Relationships

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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.

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Deciding to Adopt a Child with Special Needs

In that providential moment God spoke to me and my husband; we knew we had our answer. He was calling us to adopt a child with HIV.

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Uncovering a Hidden Need in China

One Expat Family’s Adoption Story

Like many others who have heard about Chinese adoption, we thought the orphanages would be teeming with unwanted baby girls.

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

After having been the only child for many years, my parents finally brought home a tiny bundle—my very own baby sibling. While many would celebrate the arrival of another member to the family, that special day was instead laced with disappointment for my father. I found out much later that my mother went into labor before my father got to the hospital. When he finally arrived, he took a look at the baby, uttered in dismay, “Another girl,” and walked off.