Let’s Make a Deal

Let’s Make a Deal

I have always believed in God.  I have been a Christian my entire life.  Some conservative Christians might say that my beliefs are unconventional, but I call myself a Christian. When I was a child, I imagined God as a projection of my parents.  This is actually quite...
Don’t Call Me Pretty

Don’t Call Me Pretty

I am not a super model, but some say I’m pretty.  I have been called all the words for a woman who meets the generally acceptable societal standards of attractiveness: pretty, beautiful, sexy.  I have had male attention.  I have dated.  I have married. I know that the...
The Childhood I Never Had

The Childhood I Never Had

I didn’t have a childhood. My childhood was stolen by emotionally, physically and sexually abusive parents. My nonexistent childhood has caused struggles in my adult life that seem insurmountable. I battle with the feeling that something is missing … something...