Woman renews vows with mannequin husband after 14 years [Exclusive pics & interview]

Jul 23, 2014 By Jake Johnson 0

In February, we featured a series of photos by Suzanne Heintz with her mannequin “family,” (“Single Woman Spends 14 Years with Mannequin Family to Make a Point“). In the spirited comments section, the photos were called “creepy,” “brilliant,” and everything in between.

Since then, Suzanne and I have kept in contact, and a couple months ago I got the skinny on her planned “chapter two” of her project, officially called “The Playing House Project,” in which she and her stoic mannequin husband renew their wedding vows.

I took the opportunity to send Suzanne a few questions to get a deeper understanding of her project. She graciously took the time to thoughtfully answer them, and to give us an exclusive scoop on the renewal ceremony photos.

You’re the first to see these, so enjoy!

Artist buys imitation family to satirize conformity

Suzanne, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions. I came across your work in mid-February this year and was delighted by it. Since then, on our site alone, it’s been shared 150,000 times on Facebook. And I know you’ve had a lot of press elsewhere too. But you’ve been committed to this project for a long time. How does it feel to see something into which you’ve invested so much time and energy garner the exposure it has recently?

It’s just like jumping into a hot spring. Shocking at first, and wonderful once you get used to it. I’ve said before that I’m pleased as punch to be born at the time I was. Not only because as a woman, I’ve got more choices in life than any generation before, but I’m also amazed at how much opportunity, and exposure, living in the information age provides.

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Do you know the most popular religion in your state after Christianity?

Jun 6, 2014 By Abraham 3

The biggest religion in every state remains Christianity. Roughly speaking, the U.S. population is 2 parts Protestant, 1 part Catholic, and 1 part everything else.

So what is that “everything else”? Based on the most recent date from Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, this map shows every state’s second most practiced religion…

2nd Most Popular Religion by State

Did you guess your state’s correctly?

Read more at the Washington Post.

25 silly things Christians laugh at themselves for actually debating

May 22, 2014 By Joey White 2

Over the last couple days, people on Twitter — mostly Christians — have been writing sarcastic tweets joking about things the American evangelical church is stuck on. Using the hashtag #ContemporaryChristianDebates, participants are asking questions that point to issues which genuinely incite serious discussion among some Christians.

Some are funny because of how absurd they are…

Contemporary Christian Debates 03

Others, as the great theologian Homer Simpson said, are funny because they’re true…

Contemporary Christian Debates 10

The hashtag was initially meant to be a fun joke about Christians’ ability to debate any issue, no matter how small. The first tweet using the hashtag came from theologian Peter Rollins

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The Christian dating site for those saving hand-holding for marriage

May 1, 2014 By Joey White 7

After failed attempts to find love on other dating sites, John and Rebecca Esther Sara Bathsheba met one another on Christian Tingle. They both love the same famous pastor, their favorite “secular band” is Switchfoot, and — most importantly — they love Jesus…

Update: There’s a second Christian Tingle ad from Tripp & Tyler out now. It might be even better than this one.

Oh, and make sure to share this with your single friends…obviously. They’ll be so blessed…