This Father’s Day, more families are recognizing the God-given dignity of adoptees’ biological dads. When Darrick Rizzo was 18, his girlfriend of three years told him she was pregnant. With the couple on the cusp of their college careers and unprepared to parent, his girlfriend chose to pursue adoption. Despite opposing the decision, Rizzo ultimately acquiesced, hoping to offer the best life possible for his son. “I was willing to do anything for my boy, even if that meant listening to his mom and choosing an open adoption,” wrote Rizzo in his book, The Open Adoption: A Birth Father’s Journey….

I’ve always found the “armor of God” passage in Ephesians 6 a rich vein of Scripture. Specifically, how we can stand strong in our faith in the face of enormous, ferocious opposition to stand at all. Our spiritual lives are not pursued in a vacuum. Our lives are part of a vast spiritual realm and not all of it is benevolent.

“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Mark 16:15 Susie had never heard about Jesus in her home country. But she moved without her husband to the United States to attend graduate school. A student involved in Campus Crusade for Christ befriended her and shared the story of Jesus. Within weeks, Susie gave her life to Christ through prayer. But her husband was in their home country and still unaware of Jesus. Susie was attending a Christian meeting, learning how to share her faith, when her husband called. She held…