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Debunking The Purity Myth

By on May 14, 2015 in Culture, Feminism, Sexuality with 4 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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Gender Lessons from a Happy Meal

By on April 23, 2015 in Gender with 1 Comment
Gender Lessons from a Happy Meal

In December of 2014, The Guardian (a British national daily newspaper) published an article regarding the push for “No Gender December.” This initiative was to address how toys were being marketed to children and how “children shouldn’t have to conform to gender stereotypes. This month, the editors of the Swedish Academy have announced that the […]

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Pregnancy + Loss: Three things I know for sure

By on April 14, 2015 in Women's Issues with 8 Comments
Pregnancy + Loss: Three things I know for sure

At first, I was certain I would not write this. It’s deeply personal. It’s sad. It’s just plain not the kind of thing you go around advertising. You don’t talk about it much, because, how do you bring up bad news without being a complainer or a Debby Downer? You don’t talk about it because […]

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Not a Grey Area: Why Biblical Sexuality is Private, But Not Prudish

By on February 12, 2015 in Marriage, Women's Issues with 1 Comment
Not a Grey Area: Why Biblical Sexuality is Private, But Not Prudish

Sex is a tough topic for Christians. Still, Christians (and non-Christians, too, for that matter) need to know the biblical teaching about it. The difficulty lies in finding the line between being private, prudish, and perverse. Between being too vague and too vulgar. However, the secular culture should not own the conversation about sex and […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault?

By on February 5, 2015 in Culture, Women's Issues with 2 Comments
What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault?

Never before has the issue of sexual assault against women seemed so ubiquitous. Last week, a Nashville jury convicted two Vanderbilt University students of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery when they assaulted a student in a dorm room in 2013. Amid widespread campus sexual assault, 80% of which goes unreported, many hope this strong […]

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Why God Made Girls

By on December 2, 2014 in Gender with 2 Comments
Why God Made Girls

Recently, my husband and I were riding in the car listening to some music when a song came over the radio that caused me to reflect biblically on the message of the song. The artist is a newer voice in country music—Raelynn. The title of this catchy tune is “God Made Girls”. Obviously, a song […]

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What I Learned from Battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer

By on October 23, 2014 in Women's Issues with 3 Comments
What I Learned from Battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Monica Patrick is a wife, a homeschooling-mother of four, and, most recently, a breast cancer patient. In 2013, she was told that, not only did she have breast cancer, but that it had spread into the bones of her pelvis and spine. It was Stage 4 breast cancer – the prognosis was bleak. But God […]

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Would You Pick the Apostle Paul for Your Team?

By on October 16, 2014 in Feminism, Theology with 2 Comments
Would You Pick the Apostle Paul for Your Team?

Do you remember recess back in elementary school when the time came to engage in some sort of team sport? Imagine the scene with me: two young children stand as captains picking from a crowd of their peers in order assemble the best team possible. The star athletes go quickly; those choices are always the […]

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When The Body Betrays

By on October 14, 2014 in Women's Issues with 2 Comments
When The Body Betrays

Walking back from the mailbox last week, I stopped cold in my tracks as I eyed the last envelope in the stack of magazines, junk mail, and bills. I knew what it was before I even opened it; a letter informing me it was time for a mammogram. Instantly my mind raced back exactly two […]

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