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Church

The sexy wife I can’t be

I sat in the audience, taking notes, my heart sinking deeper into itself. Failure hollered so loudly I wondered if others could hear it. Women laughed, turned redfaced, then laughed some more. I sat quiet, alone with my condemnation. The woman at the front of the conference talked about sex, about being a hottie for your honey. She spoke […]

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What I Won’t Tell You About My Ballet Dancing Son

When you ask him about sports, he’ll raise his blue eyes to mine and press his lips together. I’ll nod to assure him it’s safe, he’s okay, this isn’t the school lunch table where the kids can taunt. “I dance,” he’ll say. “Ballet. This year I’m doing hip hop and tap and jazz, too, but ballet […]