For Driven Women Made Small By The Church

If you are part of a church culture that glorifies one version of womanhood, that of the stay at home mother/daughter, then your aspirations outside that sphere are often tainted. It feels like we must choose between being either godly or driven.The guilt and judgment of resisting what is marketed as “biblical womanhood” are crushing. As…

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Disciples Still Waiting For News Of Resurrection

April 6th, 2017 JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Cloistered in their home with only leftover bread and wine and their newly acquired Netflix subscription, the disciples of Jesus of Nazareth are still waiting to learn information on the fate of their leader. Sources reported on Thursday that the now 2,000-year-old men are “still waiting for someone to…

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Christians, Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Women are prodded to be perfect from birth. Christian women especially face enormous pressure from society and faith to live up to the impossible standard of what a “good Christian girl” should be. It’s one of the major sources of the anxiety problems that cripple me and many other young women I know. This is…

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A Day Without A Christian Feminist Woman

Dear Christian Feminist Woman, this post contains links to some of my empowering affiliates. Your click helps support the ministry of The Thistlette. Thank you!  March 8th will be just another day; if you’re a man. For us ladies, however, it’s a day of recognition for the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to…

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Bible Journaling: Illustrating Faith and Sexism

Bible Journaling is a popular creative outlet with modern Christians that emerged out of the adult coloring book phenomenon. Entire craft store aisles sell the various paints, pens, and washi tape designs you need to make your Bible over into a devotional masterpiece. But who drives this Pinterest board of biblical artistry? Not surprisingly, it’s…

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