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Empty nests are an endangered cultural phenomenon

By Ashley Bloemhof
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Millennials | Ross Van Groningen struggled to land a job right out of college. The 23-year-old graduated from Dordt College last year and headed to his hometown of Ripon,

The low cost of adopting a child

The low cost of adopting a child

By Anthony Bradley
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Adoption | There is a prevailing myth out there that process of adoption costs thousands upon thousands of dollars, but that isn’t true. Not only is adopting a child…

Prison nurseries help jailed moms bond with their babies

By Madison Frambes
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Prison | The nursery at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is full of toys, rocking chairs, and color. “It doesn’t look like a prison at all, it…

Sins of their fathers & mothers

Sins of their fathers & mothers

By Mary Jackson
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Divorce | The divorce revolution is now affecting a third generation, as children and grandchildren of divorced couples carry scars of the past into relationships

Italy considers raise in ‘baby bonus’ payments to encourage more births

Italy considers raise in ‘baby bonus’ payments to encourage more births

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Italy’s health minister wants to double child benefit payments to curtail the country’s “catastrophic” birth rate decline. The plan, announced by…

A toast to youth

A toast to youth

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was not a famously encouraging parent, not a cheerleader, not a vociferous advocate for my children. Not one who jumped up and down in the bleachers and…

Golden opportunity

Golden opportunity

By Marvin Olasky
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Family | Don’t lose your history to the grave

A Mother’s Day celebration of strong women

By John R. Erickson
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Family | They may not fit our culture’s definition of strong, but these wives and mothers gave their strength to the people around them

Mom’s nurture can turbo-charge preschoolers’ brain growth

Mom’s nurture can turbo-charge preschoolers’ brain growth

By Julie Borg
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Science | This Mother’s Day, many moms across the nation will receive crayon scribbles, construction paper bracelets, and dandelion bouquets from their young…

What’s behind the all-time-low teen birth rate?

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | The U.S. teen birth rate is at an all-time low, according to new government data released last week. The birth rate for teens has been falling since 1991, but…

Theology served family-style

By Janie B. Cheaney & Hayley Schoeppler
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Children’s Books of the Year | Author Marty Machowski explains why he wrote a systematic theology book for children

Mother’s Day mourning

Mother’s Day mourning

By Mindy Belz
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Family | Moms perform the essential task of teaching the names that fill a world

 
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