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Peacemaking in China

Beginnings

People shared their conflict stories, how they viewed face issues (saving, giving, and losing face), the hindering impact of face on reconciliation, and how God enabled them to set aside face to apologize and forgive…They have demonstrated that conflict resolution and relational restoration in face-saving cultures is possible!

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Enduring Friendship

When our friendship storyline is out of step with the larger cultural narrative, whether in China or in the West, how do we as the body of Christ continue to build bridges of understanding?

Chinese Church Voices

Does Christian Faith Affect Parenting?

An associate researcher in sociology asked the question, “Does Christian Faith Affect the Way of Parenting?" This article from the Christian Times discusses his findings.

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Honoring Mothers—In China

Mother's Day. A good time to celebrate mothers.

Chinese Church Voices

“Forced Marriage” and Spring Festival

A Christian Film Maker Explores the Pressure on Young People

An interview with Christian film maker Geng Haiying about his recently released documentary highlighting the problem of “forced marriages” in Chinese society today.

Chinese Church Voices

Encouragement for Those Contemplating Post-Virus Divorce

China has seen an increase in divorces following the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article the author describes why some of these marriage problems occur, and gives marriage counsel for couples.

Chinese Church Voices

Pastoral Advice for Life’s Dilemmas

After dating my boyfriend for a little while, I’ve slowly realized he isn’t my kind of person. But, because we are both members of Christ’s body, I find it too awkward to initiate a breakup.  . .  .What should I do?

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In the HIV Medical System

Having finally gotten into the medical system and now on their way toward treatment, Beth and her family journeyed further into the shame, ignorance, and difficulties hiding those living with HIV in China.

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Living with HIV in China

Our journey toward treatment and care for our daughter took us under China’s HIV veil.

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Finding the One

As we looked at the waitlist and scrolled among the most minuscule of probabilities, we found our precious hidden gem.