The vulnerability of Christian marriage

When I Want Run

This morning, I woke up depressed. Before I had even opened my eyes, I felt crushed by disappointments, exhaustion and the general weight of daily responsibilities. These are the moments where I choose. I choose to lean in and deal with whatever is going on inside of my heart and mind. Or I choose to … Continue reading When I Want Run

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Dear friends,

So I have decided we are all terrible people. I know. Right now, you're thinking what  a FANTASTIC motivational speaker I would be. WIN. But really, in the last few months I've become reacquainted with how self-centered and generally oblivious I can be of others. And somehow, I don't think it's just me. Don't worry, though. I, … Continue reading Dear friends,

Dear sexuality,

You are misunderstood quite often, friend. And by quite often, I mean almost 99.9 percent of the time. Especially by Christians like myself. I've grown quite EXHAUSTED of these misunderstandings and distortions. For your sake. And for mine. I have lived 28 years having sexual purity DRILLED into my mind. Any Christian who grew up within my age … Continue reading Dear sexuality,

Dear God,

I'm going to be honest (SHOCKING, I know). Life with you has not turned out how I planned. In just about any category. I mean, I had PLANS. Awesome PLANS that you WRECKED. That's right. You've WRECKED them all. And they were pretty darn good, if you ask me. INSERT SIDE NOTE: If any of you … Continue reading Dear God,

Dear comparison,

YOU ARE THE WORST. OK. I've composed myself. I DO NOT LIKE YOU. I'm sorry. I had another outburst. Really, though, you are just one incredibly unhelpful creature. And you know what? I'm durned sick of you (so sick of you that I spelled "DURN" instead of "DARN"). It's really your fault, Comparison. All I have … Continue reading Dear comparison,

Dear circumstances,

Oh circumstances. You're something else, aren't ya? You are the irritating factor that affects all of life (although FINNEEEE, we can control our reactions and be joyful at all times and such). But quite frankly, I've got a bone to pick with you. Namely, this last OH DEAR GOODNESS LONG MONTH of March. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know God … Continue reading Dear circumstances,