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Choosing to See Beauty

This Girl

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Today, this video made me cry. http://www.buzzfeed.com/dayshavedewi/this-video-is-for-every-woman-who-has-never-felt-like-that-g#.vt67WrKP8X Because I know what it’s like to look at that girl and compare yourself to her. As if you can be compared to any ot
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Healing Doesn’t Happen Overnight

By Megan Marie | Guest Writer I was so confused. According to multiple Christian songs, movies, books etc. all you have to do is kneel down and pray and all of your problems will be solved. Your life will effortlessly transform into the unrealistic standard you hold yourself up to. Wr
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You Are Captivating

By Megan Marie | Guest Writer Underneath all that makeup, forced smile and personality that isn’t truly your own, is something beautiful, treasured, captivating and desired. When you are hurt, you have a choice, you can lay the pain before God and let Him help you, heal you, hol
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Hi dear with PCOS, you are not alone

By Rachel Clark | Guest Blogger Puberty had never been quite normal for me. I didn’t get my period until I was almost 15, my 12-year-old molars still haven’t completely come in (I’m currently 20), and I went from being stick thin to putting on 8-10lbs in one month at the age of 16.  T
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The day my son was born

By Maura Preszler | Founder of Made in His Image I recently found this photo on my husband’s computer and my eyes welled with tears of joy and gratitude upon seeing it. And not for vain reasons, because let’s be clear, at this point I’ve been in labor for about seventeen hours without
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My Father Is…

By Tori Vissat | Guest Writer  Photo credit | Donna Irene Photography My Father never rushes, He is patient and waits for when I am ready He is soft and gentle, never harsh or condemning He sees me from afar, whispers in my heart His words of love He draws near when I want to run He k
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Life Is Not Fair

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo Credit | Donna Irene Photography In life I think we experience about a thousand things that aren’t fair. People subtract themselves from our lives without warning. People hurt us without justification. People overlook our uniqueness and treat us like
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Get Up and Get Over It

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Okay, so lately I’ve been thinking about this whole “poor me” stage that people like to go through when something less than desirable happens to them.  I’m going to go ahead and say that this is incredibly unproductive and unconducive to healing. And, I’m
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It’s Okay to Cry

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo Credit | Donna Irene Photography I’ll never be afraid to cry. I have a weird appreciation for people that aren’t afraid to cry. So many people label the act of crying as weak, but I think it is incredibly strong. We have a warped view of strength for
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Love Your Body

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Lately I’ve been really caught up on the concept of body image. Not so much on my own, but on just how much I witness people struggling with it. I’m not even talking about struggling with obesity or acne or anything like that. I’m talking about struggling
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