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Kelly-Jayne McGlynn

Kelly-Jayne McGlynn

I Believe in the Sanctity of Life, but Don't Agree with the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Forcing births without support is not pro-life, forcing our beliefs on others and causing them suffering is not pro-life, and putting mothers' lives at stake is not pro-life. I may not agree with people's decisions to get an abortion. But overturning Roe v. Wade was not the way to accomplish what we want: a world where all lives are upheld as precious in the sight of God.

3 Things I Wish I Knew about Dating Besides 'Don't Have Sex'

I am 27, dating for the first time in the Kingdom, and if I could boil down the relationship advice I received before I started dating, it would be this: "Don't have sex before you're married." And I'm not saying that purity isn't essential. But I am saying that there is so much more to healthy relationships other than physical purity. And now that I've been dating a wonderful man for 11 months and have picked up a thing or two in the mess of figuring it out on our own, I want to draw our attention to 3 things that I wish I was taught about dating, besides purity:

You're Not Boring, You're Just Disconnected

So if you are feeling like you are boring or that your life is boring, I beg you to reconsider. You are divine. The same materials God used to make stardust and amethyst and sunsets are the same materials he used to weave you together in your mother’s womb. You are not boring. You are just disconnected from your stunning, complex, beautiful authentic self.

3 Reasons Picking Up a Creative Hobby Is Good for Your Spiritual Health

Just before the pandemic, I started making polymer clay earrings. It's an art form that I truly love, but the best part is how much this creative endeavor has connected me back with God. I see him in and through my work, and I'm convinced that other people see God through my art, too. Here are three reasons you should pick up a creative hobby:

A Survival Kit for Those in a Spiritual Desert

Have you ever gone from feeling on top of the world with God, like he’s walking right beside you, answering your prayers, telling you he loves you with every sunset – and then it’s like he vanishes? I call this the "spiritual desert." As painful and confusing as being in a spiritual desert is, it is also a necessary season for everyone’s walk with God. To help anyone currently in a spiritual desert, I have compiled a survival guide of sorts to help get you to the other side. And I promise you, there is another side!

From Self-Flagellation to Celebration: How Healing from Spiritual Abuse Changed My View of Communion

One of the most significant false teachings that sticks out to me from my time in a spiritually abusive environment was how communion was taught. Now that I know that communion is about celebration and not self-flagellation, I just want everyone to see and know this Jesus: the Lord of life, celebration, and victory. Not the Jesus of shame, condemnation, and hyperfocus on our sin.

How My Evangelical Church Taught Me Not to Trust Myself, and How I Am Healing from It

One of the hallmark characteristics of someone who has been spiritually abused is that they do not trust themselves. This has been one of the deepest wounds for me to heal, but the one that has made me feel the most empowered as a daughter of God. I would love to share with you how spiritual abuse disconnected me from my intuition and how I am slowly taking it back.

I Am So Sick of Sermons Telling Me to Do More or Do Better

The biggest lesson I've learned over the past year is that God’s character is Father, not the arbiter. The constant analysis we seem to do about how we’re “doing spiritually” is something God is much less interested in than holding us, giving us adventures, and using our passions to change the world. Many Christians do not live in that reality yet, however. Or at least this version of God is not often communicated in sermons.

5 Ways Spiritual Abuse Distorted My View of God

Spiritual abuse is so heartbreaking to me for so many reasons. It cuts us off from life-changing realities that free us. It makes us focused on ourselves and our shortcomings rather than celebrating and protecting the communal, collective body. But worst of all, in my opinion, spiritual abuse distorts our very view of who God is. Through many years of therapy, consuming spiritual resources, and just spending time with God outside in the sun, I have the healthiest, most loving view of God I’ve ever had. But it took untangling these five corrupted views of God to get here, and they still rear their ugly heads at times.

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