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If you plan to study abroad and are married, you should weigh the challenges and sacrifices on your marriage and family. However, the long-term benefits may outweigh the short-term loneliness and struggles. […] Read More

While many imperfect men make wonderful fathers, not all of us were fortunate to have such men as we grew up. Yet we can imagine what it would have been like, to have a father into whose eyes you could fall. […] Read More

Most of us think child labor trafficking happens in third-world countries. That’s true but it also happens in the U.S., so we need to be aware of situations that don’t “feel right” and report them. Here are 3 steps you can take. […] Read More

You may not be able to be 100% certain that every purchase you make is free of child exploitation or trafficking, but you can begin to make a difference by showing companies adding to the problem that you will buy with a purpose. […] Read More

Child labor trafficking goes on all around us. If a child says he or she is being forced to work for little or no pay or is in unsafe and unsanitary conditions, we must be ready to take steps to ensure their safety. […] Read More

Youth hockey leagues in Canada train their adult volunteers how to work with transgender and gender nonconforming kids. Why can’t church volunteers learn similar lessons to use in the youth room or the Sunday School classroom? […] Read More

Here’s to us. Those of us with less than adequate mothers. Who felt the pain of betrayal and loss. You chose to survive, to thrive and to love well. Congratulations on transcending your family trauma. Cheers! […] Read More

When Christian teens in the U.S. need guidance, advice or spiritual conversation, they seek out one person more than all others, a study found. Their moms. […] Read More

Many criticize younger generations as perpetually lazy, overly sensitive and naïve. Nothing could be further from the truth. The church should start listening to them and begin to encourage their leadership. […] Read More

Mother’s Day is a day of joy and pain. Pastors and churches must realize that not everyone has the same perspective and experience. For some, the holiday is downright painful to celebrate. […] Read More