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FAITH

What ‘Dirty John’ Reveals About the Dangers of Faith

What ‘Dirty John’ Reveals About the Dangers of Faith

There’s lessons everywhere if you pay attention. Examining how the riveting six-part podcast Dirty John illuminates the problem with blind faith.

Dear Disenchanted Christian: I’m Holding Space For You.

Dear Disenchanted Christian: I’m Holding Space For You.

Wanted: Disenchanted Southern Christians. Are you an academic or other type of intellectual who is also Christian? Do you sometimes find that the Bible, The Church, and its dogma are not enough to quiet all those questions and concerns in the back of your head? Were you raised in the church and then ‘got woke’...

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The Price of Purity Culture: Regrets, Faith, & Sexual Ethics

The Price of Purity Culture: Regrets, Faith, & Sexual Ethics

To The Women I Hurt, I’m Sorry. A year ago this month, I wrote a post that would become a seminal piece in my body of work. Since then, The Cult of Heather Lindsey has been accessed more than 71,000 times. I’ve had my fair share of both praise and criticism for the piece and its assessments of purity culture. Lindsey herself...

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race, gender, & identity

The Price of Purity Culture: Regrets, Faith, & Sexual Ethics

The Price of Purity Culture: Regrets, Faith, & Sexual Ethics

To The Women I Hurt, I’m Sorry. A year ago this month, I wrote a post that would become a seminal piece in my body of work. Since then, The Cult of Heather Lindsey has been accessed more than 71,000 times. I’ve had my fair share of both praise and criticism for the piece and its assessments of purity culture. Lindsey herself...

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I’m Tired of Explaining Racism to You.

I’m Tired of Explaining Racism to You.

The open racism displayed in Charlottesville, VA is not a one-off anomaly. Blacks have long since called a spade a spade: America is *still* racist.
Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Tensions of Black Queerness, Womanhood, & the Cross

Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Tensions of Black Queerness, Womanhood, & the Cross

Is Black Male Queerness an enemy of Black Women? An Op-Ed on the tensions of Black Gay men, Black women, & their place in the Black church.
#ThingsOnlyBlackChristianWomenHear: Women Sound off on Twitter about Sexism & the Church

#ThingsOnlyBlackChristianWomenHear: Women Sound off on Twitter about Sexism & the Church

#ThingsOnlyBlackChristianWomenHear: a hashtag about the ways Black Christian women suffer in public ministry and in the church.

Love & Sex

The Price of Purity Culture: Regrets, Faith, & Sexual Ethics

The Price of Purity Culture: Regrets, Faith, & Sexual Ethics

To The Women I Hurt, I’m Sorry. A year ago this month, I wrote a post that would become a seminal piece in my body of work. Since then, The Cult of Heather Lindsey has been accessed more than 71,000 times. I’ve had my fair share of both praise and criticism for the piece and its assessments of purity culture. Lindsey herself...

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The Milk Is Never Free: The Value of a Woman’s Love

The Milk Is Never Free: The Value of a Woman’s Love

Why Buy the Cow when the Milk is Free? The age-old idiom in the perils of promiscuity. But, is milk ever free? The real value of a woman's love.

What’s Love Got To Do With Marriage?

What’s Love Got To Do With Marriage?

Marriage is not for the faint of heart and love won't be enough to keep the divorce papers away. Still think you want to be married? By Skylar Watson.

6 Ways to Make the Most of Being Single

6 Ways to Make the Most of Being Single

It's a jungle out here. It's hard to tell these days if #TeamSingle is revered or reviled. 6 ways for thriving while surviving singlehood.