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Parenting 101—Recipe or Relationship? (by D. P. Love)

If you Google “parenting books” you get over 166,000,000 hits; likewise, crowded bookshop shelves are brimming with numerous resources all claiming to have the best ways to parent our children. It’s overwhelming: parents really need advice—Christian parents included....

The Suburbs and Your Soul

It’s not often that you read a book that speaks to you and for you, that asks the questions you ask, and that has a little closer reach toward some answers. But I’m feeling that sense of resonance as my wife and I start reading Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living...

A Single Mom’s Prayer (by D. P. Love)

[Editor's note: posts by D. P. Love are from our intern] The Lord led me through many challenging seasons as a single mother. My son is now grown, and yet the memories of my wrestling with the Lord are fresh. If you are reading this and this is your story, I pray that...

“It’s Ok Not to Be Ok”

“It is OK to not be OK. It’s OK to seek out help from counselors. . . . Know that seeking out these options doesn’t make you less of a Christian or less of a person. Our identity is in the Lord.”  Wise words from a Virginia Tech student profiled in the Roanoke Times...

Dating and Christian Faith(fulness) Part 1

The whole dating thing is hard. That’s true (in different ways) at age 15, 25, 35… 65. The reasons abound for the complexity, but certainly cultural circumstances play a role: People are in school for a long time. After school they are in debt. There is pressure to be...