religion

We believed that we were always just one prayer away from seeing the fire. The fire was everything we hoped and prayed for and prophesized; we believed it could start with us.

Holy Fire: How My Pentecostal Faith Burnt My Life To The Ground

I was terrified of falling away from the faith I once believed in so strongly. We had to believe in the miracles because our day-to-day lives were so Read...
Carly Gelsinger    |   10.16.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
For the first time in my life, I was lost after leaving Evangelical Christianity. I watched the shores of everything safe and familiar wash away.

On Leaving Evangelical Christianity 

For the first time in my life, I was lost after leaving Evangelical Christianity. I watched the shores of everything safe and familiar wash away. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.2.18   |   SHARE
Culture
 I'm afraid my parents will choose religion over me. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Will My Parents Choose Religion Over Me?

I just want something in my life to be happy and not dictated by some tyrannical religious presence. I'm afraid my parents will choose religion over Read...
Erin Khar   |   05.16.18   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
Hanukkah — sometimes spelled Hanukka or Chanukah

Hanukkah Is Not Jewish Christmas

Both involve lights, a miracle, and fall on the 25th day of a winter month, but that’s about where the similarities end between Hanukkah and Read...
Naomi Tomky    |   12.11.17   |   SHARE
Culture

Celibacy Can't Replace Consent: How Evangelical Sex Ed Fails Teens

Evangelical sex ed fails teens - even thinking about having sex with someone else meant you had already done it in your heart. Read...
Susie Mendoza    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
We need to talk about the importance of communication during sex!

The Importance Of Communication During Sex

Over the years, when our sex should have been better, it stayed stagnant or got worse. This is why there's the importance of communication during sex Read...
Liz Logan    |   11.21.17   |   SHARE

I Left The Church To Become A Witch, And I'm Never Looking Back

For the longest time, it felt like a dirty secret that I needed to hide from everyone. I left the church to become a witch! Read...
I regularly call upon personal saints whose sainthood only exists in my mind!

5 Extremely Specific Personal Saints I Pray To Regularly

I regularly call upon personal saints for help. Really specific ones whose sainthood only exists in my own mind, but they’re very effective. Today I’ Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
Culture