Category Archives: Sexuality

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Three books about Christians and Sex, with tamales

A Review: Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy by Tina Schermer Sellers (Routledge, 2017) Shameless: How I Lost My Virginity and Kept My Faith by Dani Fankhouser * (ReadThisNext Publishing; 2017) Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and

This is actually an environmentally friendly shower head at WPI, but it looks like the one in my memory: https://www.wpi.edu/about/sustainability/rooms.html

The way things were: Or, those locker room showers

On mornings when both of our big girls have to shower before school, we’re in a race against the clock.  Actually, most mornings, we’re in a race against the clock — one unwashed favorite shirt or lack of preferred breakfast options away from the late

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Reviewing Damaged Goods and Virgin Nation

I read Damaged Goods quickly when it came out last winter; when I pitched it as a review, now retired editor Richard Kauffman added on the academic study Virgin Nation. I was grateful for it — the latter is an important book.  But I was in the middle of

These people, for example, all live in my memory, and shaped who I am, and will for years to come, though I never slept with any of them.

On memory

Fidelia’s Sisters, the web magazine of The Young Clergy Women Project, published a thoughtful and vulnerable piece earlier this week, in which a divorced priest spoke about the ways in which she has had to revise her sexual ethics over the years. I’m honestly not

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A Review of Sorts: Not a Mistake by Amber Belldene

Now that I am a matronly lady, married for over a decade, I think I can finally admit on the internet that I’ve been known to read a romance novel every now and again. And not, like, Christian romance novels, or “Amish” romance, where everyone is basically

My husband made this image for me because I would have had to pay for the "Ash Heart" on Shutterstock. So perfect!

Valentine’s Day/Ash Wednesday

My beloved spouse and I sat at the library on Saturday, as we do on many Saturdays; he working on a grad school paper, me trying to get a jump start on a week that will see the start of Lent Madness. I often have

Can you tell he's annoyed I took his picture while he's relaxing on the patio?

A hip, hop, the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop

My beloved spouse, the talented, handsome, and recent wielder of pink-toilet destroying sledge hammers, Josh Hammond, has tagged me in a blog hop. I have finished and submitted my book manuscript, and am currently procrastinating on my Sunday sermon (it’s Wednesday, people), so it is

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Ten on Tuesday: Holy Week Edition

  1) Calliope was home sick today. It’s Holy Week. I felt more sick than she did, but no one calls my mom if I show up at work with symptoms, so it was probably for the best that I had an excuse to lie

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