Hey lets talk about churches that pretend to love everybody always. What I mean by this are churches (especially megachurches and church plants) that love to advertise how much they LOVE people. All people. Doesn't matter how you dress or how colorful your past (colorful pasts make quality testimony, great witnessing material). Come as you … Continue reading Come as you are, except…
No, it's not a typo. It's a real word with a lot meaning for a lot folks who grew up in the church. When I say "the church" I'm referring to evangelical Christian churches, mostly on the North American continent. Lately I've had a couple people hanging out in my DM's on Twitter asking a … Continue reading What does “exvangelical” mean?
The Early Years Before I get started, let me emphasize my parent’s love for their kids and how they shaped our family in a way I’m grateful for. I do not see them as the enemy or the direct result of my leaving evangelicalism behind. They were evangelized themselves. Found refuge in the church from … Continue reading My Spiritual Deconstruction: Part 1
Dear daughter still in my womb, Your dad says you're gonna give us hell. He's probably right. You never stop moving when I am still. If I am tired, you are awake. My doctor says you're a perfect, happy baby girl. She's probably right too. Your big brother has mixed feelings about you on a … Continue reading A Letter to My Unborn Daughter
"A Lesson In Self Care" is an excerpt from my upcoming eBook A Fierce Love: Reinventing the early years of #momlife, which is a faith-based take on modern motherhood of infants and toddlers. You probably know by now being a mom is hard work. That’s no secret. But have you ever watched other moms you admire … Continue reading A Lesson In Self Care
Warning: This post is not your average Coffee, Mom, Repeat fodder. If you don't like discussing important, meaningful issues in current events & Christianity, there may be too many hard things for you to hear. Sorry for the delay mamas, the last few weeks have been a blur. Our Thanksgiving was slightly hi-jacked by my … Continue reading Too Many Hard Things