PSA before we get started: My book is on sale on Amazon this week. Like, really on sale. So if you want to check it out but don't feel like spending much, this is your chance! Now for the book review, which...oh gosh. Friends, today is going to be a fun exercise in Rae trying … Continue reading Set-Apart Femininity Review #7: Mental health and miracles
So ever since making the move to Grand Marais, the question that keeps coming my way is: What's it really like? You know, to dwell in this wilderness-y, picturesque, remote town not for a weekend every year, but all year long? Am I lying on a beach for half the year and narrowly avoiding frostbite for the other half of the year? Is the Lake Superior backdrop as dreamy at it would seem or do you just kind of get used to it? And how the heck do you survive all those mosquitoes?
But rather than warning about how having a guy friend will drive a wedge between you and your spouse, why not talk about the idea that men and women can be friends without it troubling your romantic relationship? Certainly, it is problematic to talk to an opposite-sex friend about things that you won't address with your spouse. But does that potential error really justify diminishing all opposite-sex friendships?
This paragraph is a perfect example of the discord between Ludy's thesis and her elaboration: she mentions this woman has an "obsession." She says the young woman didn't see a problem with her obsession. But rather than deal with the problem of obsession and addiction, Ludy instead elaborates on how none of God's nature can be seen through TV shows, because he does not work through 'ungodly' mediums.
Would I ever really finish a novel? The answer was yes. I did finish a novel. I did start to take my writing seriously. And I believe you can, too! You can escape the endless cycle of abandonment and write something brilliant. Here are the three things that broke me out of the abandonment cycle and helped me complete my first novel.
Welcome back, mes amis, to book club day. Set-Apart Femininity, is...interesting. I mean, you probably already gathered I thought that here. And here. And here. But today we're beginning our first of three (yes, three) chapters dedicated to male/female romantic relationships, and it's in these chapters that things get ironic. On the one hand, this book proclaims a … Continue reading Set-apart Femininity Review #4: Boys and blanket statements
I learned of grace from a spreading garden From faces of violet and blue Which tumbled over boulders placed in a slicing line, And told of a place for flowers, which was not beyond their reach And tried, I suppose, to keep the life in and the trodden path out But the flowers did not … Continue reading Ode to a spreading garden
Hello friends! Well, this has been a week. Year #2 of my job at the school has concluded, my husband returned from his whirlwind trip to Europe, and now we get to talk about juicy topics like sin nature and the Proverbs 31 woman. Uff da! We're checking out p. 31-57 of Leslie Ludy's Set-apart Femininity. This … Continue reading Set-apart femininity review #3: Proverbs 31 and sin nature
Greetings, dear followers, Today we are back for our book study and are looking at Set-Apart Femininity's first chapter: "Sacred Intent." Honestly, I struggled with knowing where to begin, as these 22 pages work like an overture for later chapters. As such, it felt a little hodge-podgey, and this post will probably feel hodge-podgey, too. In this … Continue reading Set-Apart Femininity Review #2: The beauty problem
Welcome back to Tuesday, and to the first week of our Set-Apart Femininity review series. I'd like to think of this as sort of a long-distance book club. If you have the book and want to follow along that would be awesome; at the end of each entry I'll let you know what section we're covering next … Continue reading Set-Apart Femininity Review #1: Let’s talk communication