The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

Relationships

Tuesday

28

February 2012

Of Birds and Yellow Jackets

by Kimberly Prijatel, on Cedarville, Relationships, February 2012

Patrol any building on Cedarville’s campus and you’ll quickly discover it to be the fount from which all awkward things grow. That may be an exaggeration, but you’ve been there: that moment of disgust when you happen upon a couple doing that which should not be done in public. I do not even refer to explicit sexual activity (although you wouldn’t be too hard-pressed to find…

Sunday

15

May 2011

Where Have All the Pregnant Women Gone?

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, May 2011, Relationships

When a Feminists for Life representative visits a college campus, the first question she asks students is if they know anyone on campus has gotten pregnant. Most students do. She then asks if the students ever see visibly pregnant women walking around campus. Very few, if any, have. Have you? When you think about your experiences on college campuses across the U.S. through visits, post-secondary classes, and sporting events,…

Sunday

15

May 2011

The Image Game

by Whitney Muhlenkamp Wood, on Cedarville, May 2011, Relationships

I had the opportunity to serve as a resident assistant my second year at Cedarville. I expected an awesome chance to get to know 14 freshmen girls and help them transition to college life. Overall, that’s what it was. It was also, however, a crash course in Cedarville rules. I never realized how ambiguous and arbitrary many of the rules were until I had to enforce them or had…

Sunday

15

May 2011

Single

by Kate Roberts, on May 2011, Relationships

The engagement stories are abounding, couples are pairing off, and you and I are single. Single, the six letter word that for many of us unearths fear, pain and longing that we have spent so long trying to temper. “Ring by spring” is more than a joke: to some it is a desperate goal, a goal I find even myself grasping unrighteously for, viewing singleness as a fallacious life-option – even…