Enemies List

On the show The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper keeps a list of all of his enemies on a floppy disc, something he ends up regretting in one episode. I don’t have an enemies list, although I most certainly have people that I wouldn’t want to bump into in public and am not entirely sure what I would say to them if they…

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Infertility vs Childfree

I have no trouble telling people that I don’t want to get pregnant ever. At the age of ten, I proudly announced to my mother that this would not be a thing I would do. Of course, my mom thought this was cute and that I would grow out of it. At the age of thirty-four and happily married, she now understands that…

Wedding Drama

I hate weddings. Let’s just get that one out there. I don’t enjoy going to them, I hate when people try and make me dance, I hate the food, the noise, the ugly bridesmaid dresses, and the vows that go on for far too long. Most of the time I manage to get out of them, but every now and then a good friend goes and gets…

Pastoral Abuse

I have a friend, much younger than me, who came out almost a year ago with some pretty serious accusations against the pastor of her church. At the age of 14 he began sexually grooming her. Her called this mentoring, but over a period of two years he became her closest confidant. He told her on a constant basis how…

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Secret Atheist Conundrum

Conundrum: I was approached by a mother at church yesterday who asked if I would be interested in being her 9-year-old daughter’s mentor. “I want her to have other strong Christian women in her life besides me. I want her to hear other viewpoints beyond mine.” While I absolutely admire this and wish my mother had done…