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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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The Church and The Transgender Next Door

By on July 31, 2014 in BW Statement, Gender with 4 Comments
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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