marlenaflick

in pursuit of critical and compassionate living and thought. in surrender to courage & delight of Christ.

Dear woman of God…

Dear Woman of God, You are clothed in strength and dignity, and still inside you cower at the world, and men, and other women, and your inner child. You draw … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Four things I learned since posting “The List”.

A short-time ago, I succumbed to internal and external pressures to post a list of all the things I want to grow to become in a relationship, and will look … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘The List’: Part 2/2, a super-long “minimum requirements” relationship list.

So, here it is!  Some of the things on this list are very general and obvious (because even these can be forgotten or overlooked!), some may be found directly from … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘The List’: Part 1/2, on how I ended up with a super-long “minimum requirements” relationship list.

This post is about a very long “minimum requirements” relationship list. Its two-and-a-half pages long, and many more years in the making. Here’s how I ended up with it, and … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

He said, she said: Enough already. (Hope for those learning love).

It always seemed unrequited was a requisite for love; that it was two better halves always competing to be better and to have half, be half; ending up half had. … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Myths of Venus: The false dichotomy of women “needing” or “not needing” a man.

This is a post for my fellow femmes, though fellas, it could all apply to you too… I could start this topic off with descriptions and illustrations of my point, … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

O Mary, did you know? Reflecting on Jesus’ radicalized welcome to women.

As a kid I wondered why God’s only divine child, sent to live on this earth, was a son, and not a daughter. What difference would it really make, I thought, if … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment