Hello, friends! Yes, I know it's been five months since I last updated Agony & Hope (eek!) - I appreciate your patience with my non-activity. Unfortunately the last six months have seen some very real hardships in my personal life, which have taken their toll. As a result, I've let my writing take a backseat … Continue reading The Magic of Finding Your Spouse
Off the Shelf: Traditional Dating Truths for the Modern Christian Woman is full of sage and practical wisdom for women on how to lose the single status and get into a relationship.
I love men. I love everything about them that makes them men. But times are tough for the average white, heterosexual male.
When it comes to kissing, hardly any Christian couples are certain of what’s appropriate and what isn’t. While less intimate kisses, such as on the cheek or forehead, are quite innocuous, where do we draw the line when it comes to locking lips?
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.
Several years ago I discovered a delightful little book called The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England, full of tidbits and instructions about life in Austen's day. (Side note: if you're a Jane Austen fan you should seriously consider getting it.) However, the chapter that captured my attention most was the last: … Continue reading Bringing back the 12 Days of Christmas
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.
One of the biggest challenges in our world of toxic feminism and identity politics is reclaiming authentic masculinity, particularly in the Church. That's why I was very encouraged to hear about this new movement, which is taking the Church by storm.