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Is It Really OK to Deny Your Spouse Sex?

Vicki Larson | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Do you owe your spouse sex? If you stop having sex with your spouse, is he or she justified in having an affair? Is the denial of sex just as much as a betrayal as infidelity?

How (Not) to Speak of Mark Driscoll

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Perhaps now more than ever, as much has been disclosed about the internal goings-on at Mars Hill, leading to this obviously difficult "season" for everyone involved, we are at an impasse in how we ought to speak about all of this.

The Fastest-Growing Global Criminal Activity Is More Disturbing Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact

At least 100,000 children are estimated to be sexually exploited each year.

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

Rape Culture, Bob Jones University and the End of Forgiveness

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

After spending the first half of my life in the church, I've come to the conclusion that evangelical culture is largely dysfunctional in its understanding of "forgiveness." And nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the recent report by Al Jazeera America on Bob Jones University.

Removal Of Border Agency's Internal Affairs Chief Raises Alarms

Andrew Becker | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Andrew Becker

James F. Tomsheck's removal as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's chief of internal affairs has raised more alarms about the agency, which has witnessed a dramatic spike in shootings and violence in recent years.

The House

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

The reason I became so fully immersed in the project first started by Prince Haakon, John Hope Bryant and Pekka Himanen was because as cliché' as it sounds, I realized that life is a journey and through them I discovered that we should all be allowed to explore it with dignity.

Reverse the Curse: How to Stop Being a Victim in Your Relationships

Pamela Dussault | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Pamela Dussault

When I was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse, I used to believe it was all my fault. I believed I must have been seriously defective as a person. Why else would my ex treat me this way? Finally, I built up my confidence, courage and inner-strength to leave that relationship. Here's how.

Does Jesus Have a Penis?

Tara Hedman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

One of the most essential things he taught me is the understanding that the penis isn't the problem. If there is a problem, it's the man's soul, his heart, his character... not his genitals.

Why Women Shouldn't Be Excused for Violence Against Men

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

In the moment when control is lost and the person before you stops becoming human, and becomes your victim. It's never OK for a woman to violently attack a man, just as it is never OK when a man does it. Isn't that what gender equality is all about?

From Hardship to Hope

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Foster care is not fun for anyone," says 24-year-old law student Amy Peters, who entered Nebraska's foster care system at age 12 and remained until she "aged out" at 19. Fortunately for Amy, she excelled in high school and was accepted at the University of Nebraska.

This Is Your Brain On Mobile

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Jeremy Vandehey

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away. An Apple every 20 seconds... well... that's too many f*cking Apples.

Powerful Images Show A World Where Verbal Abuse Leaves Physical Scars

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to acco...

Mother's Day Walk Celebrates the Miracle of Mom

Karl Romain | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Karl Romain

This Sunday, May 11, over 1,000 people are expected to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge in support of victims and survivors of domestic violence. The walk will highlight the lives of those lost, and those who have overcome domestic violence.

Online Portal Documents Vietnam's Human Rights Abuses

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.05.2014 | Media
Andrew Lam

Vietnam Right Now Editor Hao-Nhien Vu is a former editor with the Los Angeles-based Nguoi-Viet newspaper. He spoke with me about the publication and the day-to-day human rights abuses in Vietnam that it plans to cover.

The Power of Care and Attachment in the Presence of Domestic Violence

Avital Zeisler | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Keeping in mind the power of care and attachment between a mother and her child in the presence of domestic violence, the following is a note addressed to all men and women who grow up in this difficult environment.

A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

Mentally Ill and Poor: What to do?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Brazil, the government ensures that mental health is understood as a fundamental part of overall well-being, and therefore promotes diagnosis and treatment in coordination with other health services, never in isolation.

Game Changer: #TheStitch

Matt Pipkin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You're going to transform lives. And all it takes is a piece of orange thread.

6 Shockingly Childish Abuses Of Power By Airport Employees

Cracked | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weird News

Anyone who's danced the airport waltz is probably familiar with random delays, overpriced everything, and security precautions that flirt with idiotic...

Saving Witch Children In Nigeria

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Tihomir Kukolja

In Nigeria beautiful, innocent children, as young as two years of age, are tortured, abandoned and killed by their own parents, family and community members. Deliverance pastors and prophets have over the years branded thousands of children as witches.

You Are Not Broken

Sarah Fader | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

You are not broken. No matter what he says to you. You are whole. You are strong. Hold on. Even if it feels like no one is listening. Despite the fact...

When Survivors Speak Up, Why We Must Listen

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

Dylan Farrow deserves to be in New York Magazine's "brilliant" category for her courage, as well as the comfort and strength her words give to so many. I stand behind Dylan and I call on others to do the same, no matter how uncomfortable the subject matter.

You Don't Have to Be Gay to Say: Thank You, Ellen Page

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

This morning Emma showed me the YouTube of Ellen Page's speech in front of the LGBT youth conference where she spoke for some minutes before mentionin...