Have you noticed things from your childhood impacting your marriage? If you are single, do you avoid commitment in relationships because you don’t want to have a marriage like your parent’s had? Why You Should Evaluate Your Childhood, For The Sake Of Your Marriage
I’ve talked about my experiences with anorexia a lot. In relation to the roots of it, the lessons learned and the weight lost. In fact, I have another 2000 word article that isn’t completed yet in draft about my latest struggles that I plan to add to the mix (I’m just not quite ready to share yet). But in keeping with the March challenge that Kitten invited me to join, I’d like to talk about it from a new angle: anorexia and femininity.
At first blush, it can be easy to see how femininity and anorexia are intertwined. Anorexia can include compulsions towards “feminine” ideals like hourglass figures and a desire to be “thin and pretty”.
In essence, anorexic women often desire to be more attractive, and often times desire characteristics (like the hourglass figure) that signal fertility in order to attract a man. But in the application of trying to achieve perfection, anorexia actually moves far, far away from these things. In the quest for the perfect hourglass figure, many of us emaciate ourselves to the point of inducing amenorrhea, a lack of menstrual cycle, making fertility chances rather low. While it seems counterintuitive, the disorder ushers us further, instead of focusing on our body’s warning signs.Continue Reading
One of my blogging friends, Kitten, asked me if I would join her in a March blogging challenge on writing on the topic of femininity. This challenge is for every day of March, and I won’t be able to fulfill that, but I may do one or two posts during the month.
For my part, I’d like to talk about femininity and feminism, or really, how feminism tried to steal my femininity. As many people know, I am an avid critic of the modern feminism movement and some of the concepts it represents. This quote accurately sums up my thoughts on it:
I think there is a fundamental misunderstanding that lies at the root of feminism. This has impacted women of all ages, but I think it has especially impacted these young girls. This sense that freedom is the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and that the earlier I can experience this total freedom, the better. But we know that freedom is the ability to do what you ought to do, to do the good, to choose the good. – Colleen Carroll Campbell
I love this quote because it points out something that is glaringly obvious to me about the feminist movement: Freedom can be paradoxical in that, the more choices you have, the more responsibility you have to make the right choices. When you have “total” freedom, people will expect you to use it in the way they see fit and often make it a moral issues if you don’t.Continue Reading
My latest for Anne Cohen on calling it quits in friendships: How To End Friendships You Know Are Holding You Back
My latest for Anne Cohen! Why Your Partner Should Be Your Best Friend
Question #2: What would you define as cheating? And is that all women? Or just you?
This video is part of a collaboration series with Raymond the Relationship Blogger. We are hoping to do a video every week answering each other’s questions on sex to promote a healthy understanding of sex and sexuality and to show the differences in how we think about these topics.
He also insists that there is a right way to put on the toilet paper roll, and I disagree, but you know what? It doesn’t matter if you can’t even put the toilet paper roll on the roller because the toddler is like a cat and will unroll it all and throw it in the toilet, so ha! We will settle this one when our son acts more like a human than a cat.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m going to write about an extremely popular movie for the romance genre. A couple of months ago, after a very long time of me begging my husband, I watch the movie The Notebook for the first time. My husband had seen it before and liked it but didn’t want to watch a “chick flick” with me so it took a little bit of convincing. 😉
There were a lot of women who found out I hadn’t seen it and threatened to remove my “woman card”. I wasn’t aware there was such a thing but apparently, you can lose it by not having watched this movie.😉
To give you an idea of what I was expecting, many of my Christian female friends had told me it was the best romantic movie ever. Essentially a must watch and fantastic love story. They may have set my expectations a little high.Continue Reading