The only consistent thing about life is that it always changes. Nine months ago, I posted an update about how well my son has been going to school. Now, it feels like we're right back to preschool. Regressions are a hallmark of autism. Anything can bring them on. A growth spurt, a physical ailment, a … Continue reading Check In
Suicide Education for Christians
Content Warning: Depression & Suicide If you know me personally, you know that I have struggled with mental health issues for decades. I don't keep that a secret. In fact, I announce it, I slip it into conversations, and I'd scream it from rooftops if I weren't so afraid of heights. I believe with all … Continue reading Suicide Education for Christians
It's hard not to laugh maniacally at the mental image of myself dressed in spandex, crossing a metaphorical finish line with arms raised, and a crowd of people cheering me on.
Disability & The Church (Part 3/3)
It's basically victim-shaming in a choir robe.
Disability & The Church (Part 2/3)
"Theology B" is the "everything happens for a reason" theology.
Disability & The Church (Part 1/3)
I don't know of any churches that have an official policy surrounding disabilities, but I can tell you from the decades of experience I have in the church that Christians tend to be divided into three camps when it comes to disabilities. These beliefs, whether they are consciously or unconsciously held, have a major impact on how they treat people. They also have a major impact on the emotions and mental health of those with disabilities within the church.
Can We Talk About Miscarriage?
If you have found this page because you are going through a loss, I am so so sorry. There is no grief quite like it, and it is ok to feel it all. If you are one of my regulars, I hope you will find the information helpful for the next time a friend goes through a miscarriage, or to help you heal a past broken heart.
Can We Talk About Swearing?
"I'm so sorry. I know that feeling. It's hell." --an excerpt from a conversation I recently had with a friend who is... well, going through hell.
That Prayer I Hate
"Open our eyes" is the ultimate Christian/praying person's cop-out.
On Willful Ignorance (Part 3 of 3)
Right doesn't know, and doesn't want to hear it. Right loves predictability and uniformity above all. Right likes having all the answers. Right will shame people and break them down until they fit into the box of knowledge and know-how they already have.