10 Things My Mom Taught Me

Last year I wrote about my father.  I wanted to write something this year about my mother, but none of my stories could demonstrate some of the important ways she has been my mom, so I made a list of these important things instead.

My mom taught me that…

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Growing Up Way Too Fast (Getting Age Wrong Part 1)

This is Part 1.  Click here for Part 2: “The Infantilization and a Theology of Aging.”

We are making men and women out of babies.  I know that’s eventually the point, but we’re doing it entirely too fast.  What is worse, our society rushes us out of childhood only to spend the rest of our lives convincing us that we’re too old.  Where’s the love?


This will be my brief attempt at justifying a lamentation of the loss of childhood in our culture. Read more “Growing Up Way Too Fast (Getting Age Wrong Part 1)”

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