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Womanhood & Motherhood

My Dirty Little Secret: I Never Wanted to be a Mother

What I’ll Yell at You When I see You at Target: A Letter to the Mamas

Why I’m Framing my Ph.D. Above the Changing Table for SheLoves Magazine



To All the Pastors’ Wives Whose Marriages are Slowly Falling Apart for The Mudroom

Losing Us and Finding Us as Lovers for The Mudroom

When Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy


Finding and Losing Home

A Grace that Shatters for Amber Haines

The Ministry of Spongy Wallpaper and Cramped Hospitality for Jen Pollock Michel

Home isn’t about Performance, It’s about Belonging for (in)courage

The Ache of All the Lives we do not Live



The Abundance Manifesto

How Rejection Was Really the Beginning of the Real Thing

Is Blogging Dead? An Open Letter to the Storytellers


Book Reviews & Cultural Commentary

Coming Clean and Evangelical Testimony, for Books & Culture

The Squatters Next Door: A History of American Shantytowns for Books & Culture

Mommy Guilt, Work, and The Role of Women: Review of Beaty’s A Woman’s Place at Englewood Review of Books

Let’s Not Forget about Joy: An Ode to the Chewbacca Lady for ThinkChristian

The Alluring Ease of Amazon’s Echo for ThinkChristian



My essay, “You Don’t have To Wear A Skirt to Follow Jesus” is included in CruPress’ forthcoming book, Dating During the Apocalypse, and other conversations on God, sex, and life 

My essay, “I am a Desperate Woman,” will be included in the forthcoming anthology, Everbloom (Paraclete Press, May 2017).

I’m writing my very own book, Finding Holy in the Suburbs (contracted by InterVarsity Press), at 5 o’clock each morning. Sign up for my newsletter to get a sneak peek!


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