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How to Beat Fear


It was my heart that felt the fear first. It started beating wildly in my chest, out of control, like a car with no brakes speeding down the highway. The strange thing was that I was not in any danger. I was not in an unfamiliar place. I sat among friends and there were zero […] Read more…

Why Christians Need to Talk About Sexual Abuse


I was standing in a parking lot outside a restaurant in Bangkok waiting for our driver to show up. It was dark, but this area of Bangkok was lit up with neon lights and thumping music from the local bars. Our group stood in the red light district, an area known for prostitution and child sex […] Read more…

Learning to Let Go of the Perfect Life


I always wanted to have kids. Starting in elementary school, my dream was to become a wife and mom. My future life resembled something out of the JC Penny catalogue we got in the mail: blonde models dressed in royal blue pantsuits stood alongside their ‘husbands,’ who looked just like my tanned Ken doll–feathered hair, […] Read more…