Author of and 2015 Best Performance of the Year Winner @ thepublicblogger. Published on the Huffington Post and Homeschoolers Anonymous. Young Christian, Mother and Wife.

7 Fall Activities for Toddlers

My toddler and I are enjoying the fall weather that has made its way to Oklahoma. We’ve had quite a few rainy days where we’ve had to stay inside, but there have also been a lot of nice days to hang out outdoors.

Fall is my favorite season, so I am really excited that my kiddo is old enough to enjoy it this year. Here are some of the things we have been up to or are looking forward to doing this year together!

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7 Fall Activities For Toddlers


Facing Sexual Dysfunction Podcast Episode

If you were raised in purity culture like me, you may have run into some different sexual dysfunctions. Hopefully this podcast will give you some things to think about and comfort in knowing you aren’t alone and your worth is not found in your sexuality.

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7 Self-Care Tips For Content Creators

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Content creation is rewarding, but it can be a draining profession to be in. This is especially true if you talk about vulnerable topics like mental health, addiction, abuse, etc. Some people will welcome your content with open arms and thank you for all that you do. Others will do their best to be the nastiest, most vile creation that has ever left a slimy trail all over your comment box.

If you talk about religion or politics on top of the other topics I mentioned, the latter might be what you deal with the most. It can be hard to subject yourself to seeing some of the worst sides of humanity on a regular basis. I find myself envious of my friends who do not have a Twitter or Facebook, let alone a blog! But I know that what I do is important to the people who need it the most. That said, I do have to make sure that I take care of my emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being in the process.

I firmly believe content creators need to practice self-care, and while this may look different for every person, here are some of the things I suggest.

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Owning Sexuality Podcast Episode

Hey guys! This is a podcast episode that has been adapted from my article “How To Get Used To Sex When You’ve Been Raised To Be Ashamed”:
If you’ve been raised in purity culture and have trouble owning your own sexuality, this is the episode for you.

Why I Didn’t Rebel Book Review

I am honored to have had the opportunity to receive an advanced copy of Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach’s Why I Didn’t Rebel to review. You may have already seen my short video review, but if not, you can find it here.

This review will contain spoilers, you’ve been warned!

For those of you who don’t know, this book is based on a post that was published on Rebecca’s mother’s site, To Love, Honor and Vacuum (which I had the opportunity to guest post on awhile back). The premise is that teenage rebellion is not inevitable, and Rebecca herself is a testament to that.

For the book, Rebecca conducted interviews with other individuals who had various different home and church lives in order to find out what does and does not influence a teenager to rebel.

Read the review here!

Why I Didn't Rebel Book Review

Podcast Interview With the Twisted Sisterds

Hey folks!

I’m so excited to share my latest project with you.

I recorded a podcast interview with Twisted Sisterds!

The discussion touched on purity culture and how it impacts the ability for women to get medical attention for reproductive issues.

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Theological Thoughts On The Death Of Hugh Hefner

Since the recent death of Hugh Hefner, I’ve read a lot of articles about his legacy, the immorality in his life, and what kind of person he really was. The Christian and secular blogging worlds are abuzz immortalizing the man for his legacy, no matter whether they perceive it as good or bad.

I’ve seen people mourning, I’ve seen people intentionally abstaining from mourning, and I have seen people speculating about Mr. Hefner’s eternal fate. In the comments of one article, people were discussing whether or not he is in heaven after everything he did to further sexual immorality in our society.

What I’ve seen and read has left me with several thoughts that, at the prompting of my husband, I am electing to share.

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The Scarlet Virgins Podcast – Sexual Suppression

This episode of The Scarlet Virgins Podcast is on sexual suppression after growing up in purity culture and how it has had an impact on myself and my peers.

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Can I Be Good and Get Into Heaven?

One of my nonreligious friends asked me a question this past week to answer on my YouTube channel. I originally planned on recording a video answer and publishing this post, but I have unexpectedly fallen ill this week (as I type this I have about a hundred degree fever). So for now, I will only be publishing this as written content, my apologies to everyone who enjoys my videos and was looking forward to this one.

Here is the question:

“If a person lives a great life, gives love to his friends, family and random strangers. If he upholds his beliefs and lives by example…

.. but he isn’t religious,

Does he get into heaven?”

There are so many things I want to say in response to this but first I’d like to say how grieved I am that Christianity is seen as a set of rules and regulations by the general population. I say this because of my background in legalism, I know that the Church has failed so many with this and I feel like this question shows that.

To begin answering this question, I must unpack a few things…

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