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Where Feminism and Religion Intersect

I’ve recently become acquainted with the term intersectional feminism. As I understand it, intersectional feminism seeks to understand feminism as it intersects with other aspects of women’s lives. Well, here’s how feminism intersects with this conservative, Christian woman’s life.

Exploring Faith, Trust, Fear, and Human Failings in a Love Letter to My Husband

Part of our move to Saudi Arabia involved my husband going there first, leaving the kids and I with family in the US. We knew there would be a separation, but hoped it wouldn’t be that long. After a few… Continue Reading →

Informed Consent?

I’ve been doing some reading about exactly how hormone based birth control works.

Value Transference

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

These verses give us a great example for us as to what parental instruction and value transference looks like. Truly, I like to think of these verses as an unschooler’s handbook. ...

Best Laid Plans

the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry Robert Burns, To a Mouse

I’m good at planning. I love considering all the pieces and imagining what order they will best fit together. Our first year homeschooling was well planned. We used Five in a Row, Te...

Focus

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13

For me, being Christian, my clarity comes back to this verse. It is an anchor of focus for me. The point for me is to serve God and to strive for deeper understanding of exactly what that means...

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