Today I want to talk about perspective. It’s been something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently; I’ve been thinking about what attitude I have towards my day, my attitude to the day to day situations I face and to unexpected situations (If you haven’t already gathered, I’m a bit of a ponderer). A lot of instagram posts I have seen recently have been rather inspirational regarding this sort of thing too, so I guess I have absorbed enough of my surroundings to believe I have something to say on the topic!
I’ve recently been thinking about what to write about, and been toying with a couple of ideas in my head. But what’s been capturing my eye over the past couple of days is the news story regarding Kim Davis’ imprisonment after refusing to grant marriage licences to homosexual couples. Why? Because Davis, as a Christian, argued that homosexual marriage was against her personal Christian beliefs. Continue reading
Looking over my blog posts so far, I feel like it’s an appropriate time to write a mini reflection piece- a sort of ‘post between posts’- reflecting on writing what I do, what it’s been like for me, and why I continue to press into topics and ask questions. Continue reading
As some of you may know, I’m currently on holiday with my family. Hence I wasn’t planning on writing anything until I came home again, yet I’ve actually been inspired by my holiday! Today was the first day on holiday where it has been warm enough to wear a bikini and go to the beach. Now, body confidence isn’t one of my strongest areas (is it anyone’s?) and my weight over the past year has fluctuated enormously- the university diet of take outs, alcohol and not much exercise certainly took its toll this year!
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what to write about next on here, and for a while I haven’t actually written anything. In all honestly, nothing particularly ‘big’ has happened to me recently that has caused me to consider my faith and my actions that I haven’t already written about! A lot of my posts are about struggles that I’ve overcome or been in the middle of facing, which have been very easy to write as when writing them I’d been in the middle of that situation. And I’ve been thinking, well, seeing as I’m in a pretty comfortable and happy Christian place, what can I write about next? I thought about the theme of this blog and my life from the past year, and began to think, well, when did I first tell people about my faith and come to this point of being able to freely talk and share about my journey with anyone regardless of their beliefs? I began to think more and more about ‘coming out’ as a Christian at uni, and I’d like to share some of my thoughts and experiences with you.
I’d like to begin this post by saying a massive massive thank you to everyone who read Why I Gave Up Trying To Be A Good Christian Girl (my last post before this one)! I had no idea it would hit off the way it did, over 650 views in the space of 24 hours- insane! I am so happy it related to and helped so many people that’s literally the best kind of feedback I can get from a post and wow I’m just blown away that so many people read it aha! Thanks so much and I’m glad you enjoyed it.
So moving on to the topic of this post…. another aspect of Christian sex ethics to deconstruct! Continue reading
Church every Sunday? Check.
No swearing? Check.
Any cleavage showing? Nope? Good. Continue reading
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a massive fan of the show Pretty Little Liars, and if you watch the show yourself you’ll probably get the reference I made in the title of this post! It’s taken me a while to write another blog post, not because I haven’t had any ideas, rather, I’ve had quite a few ideas for posts but when it came to writing them, the words just would not come out. However, I’ve been dealing with something pretty overwhelming this past week and feel like I’m in a place to write about it now. Continue reading
When we were younger, our ideas of love and dating were shaped by how we perceived the relationships of those around us. As a young Christian girl, my concept of love was very much like a fairy tale. Like the Disney princesses I watched on TV, I believed that when I was older, I would meet my ‘one’- a man who I would fall in love with, get married to, and be with for the rest of my life. Continue reading
First of all I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has read this blog so far- over 200 hits after just one post is amazing and thank you so much for the support! I was super nervous about posting links to my blog on my social media profiles as I had no idea what the reaction was going to be, but I feel very encouraged at how positively people have taken to my first post and I am excited to continue writing. Continue reading