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MARIAN JORDAN ELLIS

You Are Cherished

Chick flicks capture the frenzy, and newsstands are littered with the evidence: Women are flat-out wedding crazy. The wedding industry is a billion-dollar business. Many women are obsessed with being a bride. So much so that there are now television shows, magazines, professional planners, stylists, designers, photographers, and personal wedding websites all clamoring to deliver...
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SEX IS SACRED

There is a war raging over sex. It’s hard not to notice the uproar occurring in the media today as women across the globe speak up and say, “Enough is enough!” Whether it is the sexual abuse of children, the horrific sex trafficking industry, or the myriads of unwanted sexual encounters reported, fractured souls are...
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I AM A REDEEMED GIRL

Long before Gwyneth Paltrow became famous for her role in The Avengers and her lifestyle blog, she starred in a movie in the late 90s called Sliding Doors. I was obsessed with this film for many reasons. First of all, Gwyneth sported this amazing pixy cut hairstyle, and I was convinced that I needed it too. Praise the...
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GRIEF DOESN’T TAKE A CHRISTMAS BREAK

Sometimes I really miss college. Those bliss-filled days of hanging out with friends and eating whatever in the world I wanted because I still had the metabolism of a teenager. Oh, college, the glory days when my stress amounted to worrying over which dress I’d wear to a sorority formal or whether or not I...
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UNWAVERING HOPE

I yanked open the refrigerator and hastily pulled out food that would comprise my toddler’s lunch. Since we’ve been heavily traveling over the past month, (and she’s consumed more chicken nuggets than one should in childhood), I decided to reach for something a tad more nutritious. Thankfully, I had some leftovers that I thought would...
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HERE I STAND

While most Americans look forward to October 31st for the traditional feast of candy and festive costumes, I anticipate this upcoming Tuesday as the anniversary of one of the most momentous events in world history. October 31, 2017, marks 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in...
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