Growing Faith

Women Writing About Complicated Desire Saved Me When the Evangelical Church Couldn’t

What I’d been looking for at the convent, I could find in reading and writing. If other writers could channel their desires, I could use it, too.

Please Don’t Pray for Us—We’ll Have Children When We’re Ready!

People I hardly knew implied that without children, I was failing as a woman, a Muslim, and a human being.

How to Mark a Child’s Religious Milestones

Shoshana and Saadia discuss milestones and coming-of-age ceremonies in their respective faith traditions.

Fasting With Children

“Fasting has been a source of comfort, a way to become closer to God. All that changed when I had children.”

Teaching Our Children How to Mourn

“We teach each other the prayer so that when someone dies, we are ready to fulfill our obligations.”