(The best starting point for this blog is the article I co-wrote with Talli Moellering, “The End of Purity Culture – check it out here.) This week, Joshua Harris released an official statement apologizing for his seminal work I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Considering this is the book that launched his career and a massive courtship movement … More Forgiving Joshua Harris
I had a blast writing this piece for the Pursuit NYC blog. Our wedding was in two days. It was ten o’clock at night, and we had a million things left to do on our checklist. Yet, my fiancé and I found ourselves standing in an aisle at Home Depot debating how much we should … More Taking Fun Seriously
My most recent article is now up at Relevant Magazine Imagine your family tree. As you trace the branches in your mind, make a note of anyone who faced poverty. Then look for anyone who struggled with mental illness or a disability. Is there anyone with a criminal history? Consider your race, was there a … More Family Trees & Bargaining Chips
My latest post is now up on Relevant: https://relevantmagazine.com/article/the-uncomfortable-truth-at-the-heart-of-louis-c-k-s-abortion-comments/#acf Did he really just say that? That’s the question everyone seems to be asking about stand-up comedian Louis C.K.’s latest Netflix special, 2017. But not for the reasons you might suspect. Louis C.K. is well known for his trademark sardonic humor and jaded outlook on everything … More The Uncomfortable Truth at the Heart of Louis CK’s Abortion Comments
It was my first day in my first class at seminary. I’d landed a coveted spot in the hermeneutics course taught by our seminary’s own president. In our eyes, he was a theological giant, and my (mostly male) classmates and I all leaned in eagerly when he stepped up to the podium. He took a … More Does the Billy Graham Rule Hurt or Help Women?
Hi, friends. The past several months have been a whirlwind of transition and change, resulting in radio silence on this blog. I want to change that today by filling you in on some fun and exciting updates. As I’m writing this, Johnny and I are sitting in the international terminal at the Atlanta airport waiting on … More We’re Off to Central America!
My latest true confessions are up at the Relevant Blog: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/conflict-avoidance-isnt-same-thing-peacemaking I recently read about a man in Georgia who has yet to find out the results of the presidential election. Seriously. Since November 9, anytime he leaves his home, he gears up with headphones and a sign around his neck asking people not to … More Conflict Avoidance isn’t the Same Thing as Peacemaking
My latest is up at Buzzfeed – check it out!
Recently I was able to sit down with George Penk and The Forum of Life FM in New Zealand, and chat about a recent blog post. We had a blast talking social media, online presence, and when to stay silent. Give it a listen here: http://lifefm.co.nz/shows-djs/the-forum/item/2955-the-forum-escaping-the-social-media-trap
This post is up today at Huffington Post -I would love for you to check it out and comment or share! Over the summer, my husband and I stole away to Guatemala for our honeymoon. After months of wedding planning and long days of coordinating schedules, trouble-shooting, and arranging every little detail, we were ready … More Why I Might Stay Silent Online (And Maybe You Should Too)
Me + books have always been a thing. In the past, you could find about four or five books stacked haphazardly on my nightstand at any given time, bookmarks and dog-eared pages tracking my progress through each one. But over the past couple of years, constant transitions and the general business of life has made it difficult … More On My Nightstand: 5 Book Recommendations
My latest post is featured up at Relevant: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/relationships/heres-how-you-can-actually-enjoy-dating She plopped down in the seat across from me with a heavy sigh. Two weeks, four dates yet seemingly no progress toward a significant relationship. She was putting herself out there, making good conversation and doing all the “right” things. But with Mr. Right still nowhere … More Here’s How You Can Actually Enjoy Dating
Check out my latest article up at Relevant: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/three-lies-culture-tells-us-about-being-single
A little late getting this one up, but check out my latest post up at Relevant Magazine: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/current/why-hillary-clintons-abortion-comments-are-so-problematic
Excited to give this post another go-around at Relevant! Check it out: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/you-are-who-you-date
Check out my latest post up at Relevant: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/reject-apathy/loss-innocents/legislation-alone-wont-stop-abortion
Check out my latest post up at Converge Magazine: http://convergemagazine.com/things-we-knew-as-kids-forgot-along-the-way/
You can read my latest post up at Converge Magazine: Unplanned Pregnancy is Not the Loss of a Future
Check out my latest post up at Relevant Magazine: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/relationships/why-dating-so-confusing
Recently I had the privilege of chatting with Pursuit NYC for their Pursuitcast. We had a great time talking dating, relationships, singleness, & faith. Have a listen here: Check them out at: http://pursuitnyc.org/
Check out my latest post up at Relevant Magazine: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/relationships/we-all-have-sexual-baggage
Check out my latest article at Venn Magazine: How to Live a Great Story…
Check out my latest post at Relevant Magazine: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/relationships/end-purity-culture
Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose. If you’re going to watch one of my favorite shows with me, be warned. I watch onscreen romances the way my dad watches football. There is couch-side coaching, cheering, and calling fouls. There is shouting when necessary. When you’re a chick who talks about relationships for a living, you … More TV Couples We Love to Love: The Best & the Worst
You know all those “How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World” posts that promise you a simple, fool-proof formula for leaving your office job behind and raking in cash while traveling to exotic places? (The ones that we kind of roll our eyes at, but secretly love to click on, and frantically exit … More Traveling for Cheapskates. How We Traveled for 3 Months Without Going Broke.