Since last century women have been told they can have it all: independence, a career, casual sex, and that they can have it guilt-free, pain-free and worry-free! Of course it's all a fantastic lie, but a lie with expectations attached.
So I mentioned a while back that I'd recorded a podcast with Natalie of The Thirtyest podcast. I'm pleased to announce that this has just been released! This was, hands down, my favourite experience podcasting yet. Natalie and I clearly share many of the same experiences, so the conversation was a very meaningful one. However, … Continue reading Women: what we hate and love about the single life
Dear friends, Thank you for bearing with my long and unexplained absence from the blogosphere! And thank you particularly to all those who reached out to me in fear that my silence was due to my being burned up in the bushfires. Thankfully Sydney has largely been spared from the devastating fires raging across our … Continue reading 2020 Update
I wasn't planning on commenting on this film, or indeed any of the movies in the disappointing new Star Wars sequel trilogy. However, after I left the cinema on Friday night I felt deeply bothered by something that I couldn't quite put my finger on.
There are two major factors I've identified that I believe are preventing a lot of men from succeeding when it comes to asking women out on dates.
A friend recently put me onto this wonderful article by Anna Laughery in The Young Catholic Woman. The author starts off by describing the kind of controlling attitude that many of us display towards love and towards letting God work in our lives. I wrote a blog post about this recently. However, Anna manages to … Continue reading Why you need to love loosely
A friend recently put me onto the Netflix comedy special Iliza: Elder Millennial. This is what I thought.
I mentioned last time that the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) had asked to interview me for a story they were doing on Christian women like myself who were still single into their 30s and 40s in light of statistics showing a slump in the male-female population ratio. That article, and the accompanying video, by journalist Karen Tong came out a couple of days ago. I reproduce it here:
Acceptance is particularly difficult for women, as our natures tend towards improving things and trying to make them better. So ladies, if you struggle to just do nothing, this is directed especially at you.
A point of contention I find myself facing often is whether you should date someone you don't necessarily feel a 'connection with' and, if so, for how long.
Those who have listened to my podcasts will have heard me use this phrase. And since I talk about it so much I figured I should probably explain myself, even though I know I'm risking the general ire of my male audience.
If you were born after 1980 chances are you were brought up watching Disney movies as a kid. The first movie I ever watched at the cinema was Disney's Beauty and the Beast, when I was four or five years old. Like most little girls, I absolutely adored them and fell in love with the … Continue reading Did Disney sell us a lie?
In our culture, there is often too much ambiguity surrounding romantic intentions, so much so that it can be unclear whether the other person sees you as 'just a friend' or something more.
I mentioned some weeks ago that I'd recorded an episode for a new podcast the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney launched this month called This Catholic Life. The episode has just come out and I hope you'll find it as interesting to listen to as I did recording it. What I really enjoyed about this conversation … Continue reading Is a good man hard to find?
A few days ago a reader alerted me to the news that popular evangelical Christian author Josh Harris of I kissed dating goodbye fame renounced his Christian faith following his recent divorce. Or more accurately, he announced that the renunciation of his Christian faith was intricately linked with his well-publicised divorce. The obvious question here … Continue reading Kissing Christianity goodbye