Category: Women’s Issues

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

This is the title of a book I just started reading by Lundy Bancroft, a well-known therapist who specializes in working with women in domestic violence and/or abusive relationships. The title didn’t thrill me.  It scared me, but the premise intrigued me.  How do… Continue Reading “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

Applying Meaning

I am trying to put meaning to my circumstances as they intensify, and they are intensifying.  Every day is an adventure and not a good one.  I don’t know what’s going to happen next with my husband, and each of my daughters has had… Continue Reading “Applying Meaning”

The First Step in Healing

I have been asked to write something about healing.  Personal healing.  How do we heal? I find that interesting seeing as how I’m in the middle of something of a healing crisis. I sat down a few months ago to try to write something.  Simply… Continue Reading “The First Step in Healing”

A Sea Change

I want to recommend a book.  I also want to be careful in how I go about recommending it.  I wrote at least a year ago that I questioned how the Church at large would be able to handle a hypothetical influx of emancipated… Continue Reading “A Sea Change”

“See Yourself Differently”–Part III

As we continue to discuss Isabelle Taube’s article for Psychologies Magazine we are moving away how the media affects issues of body image for woman and into a more complex and difficult subject–family.

“See Yourself Differently”–Part II

As promised, we are continuing our journey into learning to like our bodies.  In my earlier post, “See Yourself Differently”–Part I, I cited from an article with the same title written by Isabelle Taubes for Psychologies Magazine UK Edition.  Because Psychologies Magazine does not… Continue Reading ““See Yourself Differently”–Part II”

“Fat to Fabulous”?

The media victimizes anyone–the famous, the rich, it doesn’t matter. Jennifer Love Hewitt is an example of a woman who was ravaged by the tabloid press as well as the blogosphere for simply wearing a bikini. Her response almost three years later is typical, but I question its long-term health and the impact it will have on her inner life. Is she a good example for other women?