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When Life Is a Hurricane, Stay in the “I”

When your life feels like it’s getting to be too much ... simply stay in the “I” of the hurricane.

When Love and Political Opinion Clash

I regularly see posts on social media from people saying, “If you voted for_________ (fill in the blank), you can unfriend me,” or “never speak to me again,” or a variation on a di…

When Loyalty and Integrity Clash

When I was in my twenties, my dad gave me a Franklin Day Planner and an audiotape on time management. The speaker was Hyrum Smith, co-founder of Franklin Covey. He offered the exer…

When One Spouse Wants Out of the Marriage But the Other Doesn’t

What happens when divorce isn't a unanimous decision? Discernment counseling isn't like regular couples therapy.

When Others Frustrate You

There’s a way of being that I’m trying to cultivate in myself — to let go of wanting others to be a certain way. Here’s the problem: we all get frustrated with other people.…

When Pines Are Divine

A six-year Japanese program preserves thousands of Shinto shrines and woodlands.

When Pines Are Divine

A six-year Japanese program preserves thousands of Shinto shrines and woodlands.

When Religion Becomes Lethal

When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and IslamBy Charles KimballToday, when even a small number of religious zealots c…

When Sex Is New Again

In her new book, the best-selling author Iris Krasnow reveals how women really feel about intimacy—from their text-driven 20s to their golden years.

When the Grass Is Greener

Having the name Eve is quite an archetype to manage all by itself. The name Eve coupled with running a garden sanctuary and nursery and being a relationship specialist becomes almo…

When the Gunman Walked Into My Church

Learning the fundamentals of emergency preparedness.

When Trauma and Triggers Keep Us from Engaging

The fifth chakra is one of the best-kept secrets for owning your authority and interacting authentically.

When Unconditional Love Is Conditional

I was once working with a group of teenagers discussing “integrity agreements,” which I described as “either spoken or unspoken agreements not to hurt each other.” These integrity …

When We Enter Silence: Shanti, Shalom, Salaam, Peace

By Kevin O’Brien When you walk into the chapel at Christ’s Peace House of Prayer in Easton, Kansas, you remove your shoes as you step on holy ground. In its glory, religious symbo…

When Will I Know It Is Time to Leave?

“I was not surprised when I got an email through my blog, asking me how we Jews will know when it is time for us to flee the United States for safer ground?”

When Words Fade

 When Words FadeAnderson & Roe, Piano DuoSteinway & Sons - ArkivMusik.comWith repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to “avant-rock,” Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Ander…

When Worship's a Trigger: 4 Ways to Make Spirituality a Safe Space

How might you create holidays around the ones that mean the most?

When Yes Means No and No Means Yes

I once met a woman who had traveled the world. She had learned to speak Zulu in South Africa. She had slept in hammocks beside the Black Sea. Her eyes were kind and tolerant. Even …

When You Finally Go on a Retreat ...

What to keep in mind—and what to steer clear of when deciding on a retreat.