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The Enneagram Part 3: Let’s ROAR, Mama Bears!

The Enneagram Part 3: Let’s ROAR, Mama Bears!

(Welcome to Part 3 of our Enneagram series! If you haven’t done so, check out Part 1 where we give a “Crash Course in the Enneagram” and Part 2 where we ask “Is The Enneagram Even Accurate?”) Let’s face it. Personality tests are fun. Even the cheesy Buzzfeed quizzes...
The Enneagram Part 2: Is It Even Accurate?

The Enneagram Part 2: Is It Even Accurate?

In the first part of this series, we looked at the history of the Enneagram. Many people are unaware of how the Enneagram was developed and how it made its way into Christian circles. We encourage you to check out “A Crash Course in the Enneagram” if you haven’t...
Enneagram Shaming is Not the Way Forward

Enneagram Shaming is Not the Way Forward

We interrupt our regularly scheduled 3-part series on the Enneagram to address some hurts that may be caused by the timing of this series. We had no idea it would turn into such a cultural moment — thanks in no small part to Jackie Hill Perry publicly announcement...
The Enneagram Part 1: A Crash Course

The Enneagram Part 1: A Crash Course

Personality assessments are often used for career advice, relationship advice, to help work environments, and for self-improvement. In recent years, the Enneagram has sky-rocketed in popularity, especially, it seems, in the evangelical church. Even prominent Christian...
Thoughts from an American Girl about American Girl®

Thoughts from an American Girl about American Girl®

I’ll never forget the Christmas I turned 9. That spring, an American Girl® catalog made its way into our mailbox. When I spied Molly with her glasses and brown fringe bangs, a staple of my 90’s girlhood, I knew I had to have her. So, my mom and I made a pact. If I...
Celebrating 12 Days of Christmas

Celebrating 12 Days of Christmas

Mamas, can you believe that we’re in the Christmas season already?! If your kiddos are like mine, they are counting down the minutes ‘til Christmas break allows them to sleep in and shlump around all day in pajama pants.  As much as I love the baking and the bustle of...
Does Jesus Ever Talk About Homosexuality?

Does Jesus Ever Talk About Homosexuality?

I was in my mid-20s living in San Diego. I joined some people from a nearby church and went to a Pride parade to pass out water, give hugs, and hold signs saying “We are sorry the church hasn’t loved you the way Jesus would” (or something along those lines). All of a...
ROARing Through Disney’s Zombies Trilogy

ROARing Through Disney’s Zombies Trilogy

by Alexa Cramer SPOILER ALERT! This article contains aspects of the plots from each of the three Zombies movies, including several spoilers. If you don’t want the ending of each movie revealed, we suggest you watch them before reading on.  Synopsis: Growing up in the...
Ways to Encourage the Papa Bear in Your Life

Ways to Encourage the Papa Bear in Your Life

With Father’s Day right around the corner, you’ve got a great excuse to tell the man in your life how much he means to you — because Papa Bears need encouragement, too (even if they don’t ask for it or act like they want it). We guys are supposed to play it cool, be...
Prepping Your Kids for Pride Month

Prepping Your Kids for Pride Month

For the past month, our local stores have been gradually stocking gear for the next holiday: Pride Month. Rainbows have become the pumpkin spice of late spring. Your toddler can now rock a trans rights tee-shirt. Even Mittens the cat can have an oh-so-fabulous...
5 Biblical Men Every Boy Should Know

5 Biblical Men Every Boy Should Know

A Twitter post caught my eye a while back from a brother in Christ who was fed up with his church’s take on biblical manhood. Manhood, it was implied, was a burly trinity of plaid, football, and Clint Eastwood. As if the lost 11th commandment was: Thine beard...
Three (Surprisingly!) Biblical Themes Found in Encanto

Three (Surprisingly!) Biblical Themes Found in Encanto

By Guest Author Jennifer Gross SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know the plot about Encanto, we recommend you do not read this review. We give away quite a bit. As always, we encourage you to #ROARLikeAMother with films and television shows. Not everything will be...
Is Deconstruction the Same Thing as Doubt?

Is Deconstruction the Same Thing as Doubt?

A clip from Skillet frontman John Cooper has recently been making the rounds on social media. In it, Cooper is heard saying that “it is time to declare war on this idolatrous deconstruction Christian movement.” And just like that, the Christian community split. One...