It is ridiculous that we are expected, or expect ourselves, to maintain our appearances as if time did not touch them as it passes. I hate the chatter about celebrities’ “post-baby” bodies and exercise regimes. Women are judged by the relative length of time it takes for them to erase all evidence of pregnancy and … More Decoration.
I have always had trouble with the concept of Christianity as a “personal relationship” with God. I don’t experience God as my BFF. This has caused no end of fears about the security of my salvation. The older I get, however, and the more I study theology, the more I wonder if the whole “personal … More Personal Relationship: Who is God to me?
It is easier by far, for me to write about things that are difficult for me, than it is to write about happy things. Despite how I probably sound, most of the time, I am fairly comfortable in my life. Most of the time, the long-term difficulties that I deal with are quiet beneath the surface, and … More Let Me Tell You All About My Perfect Life: Or, I’m Not Okay, and That’s Okay.
When I talk with friends of mine who are either single or who married later than many of their peers, I find many commonalities between their experience and mine (with infertility). We deviate from the seemingly normal course of life followed by our peers, and in many cases, not because we have chosen to. (I … More On Being an Aberration: Shared Experiences aren’t Everything.