I sincerely appreciate the kind personal kudos I discovered at the tail end of her book, but I am sad and profoundly disappointed that I did not discover an accurate portrayal of complementarity in the body of it.
Black Swan inundates young women with the idea that they need to explore and discover their dark, seductive, sensual side to be beautiful and “perfect.” For convincingly portraying this lie, Portman does deserve an Oscar!
Having many more miles on my odometer than young girls, I’ve observed hundreds–maybe thousands–of relationships… both good and bad. And certain behaviors raise warning signs. Certain things set off alarm bells in my spirit and indicate to me that a relationship is not good–and will likely be destructive in the end.
It was the day after my 34th birthday, and Mary Kassian’s message rocked my thinking. I was a feminist! The culture had infiltrated my mind way more than I cared to admit. God had some foundational repair work to do.