Love Letter: Rubbing a Statue to Find Love


With the promise of finding love, would you kiss the lips and grope the intimate areas of a bronze statue?

Susanne Parker Loelius, the author of this week’s Modern Love essay, decided she would.

“Being a follower of Jesus comes with certain expectations of conduct and purity,” Ms. Loelius wrote. “But this was a statue, not to mention a cultural experience. Surely God could appreciate the comedy and spirit of the thing.”

You can read her essay, “To Find Love, Rub the (Bronze)…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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