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Acrimony plagues our society. Yet civility will re-emerge when we do all that is within our might not just to post opinions online but to get out alongside someone else and do all we can to make life better for everyone. […] Read More

If the unthinkable happens, and your child trusts you to let you know he or she has been molested, how you respond will make a huge difference in their emotional equilibrium and their ability to heal. These 9 steps can help you. […] Read More

Every Saturday night, the Walsh families gathered for dinner, music and cousin time. There were nine children, ranging in age from 4 to 15. It was boisterously good fun. Kids catapulted across the lawn playing games, adults barbecued and set tables for dinner. The swing hanging from an old oak tree was in constant use. […] Read More

The vast majority of child sexual assault – nine out of 10 cases – involves family or someone known and trusted by the victim. How do you protect your child from inherently trusted people? Here are some do’s and don’ts. […] Read More

Many millennials don’t darken the doors of our churches because they feel they don’t belong. Instead of a place that meets our preferences, our churches must become a refuge from the chaos and a place to foster relationships. […] Read More

President Trump once again spewed racism during a weekend Twitter tirade. Rather than become numb to his latest racist rant, Christians can choose to be part of the national dialogue about racism in a way that honors Christ. […] Read More

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

Either you’re in God’s will or you’re not. While many folks find comfort in such black-and-white thinking, it also allows them to hurt and harm whole groups of people. A little cognitive dissonance can be good for your soul. […] 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