Monday, January 23, 2017
At Home, Cambridge, Massachusetts
“But your setting up a fundamental conflict there. This is a 0 sum game of rights. Either a woman has a right to not be forced into pregnancy or a fetus has a right to be born. You either commit violence against women or violence against the unborn. It's debatable whether a fetus is human, it's not debatable that a woman is.”
This comment I saw on Facebook is exactly why we need better theology concerning womanhood.
Also, I started posting this journal to the blog and am feeling pretty terrified. I just really don’t want to get slammed and social media is a minefield these days. No, it’s not a minefield. It’s all out nuclear wasteland.
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This is a very personal project. It tracks my growth and development as I journeyed toward motherhood over the recent years. It doesn't document every experience I had, and probably neglects my more joyful and peaceful moments in the frenzy of trying to communicate my fears, anxieties, and doubts. If you are a friend or loved one, please do not let anything you read here overshadow what you know of me personally. If you are a stranger, please remember that a living and flawed person stands behind these words. To all my guests here, please understand these are not political statements and try to extend me grace, even as I share my failures and foibles - I have repented of much of what I share. I don't share this journal as an exemplar, but rather out of the desire to share my hope that entrance to motherhood does not need to be a fearful thing - despite the very real fears I have fought against. Motherhood is simply a part of life and one through which I am discovering more of myself and my God.