For the Girl Who is Hurting: A Response to 4:43

It’s a story we all know well. Girl meets boy. Boy treats girl like trash. Girl teaches boy about life. Relationship ends. Boy becomes a man. Man meets another girl. Man marries the other girl. With the release of Jay-Z’s 4:44, this scenario has been a topic of discussion on the internet. Specifically, there was an article entitled 4:43 in which a woman spoke of the pain in “doing the emotional labor of birthing men we’ll never get to have and hold.” It’s a tribute of sorts to the girls who didn’t make it to the mature man at 4:44. All …

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Me, Myself, and I: 3 Reasons Why We Avoid Accountability

Me, myself, and I. I can do bad all by myself. It’s all about me, forget about you. Worldly phrases we’ve all heard before that assert our independence from one another and our need to only be concerned with ourselves. But God calls us to a different standard – He calls us to live lives of love towards our fellow brothers and sisters. He calls us to live in community – walking side by side with the same goal of spreading the Gospel. He calls us to hold each other accountable. I know all too well the struggles of being …

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