I Was Told I Wasn't "Pretty" On A First Date

I can honestly say that I have been on some of the worst dates in the history of the world.  And, of course, I totally checked the history of the world before I made that claim to fame.  Today, I’m going to share one of my more treasured memories with you. You may want to sit down for this one.  Scratch that.  Grab your laptop, find a friggin’ bed and lay down.  Yeah, it’s that bad....more
I've been called cute, sexy, or attractive, but rarely pretty. To be honest, it's never bothered ... more

I Was Told I Wasn't "Pretty" On A First Date

I can honestly say that I have been on some of the worst dates in the history of the world.  And, of course, I totally checked the history of the world before I made that claim to fame.  Today, I’m going to share one of my more treasured memories with you. You may want to sit down for this one.  Scratch that.  Grab your laptop, find a friggin’ bed and lay down.  Yeah, it’s that bad....more
The Frugal Girl Most of the guys I know have the same sort of opinion as your husband. Meg Ryan ... more

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
M.M.J. Gregory in_mandyland SKirkconnell Metoo One of my impossible questions had to do with the ... more

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
SKirkconnell M.M.J. Gregory in_mandyland Metoo Head scarves were common in our congregation as ... more

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
SKirkconnell in_mandyland Metoo Or, more dangerously, the organization's stance on medical ... more

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
Metoo in_mandyland So many of childhood and teen years included the word "appearances". After I ... more

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
M.M.J. Gregory Metoo txmom22 Yeah. I didn't realize how messed up that was until a few years ... more

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
SKirkconnell I was raised in a very conservative congregation as well. College was a big no-no. ... more

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
txmom22 I think you're right. more

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
M.M.J. Gregory in_mandyland I think too there's the whole "we're watching you" aspect to it and ... more