Picture this: You're 5 years old and have your first major temper tantrum. Your parent (or other authority figure) tells you to go to your room and think about what you did. It happens again and again every time you have a tantrum. This goes on till you hit your teen years, suddenly you get… Continue reading In Defense of Storming Off
God Doesn’t Owe Us Anything
I think the biggest problem with grief, or maybe just life in general is that we as Christians know that God wants and does what's best for us. He even gave us like.. a entire series of books (I mean the Bible) on how to get the best thing for us. But the problem is,… Continue reading God Doesn’t Owe Us Anything
Grief Turns You Into A Selfish Monster
What? That seems harsh, but it's just using my personal experience. I feel like personally, I've started paying more attention to the "little" things in life. Most of those aren't so little, but before my dad and grandma died, they seemed commonplace. As an example, things like Father's Day, Daddy-Daughter Dances, "Happy Birthday Grandma/Dad" cards… Continue reading Grief Turns You Into A Selfish Monster
On Ali Stroker, Inspiration P*rn, and Representation
Being disabled doesn't make you a object of inspiration. Like, seriously, it's not. People with disabilities get told they are bad for having a disability, and therefore told living with it makes them exceptional. Social media has increased the access to looking at inspiration porn, and I don't use the term porn lightly. Porn is… Continue reading On Ali Stroker, Inspiration P*rn, and Representation
Can you be self-sacrificing and still practice self-love?
Matthew 7:12 says: One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your… Continue reading Can you be self-sacrificing and still practice self-love?
Apparently, You Can’t Be Happy and Poor
How often have you stopped and thought about the ramifications of not letting people be happy? .... Suicide risks are considered to be a serious mental health risk in young people, especially those in poor, and even middle class families.
Grief is Funny, but Teen Grief is Even Worse
Grief at all isn't normal, it's a natural response to the loss of a loved one, either by death, or by another means of loss (As an example, one might grieve a lost friend or romantic partner.) But the problem with grief in teens is a bit more then that, there isn't a way to… Continue reading Grief is Funny, but Teen Grief is Even Worse
Master List of Grief Resources
One thing that's been helping me through my grieving process is researching grief. I'm not sure why, but it's comforting for me to understand why I'm doing what I'm doing, and more importantly to know other people go through it. I've found a lot of articles, some of which I'm too lazy to read and/or I think other people… Continue reading Master List of Grief Resources
Jesus is Our Bridegroom, so Why Don’t We Treat Him Like One?
While I personally have never been in a relationship, I do have several friends who have, and they often ask me for advice or simply tell me how their relationship is going. One thing I've picked up on is that when you're in a good, healthy, relationship you feel a constant need for the… Continue reading Jesus is Our Bridegroom, so Why Don’t We Treat Him Like One?