About

Wife.  Mother.  Teacher.  Speaker.  Writer.  Imperfection personified.  See the last part there?  That’s why this blog is entitled Insecurity Digest.  Striving for perfection in a imperfect world is, simply put, the fastest way to expose insecurities.  And we all have them.  Every one of us.  This blog contains some of my most glaring frailties and the invaluable lessons I have learned from them.  All of my posts are observational with an emphasis on the universal.

My Top Posts

If you are new to my site, you might want to start with some of my most popular posts.  Here are the top three:

  • Dear Hardee’s– an open letter that I wrote to this corporation when my 7-year-old son, after viewing one of their commercials during a NFL football game, asked me why there were practically naked women eating hamburgers while sliding around on cars.  This one eventually went viral.
  • It’s Good Except When It’s Not– adoption at its hardest and most blessed.
  • The Promise– a reflection on longevity in marriage and why the institution doesn’t seem to fit in a 21st century culture.

My Biography

Originally from Tupelo, Mississippi, I grew up in a state that is famously 50th in everything, except in food.  Mississippi is #1 in food.  And also people.  Some of the best people I know originate there.  I loved reading and tennis in high school, so it was only natural that I would attend Union University in Jackson, Tennessee both to play tennis and to read . . . a lot.  After gaining a Masters of Arts from Belmont University while teaching full time, I discovered that it would have been better not to combine both.  Now,  I am in charge of making sure other people read and write.  I  am a high school English teacher, a blogger and a speaker. I have taught English for over two decades.  Currently I teach at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.  During my career, I have had the opportunity to speak all over the Southeast at women’s events, high school and university chapels, retreats, and I would like to think I set the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of years I delivered consecutive commencement addresses:  20.  Yep, you got it.  Two decades.    When I am not torturing teenagers in the classroom with literature, I am trying to keep up with my husband Paul and our imaginative, mischevious son, Luca.  You will read a lot about him on this blog.

Feel free to check out my blog’s archive at the bottom of the site for any other posts that might be of interest!

My Contact Information

To contact for writing or speaking services, email Jennifer Christensen at jennywhit2@aol.com.  You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  My social media links are located under my picture on the sidebar.

 

 

9 thoughts on “About

    1. That means so much coming from you, Dena! I have got to explore all the possibilities. Maybe this is heartburn. Maybe this is God. Maybe both, but I have got to put enough effort into it to find out! Thanks for taking the time to read!!

  1. Jenny,

    I read your post regarding Hardee’s and couldn’t agree more with what you had to say. Too many companies out their today are becoming a waste land of sex,drugs and violence in their commercials.
    We need more people like you to put it so eloquently. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  2. This is the only area I could find in which to leave a comment. I just wanted to say that I discovered your blog/website today and thoroughly enjoy your writing. Good, solid, God-driven writing is hard to come by these days. I love a terrific turn of phrase. I love tight writing. I love words woven so carefully that you can’t see the words for the story. Irony, humor, and divine inspiration…I find them all with you. Thank you.

  3. Just read your article about Hardee’s. I love your writing style. I would love to subscribe to your blog, but I find no button… Am I missing it? Entirely possible, I am reading while lying on my side next to my 4 yr old❤️

  4. Jennifer,
    I just recently read your “Dear Hardee’s” post (even though it was posted in 2015). The Hardee’s commercials make me angry, sad, & frustrated. Your post put words to all of my feelings. Would you be open to discussing this post on WBCL’s Mid-Morning talk show, which I host? My first open date is February 4th. I realize it’s 2 months away, but this issue won’t be going away so our conversation will still be relevant. Let me know if you’re interested. Interview time would be 10:45-10:55 a.m. EDT. Thanks!

    1. Lynne,

      I am just now seeing this comment. I would absolutely be open to discussing this, if you are still interested and the date is still open. My email is jennywhit2@aol.com if you want to discuss this further!

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