I Can’t Even

Yesterday I posted this video by Matthew West. My husband and I both thought it was hilarious and sweet to see a dad taking responsibility for bringing up his girls according to the wisdom of the Lord (i.e. it is not wise or appropriate to show all your stuff in public). The backlash to this…

Kids, Parents, and Cardi B: a novel

Imagine a world where parents never instructed their children. No discipline, no guidelines. What if their aim was to be the child’s friend and they didn’t dare impose their values or common sense in fear of upsetting the child’s delicate psyche? Well, in some cases we don’t have to imagine. But, for the most part,…

Exclusive

Christianity is true and all other religions and worldviews are false. I know. I’m so close-minded. Your truth says something different. But the thing is, there is no “your truth”. There’s no my truth either. There is only the truth. So how can I make this truth claim? Logic, reason, and personal experience. I know…

Life and Laundry in Glen Allen

Something I have been terrified of for most of my adult life has become a reality. I’m married and parenting in the suburbs. Please send help. I grew up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, and I hated it. Everyone seemed to live life on repeat: work, school, homework, tv, wash the cars, mow the…

Bruh.

I am having a tremendously hard time with writer’s block this week. It took me hours to cobble together the short post I wrote yesterday and today I’m going back and forth between finishing up a piece on law enforcement (God help me) or talking about how I used to think life in the suburbs…

Are You Racist?

Racism is real. If you are racist, you need to repent and ask God to help you change the way you think. That being said, let’s talk about Critical Race Theory, a framework in which all white people are racist and all people of color are victims. Well, I hate (jk I’m fine with it)…

All the Feels

I learned a new term this morning in this great article on combatting woke ideology in the workplace (or whatever your sphere of relationships): “Emotional reasoning”. The name says it all, and this way of thinking, based not on fact or evidence, is the modern world’s answer to reality. There’s only one problem with emotional…

Real Men Wear Pants

Today I am going to broach my most controversial blog topic yet.. Christian women, what if we let our husbands be the head of the home? I just made a weird sound in my throat. Because this one is hard for me. Try doing your own thing for thirty-nine years, marrying someone who wasn’t even…

The Offended Generation

America. Land of the free and home of the brave. Or is it land of the triggered and home of the perpetually offended? I’m not so sure these days. Ok, ok, before you go get your sensory suit, hear me out. I truly detest hurting people’s feelings. As Christians, we should always love the person…

Start Here

I love the part in the Bible where the disciples just went about their normal lives and tried to be “nice”. They never offended anyone, and they got lots of “likes” on their encouraging and inclusive Facebook posts. Man, they were likeable guys. That’s not how it really went down, though, is it? That story…