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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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How Mother’s Day Hype Can Ruin Your Mother’s Day

May 10, 2012 9:12 AM

Chocolate. Spa gift certificates. Flowers. Fruit baskets. These are some of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts. It’s easy to see why a conscious Dad and his loving children might want to spoil Mom. She does a lot. In fact,...

Why We Can All Opt Out of the 'War on Women'

April 13, 2012 10:30 AM

“She’s never worked a day in her life.” “At least I don’t just drop my kids off at daycare.” “She’s one of those annoying Attachment Parenting moms.” “She’s one of those annoying Babywise moms.” “No kids? And that’s on purpose?”...

‘I’m Dad, the Babysitter,’ and Other Cultural Myths

February 27, 2012 10:59 AM

For almost six months, Coach Selby and I have lived with mild tension about our sons’ music lessons. The oldest boy began violin two years ago, and while he won’t be playing Carnegie any time soon, he’s good. The twins...

The Untapped Potential of the At-Home Mom

January 17, 2012 9:12 AM

Recently a friend of mine plopped down on the couch next to me and asked the question I get asked more than any other these days: “How’s it been since you’ve been back to work?” Like always, I answered in...

How We Can Harness the New Domesticity Without Diminishing Women

January 12, 2012 9:05 AM

In a recent opinion piece for the Washington Post, Emily Matchar, who writes regularly on the phenomenon frequently called the ‘new domesticity,’ wonders whether the resurgence of interest in canning, knitting, and generally DIY-spirited homekeeping is not, in fact, regressive--a...

Learning from Tim Tebow about Workplace Evangelism

January 9, 2012 9:46 PM

I can’t claim to be a football fan, but this season is the closest I’ve come to being one. This Saturday I’ll be glued to the playoff game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, rooting for Broncos quarterback...

Why Every Workplace Needs Feminine Bosses

November 18, 2011 10:48 AM

Do women have to act like men when they enter the professions? The person who has most helped me to ponder this question is Edith Stein: an intellectual and a woman of deep faith who worked in philosophy and education....

Working for the (Son of) Man

June 3, 2011 8:51 AM

“You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone." So goes Tina Fey's advice in her new book, Bossypants, to young women in the workplace. Fey’s advice couldn’t be more true. Every day seems to bring more...

Guarding Your Marriage without Dissing Women

May 31, 2011 10:36 AM

Another day, another high-profile sex scandal. Many Americans yawned when Arnold Schwarzenegger’s extramarital activities hit the headlines two weeks ago. By now it’s difficult to escape the fatalistic feeling that we’ve seen it all before and will see it all...

Holiday Shopping for Jesus

December 15, 2010 10:10 AM

The statistics aren’t available yet, but the questions proliferate: After two years of “anemic” spending in December, will the retail market rebound? Will Americans prop up an ailing economy by spending lots of money on Christmas presents? Wherever the numbers...

Young, Single Women Outearn Male Counterparts

September 27, 2010 11:30 AM

The fact that men make more money than women isn’t exactly news. Sure, it pops up in the media from time to time as some ask what we need to do to help that statistic change, while others insist that...

Women with the Self-Doubt Syndrome

June 14, 2010 11:25 AM

A few years ago, a colleague of mine asserted that pride was the original sin shared by everyone. I thought for a moment, and had to admit that I did not resonate with his assessment. Pride assumed that one had...

A Higher Calling Than Barbie

April 14, 2010 9:13 AM

Last week in a coffee shop, a complete stranger felt compelled to show me an article in the local newspaper. It was an article about career-oriented Barbie dolls. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that a recent poll on Mattel’s...

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...

The Secret Life of Beekeepers

April 15, 2009 9:25 AM

Four students came over yesterday to help "hive" our second package of bees. (That's beekeeper lingo for shaking bees out of a shoe-size box into a book-size box.) I'm learning the lingo fast, hoping it will give me confidence....


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