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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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On Valentine’s Day, Praying for Men Who Buy Sex

February 14, 2012 8:30 AM

Her.meneutics isn’t in the habit of encouraging thought experiments, but try this one for a moment. If you kept a log of all your thoughts and remarks about men in a given day, what types of statements would be listed?...

Why I No Longer Pray for a Husband

September 26, 2011 11:46 AM

Could fasting and prayer ever be a kind of sin? That was more or less the implication of one person’s response to the news that I had joined a group who weekly fast and pray about marriage and singleness. (And...

The Praying Artist: God Is My Editor

April 13, 2011 11:58 AM

Prayer is one of those disciplines we often approach like going to the gym: either do it big, time-wise, or not at all. But with “prayer time” often looking like prolonged concentration and bodily stillness, it can be difficult to...

The Praying Pedestrian: A Lenten Discipline

April 7, 2011 9:00 AM

In the nondenominational Bible churches of my youth, Lent was considered a "Catholic thing." But as I’ve attended PCA churches in my adulthood, I’ve gained appreciation for the church calendar and, in particular, this pre-Easter season of penitence. Observing Lent...

Not Everyone Is Praying for Christopher Hitchens Today

September 20, 2010 12:00 PM

One of this generation’s most celebrated atheists, Christopher Hitchens, is dying. He has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Since his cancer was made public, people of various faith traditions have been encouraging others to pray for the man who penned...

Police Arrest Woman Praying at Western Wall

January 7, 2010 11:24 AM

Last November, Israeli authorities arrested medical student and Women of the Wall (WOW) member Nofrat Frenkel for wearing a prayer shawl and holding a Torah at the Western Wall (Kotel), Judaism's most holy site. The first time a female worshiper...

The Goal in Mind

October 23, 2009 10:40 AM

The University of Minnesota apologized on behalf of its Goldy Gopher mascot for making fun of a prayerful opposing player last weekend. A YouTube video shows the Penn State defensive end Jerome Hayes kneeling in prayer and the mascot taking...

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...


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