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The Church and The Transgender Next Door

By on July 31, 2014 in BW Statement, Gender with 1 Comment
The Church and The Transgender Next Door

Gender – We believe that gender is God-given, not socially constructed or self-determined; that gender distinctions are rooted in creation and manifested in biological differences, transcending social customs and cultural stereotypes; that being created as a woman is an essential aspect of our identity (Gen 2:18-25; Matt 19:4; Mark 10:6). In January 2012, UK couple […]

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Miscarriage and the Road to Healing

By on May 1, 2014 in Women's Issues with 0 Comments
Miscarriage and the Road to Healing

Last summer was a crazy time in my marriage. I was finishing up a dissertation; my husband was serving as a college minister, as well as suffering from an infection that would not respond to medicine; and we were both trying to be good parents to two toddlers. In the midst of the craziness, we […]

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Are You Too Smart for Your Own Good?

By on April 8, 2014 in Dating, Women's Issues with 4 Comments
Are You Too Smart for Your Own Good?

Put another way: Do certain degrees make you less likely to be “marriage material”? That type of question is one I get at least once a month. Seriously. In recent weeks, I’ve been asked three different versions of it: Will getting a PhD mean that no guy will ever want to marry me? If I […]

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Jesus Feminist…What’s the Big Deal?

By on January 30, 2014 in Biblical Womanhood, Feminism with 4 Comments
Jesus Feminist…What’s the Big Deal?

I love a good story, don’t you? I especially love to hear the stories of women and what God has done in their lives. Let’s head outside. I want us to sit around a fire pit ringed with stones and watch the moon move over the Pacific. I want us to drink good red wine, […]

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The Beauty in the Mirror

By on October 22, 2013 in Women's Issues with 0 Comments
The Beauty in the Mirror

Recently, The Dove company, whose logo is “you are more beautiful than you think,” conducted an experiment with a group of women. Using the talents of a forensic sketch artist, they asked several women to describe themselves verbally for the artist to sketch; he could not see them because a curtain separated them. Next, an acquaintance was asked to […]

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Being Women in a Miley Cyrus World

By on August 29, 2013 in Culture, Sexuality with 3 Comments
Being Women in a Miley Cyrus World

Thomas Couture was an 18th century French artist best known for his work, Romans in the Decadence of the Empire.  At the center of the painting, a woman lays outstretched, drawing all eyes to her. Surrounding her are people engaged in all types of lascivious behavior, abandoning themselves to all the vices that supposedly led […]

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Is Male Headship a Result of the Fall?

By on August 27, 2013 in Biblical Womanhood, Gender, Marriage with 0 Comments
Is Male Headship a Result of the Fall?

One of my favorite things about being married to a college pastor is building relationships with the girls in our group. Inevitably, there are two young people who fall in love, consider marriage, and decide they need marriage/relationship counsel from Chris and me. There is no greater joy than to see two young people who […]

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On DOMA, Prop 8, and Being Faithful

By on June 26, 2013 in Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Women's Issues with 0 Comments
On DOMA, Prop 8, and Being Faithful

Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a landmark decision regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Couched in language that moves this decision from a financial benefits issue to redefining marriage, Justice Kennedy writes in the court opinion that the decision handed down is about giving dignity […]

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Is Monogamy Unnatural?

By on June 21, 2013 in Culture, Sexuality with 1 Comment
Is Monogamy Unnatural?

In the middle of a national debate on same sex marriage, today’s CNN op-ed piece claims that the entire concept of marriage may be completely unnecessary. According to Meghan Laslocky we need to “Face It: Monogamy is unnatural.” Laslocky claims that fidelity within marriage is a faulty gauge for its success, since “biologically, we humans […]

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The Birds, The Bees, and The Plan B

By on May 9, 2013 in Culture, Sexuality with 1 Comment
The Birds, The Bees, and The Plan B

Have you seen the recent car commercial where a couple is in the car with their young son who looks like he is six or seven years old? The father is spinning a rather fantastical story about where babies come from only to have their son try to tell them that he had heard the “real story” from another […]

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