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The Secrets of Self-Harm

By on September 1, 2016 in Emotions, Women's Issues with 2 Comments
The Secrets of Self-Harm

She sat in my office stiff and straight-backed looking down at my desk as though something was keeping this 16 year old girls’ rapt attention. She twirled her hair. She bit her lip. She looked at her shoes. She fussed with the sleeves of the sweater she was wearing … in August … in Florida. […]

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How I Changed My Definition of Beauty and Learned to Love My Wrinkles

How I Changed My Definition of Beauty and Learned to Love My Wrinkles

Standing in front of the mirror after my twins were born, the six months of sleepless nights were written in the crevices of my eyes and the sullen appearance of my skin. Motherhood was taking it’s toll on me — mentally, physically and now in the form of some brand new wrinkles on my face. […]

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The Puzzling Case of Maternal Feminism

By on March 1, 2016 in Feminism with 2 Comments
The Puzzling Case of Maternal Feminism

Have you ever had one of those moments that left you utterly speechless? Rarely has that ever happened to me. That’s not surprising since my childhood nickname was “mouth” (I had many thoughts and opinions to offer my parents from an early age; I am not sure they thought I was as brilliant as I […]

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David Bowie, Glam Rock, and Gender Rebellion

By on January 26, 2016 in Gender with 1 Comment
David Bowie, Glam Rock, and Gender Rebellion

As many in the world mourn the passing of musical icon and innovator David Bowie from liver cancer on January 10, 2016, the influence of his 1970s, androgynous, glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, lives on in contemporary discussions about gender.   The Separation of Gender and Sex Even if you are not a child […]

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Can We Be Christian Feminists?

By on November 19, 2015 in Feminism, Theology with 9 Comments
Can We Be Christian Feminists?

Feminism has been getting a facelift lately. From Beyonce’s 2014 VMA performance, to Emma Watson’s U.N. “He for She” campaign, women are identifying themselves as feminists to champion a broad umbrella of issues. Essentially, being pro-women is considered synonymous with feminism. It’s occurring among evangelical Christians, too. Earlier this year, the millennial-oriented, faith-and-culture publication, Relevant […]

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Letting God Redeem the "Why" Behind Your Weight-Loss Battle

By on November 10, 2015 in Women's Issues with 2 Comments
Letting God Redeem the "Why" Behind Your Weight-Loss Battle

If you’re a woman, and you’re breathing in this polluted air of impossible cultural standards with me, this post is for you. I see you. You’ve been on my heart and I need to encourage you. I need to tell you not to give up. I need you to hear me say that you, sister, […]

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First Wave Feminism in America

By on October 15, 2015 in Feminism with 3 Comments
First Wave Feminism in America

Later this month, the movie Suffragette will release in American theaters. I am eagerly awaiting opening weekend to see how the filmmakers portray the early movement of feminism in Great Britain as women fought for the right to vote there. In anticipation of that movie, readers may be interested in learning a bit more about how […]

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Wombs For Sale: The Next Debate in Same-Sex Marriage

By on August 27, 2015 in Culture, Women's Issues with 4 Comments
Wombs For Sale: The Next Debate in Same-Sex Marriage

In the aftermath of legalized same-sex marriage, Americans may soon face a new ethical dilemma: commercial surrogacy. As Christopher White reports in his article on The Public Discourse, Surrogacy and Same-Sex Marriage: A Tale of Two Countries, the issue of “marriage equality” is morphing into the question of “family equality.” As White observes, “While many […]

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Debunking The Purity Myth

By on May 14, 2015 in Culture, Feminism, Sexuality with 5 Comments
Debunking The Purity Myth

“There is a moral panic in America over young women’s sexuality and it’s been breathing new life into a very old idea,” claims Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women. Dubbed the “poster-girl for third-wave feminism,” Valenti claims that today’s abstinence-only movement tells […]

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I May Not Be There – But Keep Honoring Moms

By on May 7, 2015 in Women's Issues with 2 Comments
I May Not Be There – But Keep Honoring Moms

It’s that time of year again, when pastors and churches start asking the question, “How do we celebrate mother’s day without hurting the feelings or distancing ourselves from ‘non-moms’?” Blogs like this one An open letter to pastors {A non-mom speaks about Mother’s Day} that was circulated around Facebook a couple of years ago, will be posted […]

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