Category: Body Image

What Would Jesus Wear? Thoughts on Fashion and the Gospel

He held up a high-waisted, navy and white striped A-line skirt. “This would look really cute on you. You should try it on!” Ike suggested. I pursed my lips in skepticism. It was short–probably too short for church, anyway–and too nice to wear when I’m watching the kids. It didn’t seem practical. “When would I…
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What She Really Means When She Compliments Your Shoes

Have you ever received a compliment that made you feel worse? I once received one of those compliments at a women’s church event. It wasn’t a back-handed compliment and it wasn’t intended to make me feel less than. It was sincere as can be, but something about it made my spirit lurch. I walked into…
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There is Power in the Peep-Toe

On Friday I flew to North Carolina and spent the weekend with some long time friends. We rented a house by the beach, burrowed in with good food and wine, and we talked. A lot. I could devote a whole series of posts to unpacking the last few days since it was so good, so…
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Jesus and the Post-Baby Body

I still remember sitting in that tiny room at the OB’s office, waiting to hear the results of my glucose test. I was at the stage in my pregnancy when I couldn’t get comfortable in any position, and the examining room didn’t help. I was perched high on a stiff bed covered in crumply, white,…
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You are not an object. You are a person.

I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since I last posted! Sorry folks! Last week Ike and I flew down to North Carolina to surprise my mother-in-law for her 60th birthday, so I had to go silent on social media. I didn’t want to risk spilling the beans. Fortunately, she was TOTALLY surprised and delighted…
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