Women

#metoo

These are some of my #metoo stories; a few I've never shared. I’m sharing these because they left me feeling like all the things women so often feel when they are harassed, objectified, and assaulted: confused, shameful, embarrassed, or less than. In italics, I wrote the words I either told myself or heard from others… Continue reading #metoo

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Women

11 things not to say to someone who has been sexually assaulted

You should have left or pushed him off you. At least he didn’t… Are you sure that was assault? That just sounds like bad sex. Why did you put yourself in that position? Why did you flirt/kiss him if you didn’t want to have sex? Did you actually say “no”? I don’t think he would… Continue reading 11 things not to say to someone who has been sexually assaulted

Women

what breaks my heart

Andy Stanley recently did a sermon series in which he encouraged his listeners to ask themselves the question, “What breaks my heart?” He challenged that instead of complaining, blaming, and finger pointing, to actually do something about it. Surprisingly, this question stumped me for a while. EVERYTHING breaks my heart, for God’s sake! Murder, violence,… Continue reading what breaks my heart