What does God say about women? [Women’s Thing Part II]

[We had Women’s Thing last week (was that just last week??)  Folks asked for a recording, which obvi, I failed to create. But I figured I’d do a quick series of blog posts to try to recap what we covered and why we even did this thing. Part 1 is here!]

In Part 1 we talked about how God has asked us to stop molding ourselves to what culture says about us, and instead, believe what God says.

What do the cultures you’re a part of tell you about women?

Don’t be conformed to….who? [Women’s Thing Part 1]

[We had Women’s Thing last week (was that just a week ago)??  And folks asked for a recording, which obvi, I failed to create. But I figured I’d do a quick series of blog posts to try to recap what we covered and why we even did this thing.]

If we’re Christians, we are in one sense always living cross culturally.  We have our church cultures, and our work cultures, our friend cultures, our family cultures, and – unless you live and work and socialize all within the walls of the same exact cultural grid (which isn’t super healthy) – you’re probably experiencing some real tension right now.

things I am done with. #metoo [part five]

[This is part five in a series of blogs which were written to help me make sense of the whirlwind of emotions I’m feeling with this #metoo movement.  If you’re going to read one, please read them all because this is a complicated and nuanced life we’re living and it deserves more than 1000 words.  Part one is here, part two is here,  part three is here, and part four here. ]

I’ve lost tolerance for the tiny, every day things we do that contribute to a #metoo world.  They grate on my soul now, like sandpaper.

And by we – I mean we. Christians. The Church. Me. And my friends.

#metoo changing a culture [part four]

[This is part four in a series of blogs which were written to help me make sense of the whirlwind of emotions I’m feeling with this #metoo movement.  If you’re going to read one, please read them all because this is a complicated and nuanced life we’re living and it deserves more than 1000 words. Will update posts to link to each other as they go live!  Part one can be found here, part two can be found here and part three is here.]

When people ask me what my Masters Degree is in I just say Mental Health.  It’s easier than explaining the full story.  Mental Health: Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental Health Care is kind of a mouthful.

Lent 8: thoughts on women

Lent 8 on March 8 which is International Women’s Day.

I have lots of thoughts on this.  And they’re sort of bubbly and frothy in my mouth, so I’m trying to take a deep breath and speak slowly.

I grew up in a female-empowered family. I thank God for that. I was always told I could be anything I want to be.  Much to the shame of my feminist father, I wanted to be a Princess and I wanted to wear pink fluffy dresses and I think I sometimes I felt like that was dangerous; like I was letting women down.