"Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel." — Men really need to stop calling women crazy (via 5000letters)

(via internal-acceptance-movement)

"Always defend your right to heal at your own pace.
You are taking your time.
You are allowed to take your time." — (via beautyinthebellejar)

(via internal-acceptance-movement)

"i get the invitation every morning when i wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. it doesn’t come in an envelope. it’s ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird, or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen. it’s the invitation to actually live life, to fully participate in this amazing life for one more day. turning down this invitation comes in lots of flavors. it looks like numbing yourself or distracting yourself or seeing something really beautiful as just normal. it can also look like refusing to forgive or not being grateful or getting wrapped around the axle with fear or envy. i think every day God sends us an invitation to live and sometimes we forget to show up or get head-faked into thinking we haven’t really been invited. but you see, we have been invited – every day, all over again." — Love Does // Bob Goff  (via theplainjane)

(Source: onheradventure, via theplainjane)


i don’t want to be a part of a college system where plagiarism is a worse crime than rape

(via sapirwhorf)

"I want to be known as somebody that loves. Somebody that’s compassionate. It’s about compassion. It’s about the passionate heart of God for people. We’ve got to stop manipulating people and manoeuvring them into praying our prayer and just become love. Not pointing out the trash, but pulling out the goodness that people are. We’ve been given the ministry of reconciliation, not imputing the world’s trespasses against them, but reconciling people back to the Father. That’s the ministry we have." — Todd White (via yesdarlingido)

(Source: buildfaithdaily, via yesdarlingido)