The mental health and well-being of people living in small towns and communities is often just as threatened in rural areas as it is urban centers and cities.
If there’s a TV theme song that immediately brings me back to being an adolescent in the early 90s, it has to be the theme song from Saved by the Bell(SBTB). Every week, if I could, I tuned in (no streaming or binge-watching back then) to see what Zack, Kelly, Slater, Screech, Jessie, and Lisa were doing.
With these three short essays, three members of iAt's Editorial Board bring a fresh perspective to what it means to practice thankfulness through journaling, prayer, and song.
Parents and teachers have had to become much more intentional about scheduling in playtime for kids and in some cases, kids are being forced to “go outside and play.” We know that play is good for kids’ mental, emotional, and physical health, but what about for adults?
We may be tempted to despair when we see high divorce rates, children born to unmarried parents or single parents, abuse and neglect, and people delaying marriage. Moore says this is the reality of living in a broken and sin-filled world, but that we should not fear.
Linda Kay Klein grew up in the throes of purity culture, and in her book she tells of her own journey to understanding sexual purity through the evangelical lens of a teen in the 90’s.