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Giving Your Child to the Devil Invites the Devil Closer

If the fruits of your actions are death, how can you claim to be following God? Continue reading

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Three Minute Lesson in Bravery

The best lesson in bravery I could give my son. Continue reading

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He Knows Their Name: The Mom of a Transgender Teen Speaks Out

I am one of those people who has very strong feelings about naming children. When choosing names for my kids, I was very adamant that the names not be shortened, but that they go by the name given to them. … Continue reading

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Our Voices Will Not Be Silenced

In 1988, I met Jesus on a muddy hillside in Pennsylvania. I had caught glimpses before, but there, with the smell of pine needles and the body odor of a few hundred unwashed humans, I saw him clearly and I … Continue reading

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4 Things To Know If Your Child Comes Out To You

There are lots of posts about responses to hypothetical coming out. But what about when it really happens? Four things to know if your child comes out. Continue reading

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To the Mamas of Black Boys

To the Mamas of Black Boys, I don’t know how you do it. How you look fear in the face every morning and go on in spite of it. I get it a little bit – every mama of boys … Continue reading

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Broken Family, Whole Family

I was texting with another friend who went through a divorce recently. We were talking about holidays and how much it sucks sorting through the details of pick-ups and drop-offs and all of that yuck. And she texted, “I don’t … Continue reading

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