Fate & Furies, Starring “Mathilde Yoder”

I absolutely loved Lauren Groff’s novel, Fate and Furies. It runs right in line with the same themes of loneliness and relationships (much like my favorite novel, The Transit of Venus) that I’ve been ruminating on for some time. As a contemporary piece, the novel runs right in line with the trending themes of this contemporary movement: […]

Robert Dunn & Britany Ederveen Answering Relationship Questions

Hi Readers, In case you have missed the sound of my voice, I spoke as a guest on Robert Dunn’s podcast tonight. Our conversation stemmed around how many of our misunderstandings occur due to miscommunication (you know, because guys are practical and girls are emotional). My favorite part was when Robert speaks about the diamond […]

The Creation and Re-Creation of Memory

What sets humans apart from other species is our cognitive abilities–our abilities to think, to forgive, to make decisions, to remember. Memory, within itself, like ideas and emotions, is abstract–something intangible, something we cannot see, and so we try to find ways to capture memory, and how memory is constructed (the Modernists conduct ‘steam of […]

What the Church Gets Right in Training for Marriage

The two most “shocking” trends that everyone seems adamant about diagnosing in regards to Millennials are (A) Why are Millennials getting married later and later, and (B) why are fewer Millennials attending church? Perhaps the two are correlated to each other; since fewer Millennials are going to church, and being trained in the Church’s equation […]

A Farewell to My Very First Teaching Job

I walked into my dream job at 22 years old–unlike many others educators who substitute for a year, work .86 contracts, start at emerging districts and work their way up, teach half one subject and half another to get their foot in the door, I started in a big district, I was gifted with my […]

‘The Last Word’

I recently watched ‘The Last Word’, which is a movie about a lady (Harriet, played by Shirley MacLaine) who is perceived as a control freak, realizes that no one likes her, and asks a writer (Anne, played by Amanda Seyfried) to write Harriet’s pre-obituary. The movie itself is predictable (you know that Anne, who is […]

T.V Reality? & “13 Reasons Why”

Like everyone else in the world, I recently started watching 13 Reasons Why. I have not finished the entire show yet, so I cannot give an official reaction of the whole series (it is like a book–I can’t tell you if Edna Pontiller’s walk into the ocean in The Awakening was selfish or a beautiful […]

Lysa Terkeurst, “Uninvited”& Rejection

My Bible study just finished Lysa Terkeurst’s latest study, “Uninvited”, and overall, we thought it was a timely and relevant topic–as we learned, we can label way more of our experiences in life as rejections than we originally thought. I enjoyed the video sessions with Lysa–my favorite part is that she filmed it in the […]

“In Sickness and in Health”

A reader wrote to me the other day about a struggle she/he is having with his/her significant other, and I really felt passionately enough about the issue to respond via public blog post. The issue went something like–“I was diagnosed with [a life changing illness] he/she doesn’t want to take care of me, so he/she […]

My Emotional Mind, and My Logical Mind

The world is full of binaries (light versus dark, good versus evil, up versus down, heaven versus hell, right versus wrong, conservative versus liberal, inside versus outside, winners versus losers, stationary versus movement) and the tension that exists between my emotional mind and my logical mind seems to be no excuse; while both must exist, […]