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What’s wrong with the American Dream?

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The American Dream tells us if we pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and work hard, we too can have the picture perfect family...

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Should we be happy about eradicating disability?

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My 13-year-old’s group text with her friends exploded after a story broke about eradicating Down’s syndrome through prenatal ...

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Who has the final say in your life?

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“Just because that's how it's done doesn't mean that's how it should be done,” Cinderella declares to the pri...

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Is God an environmentalist?

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April 22 is Earth Day. Some people celebrate by planting trees or picking up litter in a park. Others chain themselves to trees or engage...

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Are basketball brackets worth the madness?

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Selection Sunday is the day the teams competing in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament are revealed. As the coverage star...

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Three things you can teach your kids through election season

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“Mommy, who are YOU voting for?”   “My friend said we are in big trouble if the girl wins!” “The boy r...

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Should I attend my gay cousin’s wedding?

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I sat on the floor crying silently, heartbroken. My cousin helped raise me. He helped plan my wedding. Now it seemed he was ready to cut ...

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Are you making the most of technology in your spiritual life?

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I grew up in a traditional Baptist church where a leather-bound Bible was part of going to church. As much a part of church as clip-on ti...

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What happens when you Facebook binge

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Our lives may be all around pretty good: loving families, deep friendships and jobs that pay the bills. But get on Facebook, and sadness ...

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Smartphone addiction is real and it’s a major distraction

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We’re all guilty of it. The alarm goes off, and we instinctively reach for the phone. Before our feet hit the floor, we’ve ch...

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Should Christians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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Pinches if you aren’t wearing green. Corned beef and cabbage. Three-leaf clovers. We recognize the Irish-themed decorations ever...

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3 Things No One Told You About Sex

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Most of us learned everything we know about sex from movies and TV. Guy looks at girl. Girl looks at guy. There’s a spark of passio...

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