Okay, so! Not long ago, I blogged about how I prayed for a woman who came into the coffeeshop where I volunteer. The woman shared with me how she was going through a difficult time so I prayed for her. Unfortunately, that was a rare moment. I can sometimes distance myself from sad people because I don’t want their sadness to rub off on me. … Continue reading Being Your Emotional Dumpster
Not that I necessarily want to start on a negative note, but I don’t want to be a ‘Christian’ writer. And yes, I am aware that I’m currently co-writing on a blog where both Rachel and I write (a lot) about Christianity, whining that gosh-darn-it I don’t want to be a Christian writer. Irony is my best friend at the moment. However, that doesn’t change … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Be A Christian Writer
“I’m Christian, but I am a feminist.” This is a statement made in Buzzfeed’s cringeworthy video, “I’m Christian, but I’m not…” (Journalist Mollie Hemingway can explain why it’s cringeworthy here). Anyways, you don’t have to be a literature student to read that statement and realize it’s implications. Being Christian – a follower of Christ – and a feminist – one who believes in equality of the … Continue reading Christian AND Feminist?
Photo by the lovely Jess who pretty much takes all of my photos. Check her out. It began intellectually, me pondering about identity, how we can define it for ourselves and if we can accurately define it for ourselves, but now I’m ending my thought-process in a more vague tone. I’m not too sure how I want to write this blog post and how I want to … Continue reading Identity Crisis
“What is the secret to a good marriage?” I asked. “Communication,” one woman said. “Yes…” a few other women murmured in agreement. This was around the bonfire at church camp. I mentally added this answer to the wealth of advice I had collected over the past month, when my relationship with a very committed guy was still a new thing. That was six months ago … Continue reading Christian Dating