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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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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Cracking The Seal On Women’s Narratives

Early in 2016, archeologists discovered a collection of ancient seals in Jerusalem. Located outside of the Old City, the seals are from the first temple period of Jewish history.  Their discovery offers a new perspective on the place of women during this period. It also begs the question: does our modern narrative of “biblical femininity” color the way…

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7 Galentine’s From Your Favorite Lady Saints

Share the love this Valentine’s Day with some special cards featuring your favorite Lady Saints. Remembered through the centuries for their leadership, piety, and miraculous happenings, the sainted women of church tradition have gone before us in living as women of valor for Christ. Use these cards to spread some love and knowledge this February…

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