Why People of Faith Are Speaking Up About Paid Family Leave

"The conversation about federal policy is oriented around money. Where is the money going to come from? How much will this policy cost? We'd love Christians to bring the moral and ethical and humanizing part of the conversation into focus and ask what a flourishing society looks like," said Katelyn Beaty, one of the report's co-authors.

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Chelsea Maxwell
In Search of Family Time

I sit sunken in the green hide-a-bed in my living room—the one my grandparents’ bought in the 1960s when they were young parents with young children—and now I am the one flanked by my six-year-old and four-year-old boys, The Little Prince open in my lap.

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Chelsea Maxwell
Why Should the U.S. Have Paid Family Leave?

Healthy families have inherent God-given value. Honoring the image of God and the inherent dignity of all people requires honoring all families. However, the demands of work, the need for stable income, and a culture that fails to uphold the family as the cornerstone of community has left American families stressed and struggling.

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Chelsea Maxwell
A Fresh Idea for Families

The Center for Public Justice, an organization that works on political issues through a “Christian pluralist lens,” recently released a report listing more benefits of paid leave for families. The report points out God’s purposes for rest and family care, as well as the connections between postpartum stress and divorce.

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Chelsea Maxwell