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The lost art of servanthood (a letter to my feminist sisters)

The lost art of servanthood (a letter to my feminist sisters)

Dear sisters, dear spiritual mothers and daughters and midwives and stay at home mamas; Dear women pastors and elders and janitors and lawyers and teachers and artists,   I celebrate us. I think this is obvious from my Woman’s Manifesto. But. I fear for us too. I fear we’ve lost the art of servanthood. The... read more

April 2, 2013 Emily Wierenga Everyday Radical, Featured Content 544

Fifty Shades of Grey — And Why it’s Black And White For Me

Fifty Shades of Grey — And Why it’s Black And White For Me

I learned recently of a girl in grade three who was found flipping through a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, the pseudo-masochistic, erotic book which has topped all bestseller lists, and is, to put it blatantly, literary pornography. Apparently the girl told her teacher that her mom had ordered it through the library and... read more

March 19, 2013 Emily Wierenga Everyday Radical 76

In which being single is something to celebrate

In which being single is something to celebrate

It is Valentine’s Day and my friend’s just broken up with her boyfriend. And there’s nothing worse except for being alone on Christmas, and Hallmark has this way of isolating the wounded. I write my friend, and I tell her, Take good care of yourself today. Because you are so very special. You are special,... read more

February 19, 2013 Emily Wierenga Everyday Radical, Featured Content 18

Everyday Radical: How God Feels About Letting His Children Go to Hell

Everyday Radical: How God Feels About Letting His Children Go to Hell

my son is sucking on his bear even as he sleeps. he’s only 18 months old and his cheeks are red as apples and i didn’t know being a mother would be this hard.  elizabeth stone says that having a child is like watching your heart walk around outside of your body, but it’s more... read more

February 5, 2013 Emily Wierenga Everyday Radical, Featured Content 34

Everyday Radical: To The Last Virgins Standing

Everyday Radical: To The Last Virgins Standing

Dear sixteen-year-old Emily, In a few days Brent will dump you. The coolest guy in school. A basketball star. And you will wonder if you should have let him. If you should have pulled the Kleenex from your bra and the bra from your body and let him. But you didn’t, and I know you... read more

January 22, 2013 Emily Wierenga Everyday Radical, Featured Content, Relationships 101