Tag: Pulling Back the Shades

A Missionary’s Position On Sex

My Facebook, Twitter and blog comments were recently riddled with reference to “the missionary position.” The sarcastic comments suggest that the reason I’ve spoken out against erotica is because I’m incapable of having a creative sex life…being a Christian woman and all. These seem to be prompted by an article entitled “Evangelicals Offer to “Trade Your Shades” for “Christian

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Will You See Mr. Grey? (2 Reasons You Might, But Shouldn’t)

“Mr. Grey will see you now,” touts the posters and trailers leading up to what promises to be a block buster movie. I probably don’t need to tell you the name (unless you’ve been living under a rock). Maybe you’ve already decided you will not see it. But maybe you stopped by my blog post

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Revenge of The Church Ladies

Can spiritual women also be sexually satisfied? It’s a sad question to have to ask, but the incomplete manner in which the Church has answered sexual questions does mandate that we discuss it. If you’re one of my more modest followers, please don’t be disappointed but this article isn’t for you. However, if you’re a

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Single Desire: How Can I Be Sexually Alive?

“The truth is that God designed sex to be enjoyed within the context of a marriage bed. It’s as simple and as terribly frustrating as that. While it would be nice if there were a caveat for those who never get married, that would deny the sanctity of the act of sex all together wouldn’t

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Single Desire: How Can I Satisfy My Desire To Rescue A Man?

If you’re conflicted by the fact that you find Johnny Depps’ Captain Jack Sparrow sexy, you’ve come to the right place. The treacherous, badly groomed pirate swoons the hearts of women despite that fact that he’s most likely incapable of sustaining a long-term relationship. (Never mind the fact that he’s fictional.) Recent studies suggest that women

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Single Desire: How Can I Be Protected By Strong Man?

Are you tired of guys wanting to just “hang out?” Do you wish someone would tell them to “man up” and ask you on a real, live date with food and a car and…gosh…maybe you even secretly hope he might open a car door for you? You’re not alone. From The New York Times to

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Single Desire: How Can I Be Cherished By A Man?

Recently, I spoke at Grove City College chapel and had the delight of doing an additional follow-up workshop  that evening for women on beauty (which was not recorded). Only problem? The guys showed up along with the girls. Were they here for an easy extra chapel credit or could it be that they really wanted

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Single Desire: How Can I Escape Reality?

On a few occasions I have survived the world’s most boring church services. As I sit there with the bad music, long and poorly presented sermon, and the dead interactions of people I can not help but think how opposite this must be from the thrill and adventure of the early church founders who were

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How Can I Satisfy My Sexual Desire If I’m Destined For Singleness?

This may be the hardest blog post I’ve ever written. Single women have been writing to me this week with one question: “How can I satisfy my sexual desire if I’m destined to remain single my whole life?” In part, this question is coming from women who’ve recently read Pulling Back The Shades, a candid

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