How The ‘Silent Treatment’ Can Help Couples Grow Closer

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Bex vanKoot and her husband went on a ten day silent retreat. What they came home with was far from what Bex was expecting.

You Can’t Push the River

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Men are often taught that we can create whatever we want; that we only need a strong enough will to make things happen. Perhaps we can. But at what cost? That’s a question we rarely ask.

Reflections of a Catholic at a Congregationalist Church Camp: ‘We Are All Aliens”

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Ethan Keller describes his time as a counselor at a Congregationalist camp, and the impact that had on his life.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Hell

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Seminary graduate N. C. Harrison discusses the enduring concept of hell.

Education is a Gift, But For What Specific Purpose?

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With his graduation from college, Raoul Wieland finds himself somewhat adrift and looking for direction.

To My Fathers

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Thank you for roads walked together, for the strength and the safety of relationships where admitting failure is OK, where humility and gentleness are prized over macho denial and posturing.

Father/Son Adventures and the Glory of The California Dipsea Trail

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While out exploring with my son, we came across a pleasant surprise.

Why I Am Proud To Be My Father’s Daughter And How I Almost Lost My Life As A Result

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An unexpected ‘cardiac event’ brought with it a major wake up call for Edie Weinstein, that her inherited workaholic tendencies could have ended this incarnation.

The Greatest Lie Ever Told: Pain, Masculinity & the Spiritual Path

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Ryan Kuja makes an inquiry into the connections between spiritual and emotional suffering and our path to transformation.

How My Nan Helped Me To Change A Tyre

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Helping a stranger change a tire on a busy highway helped Michael Ellis see all that is magical with this world.

Jealous Worship

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Dr. Jana Craft has been inspired by a fellow parishioner; his worship has stirred her heart (and made her a bit jealous, too).

Pope Francis Reminds Us of St. Francis & the Heart of Spirituality

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Bruce Davis reflects on the work of Pope Francis, the state of the church today and the true meaning of spirituality.

A Practice For All People

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Jacob Max Winkler has been writing his own prayers for years. He recommends the practice highly.

Why My Husband & I Don’t Fight

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Bettina Goodwin discusses her marital foundation—how her and her husband are able to cultivate constant harmony with one another.

I Care About Your Stick Figure Family

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We are not that different or separate, but by negatively focusing on our differences, we will feel we are.

Love Has No Gender

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Bettina Goodwin examines the gender-neutral state of love and what this means for discovering our True Selves.