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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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When Christian Teens Doubt

May 12, 2011 9:54 AM

When you're a teenager, everything is the best - or worst - thing that’s ever happened to you. This is the blessing and curse of the years from age 12 to 20. What can match the all-consuming passion of your...

The Gospel of Grace for Women Who Self-Injure

February 28, 2011 11:00 AM

Self-harm — clinically defined as the deliberate destruction of one's body tissue without suicidal intent, such as cutting, burning, and hair-pulling — is not new. What is new is the proliferation of images and messages through social media that may...

'Skins' Prompts Call for Child Porn Investigation

January 21, 2011 5:25 PM

Do you know what your teenagers are watching? If it’s 10 on a Monday night, you might want to check that it’s not what the Parents Television Council (PTC) has called “the most dangerous program that has ever been foisted...

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Sexting

November 2, 2010 10:51 AM

Apple recently secured a patent for technology that would allow the company to read, and censor, iPhone text messages. The patent was almost immediately dubbed an “anti-sexting device,” despite the fact the actual patent title is “Text-based communication control for...

The Glamorous Life of the Pregnant Teenager

July 30, 2010 10:27 AM

When fast-fashion chain Forever 21 announced this month that they were rolling out a maternity line in five states — three of which have the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country — they were accused of what has become...

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...

Journalists Link Rising Teen Pregnancy Rates to Bush Administration

July 23, 2009 10:02 AM

The rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. rose steadily during the Bush administration, U.K. newspaper The Guardian reported earlier this week. The Centers for Disease Control press release mentions three statistics as "signs that progress...

The Downside of Hooking Up

June 16, 2009 9:20 AM

In 1980, Roger Ebert reviewed a coming-of-age movie called Little Darlings. The movie starred Tatum O'Neil and Kristy McNichol as summer campers who embark on a bet to see who can lose their virginity first. Kristy was taught by her...

Strip-Searched Girl Heads to Supreme Court

April 16, 2009 11:51 AM

How far can a public school go in an anti-drug campaign without violating students' rights to privacy? That's the question heading to the U.S. Supreme Court next Tuesday, when it will hear the case of Savana Redding, who, as a...


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