Reconstructed, Inside and Out

Susie was born in Washington D.C. to her loving parents. She remembers her childhood having been happy as the home was stable and, as she says, blessed. The father, after putting himself through school, became a successful dentist in Georgetown. Susie’s mother enjoyed her high level executive secretary work and would have continued unless Mr. Miller hadn’t insisted she stay …

The Chocolate House

My personal life was a mess. I had been married to Bryan for a decade and a half and had threechildren with him. Nobody knew it, but our marriage was in trouble. I had always been a rollercoaster, and it nauseated me now more than ever.Of course, there had been some redeeming moments along the way, but my recollection is …

The Checklist

I grew up in Finland in a very fundamental Christian home.  We attended church several times a week. I went to Sunday School as a toddler and, when a teenager, taught classes myself. I played the piano and organ for most every service and was an active member of the youth group. I was saved at 10, baptized at 13. …

What’s wrong with me?

I asked myself that question each time I had been assaulted by an older, respected, close,  Christian man I trusted. I was sure it was my fault. I felt guilty and alone. For decades I hid the secret from everyone. I was a Christian. An excellent student in my native Finland, in Japan, in America. An accomplished pianist. A missionary. …

Welcome to “The Women of Rewirement”

We come from all walks of life. We are young and old. We are culturally and linguistically diverse. We are white, black, and brown. We are poor and we are rich. We are wounded and healed or somewhere inbetween. But we are all women. We are daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, single, married, divorced, and widowed. We know the expected markers …