Body image, Culture, Faith

The problem with the modesty conversation

A coworker recently showed me an article (well, one of those click-bait articles, anyway) on Facebook about a girl who was kicked out of prom because her dress and dance moves were considered too suggestive by the school staff. The provided picture, a bathroom mirror selfie, wasn’t very clear, but the dress appeared to be a strapless bodycon type of…

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Culture, Politics

When politics outrank Christ

I’m sure you’ve been in (or at least overheard) that conversation at work or school where people get heated over a hot button political issue and are prepared to die on the hill of their beliefs. We see this kind of exchange all the time on Facebook or the comments section of any number of websites. A few months ago,…

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Body image, Health

What the Bible says about loving your body

This time of year is amazing, isn’t it? Maybe the humidity is a stifling 95% in my home of North Carolina, but it’s sunny, the trees and flowers are spectacular, and there are so many fun outdoor activities, from hiking to swimming to hitting the beach. But there’s a discomfort out there (other than the heat!) that a lot of…

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Relationships

My Engagement Bucket List

So, the cat is out of the bag. I’m getting engaged in the very near future (how soon remains to be seen…my ring is being sized and we want to wait until it is all ready before our official proposal). Needless to say, that exciting and important life decision has been occupying a lot of my thoughts lately. As excited as I…

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Faith, Prayer, Relationships

How to pray for your boyfriend (and why you should)

As a regular consumer of Christian blogs, magazines, articles, books, and anything else you can name, I’ve come across tons of content designed to help women pray for their husbands. I think sometimes Christians, in their enthusiasm for lifelong commitments and maintaining purity, underemphasize how important a close dating relationship can be, and forget that the time to start developing…

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Education, Work

What I learned on my first month at a real job

  Like a lot of college students out there, I’m used to hustling. There are definitely those out there who have had a lot more on their plate than I do, but I’m no stranger to taking intense course loads while working, volunteering, exercising, and trying to maintain a social life. I’m the first to tell you that I don’t…

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