Category: Body Image

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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Hypocrisy and Authenticity: A Lesson from Lady Gaga

In case you missed it, Lady Gaga made headlines last week when she posted online pictures of herself wearing nothing but her underwear. The photos, she explained on her website, were a response to media criticism of her weight gain. Reportedly gaining around 25 pounds, Lady Gaga quickly became the subject of tabloid fodder. So,…
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