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For the love : fighting for grace in a world of impossible standards

by Hatmaker, Jen (Author)

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The majority of our joys, struggles, thrills, and heartbreaks relate to people, beginning first with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, live for, go to church with, don't like, don't understand, fear, struggle with, compare ourselves to, and judge. People are the... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Part 1. Your very own self. Worst beam ever
  • On turning forty
  • On calling and Haitian moms
  • Fashion concerns
  • Run your race
  • Not buying
  • Tell the truth
  • Thank-you notes (part 1)
  • Part 2. All these people who live in your house. Hope for spicy families
  • Surviving school
  • Dear kids
  • Marriage: Have fun and stuff
  • Jesus kids
  • Thank-you notes (part 2)
  • Part 3. Friends, neighbors, strangers, and enemies. Supper club
  • Porches as altars
  • Quirky
  • Difficult people
  • Bonus supper club menu
  • Thank-you notes (part 3)
  • Part 4. Church, church people, not-church people, and God. Poverty tourism
  • Dear church...
  • If social media were around
  • Thank-you notes (part 4)
  • Dear Christians, please stop being lame
  • On women.
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