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Reshaping the Purity Conversation

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a blog about purity culture, am I right?  Most people probably would rather stick to the happy, butterfly-inducing feelings that are more often associated with this lovey-dovey holiday, but I am not most people....

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Teen Culture Update: January 2020

Between the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammy’s, the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, and all that goes along with a presidential election year, January did not disappoint in turning out plenty of areas of teen culture worthy of exploring. So...

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Rediscover The Stations of the Cross this Lent

Outside of Christmas, Lent is perhaps one of the most well-known seasons in the Church. It kicks off with “Fat Tuesday” and is followed by Ash Wednesday, otherwise known as “the day where everyone stares at you and wonders...

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The Marijuana Question

I grew up in Colorado, one of the states leading the pack to legalize marijuana. With processes beginning as early as the 2000s, I can still vividly remember a huge switch in one of my favorite local venues when...

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Zendaya: From Disney Channel Star to Award-Winning Actress

Now that January is here, the usual holiday cheer is beginning to fade, and winter is in full-swing (fellow Mid-westerners, I’m with you), we can start looking ahead at yet another wonderful time of the year… *drumroll please*…. award...

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Why Instagram is Hiding Likes

As more and more research unveils the alarmingly detrimental effects of social media and the mental health of young people, Instagram recently made waves with an important announcement. In an effort to combat the feelings of anxiety or inadequacy...

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Teen Culture Update: December 2019

New year, a new decade, and lots of new teen culture to catch up on. With 2019 behind us, I’m looking into 2020 with lots of hope for what this generation will do in the coming decade. Before looking...

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Human Beings Not Human Doings: What the Story of Christmas Reveals About Our Goodness

Even though the hustle and bustle of Christmas day has passed, the Christmas season is still going strong. Christmas is truly a joyous season full of family time and traditions, but it is also a season full of “teachable...

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