A Response to The Pope: 1000+ Sexual Abuse Victims, 300+ Abusive Priests

Yesterday, Pope Francis published a letter addressing a Grand Jury Report which catalogs horrifying cases of sexual abuse mismanaged or intentionally concealed by leaders within multiple Roman Catholic Dioceses.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Yesterday my children and I were reading the Bible while they played in the bathtub. We came to the verse in Matthew 4:17, where it says, “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'”

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The Scars of Christ & Moms

I used to look at my stretch-marks and c-section incision and see a wrecked and worn body. Yet because I know that Christ too bears scars, even in Heaven, I can look at my own as a beautiful manifestation of his self-sacrificial love in me.

Abuse, photo by Kat Jayne

2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church

My mom knew that my dad was a pervert with a violent temper who never apologized for anything. She thought that if she submitted to him and was a good … Continue reading 2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church

The Truth About Trolls & Social Media Bullies

Here’s Why Emotional Abusers Use Insults, Slander, and Online Harassment to Silence Opposing Views

See, What Kind of Love: How 1 John 3 Speaks to Child Abuse Survivors

This morning a pastor friend of mine, Reverend J. Michael Dixon of The Orchard Church in Chicago, sought to encourage me by tweeting me 1 John 3:1. I frequently speak … Continue reading See, What Kind of Love: How 1 John 3 Speaks to Child Abuse Survivors

An Open Letter from a Housewife to a Demon

Dear Apsinthos, You have plagued me long enough. Your bitter lies are like a cancer in my mind, like a poison to my soul, and I am done with you. … Continue reading An Open Letter from a Housewife to a Demon

A screen capture from the film, Lady Windermere's Fan (1925), courtesy of the Library of Congress

Mike Pence, Dining With Women, & Why Manners Matter

Christian author Katelyn Beaty recently published an opinion piece in The New York Times titled, A Christian Case Against the Pence Rule. In it, Katelyn critiques the gender-relations etiquette of … Continue reading Mike Pence, Dining With Women, & Why Manners Matter