Sarah Moon and the Writer’s Block Redemption

I wish they made ex-lax for your brain because I have writer’s block.Yup. I’ve been trying to write something for days and…nothing. I’ve got nothing.So, I’m going to write about my failure to write, and what I’m doing about it. We’ll see within the next few days whether or not my efforts pay off. If you see another blog post by me, that means they’ve worked and maybe they’ll work for you too!I’m reading Rob Bell: Say what you want about Rob Bell, but the man is good at making you think. He’ … [Read more...]

Relationships, gender, and cacophonous music

Helmet? Check. Mouth guard? Check. Boxing gear? Check.Okay, I think I'm ready to tackle this issue again.If you're a blogger and you want to say anything about gender roles, you better prepare yourself for a "whole lot of ugly coming at you from a never-ending train of stupid."Anyone who challenges traditional gender roles is going to get sandwiched with opposition. And anyone who defends traditional gender roles is going to find himself/herself in a similar BLT of aversion. Why is this … [Read more...]

Things I learned from my Independent Fundamental Baptist mother

I think I'm finally at the age where I can look back and say, "Yeah, my parents were pretty damn awesome." I'm starting to realize it more each time I visit home (it probably helps that I don't actually live with them anymore!).My parents have attended Independent Fundamental Baptist churches their whole lives, and I attended with them until college. I've seen IFB churches at their best, and, unfortunately, I've seen them at their worst (if you're not familiar with the movement, this l … [Read more...]

That’s not a slut. That’s a person.

I'm not sure what the official rules on labeling a woman a "slut" are. But let me give you a few examples of people who have "earned" the term:I know of a girl who fell in love with a boy, gave him her virginity after dating for several years, and got pregnant. Even though she had never slept with anyone else (and is now happily married to that same boy), she was labeled a slut the entire time she was pregnant.I have a friend who had never slept with anyone. She was labeled a slut because of … [Read more...]

Join the chorus: Stitching up the seams

The wonderful woman in charge of the blog, Stitching up the Seams, has agreed to let me link to her story. Her story of sexual abuse has given me courage and let me know that I'm not alone. So, please hear what she has to say, and then take a look at the rest of her blog to learn more about her journey to healing. Her commitment to positivity is inspiring!Part 1 of her story is found here: SculpturePart 2 is found here: O God, the aftermathIf you have a story to share, let me know at mo … [Read more...]

An Egalitarian submits

I said I wasn't going to write anything this weekend, but inspiration knocked and I answered! Plus, I felt like I needed to share these thoughts with you before I could discuss my doubts about feminism and egalitarianism.Enjoy! I, Sarah Moon, the feminist, the egalitarian, the independent, 21st century woman, have a confession to make....Sometimes I clean my boyfriend's apartment.Now, if you think I do so wearing a sun dress and pearls while whistling to that song from Snow White, … [Read more...]

Join the chorus: Teri’s story

A few days ago, I invited my readers to help me speak out against abuse. To be a choir of voices  for the voiceless (if you would like to be a voice, read my post "Join the chorus" for more information).Teri J responded to my post and gave me permission to share her story of emotional and mental abuse. I hope you'll take time to read her story below, and afterward check out her blogs: http://unexpectedroad.blogspot.com/ http://mymostfavoritethings.wordpress.com/.  I am a victim of emot … [Read more...]

Tension redeemed: Pacifism

War, war, what is it good for?...I don't really know.I'm opening up my series on tension and doubt (read the intro here) with the subject of pacifism. I consider myself a pacifist, but I can't answer all the questions people ask me when they find out that I am a supporter of non-violence.So, here's what I know:Jesus said, "Love your enemies."Killing a person isn't very loving.Violence almost always leads to more violence. Paul told us to "overcome evil with good."Until … [Read more...]

Join the chorus!

Over the past couple of weeks I've written several blog posts about relationship abuse. You can read about them here, here, here, here, and here.I've done my best to be a voice. And one voice is better than silence. But a chorus of voices? That's what really makes a difference!(Like THIS!)If you would like to tell your story or speak out against abuse, then join the chorus!I invite you to write a guest post for this blog and send it to me at moonsn11@gmail.com. You can remain anonymous … [Read more...]

Dear Razor Blade,

Dear Razor Blade,I'm sorry for what happened the other night, but the fact remains: I stopped cutting in November.The road got bumpy and the cutting bandwagon didn't have any seat-belts. I was emotionally vulnerable, and I know I shouldn't have brought you into my house the other night. But I did. What happened happened.I know I'll sound like a jerk for saying this (until I remember that you're an inanimate object and I'm only writing you a letter because I enjoy personification), but the … [Read more...]


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