Why Don’t Women Report? Let Me Break It Down For You.

Note that this blog is somewhat honest and graphic and a trigger warning is advised for those whom discussions and descriptions of sexual assault affects. Last week several politicians and others claimed that if Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim of sexual assault was in any way true, then she should have gone to the police… Continue reading Why Don’t Women Report? Let Me Break It Down For You.

#CHURCHTOO, The Catholic Church, and Willow Creek

“It’s not that big of a deal.” “Just let it go.” “Stop rocking the boat.” “Maybe you should wait until you’re fully ordained to say anything.” “It wasn’t that bad.” I’ve heard all these things. I’ve heard each of these sentences regarding a male United Methodist clergy’s sexual harassment or treatment of me. Last week,… Continue reading #CHURCHTOO, The Catholic Church, and Willow Creek

February 2019 and the Illusion of Uncertainty

“I don’t know if we should think about that, we don’t know what will happen in 2019.” These words are everywhere in United Methodist circles. If you get a group of United Methodists together, in a matter of minutes the conversation will undoubtedly turn to General Conference 2019. As a clergy couple with an infant,… Continue reading February 2019 and the Illusion of Uncertainty

“Forgive Those That Trespass Against Us: But Not Letting Them Trespass Again”

God’s forgiveness is a concept that I simultaneously love and hate. I want God to forgive my sins, mistakes, and shortcomings; I count on grace. However, the fact that God offers forgiveness freely to those who have harmed me drives me nuts. I was once in a toxic romantic relationship and his words cut like… Continue reading “Forgive Those That Trespass Against Us: But Not Letting Them Trespass Again”