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I Wish: Beatrix’s Story

HA note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Beatrix” is a pseudonym.

I loved being homeschooled; overall it was a very positive experience for me. But just as any loving person can overreact, any subculture can miss the point. The point that as a person, I am more than a potential marriage partner; the point that I love living independently; the point that my gender doesn’t define who I am in Christ.

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Sexuality, Then and Now

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Mr. Enjoy. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published as a guest post in a series on March 4, 2016. Laurie Works, the writer of this post, blogs at laurieworks.com. Lately, I’ve been thinking about relationships and sexuality. Who am I kidding. I’m always thinking about sex. I have

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We Are Less Fragile

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Carlos Andrés Reyes. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog. It was originally published as a guest post in a series on March 2, 2016. Mary, the writer of this post, blogs at Threads of Stars.  I grew up believing that I could break other people, break myself, break the world, with the

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