harder time finding what they're looking for, according to a recent article at Crain's New York. Several clothing manufactures have trimmed or even eliminated their plus-size offerings, while many have...

Arts Funding Slashed in Economic Crunch

May 21, 2009 8:41 AM

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Senate approved state budget SB 850, which includes severe reductions in funding for the arts for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget, which passed by a 30-20 vote, cuts funding for the Pennsylvania Council...

The Upside of Never-Empty Nests

May 12, 2009 8:45 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor is reporting the hard news that our unemployment rate is just under 9 percent. If you think that's bad, take note of Spain, a country experiencing a 17 percent unemployment rate that's rising. But...

When Deadbeat Dads Are Really Trying

April 1, 2009 9:02 AM

The caricature is so common it's become a stereotype: the Deadbeat Dad, trying to weasel his way out of paying child support. But what happens when Dad — through no fault of his own — really doesn't have the money...


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