On Family Separation at the Border, Empty Nests, and Faithful Fathers

The Hardest Part of Mothering

“No one warned me,” Jani Ortlund writes. “No one told me that the hardest part of mothering was the part when they leave.” As she raised her four children, Jani had wholeheartedly invested herself in preparing them to take their next steps into the future as adults. “The problem was,” she says, “I hadn’t prepared me!” In this post, Jani shares that her nest may be empty now, but her life is richer; yours can be, too, empty nest momma. Read this post.

That Little Red Hen Was a Pharisee

Do you remember the story of “The Little Red Hen”? If so, you may never think of it the same way after reading this post. Jared C. Wilson knows the moral of this story is supposed to encourage kids to not be lazy, to work hard, and to cooperate with others, but he says “the climactic delivery actually teaches a very unChristlike selfishness.” He explains in this post.

The FAQs: What You Should Know About Family Separation at the Border

If you have been following the news and social media feeds over the past few weeks, you are probably aware that, as Joe Carter writes, “immigration officials have separated hundreds of migrant families who have either crossed into the United States illegally or have sought political asylum.” In this post, Carter addresses questions you may have about what is happening, as well as how Christian groups are responding to the policy. Read this post.

You Kept Your Promises to Mom: Six Reasons We Love Faithful Fathers

Father’s Day has come and gone, but it is not too late to consider what it means to honor a father as father. “Of course, no earthly father is perfect,” David Mathis says. “And yet even when our fathers have failed us, we still typically have something to be thankful for—and not just virtues that overlap with Mom’s, but qualities that were distinct manifestations of his fatherly masculinity.” Read this post.

TGC Women's Conference Sessions Are Now Available!

Last week, nearly 8,000 women gathered for The Gospel Coalition’s bi-annual women’s conference, Listen and Live, which covered key passages from Deuteronomy “to show in practical ways how God’s grace shapes every aspect of life in this fallen and needy world.” All of these keynote sessions and workshops are now available for free download! My goal is to soak up the truth in each one before the end of the summer, and I would love for you to join me! Watch the sessions.

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Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at www.apatientprocess.com with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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