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Dear Trans* Friends

Dear Trans* Friends,

I mean that: you are dear. As in, beloved.

Yesterday, after a day of some battling over a certain Trans* woman – I’ll call her Caitlyn, because that’s who she is – I wrote a message for you.

I wanted you to know that to me, and many others, and especially to the God I worship, you are not abominable. You are not broken or crazy; you are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, as you are, right now. You are beautiful. You are Image Bearers who each, in your own unique way, in keeping with all humanity, Image Him in a way no one else ever has or ever will. You are stunning.

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Dear Ms. Trainor: I Think You Missed The Point

15270741875_5019710647_mSo about that Meghan Trainor song… I think it’s time to have this conversation.

The party-pooper conversation you knew was coming from one of your friends sooner or later.

I’m that girl. Feel free to tune me out. Or feel free to be the other girl who’s angry with this girl for shaming The Radio Girl and in so doing upending and/or damaging the cause of feminism just as much as I perceive she is (even though that’s not what I’m doing at all).

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Marriage 101: It Sucks / Happy Anniversary

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 presetYou called me out upon the water. The great unknown, where feet may fail…**

There are myriad blogs out there about how to keep the marriage spicy; how to love well; how to honor your husband or love your wife; how twenty years later you’ll be more in love than ever…

This is not that blog.

It’s not that I don’t think those words are true or useful – I do. It’s just that, given the recent tumult of my own marriage, I’m wishing someone had warned me up front of this basic reality:

Marriage sucks. For everyone.

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PS: A Post-Script to My Open Letter to Birthing Moms

PS: A Post-Script to My Open Letter to Birthing Moms >>

Please keep rejoicing and celebrating your pregnancies out loud and on Facebook. We who can’t have babies don’t want to be the reason for your silence, anymore than we want to be wounded by your words. Most of the time, we’re excited for you and with you! We know what is to “rejoice with one another.”

We just hope that, even as we rejoice with you and celebrate your magnificent birthing bodies and growing babies, you’ll grieve with us and hear our hearts when we ask you to appreciate what you have, glory in this divine gift, don’t take it for granted even for a moment because it may be in that moment that you lose it forever.

Sincerely Again,

“But Protect Them…”

“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” (Jn 17:15)

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It’s everywhere: nudity, porn, the ceaseless bombardment of all things sexual, freely available to the immature, the sexually premature, the married and young alike. This recent experiment conducted by the former porn rag editor sheds haunting light on the fact that our kids – our kids – know more than they ever should before many of them have even hit puberty. And that it’s destroying them.

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