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Julianne Vantland
writing on the intersection of an evolving faith, mental health, and parenting
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Julianne Vantland 38m
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The long awaited conclusion of the purity franchise: 1. I Kissed Dating Goodbye 2. Boy Meets Girl 3. Girl Leaves Boy, deconstructs the abusive theology and culture he brainwashed her into, and writes a musical about it. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
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Julianne Vantland 38m
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Julianne Vantland 38m
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Julianne Vantland 1h
Replying to @keymo
But that would be so off brand. Gotta give the people what they want!
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Julianne Vantland 6h
The news of Joshua and Shannon Harris' divorce has introduced me to the powerhouse of a woman who was, for years, a faceless, impossible standard I aspired to. But now she's fought her way out of it all and is writing her way through it and I'm in awe.
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Julianne Vantland 7h
Based on the books I read as a child, I expected circuses (and their related moral quandaries) would be more heavily featured in adulthood. I also thought I would have more personal interactions with our mayor. I am excessively prepared for both.
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Julianne Vantland Jul 11
Replying to @Kendraspondence
omg. You’re so right. You can take a girl out of evangelicalism but...
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Julianne Vantland Jul 11
What’s the word for when you finish an amazing book and feel a near-violent desire to force everyone you know to read it immediately so they can feel what you’re feeling? (Also the book is called Radicalized by Cory Doctorow, and I am waiting.)
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Julianne Vantland Jul 9
I moved my desk up to my daughter’s room this week (far out of sight of the laundry and dish piles) and it’s the first time I’ve put my butt in a chair to really write since spring. Summer rhythms are complicated. We’ve… 📸 via
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Julianne Vantland Jun 30
From Rowan, age 5: “Okay, so we need to get the grown ups to give their money to the other grown ups over there who are helping to get the kids out of jail so they can see their moms and dads again. Did you know those kids… 📸 via
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Julianne Vantland Jun 26
Replying to @ParentSpiritual
Such joyful news! Congratulations Ryan!
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Julianne Vantland Jun 23
Replying to @jvantland
But I am not a holy person... (read the rest here👇)
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Julianne Vantland Jun 23
Replying to @jvantland
This seems like something Jesus would have done Jesus, the only person of color in my christian education Jesus, the refugee, migrant, dissident
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Julianne Vantland Jun 23
I Cannot Fix It, But I Can Weep If only we could all take a turn spending a week or two or ten in a cage under those harsh fluorescent lights 300 million of us willing prisoners to give a toddler a chance to grow up with her mother
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Julianne Vantland Jun 7
"I don’t want to put too fine a point on this, but there is a lot of really fucked up shit in the Bible." 👏👏👏
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Julianne Vantland May 29
Replying to @HalleyWKim
Ugh. This fucking state. Feeling inspired by those clinic escorts though. What a powerful role!
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Julianne Vantland May 28
“There are so many stories more beautiful than answers.” These words by our beloved Mary Oliver capture so well my journey out of an oppressive, patriarchal, gas lighting, black and white culture and into the vibrancy of… 📸 via
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Julianne Vantland May 25
Is anybody writing about from ? Where are my PCAers?
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Julianne Vantland May 24
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Laura Jean Truman May 24
Hey, if you're a straight person at a non-affirming church, & not actively working to dismantle that LGBTQ oppression, you're perpetuating it. I don't care if you're "personally affirming." If you sit in that pew, & aren't working towards full equality, you're hurting gay kids.
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