About the site: Communicating Across Boundaries was started in January of 2011. I had come back from a relief trip to Pakistan and was restless to find a voice. The site began with a couple of posts and it has grown from there. The focus of the blog is largely cross-cultural communication with an emphasis on faith and third culture kids. You will also find a series called The Reluctant Orthodox, a set of short essays that chronicles my journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. If you are a third culture kid or are raising third culture kids, you may want to take a look at the TCK Resources.
About the creator: Marilyn R. Gardner is an adult third culture kid who grew up in Pakistan and then lived as an adult in Pakistan and Egypt. From Boston to Pakistan and many points in between, she blogs about life, faith, travel, third culture kid peculiarities, cross-cultural communication, Pakistan, the Middle East and more. With a love of people, books, film, and the world, she invites others to join in the conversation.
Marilyn birthed 5 kids on 3 continents, and went on to raise them in Pakistan and Egypt before moving to the United States. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 15 minutes from the international terminal where she flies to the Middle East & Pakistan as often as possible.
Her first book, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture & Belonging © Doorlight Publications came out in July 2014. Passages Through Pakistan: An American Girl’s Journey of Faith © Doorlight Publications was released in March of 2017. Her writing also appears in the book What a Woman is Worth © Civitas Press published 2014, Among Worlds Magazine, and A Life Overseas – The Missions Conversation . In addition, in 2014 she was listed in 101 Culturally Diverse Christian Voices on the Link Between Worlds Blog. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter.
About Robynn: Robynn is holder of a Canadian passport and a US Green Card. Raised in Pakistan, she went on to live in India for 15 years as an adult. Robynn is honoured to be married to Lowell and to be mother of three intense thinkers who articulate constantly their agonies and joys. She lives and learns between worlds and processes that and more every Friday You can find her posts at Fridays with Robynn.
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