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Lenten Reflections: The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Lenten Reflections: The Cross and the Lynching Tree

For seven months I was a mother to a beautiful boy with the most gorgeous curly hair and dark skin. We brought him home from the hospital on my daughter Dani’s birthday and for weeks she proudly proclaimed that she “got a brother for her birthday!” While I had parented three daughters (two biological, one foster) this was my first experience with a little boy and I polled my mom friends for advice. They all told me our bond would…

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Scenes from an Egalitarian Marriage: Christmas Ornament

Scenes from an Egalitarian Marriage: Christmas Ornament

We may read a lot about complementarian versus egaliatarian marriages in theory, but what does an egalitarian marriage look like in practice? That’s the purpose of this series: a glimpse of how roles based on giftedness and not gender, how mutual submission and genuine partnership can look in the midst of a real-life relationship-ours.    Each year since we started dating Darin and I exchange Christmas ornaments. We try to get something that is significant for the year we have…

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“Nobody Blames the Seas…” guest post by Stephanie Dickenson

“Nobody Blames the Seas…” guest post by Stephanie Dickenson

Nobody blames the seas for becoming rough and wild during high winds or stormy days, or thinks it inappropriate to see their waves swirling with murky sand. So why do I blame myself or presume I still should, could be smooth and serene? Much less clear and clean? Nobody looks at the messy roads waterlogged after heavy rains and covered in debris, thinking the roads are misbehaving or embarrassing themselves. And none are shocked and appalled when the trees give…

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