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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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Death to the Perfect Christian Woman

May 9, 2012 8:29 AM

“As Christian women, have we set the bar too high for ourselves? Are we striving to achieve our own version of the American dream, some sort of Focus on the Family all-star clan where the kids all love each other,...

Q+A: Jefferson Bethke on the Spiritual Realities of Sex

April 18, 2012 2:58 PM

Spoken-word poet and YouTube sensation Jefferson Bethke’s newest video, “Behind the Pen,” hasn’t quite gained the momentum of January’s breakout “Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus,” but at over 50,000 views in two weeks, it’s definitely not slacking. From...

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....

Why Nancy Sleeth Wants You to Be a Bit More Amish

April 10, 2012 9:01 AM

Nancy Sleeth wants all of us to think about becoming a little more Amish. And then she wants us to act. Sleeth, who cofounded the creation-care organization Blessed Earth with her husband, Matthew, isn’t advocating that we sell the family...

Why Margaret Feinberg Bypasses the ‘Gender Wars’

April 3, 2012 8:32 AM

Ask Margaret Feinberg what she thinks of being one of the leading evangelical female voices in a mostly male arena, and she bypasses the issue of gender. “I don’t really think about it. I walk into a room and see...

Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament: Nancy Guthrie on Her Newest Bible Study

February 9, 2012 10:00 AM

For some, the prospect of studying the Old Testament appears daunting and quite boring. But in recent years, theologians, pastors, and Bible teachers have for laity begun connecting Christ to the Old Testament, seeing him in everything from the Levitical...

The Best Christian Marriage Book You’ve Never Heard Of

January 19, 2012 10:34 AM

On the shelf of your church’s bookstore, Are You Waiting for ‘The One’?  (InterVarsity), by Dwight N. and Margaret Kim Peterson, might look like any other Christian book on dating and marriage. Look a little harder. The new book, subtitled...

Sara Zarr Talks Faith, Art, and Imperfect Christians

December 2, 2011 9:33 AM

Young adult novelist Sara Zarr is no stranger to the genre, with three award-winning books to her name (Story of a Girl, Sweethearts, and Once Was Lost, which Her.meneutics contributor Laura Leonard reviewed last spring). Her latest book, How to...

When God Told Us to Adopt

August 1, 2011 8:26 AM

Fellow Her.meneutics writer Jennifer Grant recently published a memoir, Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter (Thomas Nelson), that traces her and her family’s decision to adopt her youngest daughter, Mia, from Guatemala. Mia became a sister...

Carla Barnhill, America's Next Advice Columnist?

January 31, 2011 11:25 AM

Two months ago, Carla Barnhill was just a multitasking mom from Minnesota who did freelance writing and editing on the side. After working at several Christianity Today sister publications in suburban Chicago — editing Campus Life for several years before...

Freed by Bill Clinton, Saved by Jesus

October 19, 2010 9:40 AM

Three Christians in the past year have drawn attention to North Korea’s repressive regime by crossing the river that divides the Communist nation from China. But unlike activists Robert Park and Aijalon Gomes, who wanted to get arrested, Euna Lee...

Female Sex Addict: Not an Oxymoron

April 26, 2010 11:10 AM

Biblical scholars have yet to determine if the woman caught in adultery (John 8:1–11) was a sex addict. But Nashville-based clinical therapist Marnie Ferree says the woman’s shame and social status make her an apt archetype for women struggling...

Shaunti Feldhahn: What Hinders Women at Work

January 28, 2010 9:55 AM

According to Catalyst, women hold just 15.2 percent of corporate officer positions at Fortune 500 companies, despite all the professional development and mentoring available to them. Could this in part be because many women are unintentionally undermining themselves in the...

Quest for a Father’s Love

August 28, 2009 9:45 AM

In The Girl in the Orange Dress, Margot Starbuck chronicles her quest for her birth parents, for healing of physical and emotional pain, and for the unfailing love that is promised in Scripture, but which she had never felt. Written...

Nancy Guthrie: Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow

July 14, 2009 8:48 AM

Nancy Guthrie is no stranger to suffering. After her second child, Hope, died within a year of birth from Zellweger syndrome, a rare, fatal genetic abnormality, Guthrie began writing Holding On to Hope, a book about coping with loss...

Author Interview: Elissa Elliott

June 8, 2009 11:29 AM

Writers and artists have for centuries been using their imaginations to make the Creation and Fall accounts in Genesis come alive for readers. John Milton's Paradise Lost is the most epic and well-known example; others include Perelandra, the second installment...

Artist Profile: Anna Kocher

April 30, 2009 8:37 AM

Anna Kocher is an artist in the greater Philadelphia area whose work has been displayed at her alma mater, Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Church of the Good...


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