This article was originally posted on DesignedMarriage.com. Check out the site for more great content! In the last few months of pregnancy, I realized how much value I had placed in having a “desirable” body type. I truly enjoyed the pre-pregnancy body I had, and I took for granted how easily I could get back […]
Jasmine’s piece first appeared on her personal blog here on April 16th. It has been reposted with her permission. —– I wish my black sisters didn’t feel like they had to be mixed to be beautiful. I wish that they knew they were more than a skin tone. I wish they didn’t feel like they […]
In response to the events surrounding Tamir Rice, Quina Aragon pens her fears concerning the darkness — the evil of racism her unborn daughter will face because of her dark skin.
“You’ll be okay. You just have to learn that you’re worth more than settling on a weak man. If he can’t sweep you off your feet, what’s he worth? Not my sister’s time, I know that much.” My oldest younger brother was to be 21 that February. Hard to believe, but the chubby kid who […]
Trillia Newbell gives us the racial background of the natural hair movement, and explains why Black Christian women should have the right answer to the question: Am I more than my hair?
In this article, RAAN contributor Leslie Upton tells us how God used the Legacy Conference to change her view of singleness, and reveal how it could bring glory to him.
In this article, RAAN contributor Nana Dolce breaks down the Planned Parenthood video, while sharing her past ideologies on abortion, and explains why abortion is a Gospel issue.
Jemar & Phillip are joined with Hafeez Baoku & Jasmine Baucham as they discuss the role that sex and relationships play in the Christian life. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Credit: Pass The Mic is fully produced by Podastery Studios. Visit www.Studio.podastery.com to discover what Podastery can do for you. Suggested Tweets: [Tweet “On sexual sin: “Who are you trusting […]
Pop threw up his hands in disgust, prompted by the third Valentine’s Day movie release advertisement that evening: “This is why young people can’t get married.” Obviously, it’s not Colin Farrell’s fault specifically (don’t ever change, you rakish Irishman). But as our conversation blossomed, I found myself agreeing that the insidious romantic promises carried in […]
Several years ago, a friend of mine asked me for my opinion on a fiction manuscript. While I had many things to say about it, one of my comments stood out to me: “There was one thing I thought I’d mention, though there is really no need to address it. It’s a pet-peeve of mine, […]
I named my hair Wild Mike. And that’s what we call him, whether he’s been recently tamed by the flat iron or has just been washed and is jutting away from my head in all of its stubbornly-straight-yet-wildly-frizzy glory. Though I’d been bereft of the “kiddie perm” (a slightly milder version of the sodium hydroxide […]
[I approach speaking of war imagery with sobriety, knowing that many people live in such a reality every day. As God may turn even the most horrible sins upside down for his good purposes, I pray that any association a person may have with war is used for encouragement and perseverance in Christ.] Growing up, […]
by Karen Ellis, Regular Contributor A curious command and promise opens Isaiah 54: 1 “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! 2 For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” […]