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On Family: From the Girl Who Didn’t Want One

I met my husband at 20. Ironically I was concurrently terrified of marriage. At the time, I saw marriage and family as a gateway to an isolated, consumeristic, and vapid life. It looked to me to be severely limiting and, in contrast to the life I was leading, profoundly unfulfilling. I was a senior in […]

We Are a Backwards Land

I am nine weeks pregnant. I recently had the privilege of watching that nine week person through ultrasound; I watched a tiny heart beat in quick time, in the grainy image I saw new life tucked cozily and safely within me. It’s miraculous, there hidden and quiet, life is within my body, developing rapidly. I am […]

Me Too

Me Too It was dark, and warm. I felt safe though I was vulnerable– naked. But someone took hold of my leg, and with urgency and violence pulled with no care for my anguish. I tried to retreat, but there was no place to go. I was trapped in a silent chamber that echoed back […]

Comfort is a Coffin

it’s just like a coffin’s inside when you die pretensious and shiny and not too wide dear god… e.e. cummings I recently had the privilege of attending The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Conference in Indianapolis; a time full of bible-saturated teaching, challenging dialogue, and encouraging testimonies. In the three day span it was easy to nod […]

Love is Love?

Every year I spend the month of February thinking about love. It began as a rebellion based on my loathing of Valentine’s Day, but it has matured into a practice that has helped reframe my thinking, convicted me of my skewed ideas about love, and ultimately given me a renewed affection for God. The word […]