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
This blog post has been a journey of sorts of constantly looking backwards, forwards, and sideways. I wrote about #MeToo a few months ago, making a stance that ultimately, our job is to support a victim of sexual harassment/assault and to encourage these victims to not be afraid to speak up. Until that blog post, I was silent when topics of sexual harassment or assault came … Continue reading Are We Free in Our Sexual Revolution?
My eye is drawn to the person standing on the sidelines of a group. The person who does not seem to interact. The person who does not seem to know anyone. I see lonely people everywhere, down the street, sitting opposite of me, and behind me. I know them because I was one of them. Sometimes I still am one of them. Once you have … Continue reading The Lonely Demographic
I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Jesus Camp. You may have heard of it before. My siblings and I watched it, joking that we would see how mild our parents actually were, and it proved more thought-provoking than I thought it to be. Jesus Camp (2006) examines evangelical culture in a children’s church camp setting. As someone who grew up in a conservative and evangelical bubble, … Continue reading Have You Ever Been to ‘Jesus Camp’?
Come on, guys. We are Generation Treat Yo-Self. This I know, for Parks and Recreation—and an article in The Guardian—told me so. Dear my fellow co-blogger, Savvy: I realize this blog post is a bit of an objection to your post “Take Care of Yourself.” You wrote about the importance of self-care and I don’t mean to argue against you. Actually, if I may spoil … Continue reading Why I Don’t Care About Self-Care
I am not the kind of person who offers up politics as a conversation starter. Firstly, I rarely feel informed enough to argue a point in politics. Secondly, I tend to see that both sides have valid points but this tends to annoy people. Thirdly, I am a peace-keeper and politics have a way of disturbing the peace. Politics-talk seems to be more concerned with … Continue reading Should We Talk Politics?
Listen up, fellow extroverts! Guest blogger Taylor Berglund has the secret to being by yourself…and it’s not what you expect. Here’s what he has to say: When Rachel first asked me to write on “being alone,” I thought it was a poorly-concealed jab at my relationship status. After all, being alone comes naturally to me. I’m an introvert, so my problem is the opposite—if I … Continue reading How To Be By Yourself
So! A few weeks ago, I introduced a new app that Savvy and I are designing called EDGE, the Dating App for Interesting Christians. Basically, it was in response to a handful of my friends (admittedly, mostly guys) who expressed how they want to meet a Christian girl – but a really cool, interesting Christian girl. Honestly, I understand this COMPLETELY. When I was single, … Continue reading Manic Pixie Churchgirl
“I would never cheat but, you know, I also realize that as a human being, a hormonal human being, I am capable of it – not saying that I would do it. I wouldn’t. It’s just that people act like they would never when really, everybody is capable of cheating. We can’t be cocky about it, it’s just such an equal possibility for everybody.” After … Continue reading Cheating on You
We asked guest blogger, Ashley, to write about one thing: MEN. Here’s what she has to say: I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to specifically write about men. I typically write about topics when I don’t think there is gender involved (so about men, the power dominant social group generally deems itself invisible) or I set out to specifically highlight women or women’s contributions. … Continue reading Well, Actually… the Patriarchy Hurts Men Too