The Fullness of God’s Design (Including Sexuality)

The Fullness of God’s Design (Including Sexuality)

I’m a woman in my mid-twenties, have never had sex, and am currently not in a romantic relationship. I’m not going to have sex for the foreseeable future. I believe and hold fast to conservative theology surrounding sex and marriage. I specifically mean that I believe...
Judging  Blasey-Ford and Kavanaugh

Judging  Blasey-Ford and Kavanaugh

Watching the final Kavanaugh hearing was a miserable, wretched experience.  Laid up with a broken foot with too much time on my hands, and motivated by a fascination I couldn’t ignore, like not being able to turn your eyes away from a tragic accident, I ended up...
The Cycle of Addiction: Despair

The Cycle of Addiction: Despair

In my last few blogs, I introduced the sexual addiction cycle from Patrick Carnes, as shared in his book Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. The first part of the addiction cycle is called preoccupation. I shared some helpful things to consider when...
O To Be Loved; Truly Loved

O To Be Loved; Truly Loved

In preparation for presenting at an upcoming workshop, I asked a few people from the WGA community:  “People coming to my workshop want to know how to love people as Jesus loves them.  What does it look like for you to be loved by the Church?” One woman’s response...
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Mark Twain once wrote, “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at age 80 and gradually approach 18.” My grandchildren (3 of them) are in middle school. How is that possible? It seems like just yesterday I was there myself! How can we communicate how...