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

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A Parenting Manual for Men Freaked Out by Pregnancy

July 12, 2012 9:52 AM

If you’re old enough, you’ll likely remember the series of commercials, televised in the late ’80s, for cars such as the brand-new snazzy Cutlass Supreme. Each advertisement ended with the words, “This isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile.” That tagline, slightly...

My Father Was a Porn Addict

July 25, 2011 9:03 AM

My father taught me how to ride a bike, the value of a great punchline, and what a woman was supposed to look and act like. My dad was a great guy with a bad habit. When we consider relationships...

Searching for Abba on Father's Day

June 17, 2011 9:44 AM

The year Diana Ross’s hit song "Love Child" hit the top of the pop charts, I was born to a single mother who was unable to care for me. At three weeks, I was adopted into a family who raised...

The Untold Story of Donor-Conceived Children

January 28, 2011 11:05 AM

The featured article on the new website is about a bad breakup. A middle-aged woman discovers that her boyfriend is accused of incest. What does she do? She has herself artificially inseminated by an anonymous sperm donor, but then...

News Flash: Dads Are Nurturing

July 28, 2010 9:47 AM

Boston College’s Center for Work and Family released a study last month that tracked changes in the way American fathers view themselves and their roles at home and work. The study looked at married, educated, and employed first-time fathers of...

Why Dads Matter

June 25, 2010 10:50 AM

Last Sunday morning, my daughter Penny helped me make breakfast for her dad. He likes it simple: coffee, OJ, a bowl of cereal with raisins. We assembled it all on a tray, complete with the newspaper and a card: “Happy...

What a Father Remembers

June 17, 2010 12:10 PM

The other night my husband, Rafi, and I clicked through old photos on his laptop. He stopped on a picture of our son, who is now 8 years old but was 4 in the photograph. Rafi smiled at our son’s...

Silencing the Maternal Nag

November 18, 2009 9:41 AM

Women want their spouses to be more involved in raising their children, but they need to allow fathers to father, not force them to mother. The New York Times reported last week on new research that suggests that women...

In the Loop: Pre-Sex Prayer, More Women Pastors, and Father-Daughter Baseball Bonding

September 17, 2009 11:31 AM

‘Strong Link’ Between Religious Beliefs and Teen Birth Rates A new study published in Reproductive Health demonstrates that states with “increased religiosity” tend to have the highest teen birth rates. In order to determine religiosity, researchers averaged the percentage of...

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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