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Hot Wives, the Harlem Shake, and Our Favorite Posts from 2013

Hot Wives, the Harlem Shake, and Our Favorite Posts from 2013


Dec 31 2013
Readers and writers pick the best of Her.meneutics.

We know you've already read more end-of-the-year lists than you'd care to. They're everywhere.

And yet, we couldn't resist. This was, by far, Her.meneutics' best year ever, so we're ending 2013 with a lot to celebrate. These popular posts span the Her.meneutics canon, focusing on pop culture, the life of the church, gender, and technology.

Our readers' favorites: The most-read Her.meneutics posts of 2013

1. The Problem with Christians Doing the Harlem Shake
Some advice for the church: Think before you click.
Kate Shellnutt

2. I'm Sick of Hearing About Your Smoking Hot Wife
Sex in marriage beyond sayings, stereotypes, and Song of Solomon
Mary DeMuth, guest writer

3. The Secret Women's Porn Problem
We may not talk much about women's addiction to erotica, but it's happening.
Trillia Newbell, guest writer

4. Hey John Piper, Is My Femininity Showing?
The implications of allowing women to teach "indirectly."
Rachel Pietka, guest writer

5. Jesus Loves Miley Cyrus
Everyone's shocked and offended over her VMA performance. As Christians, we can offer another response.
Laura Leonard

6. Things Broke People Do
We're not the only ones responsible for our financial state.
Caryn Rivadeneira, Rachel Marie Stone, Marlena Graves

7. The Real Housewives of Duck Dynasty
Behind every strong redneck duck-hunter is a strong Christian woman.
Sharon Hodde Miller

8. The Very Worst Trend Ever
How our love of brokenness actually fails us.
Megan Hill

9. Don't Blame the Bikini, Blame the Bikini Culture
Talking modesty beyond two-piece v. one-piece.
Sharon Hodde Miller with Caryn Rivadeneira and Rachel Marie Stone

10. Boobs on the Boob Tube
Television done right can promote a fuller view of our bodies.
Caryn Rivadeneira

Our writers' favorites: The posts that meant the most to us in 2013

Called to Love the Whore
The church needs grace, too.
Karen Swallow Prior

"This post was simple and short, but it managed to turn the entire discussion of Millennials and the church on its head. It also conveyed a message that we all need to hear, Millennials and non-Millennials alike." – Sharon Hodde Miller

The Very Worst Trend Ever
How our love of brokenness actually fails us.
Megan Hill

"'Grace covers. And it covers again and again. Thanks be to God. But if we stop there, as so many writers do, we are only telling half of the story.' Such wonderful insight." – Jen Pollock Michel

The Invisible Generation
Youth-focused Christianity may be sidelining the gifts of older women.
Sarah Bessey, guest writer

"Sarah Bessey affirms what those of us at midlife and beyond have experienced in both culture and in the church - older women are often viewed as irrelevant and expendable." - Michelle Van Loon

The Joy of Instagram
Pausing our Internet cynicism to celebrate the little moments.
Sharon Hodde Miller

"I believe that Instagram is doing the holy work of cultivating greater appreciation of beauty and greater ability to see the beauty around us, and this post explains how." – Karen Swallow Prior

I'm Childless, Not Child-Incompetent
Healing the rift between parents and non-parents.
Gina Dalfonzo
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