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Birthday Bible Verses

Christians love celebrating their birthdays. We celebrate with cake, food, drinks, music, and treat ourselves to gifts and treats. But what does the Bible say about birthdays? Are there any birthday Bible verses? Are we prohibited from celebrating, or are we encouraged to do so?  Mention of ...

The Meaning of Flowers in the Bible

Flowers are often mentioned in the Bible. They are used in many ways, from symbolizing the temporariness of human life on Earth, to symbolizing God's spiritual truth, to representing beauty and growth. The Bible teaches us that humans and nature are in perfect synergy, and just like how a flower ...

The Bible and Unforgiveness

Has anyone done you wrong? How does that person make you feel? You feel angry, right? You feel resentful and you want that person to feel pain, too, right? How does it feel when that person is around? Does that person make you feel good or bad? When someone has done us wrong, we feel negative ...

What Does the Upside Down Cross Mean?

The upside-down cross is seen by many as satanic, or associated with the occult. It is a very common symbol used in jewelry, in tattoos, tapestries, and even in popular horror movies of today. But does the inverted cross really mean you're anti-Christ? Does it really symbolize satanism and the ...

Teens want COVID-19 advice that gives them safe ways to socialize – not just rules for what they can’t do

Social interaction can be risky during a pandemic, but it’s also important for young people’s development and mental health. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Tammy Chang, University of Michigan and Matthew Dunn, University of Michigan America’s teens and young adults have a crucial role in ...

Co-parenting in the coronavirus pandemic: A family law scholar’s advice

When parents fight, kids suffer. PeopleImages/Getty Images Marcia Zug, University of South Carolina As millions of people around the world practice social distancing and self-quarantine, they are separating themselves from everyone but their immediate family members. However, for divorced or ...

Why hand-washing really is as important as doctors say

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, center, demonstrates hand-washing to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, right, in Rocky Hill, Conn., March 2, 2020. AP Photo/Jessica Hill Michelle Sconce Massaquoi, University of ...