Andrée Seu Peterson

Andrée is the author of three books: Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me, Normal Kingdom Business, and We Shall Have Spring Again.

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Keeping the light on

Faith & Inspiration | Christians must resist the pressure to approve of sexual sin
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/28/16, 01:00 am

The scene: An antebellum mansion serving as a Christian retreat house in the semi-countryside. A small staff and 15 other sojourners, all singles and mostly in their 20s, who had come for a longer stay as students, some local, some less local, one from Canada and one from the Netherlands.

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Of pin curls and hoodies

Culture | Understanding cultures other than your own
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/20/16, 12:49 pm

I was born at the tail end of the pin-curl culture. In 1950s Rhode Island you would see women at Woolworth’s and Kornstein’s covered in small, flattened spirals of hair plastered to their scalps with crisscrossing metal fasteners resembling implements of torture. Some wore brown hairnets on top of it. The effect upon removal of the bobby pins was a nice Betty Boop look. But who ever saw it? Maybe a dozen people at a soiree?

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The way they should go

Education | Homeschooling’s spectacular growth and its pitfalls
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/14/16, 01:00 am

I have been to three mega homeschooling conventions in the past several months—Nashville, Atlanta, and Sandusky, Ohio. When I last tuned in to the movement in the early 1980s, Liz F. and Susan L. were the only people I knew doing it. There were also few curriculum choices: One of them was A Beka, and one of them wasn’t. Liz and Sue made their own yogurt and dressed like they had eight cats and talked to them.

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