Some Mountains Don’t Move

  “We weren’t created to turn back when the road is steep or the air is thin. We weren’t created to be defeated by our circumstances. We were created to conquer.”  By Becky Johnson | Twitter: @bxmoldova I did squats for six months. I would set my alarm for 5:45am to run 5k and then straight […]

Heal and Let Go

“The statistics say… one out of every six women is a victim (I hate that word) of attempted or completed sexual assault. I am persuaded that this is a gross underestimation of the issue.” By Teresa Pasquale | Twitter: @tbpasquale Heal and let go. Heal and let go. This is what I work with my […]

Enough is Enough

“One morning I woke up and I had it. I told him I wasn’t going to do it anymore. Enough was enough.” By Ally Vesterfelt | Twitter: @allyvest My college boyfriend had a drinking problem. At the time, I wasn’t willing to admit it, partly because I loved him the only way I knew how […]

ShePonders: Midwives

“Everything in me screams, ‘Let the girls live!’’ I know that’s what Shiphra and Puah, advocates of beautiful childbirth, would do.” There’s an old Exodus story about some mighty women who defied a king and discovered the power in their hands. Today I honor their memory and sing their praises with a simple retelling. I […]

I Met My Abuser at Church

[Trigger warning for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse.] By Rev. Marissa Greentree I met my abuser at church. We were both attending seminary, headed into full-time ministry. I was an ordained Elder in my denomination and a Bible College graduate. I’d studied Scripture, debated theology and had been involved in church and […]