The Boy Next Door: Thriller or Victim Blaming?

Have you guys tired of my posts on alleged attacks against the family. While I have a handful left, I’m going to take a bit of a break to focus on some other topics that have been on my mind lately. The Boy Next Door has gotten a lot of publicity lately, given its release date was this past Friday. This movie focuses on a sexual experience an adult woman has with a 17-year-old boy, whose age she presumably did not know until she sees him show up in her class. This boy has recently moved next door, hence the name of the movie. Am I alone in feeling something a bit off about this? Nothing I have seen so far speaks of controversy or drama surrounding the movie, but I have a major problem. From what I’ve seen so far, this movie victim blames the 17-year-old boy for his seducing ways, playing the woman as the actual victim. Um, WHAT!?

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The Millennial Girl Who Dreamed of Being A Female Catholic Priest (Guest Post)

TK:

Here’s a little something that may surprise you. Once upon a time, there was a little TK who was told she could be anything she wanted to be. She wanted to be a Catholic priest. Too bad she was the wrong gender. But the Catholic church totally supports gender equality, right? Check out my guest blog on KA-POW Church about the first crack in what I once assumed was an unshakable faith.

Originally posted on Kapow!! Church:

Pastor’s note- I met TK online  and, since then, I’ve enjoyed lively discussions revolving around her writing. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don’t, sometimes I get into discussions with her readers through the comments.

Although we share some things in common (Nerds unite!), we also have a lot of differences. I enjoy those.

I hope that you’ll welcome her first guest post here on our church blog. If you don’t agree with her, feel free to comment. Just be kind. If you do agree, by all means comment.

The Millennial Girl Who Dreamed of Being A Female Catholic Priest

“Who here ever considered becoming a priest?”

Growing up, the few men joining the priesthood was a big issue. It was said half of Catholic priests would retire in 10 years  and we didn’t have enough people entering seminaries to replace them. This priest, who also asked women how many had…

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Attacks Against the Family: Divorce

Next in my series on alleged violent attacks against the family is divorce and remarriage. This has been a hard one to wait for because I really wanted to touch on this in previous post. Divorce often leads to single parent families, after all. Some say cohabitation increases the odds of divorce, but all lot of people commented on that post saying it was a good idea to live with a lover before marriage. At the end of the day, divorce is never really a good thing, but is it a thing to be condemned?

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Cohabitation – A Violent Attacks Against the Family

We all know cohabitation destroys families, right? Clearing a person needs a shiny carbon rock and a scripted set of specific vows to create value and shelter life. All these heathens living without such things can possible be as strong as a Christian, heterosexual family?

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Violent Attacks Against the Family: Single-Parent Families

Single-Parent Families constitute a violent attack against the family, or so says the priest I saw the first weekend of the year. I gave him the benefit of the doubt in that post, but not so here. Today, I am going to talk about the reality of sing-parent families and how they are not wrong. They are not a symptom of sin or in some other way shameful. Sure, they’re different from the stereotypical family, but that doesn’t make them any less. Single-parent families are just as valuable as any other.

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