Dating After Death: When Is It Time?

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Mark Liebenow knows the struggle and has a little advice.

Raising Boys with Cancer

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How a cancer diagnosis can help to raise happy, healthy boys.

Remembering Stephen: Love, Loss, and AIDS

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He underwent a smorgasbord of tests as the family anxiously awaited the answer. But we knew. The innocents in the old snapshot all knew instinctively, even before the test results came in. Stephen had AIDS.

5 Things My Sons Will Inherit When I Die

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What every father can gift to their sons when they die.

Strongest Man at the YMCA

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After his wife dies from cancer, this father of three teenage boys proves strength doesn’t lie in power, money, or job titles.

How to Overcome the Murderous Fear of White People

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This isn’t a matter of the South or the North. This isn’t a matter of conservative or liberal. This is about all of you.

Hope Is a Good Breakfast — 3 Tools to Help You Through Hard Times

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At thirty-two years old, Tara Shuman started the long journey of accepting the harsh and liberating reality — that no one’s life, including her own, would last forever. We cannot control the way in which we die, but we can control how we live.

When You Lose a Good Man: 5 Lessons for Daily Living

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You know when you’re on the phone with your favorite person in the whole world and you can tell they are getting tired, but you aren’t ready to hang up yet? That’s how it feels to be teetering on the edge of losing someone you love. It’s excruciating. In the three weeks between his cancer […]

How Photography Saved My Life After The Loss Of My Wife

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 He lost the love of his life. Little did he realize how a hobby would help him heal.  —- Everyone experiences events over the course of life that alters not only their thinking but also future actions. Most remember with vivid detail watching the Twin Towers collapse in New York City. Those in their 50’s […]

A Note To The Good Man I Married

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Shanna Anderson has a few things her husband needs to know and they can help any blended family.

4 Things I Learned About Life After My Grandfather’s Suicide

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Despite its brutal tragedy, there are important lessons to be learned from a grandfather’s beautiful life and death.

I Found My Biological Father Four Years After His Death

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I searched for my biological father for years with no luck. Until that one phone call in 2008 changed it all.

Remembering Reverend Clementa Pickney

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A letter to one of the nine lost in Charleston.

How Do We Find Perspective in the Wake of Tragedy?

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His grandfather was his hero. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he was crushed. When he committed suicide, he was broken. Here’s how he healed.

Reconciling the Cruelty of Life

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No matter the situation, you always have two options. You either give up or you get on with your life. You either live or you die.

Tree of the Apple

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Kelly DuMar masterfully captures “the holy moment that saves your life” in this deceptively simple prose poem.