Wonder Women (FRAMES) - Book

Resources in Family & Kids • September 1, 2014

You don't need to have "it all."

There is a new reality for women in the 21st century—it's a different world with different goals than it was even a generation ago. As little girls, today's women didn't grow up with only dolls and toy kitchens and princesses and visions of idyllic domesticity and motherhood behind a white picket fence. They were given these, but also given a little plastic doctor's bag and a coloring book full of potential careers to choose from.

"You can be anything you want, child." It's a message of empowerment and it's beautiful. But, as many of those young girls grew up, a message that was once meant to convey opportunity has begun to feel like a pressure cooker. What once was "You can have it all" has now become "You need to have it all." You need to have the perfect job, the perfect husband, the perfect house, the perfect kids, the perfect play dates and craft nights and date nights and DIY Pinterest projects and #nofilter Instagrams.

What does it mean to be a woman in a world like that? Where does vocation fit into all this? What does a holistic idea of self mean? Many women struggle with the decision to work inside the home or outside the home. How can you maintain a sense of self and motherhood in both decisions? The reality is we can't really have it all—sometimes we have to make choices. This Barna Frame explores the value and beauty in those constraints.

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Christian Views on Alcohol

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Here, we talk with Brett McCracken, author of Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism and Liberty, about a biblical view of alcohol, how different generations approach drinking and why all of this matters for the expansion of the Gospel in the world.

Introducing Barna Frames

January 3, 2014 • Culture & Media

The typical person doesn’t have entire weekends anymore to spend reading a book. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to learn. That’s why we’ve created FRAMES—short yet deep, digestible reads on the top issues facing Christians in today’s complex culture.

20 and Something (FRAMES) - Book

September 1, 2014 • Millennials & Generations

Your Quarter-life Doesn't Have to be a Crisis