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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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Banking on God Alone: Why I Won't Be Freezing My Eggs

May 24, 2012 8:37 AM

For most of my life, any reference to “barren women” has conjured the biblical figures of Sarah, Rachel and Hannah — women who were married but infertile, until God graciously intervened. But as more fertile years have passed without a...

I'm Not Julia: Why Obama's American Woman Doesn't Speak for Me

May 14, 2012 8:26 AM

If you follow political news at all, by now you’ve probably heard of Julia, the character who made her debut recently on President Obama’s campaign website. The "Life of Julia" page documents this fictional woman’s life, from her entrance into...

Go Marry, Young Man!

October 13, 2011 4:46 PM

In his recent book, Young and in Love: Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage (Cook) pastor Ted Cunningham joins a conversation that hit the media spotlight a few years ago with Christianity Today’s cover story “The Case for Early Marriage,”...

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...

Why Singles Need Married Friends

September 13, 2011 8:33 AM

I breathed a sigh of relief upon finding out the rumors of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's separation were false. In Touch magazine first reported the couple’s split, after 13 years of marriage. Rumors of infidelity quickly followed, and...

'Bridesmaids,' Marriage, and Real Happiness

July 22, 2011 9:35 AM

Movies have taught me a few valuable lessons. There may be a train platform in between numbers 9 and 10 in London’s King’s Cross Station. If two men are fighting for your attention, and one is very pale and the...

The Cult of the Orgasm

June 16, 2011 8:47 AM

Baptist theologian Russell Moore recently warned, “On the nightstand of a woman in your church, there’s a Christian romance novel and a Bible.” Yet if The New York Times is to be believed, he should have been more concerned with...

Are Single Women Too Picky?

February 4, 2011 11:16 AM

Are single women single because they are too picky? Lori Gottlieb argues this is precisely the case, and she uses herself as the prime example. When asked to list the qualities she wants in a husband, the then-41-year-old journalist came...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, I Don't Want a Match

December 31, 2009 3:55 PM

It wasn’t until I read Cathy Lynn Grossman's USA Today blog post Tuesday that I knew there was a word for them: Yentas, the people (usually women) in your life who pry about your love life (or the absence thereof)...

Adoption: Single Christians Need Not Apply

September 16, 2009 9:05 AM

National Adoption Month is coming up, and churches are mobilizing like never before to encourage people to adopt. But there is a secret underneath it all: Single Christians need not apply. When I was considering adopting my daughter, one of...

Julia Duin: The Anna Syndrome

July 17, 2009 8:58 AM

Summertime is when weddings abound. No one longs for them more than the abundance of single women in our nation's churches. The dearth of marriage opportunities for most of these women calls forth certain coping strategies, one of which...

Never Been Kissed

May 11, 2009 9:23 AM

It turns out that Susan Boyle has been kissed. But her earlier claim that she hadn't was met with disbelief. So, too, are pre-20th century European mores, when premarital kissing was forbidden. Can you think of a recent historical movie...


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