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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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Parenthood: Moving Beyond Facebook Envy to Reality

February 3, 2012 9:06 AM

Over Christmas break, I became obsessed with the idea that I wanted another baby even though my soul knew this to be untrue. I did not want another baby, but I'd read a blog that made me think I did....

A Facebook Skeptic? News Flash: You Are in Control

January 3, 2012 8:57 AM

Okay, I get it: Facebook is not for everybody. I hear complaints all the time about privacy settings. I also frequently hear the groans from people who have never tried Facebook or get pushback from church leaders, older folks, and...

The Social Network's Women Problem

February 25, 2011 10:25 AM

The Social Network is a Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and one of the most acclaimed films of 2010. The story of how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook is a frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar this Sunday night, and...

Facebook Envy on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2011 11:35 AM

It’s Valentine’s Day: the day of flowers, candy, and candlelit dinners, that is, for those fortunate enough to be part of a happy couple. For others, Valentine’s Day can bring on a few twinges — of loneliness, pain, envy, resentment,...

Social Media Addict Seeks Connection, Escape

November 17, 2010 10:50 AM

I’ve always been a little suspicious of Facebook’s Farmville app, but I never thought it would become an accessory to murder. The online game, which allows players to plow, plant, and grow virtual crops, seems to turn otherwise sane people...

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and a Young Man's Death

October 12, 2010 10:20 AM

In 1998 while working as a reporter in Oregon, I wrote about the rising trend toward younger, more violent criminal offenders. "We've been warned that we are going to be dealing with a whole generation of kids without a conscience,"...

Avoiding Old Flames on Facebook

August 30, 2010 9:40 AM

Toward the end of spring semester, I set a box labeled “I Always Wanted to Ask” on the table at the front of my class. I invited students to write down lingering questions about sex and gender, the subject of...

Technology's Dark Underbelly

March 31, 2010 9:16 AM

When news broke that a Pennsylvania school district was using laptop computers to spy on students in their own homes, I did what seemed the only logical thing to do: I panicked. In a world where airports can view detailed...

Facebook and the Amazing Technicolor Bra Update

January 12, 2010 1:33 PM

If you logged on to Facebook last weekend, you might have noticed a barrage of updates naming colors: Blue. Black. Leopard print. None. (Cue sound effects: “Eww, gross!”) The barrage of colors was part of an effort to “spread the...

Addicted…to Facebook

October 22, 2009 10:12 AM

Updating their status. Posting pictures. Checking out the news feeds of their friends. It’s all in a day’s work for today’s college students. One-third of Christian college students spend 1-2 hours a day on Facebook, according to a new study...


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