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How Christian-Jewish intermarriage became normal
Samira Mehta shows how some interfaith families mediate diverse traditions.
by Emily Soloff
The wall my daughter can’t get past
I’ve stopped trying to climb over it or knock it down. Now I just sit there.
by Debie Thomas
Few secrets are as devastating as those that make us rethink our identity. Heidi Neumark discovered one when her daughter Googled their name.
by Trudy Bush
The other month my spouse and I received a packet in the mail from our adoption agency. It came in a large, white, important-looking envelope—a hopeful envelope. Maybe something good is about to happen, we thought.
I knew life was a gift to be shared, not a possession to safeguard, even before my wife collapsed on the kitchen floor. But it was abstract knowledge then.
by Peter W. Marty
Every family has more people at the table than you can see. If we set the right number of plates, we would have to build way bigger tables.
by Brian Doyle
by Melissa Guthrie