The Power of Acceptance

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Darlene Lancer explains how acceptance is the first step on the road to solving relationship problems.

Why Being Loved Is Not The Same As Being Understood


Yes, you may be in love with someone, but do you know them? Do you understand them? A writer asks the question.

Equality Should Shine Through Generations

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When Amelia’s 7-year-old son told her he was gay, she didn’t bat an eye. She credits the lessons learned from another generation.

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

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“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

6 Ways to Teach Your Child Tolerance


An honest look at why we need to have real conversations with our children about tolerance.

First Love: Letters, This One to a Very Special Person

Dear Self: Come as you are.

Cindy Gericke woke up one day and realized that people write love letters to why not themselves?

Why Your Imperfections Are a Gift

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Dillan DiGiovanni asks you to give up perfectionism and embrace-yes, embrace-your imperfections.

“By celebrating myself, I’m more able to celebrate others with genuine love.”

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This comment by Todd on the post The Importance of Male Self-Love

“…orientation is inextricably tied to someone’s sense of self…”


Tweet This comment by OirishM on the post Why I Cant Say “Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner” Anymore A deeper and more interesting exposition of that phrase than I was expecting. Not meant as a criticism of you, by the way – my initial reaction was simply that it is predicated on the incorrect […]

Why I Can’t Say “Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner” Anymore

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Because of Jesus, “sinner” is not how God sees me. It’s not how I see myself. And it shouldn’t be how I see my brothers and sisters in the church.

Yes to Inner Darkness

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Jacob Winkler realizes acceptance is the key to grace.

Don’t Tolerate Me

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Bob Munoz wants us to change the language so that we are not just tolerating other groups of people. We are accepting them wholeheartedly.

Can You Hear Me Now?

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Leslie Lagerstrom kept trying to plug her ears in fear when her child insisted he had been born the wrong gender. Until the moment Leslie had to listen.

How Your Attitudes about Men are Kicking Your Relationship’s Butt – and How to Fix Them.

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Your own attitudes about men may be keeping you from having a successful relationship with one.

Father Figuring


Joe Hutcheson doesn’t quite get his dad, and his dad doesn’t quite get him. And that’s okay.

Extraordinary Love


s.e. smith shows a softer side in sharing the story of an unusual love story, 50 years in the making.