About Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker writes and speaks about family, faith, disability, and culture. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of Penelope Ayers: A Memoir, A Good and Perfect Gift (Bethany House), and Why I Am Both Spiritual and Religious (Patheos Press).

Thank you Patheos! (And Continuing the Conversation at Christianity Today)

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Thin Places (my blog) is moving from Patheos to Christianity Today. Find out why, what to expect, and the Patheos women I most highly recommend reading. [Read more...]

I Don’t Love Valentine’s Day, and That’s Okay

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Three kids plus a not-so-crafty Mom plus 50 classmates equals a lot of work, and a little lesson about love. [Read more...]

The Best Book About Writing Ever (and other great reads)

I’m not sure if it’s really the best ever, but I am LOVING Ann Patchett’s This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. The title is deceptive, as at least so far I’ve just heard (I’m listening on audiobook) Patchett’s series of essays about the craft and experience of writing both her fiction and her [Read More...]

My Questions About the Ethics of Embryo Selection

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“…they run the risk of bearing children with a gene that will probably cause a slow and painful death, albeit a death many decades in the future. What should they do?” [Read more...]

7 Thoughts on How to Survive Another Snow Day (and maybe even enjoy it)

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1. If even a hint of snow is expected, turn off the ringer on your phone the night before. You do not need to know at 5:02 a.m. that your children will be home all day. You need to keep sleeping. They need to keep sleeping. 2. When you wake up and discover that although [Read More...]


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