Articles by Jasmine Holmes

Womanhood

How We Misunderstand Strong Women

Jasmine HolmesJul 12, 2017

We’ve bought the stereotype that women are either wallflowers or warriors. In reality, every one of us is more complex than that.

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Sex

You Don’t Deserve a Perfect Spouse: Three Sins to Fight

Jasmine HolmesJul 6, 2017

Our list of acceptable spousal qualities is often little more than a self-gratifying thesis of what we think we deserve.

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Relationships

The One Where I Help You Reconcile the Old and New Me

Jasmine HolmesJul 4, 2017

Since that documentary and my early blogging days, a lot of people aren’t quite sure what to do with me. They have a hard time reconciling the old and new me.

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Relationships, Technology

Why Your Smartphone Is a Direct Threat to Your Friendships

Jasmine HolmesJun 26, 2017

To use our smartphones as a haven from the messiness of face-to-face, three-dimensional friendship is the enemy of authentic intimacy.

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Marriage

Your Singleness Is Not Punishment for Your Imperfection

Jasmine HolmesJun 22, 2017

Marriage is neither the cure for sin nor the reward for saintliness. Your singleness is not your punishment.

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Justice

The Tragedy and Injustice in How We Will Leverage Philando Castille’s Death

Jasmine HolmesJun 16, 2017

Philando Castille’s death is a tragedy, and so is the way we will leverage it for our platforms.

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Beauty, Sponsored

Sweet Hairlooms Review: Are You Looking for Awesome Hair Accessories?

Jasmine HolmesJun 16, 2017

I’m excited to share three of my favorite Sweet Hairlooms Lilla Rose products with you.

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Motherhood

The Most Painful Lies Stay-At-Home Moms Tell Themselves

Jasmine HolmesJun 15, 2017

In my brief stint as a stay-at-home mom, I’m learning four lies that need to be constantly combated.

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Womanhood

Why We Should Stop Saying “I’m Not Like Other Women”

Jasmine HolmesJun 8, 2017

Saying “I’m not like other women” just perpetuates the lie that real women can only fit into one stereotype. We’ve got to stop!

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Motherhood

How to Survive Your First Year of Motherhood

Jasmine HolmesJun 6, 2017

I am not a mom expert, but sometimes it’s nice to have someone who’s in the trenches right alongside you, reminding you of the things you might already know.

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Sex

Our Teachings on Purity Must Be Rooted in Scripture

Jasmine HolmesJun 2, 2017

Our current emphasis on the purity role women play regarding men’s lust neither honors women nor respects men. Even worse, it’s not rooted in Scripture.

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Beauty, Culture, Ethnicity

Three Things That Will Help You Understand Natural Hair

Jasmine HolmesMay 25, 2017

This is not a complete apologetic on black hair care — but I hope it is helpful in spurring on this continuing conversation.

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