Q: When my 2-year-old gets angry, he sometimes gets down and bangs his head on the floor. This happens two or three times a week, generally speaking. He’s not bruised himself, yet, but I don’t know how long that’s going to last. To make matters worse, I’ve made the mistake of reading about v…

Does the fact that you are a Christian make any difference? Does it change the way you interact with the world? Does it affect how you perceive your neighbor? Right now, there is a lot of conversation around the protests across our country. Some want to join in. Some want them to go away. Th…

I recently watched a 12-episode docudrama whose main characters were all involved in the construction of the Titanic in Belfast, Ireland, in the early 1900s. It was good, but there was a certain pall cast over the whole thing because no matter how much I wanted a different ending, I knew the…

I recently took part in one of those online exercises where I counted how many states I have physically been in. The total was 38 of the 50, and of course every state is different and beautiful in their own way. Some I can’t wait to go back to, and some, well let’s just say my favorite part …

I have long maintained that the significant per-capita increase in child and adolescent mental health problems since the 1960s — a 10-fold increase in suicide, for example — is because of the collective embrace of a parenting paradigm that has proven itself to be not only dysfunctional but a…

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in the flesh, rather serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: Love your neighbor as yourself. If you bite and devour each other, watch out or yo…

A few years ago, I found myself drinking a beer on a Friday night at Howard’s on Main, standing in the backroom bar and taking in every second of a Creedence Clearwater Revival song played by the band onstage.

In the old days, thrill-seekers had to go skydiving, bungee jumping, or to Walmart on a Saturday for their adrenaline fix. No more. Now all we have to do is turn on the news if we want to test the upper limits of our nervous system.

Question: I love sweet (iced) tea and order it every time I go out to eat. My problem is that I cannot tolerate caffeine after the early afternoon if I want to sleep at night. Why do restaurants offer the choice of regular or decaf coffee, but not regular or decaf tea? (Asked by a concerned …

Audra Elizabeth DeLoach of Greenwood and William Andrew Threlkeld of Ninety Six were united in marriage at 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday June 20, 2020 at Turner Farm in Epworth, SC.

Today, I feel inadequate to offer the guidance, encouragement, strength, or reason that will help us navigate the chaos we are living through every day. I have been watching and listening for someone to speak with Godly discernment amid the chaos. I mourn for the time an ambassador for God, …

The heart is basically a pump that keeps our blood circulating — a vital organ. Yet, we associate emotions with the heart as well, usually the “lovey-dovey” kind (think of Valentine’s Day).

CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Rusty and Susan Clark of Chesterfield, VA, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Caroll, to Evan Trigg, son of Sheila Trigg of Greenwood, SC, and the late Robert Trigg.

Here’s my confession for today: I’ve been praying for as long as I can remember, but sometimes I still don’t know how to do it. Pandemic, sickness, risk, fear, prejudice, injustice, unrest. When our minds and hearts are overwhelmed, how do we gather words into prayers?

Shortly after the murder of George Floyd and in the thick of the ensuing chaos, I awoke one morning with part of a Bible verse playing on a loop in my mind: “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).

“There’s no one-size-fits-all model of childrearing for all the world’s parents,” opines Alma Gottlieb, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. Gottlieb was quoted in an online article reporting actress Kristen Bell’s revelation that her 5-year-old daughter is “still…

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