All posts by Ashley Hales

Ashley Hales holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She’s a writer, speaker, and hosts The Finding Holy Podcast. Ashley’s married to a pastor and the mother to 4. Her writing has been featured in such places as The Gospel Coalition, Books & Culture, and Christianity Today and she loves speaking around the US. She is the author of Finding Holy in the Suburbs and A Spacious Life. Connect with Ashley at or on Instagram and Twitter at @aahales.

Who is This New Man?

The rubber band of our American common life is stretched to breaking.[1] Our connections are tenuous, our politics polarizing, and our sense of civic housekeeping — where we provide for others for the common good — seems like a foreign...

/ May 12, 2022

That Word Does Not Mean What You Think it Means: Freedom, the Aridity of Grace, and a More Spacious Life

I was overwhelmed with the limits on my time and body: with four small children aged 6 and under, and as the primary caregiver, I was the sun around which they orbited. My limbs and body were the rays that...

/ November 12, 2021