Welcome, dear friend. Most people who come to this page want to know why I do what I do. My heart? For you to go deeper in your walk with God than ever before.
But this is
easier Said Than Done
But this is easier said than done. The Christian worldview is under attack like never before. If we don’t know why we believe what we believe, we’re at a disadvantage in this culture of relativity. Maybe you’re saying: “Where do I start?” Perhaps you’ve questioned if what you believe is true, or maybe you’ve wondered what following Christ looks like, practically. How do we live in the world but not of it? What is the biblical approach to sex, feminism, marriage, or body shame?
If you’ve asked these questions, you are not alone.
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Why This Blog Exists
I grew up in a Christian home. I knew all the Christianese, but I didn’t know why I believed it – or how it applied to my life. It wasn’t until college (Liberty University) that I realized what the gospel was meant to do. The gospel is meant to transform how we view the world: How we think, act, date, love, work, marry, and parent. Following Christ is a daily forward motion into the heart of God.
As my walk with God deepened, I sought answers to the tough questions my millennial peers were asking. These questions were about everything: Alcohol, dating, marriage, gay rights, and politics, and I wrote about what I found. And through a secret struggle with lust, I came to understand I was only as safe from sin as I was close to Christ. Today, I’m still finding biblical answers to cultural questions.
My goal as a teacher? To teach you how to discern truth, discuss the deep stuff, and be driven to accomplish the will of God.
Club31Women: Contributing Writer ↦
Shaunti Feldhahn’s recent book Through a Man’s Eyes featured my post on modesty. ↦
Thought Catalog: True Love Doesn’t Need a Spark to be Real ↦
Church Leaders: How I Left Legalism Without Leaving God ↦
Live With Heart and Soul: Interview: No Longer Slaves to Sex ↦
SMU Daily Campus: Q&A with Phylicia Delta ↦
INCH Convention: Returning speaker in 2008, 2010, and 2015. ↦
My first devotional, A Torch and a Voice was self-published in 2010. ↦
That Day I Wore Yoga Pants, has been featured on Churchleaders.org, Faithit.com, and Youth Culture Report. It is being published in the Finnish book, Usko, uskollisuus ja ulkonäkö (The Faith, The Loyalty & The Look). ↦
Brink Magazine (Randall House Publications): Why I Don’t Take Hot as a Compliment and Swipe Right for Love ↦
WayFM: 10 Women Christian Men Should Marry ↦
More about my
I grew up in northern Michigan as the homeschooled oldest of six children. I received my B.S. in Religion from Liberty University, where I met my husband, Josh. After five years in Central Virginia – where I worked as the Homeschool Coordinator and Recruiter for Liberty- Josh and I moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where our daughter Adeline was born. After a year in Lancaster, we moved to my Michigan hometown in the fall of 2016. In the fall of 2017, we welcomed our second daughter, Geneva, to our family.
A few of my favorite things: French pressed coffee, Lake Michigan, Friday morning farm markets, and Lilly Pulitzer. I’m an ENTJ on the Myers-Briggs personality scale and find nothing more thrilling than setting new goals (January 1st is my favorite day of the year).
I am often asked for my theological perspective. Because I was raised charismatic, attended a
Southern Baptist university, and have been a member of Presbyterian, Baptist, charismatic, and nondenominational churches, I do not subscribe to any specific denomination or viewpoint. I am neither Calvinist nor Arminian: I am a Bible-based disciple of Jesus Christ. This middle ground has enabled me to serve women of ALL denominations, helping them go deeper in their understanding of Scripture and obedience to the Spirit.
I am the author of two books, Christian Cosmo: The Sex Talk You Never Had and Fruitful: A 12 Month Guide to an Abundant Single Season. My latest book is coming out with Harvest House Publishers in spring 2020!
The gospel influences every part of our lives. Because of this, you’ll find me writing about singleness, dating, marriage, career, productivity, and cultural issues.
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