Team Bella or Team Katniss? It’s Not Even Close

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The Hunger Games series -- about a girl taken from home to participate in annual games which will result in almost certain death -- have been called the “new Twilight.” Both of these movie franchises come from best selling books aimed at teenagers, both have female lead characters, both have love triangles, and both have parents wrangling with suitability for their kids.However, I said no to Twilight and yes to Hunger Games for my kids, and here’s why.First, our culture needs more Katni … [Read more...]

Bossy Christmas

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I have been really silent here at What She Said. I get really quiet when I’m wrestling.Major indicator you need an attitude adjustment: Your six-year-old son asks, “Mama, why don’t you like Christmas?” Oh, my. Is it that obvious? I suppose if you are short with answers, too busy to play, and constantly asking, “Now, where did I put my coffee?” a sharp boy will notice.Having children has forced my Christmas wrestling to a new level. And this year my schedule doesn’t permit time for Chr … [Read more...]

In Defense of a Santa-y Christmas

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There’s been a lot of talk about Santa and Christmas here at What She Said, and I want to chime in with a semi-outsider’s point of view.  Confession: when I see Christians discussing how to interact with culture and raise children in the midst of it, I often find myself saying, “Thank You God for not making me a Christian until I grew up!” Because even now, as a believer, it seems to me that Christian Culture takes strange stands against things God just might be using, robbing life of joy and mak … [Read more...]


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