Dear Deeper Story:
I have questions about church and culture and life.
I have nowhere to ask these questions and I feel like I’m completely alone.
You’re not alone. We often hear from our readers with deeply personal questions of spirituality, identity, culture, marriage, life, gender, community, faith, Scripture, all of it. It seems the more personal the question, the more universal the feeling behind it. And sadly, there don’t seem to be too many places where we get to ask questions safely, without fear of judgement.
So we’ve decided to launch an advice column.
This isn’t etiquette for evangelicals. And it’s not three-Christianese-points-and-a-Jesus-Juke masquerading as sermon time. Nope. You know us better than that.
You’ve got real and complex questions. And you deserve thoughtful answers.
Enter Kristen Howerton.
Kristen is a marriage and family therapist and professor of psychology at Vanguard University. She is the author of the popular blog Rage Against the Minivan, where she explores issues of identity, race, adoption, parenting, and the sometimes embarrassing indignities of motherhood.
In addition to her own blog, Kristen is the editor of ShePosts, an online magazine dedicated to women in social media. She is also a regular contributor to Disney’s parenting site Babble, as well as to Huffington Post and OC Family Magazine. Kristen has made numerous television appearances to talk about parenting issues, including CNN, The View, The Ricki Lake Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show.
Each month, our editorial team will choose one question from your submissions and Kristen will tackle the query with her trademark wit, humour, wisdom, and honesty.
If you want a no-bulls*t answer to your complex and real questions about that thin place intersection of Christ and culture, then Dear Kristen is for you.
And as always, our comment section will be open for you all to weigh in on these questions as well. If you disagree with Kristen’s response or wish to share your own story or wisdom, go for it.
You can submit a question anytime by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Make sure your subject line says Dear Kristen.)
The first Dear Kristen column will be up on Tuesday, 26 February.
Your editorial team at A Deeper Story
P.S. We love you, you crazy kids.