Tag Archives: Relationships

Leaving and Cleaving

Wedding services mention this ‘leaving and cleaving’ business as if it were a perfunctory nod to sex. It’s really about the full and hard work of intimacy, and that’s a totally different story. Continue reading

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Preplanned Resentments

“Expectations are pre-planned resentments” as our 12 Step friends remind us. What then, are the expectations around Mother’s Day and could we change them for the better? Continue reading

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Touch Me

In the face of Thomas’ distrust, Jesus answers doubt and fear with the deepest, most concrete, beautiful gift one human can give to another: touch. Continue reading

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The Quality of Mercy

Forgiveness tends to be a “church-y” word, a one way ticket to dullsville where “the bad guy gets away” without penalty. The thing with that approach is that it ignores the power, the quality if you will, of mercy. Continue reading

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Love in a Hug

Since God loves the cosmos by sending someone who can embrace us in a hug, then God actually must WANT to embrace us face to face, heart to heart. Continue reading

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The Dread Pirate Jesus

Being pursued can be fun or terrifying, depending on who’s pursuing us. The 139th psalm explains that our pursuer is the Dread Pirate Jesus, and he’s here for our souls. Continue reading

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