There was that day at the beach.  Sunny, windless, and clear.   In my brain, I had built up some ungodly expectations about the amazing adventures we were going to have.  I packed the kayak and everything.  But my hard-working husband told me he planned to do nothing but rest his weary bones on the sand.  …

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As I said, I had this great idea: I would adopt Bad Attitude Christianity as my beacon to guide me through the teenage coming-of-age worm hole.  It seemed like everyone was doing it.  And it gave me this great toolbox full of coping mechanisms: tools like sarcasm, disengagement,  keeping aloof, and feeling smarter than everyone …

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