All Articles for Cultural Issues

Does single equal happy?

Single Women Are Happiest and Healthiest?

Women who have never married or had children are the happiest and healthiest, I heard. I'm an unmarried woman with no children. Does single equal happy?
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kids' sports pressure

8 Ways to Destroy Your Kid Through Sports

We just want our kids to win at sports! But often in the process, we ruin their fun and train them to despise our approach to life and worldview.  
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kids and sports

5 Things Coco’s Parents Teach Us About...

Besides her obvious talent on the tennis court, Coco demonstrated what it looks like when parents teach that there’s more going on than just the game.
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part time marriage

Why Gwyneth Paltrow’s Part-Time Marriage O...

Eight months into their marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk live in separate houses much of the time. Friends say it's ideal. But what's up?
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Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue Fashionably Frames Sex as Suitabl...

As the dad of a 13-year-old girl, when Teen Vogue moves from popping pimples to pushing pimps, I need to raise my hand and say, "I’m not for this.”
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a birthday wish

The Petty Prayer I Was Embarrassed to Pray

Tickets to JoJo Siwa's sold out D.R.E.A.M. tour is all my eleven-year-old daughter wanted for her birthday. I was determined to find a way to take her.
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When Everything Is Family Nothing Is

What happens when society redefines family?  Our teenagers are sorting through the wounds of a generation’s idea that family is whatever you want it to be.
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women and respect

Should Boys and Girls Play on the Same Team?

High school wrestler Brendan Johnston explained, “I’m not really comfortable wrestling a girl." Is this a sign of his narrow-mindedness and ego? Or respect?
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self worth

Ayesha Curry Said it For Women Everywhere

Does anybody notice me? Am I pretty enough? Good enough? Ayesha Curry's open interview voiced concerns that most women aren't brave enough to express.
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second marriages

Why would Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez...

This will be J. Lo's fourth and A-Rod's second marriage. What makes them think that this one will be the one that sticks? (We hope it does.)
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Preachers in Sneakers

Does it really matter if preachers wear hip clothes or live expensive lifestyles?
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Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All

Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All

Tiger Woods’ emotional grip on his son culminated a journey back from the sports-dead. We see a man experience professional victory and personal redemption.
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Political election

I’m Not Panicking About the Election—And...

Political leaders might have their own agendas, but those cannot thwart God’s.
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An Open Letter to #Whyididntreport

I saw a hashtag on Twitter this week about why people who have been sexually abused might choose not to report it.
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Father and son

The Real Cost of Keeping Up With the Kardash...

NBA star Blake Griffin may be able to afford a huge child support payment, but kids need more than that.
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Families and faith

Ten Urgent Steps for for Keeping Your Family...

Ten ways for families to stay spiritually strong in today’s culture.
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What Do the Politics of Jesus Look Like?

In a divisive political season, here are thoughts on what it means to "render to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
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An Unlikely Hero in a Time of War

The same faith that led Alvin York to be a pacifist also led him to become the most decorated soldier in World War I and a post-war philanthropist.
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Protect children

9 Ways to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

Here are some practical things you can do to guard your children.
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Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment

Something has shifted in our culture the last few months as hidden sexual sins—especially in the workplace—are brought into the light. Why has this happened so suddenly?
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#MeToo Movement

Fifty Shades in the Age of #MeToo

In the wake of the current outcry against sexual mistreatment of women, what reception will the film Fifty Shades Freed receive?
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Sexual abuse

Sexual Abuse and the Nature of Evil

My counseling experience leads me to conclude that evil is very much at work in the world, in our mind, and in our body.
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After a Hurricane: Offering Help and Hope

How you can be involved in the aftermath of disasters like Irma and Harvey.
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Responding biblically to racism

Responding Biblically to Racism

Events in Charlottesville remind us that ultimately the solution to racism comes when hearts are transformed.
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The Las Vegas Shootings: Asking the ‘Why?...

Three truths to remember when incomprehensible tragedies occur.
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Biblical teaching

The Scandal of Biblical Ignorance

It's up to this generation of Christians to reverse course, and it starts at home.
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Thoughts and Prayers

What’s So Bad About Offering ‘Thoughts a...

Cynics are ‘prayer shaming’ Christians after shootings or disasters. But are there times when we use that phrase as little more than a platitude?
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When Your Child Is Sexually Abused

Looking for signs that something is amiss … and helping your child heal.
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Families in America

Family Values and the Way We Never Were

The "crisis in the American family" isn't downstream from Woodstock or the Pill, but downstream from the wreckage of Eden.
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Prayer Is the Foundation of Our Nation’...

To return our nation to its feet, we must first return to our knees.
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Is It True That Jesus Never Addressed Same-S...

That Jesus was committed to heterosexual marriage could not be more evident. He was just as committed to the permanence and fidelity of marriage.
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God's purpose for marriage

Why We Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

A clear understanding of God's purposes for marriage helps us understand what's at stake if our culture redefines what He originally created.
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Surprising Response to our Broadcast

Response to a special edition of FamilyLife Today on the topic of the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding same-sex marriage.
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God, Holy Spirit

Is My Eating Sinful? 12 Words to Help You De...

A guide to help you make your eating habits more pleasing to God.
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Dealing with past sexual abuse

Dealing With Past Sexual Abuse

Bringing up the memories is the first step in fighting the battle.
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The Power of the Selfless Unemployed

At a recent speaking engagement, I received a lesson far more profound than the one I was giving.
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Stop physical abuse

Responding to Physical Abuse

Abusive behavior was never and can never be a part of God's plan for a marriage or a family.
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Coming to terms with my past

Casualties of the Sexual Revolution

Many adults today need to come to grips with their sexual past.
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Godly legacy

10 Ideas: Its Easy Being Green

Care for the environment takes our commitment to a godly legacy to a new level of responsibility and conscientiousness.
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Families in America

America’s Number One Problem

Our nation suffers from a sickness in its soul.
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Attend the Weekend to Remember marriage getaway

Will Our Children Say We Believed in Marriag...

Observations from my 100th Weekend to Remember marriage getaway.
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