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Raising Gender Healthy Kids

Raising Gender Healthy Kids

In our previous blog, we discussed gender expression, where things have gone wonky, and a possible explanation for how we got there. But there weren’t as many practical tips on how to raise your kids to be content in the body they were born in. No sense in...
The Genderbread Person, Part 1: Gender Identity

The Genderbread Person, Part 1: Gender Identity

Forget the muffin man. Do you know the Genderbread Person? If not, you need to—and especially if you have kids. The Genderbread Person is now a commonly used craft for teaching kids (at least those young enough to be interested in anthropomorphic gingerbread cookies)...
The Original Sexual Revolution

The Original Sexual Revolution

Now I would not be doing my job right if we were to leave our survey of purity culture while it was at its low point because, thank the sweet little baby Jesus, that’s not the end of the story. What we’re needing is the message that 90’s purity culture largely...
Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

John and I were at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. (My husband loves all the fried food. Calories at the fair don’t count, right?) Among our scheduled stops, we wanted to see a band that advertised itself as a mix between Stomp and Accapella. Sounds cool right? We...
3 Counterintuitive But Faith-Building Parenting Ideas

3 Counterintuitive But Faith-Building Parenting Ideas

By Teasi Cannon My youngest child graduated from high school this year, and while it most definitely does not make me the expert on all things parenting, I have learned a few things while stewarding three unique souls through their teen years. Though I am super proud...
What Went Wrong With the 90’s “Purity Culture?”

What Went Wrong With the 90’s “Purity Culture?”

What happens when you turn virginity into an idol? #apologetics #purityculture Click To Tweet Not too long ago, my twitter feed blew up with news articles covering the book-launch ceremony of former pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber.  Normally this sort of thing wouldn’t have...
Progressive Christianity (and How to Spot It)

Progressive Christianity (and How to Spot It)

Up until about a year and a half ago, I couldn’t have told you what a progressive church looked like. If you had asked me, I maybe would have told you that it was a liberal church, but that would have been about the extent of it. And then, I heard former ZOEgirl...
Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

Guest Blog by Beth Nyhart Christian parents have a lot on their plate. There’s the everyday responsibilities of keeping a child alive, loved, educated, and set up for adulthood. But above all, we carry the weight of responsibility to make sure they know the truth of...
10 Questions You’ve Always Had About New Age

10 Questions You’ve Always Had About New Age

Since writing my first article on the New Age (you can read it here), I’ve heard from people who had more questions about their own practices and whether or not they should stop doing what they are doing. For example, one reader reached out to me to ask about yoga....