A Narcissistic Generation

Sharon Pop-Culture, Relationships, Self-esteem 1 Comment

Greek mythology tells the story of a man named Narcissus who was exceptionally cruel, even to those who loved him. As a punishment from the gods for a life poorly-lived, Narcissus was cursed to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Not realizing it was his own, Narcissus was so captivated by his image that …

Should Christians Participate in Beauty Pageants?

Sharon Body Image, Girl Stuff, Modesty, Pop-Culture 5 Comments

It’s been a couple months now since the controversy surrounding Carrie Prejean first blew up. Since then Prejean abdicated her Miss California throne and has been touring the Christian speaking circuit supporting traditional marriage and Christian values. I just watched a video of her appearance at Liberty University, and in it she is considerably more composed and articulate than she …

The Only Voice That Matters is Yours

Sharon Pop-Culture, Self-esteem, Worldview 1 Comment

Ever since I was a small child I can remember watching valiant attempts at effective, anti-drug campaigns on t.v. Who can forget the famous father and son drug confrontation??–“I learned it from watching you!” (In case you aren’t familiar with this 80’s classic, you can check it out here) Twenty years later those commercials still pepper the television. And while some …

A Bridezilla Christian

Sharon Church, Discipleship, Marriage, Pop-Culture 0 Comments

Ever since I got engaged I’ve gotten hooked on a show called “Bridezillas.” It’s one of those train-wreck type shows that you just can’t look away from, but I’ve also been watching it to keep my perspective on this whole wedding planning process in check. Whenever I find myself stressing over insignificant details like the color of the reception chairs …

Fakebook

Sharon Current Events, Friendships, Pop-Culture 6 Comments

Facebook in Real Life: (This video comes from a British comedy group called Idiots of Ants) ~~~~~~~ I still remember the first time I heard about Facebook. Some college students were explaining it to me, and in their minds it was really just a socially acceptable way of stalking people. I, of course, thought that sounded really weird and vowed …