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Rape Culture and Christian Fiction

This all came out of a conversation I had with my husband the other night. I mentioned to him how one of my old favorites, Redeeming Love, which I read years ago and have recommended to many readers, has been pelted with criticism. The fire has come from both sides, Christian and non-Christian alike. When I first heard of this, I was indignant. “What fault could one possibly find in Francine Rivers’ classic which practically was the catalyst for an entirely different *and better* style of Christian fiction?”

Depression, PTSD, Mental Illness

‘Tis the Season for Depression

I struggle with depression and have noticed this time of the year is harder, when that post-holiday slump hits. But God gives me joy when I ask and He sends others to help me back up. These lyrics have been rolling around in my head for the past week and I thought I'd share: ‘Tis… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Depression

Depression, PTSD, Mental Illness

When We’re Vulnerable

I realize that in our vulnerabilities, by sharing parts of us that are private, we do more than just make ourselves vulnerable. We reach other people on a deeper level, one where we’re free to express our imperfections without judgment, where we can celebrate our triumphs (even small ones), where we can connect in a… Continue reading When We’re Vulnerable