Dear Christian Men, We Need You

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First, I want to thank you for reading this. Whether you subscribe to my blog (extra points!) or a woman in your life forwarded it to you (even better, extra points with her!). Just the fact that you’re reading this is evidence that you care about the women in your life. I appreciate your heart. This really isn’t another political opinion article trying to sway you to vote for the candidate of my choice. I will not be promoting a vote for Hillary or anyone else. This is a call for you and other men of faith to please tread cautiously and intentionally this election cycle for the sake of those you care about most. Because the truth is, we desperately need you to.

Let’s take a step back from this whole circus for a minute. Take GIANT step back, keep going. Ahhh, isn’t that nice? We can breathe easier over here. So from here we can see that there’s a guy running for President of the USA who totally breaks political barriers, he’s not a political puppet, he’s radical. Finally, someone out of the box.  Finally, someone who isn’t “playing the game.” Pretty cool right? And then, equally cool, there’s actually a woman running for president, for the very first time! This is so great because now you know you really can tell your daughter that she can be anything she wants to be. She really could be President of the United States of America. That is so awesome.

Now, you know this article is about women so let’s talk about that for a sec. Let’s turn our back away from the whole election completely and look at what life in America is like for the women you love in your life. I want you to think about your mom, your wife, your daughter, your niece. For many reasons that I won’t get into here, these loves of your life are being paid less than men with equal qualifications. This isn’t necessarily your fault, so no need to get defensive here, just let it be what it is: reality.

Keep thinking about your daughter, your niece, your wife, your mom… They are more likely to be victims of sexual violence. Imagine that. This is primarily because women are globally disrespected and objectified. Continue reading

Why I Ditched My Bikini

Click HERE to see Jessica Rey on; The Evolution of the Bikini.
Click HERE to see Jessica Rey on; The Evolution of the Swimsuit.

I don’t know about you all, but for me, becoming a mom has made me hyperaware of how I live my life. It’s quite unfortunate. Like, for example…We felt so convicted about our diet that we started focusing on eating healthier solely because we want Luca to eat healthy. No more heat-em-up-quick meals from Trader Joes. Admittedly, I love the way we eat now, but it’s definitely been a tough adjustment. Of course, it’s not just our eating habits that have been under a microscope. It’s swearing… trashy tv…screen time…I think I’ll just stop there for now. Have you noticed any habits that you need to chill-out on? The list of vices can go on and on. But recently, I’ve been thinking beyond vices… I’ve been thinking about the way my kid perceives me as a woman. Have you thought about how YOU, as a mom/aunt/grandmother, reflect the image of women? We may or may not realize it, but our very presence is shaping our little ones’ views of what it means to be a woman. We are also telling our children what it means to be beautiful and how to achieve beauty.

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