rebelling against low expectations

AuthorChristen Mayberry

is a 20 year-old Mechanical Engineering Student and NCAA athlete. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time outdoors. She is passionate about people, and hopes that her articles can be a source of encouragement for all who read them.

The Influence of Modern Media: Shifting Perspectives on Love & Relationships


Have you ever thought about what would happen if relationships as we see them in today’s romance movies existed in the real world? Would they endure once the crisis subsided, the stage lights dimmed, and the characters settled into everyday life together? My guess is probably not. The emphasis of chemistry over compatibility-based relationships in modern media sets unrealistic standards for...

When We Don’t Understand What God Is Doing


At some point in our lives, we’ve experienced, or will experience, feelings of anger or confusion toward God. Why does He allow certain things to happen? Why doesn’t He allow events to unfold the way we want them to? If He is just and fair, why do things happen that feel entirely unfair to us? I ran into these feelings and questions for the first time four years ago, when someone I had spent a...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →