Category Archives: Love

What if pain is a place brave people visit?

“Do not say that you do not want to know anything about pain or about suffering, that you only want to know about happiness—that would be an impossible thing. We know well that suffering helps us to understand, that it … Continue reading

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Love makes it work

People sometimes ask how Jon and I handle our lives since I began dating women (if this is news to you, please read THIS.) How do we make it work? How do we get along? Last night, Jon said one … Continue reading

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Walking with God

“A knowledge of your perfect life sits inside you.” —Martha Beck “Your soul alone has the map of your future.” —John O’Donohue “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you … Continue reading

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Safe Places

Early in my marriage, I remember hearing something about how couples ought to create “safe places” for each other–environments where they can talk about their issues and work through them without the fear of anger or condemnation from the other … Continue reading

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Limping Toward Love

This morning I had a conversation with my husband and a friend about a difficult situation I’m currently dealing with. Together, they asked some challenging questions: Did I know for sure what was going on, or was I making up … Continue reading

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A Truth

“The truth has legs; it always stands. When everything else in the room has blown up or dissolved away, the only thing left standing will always be the truth. Since that’s where you’re gonna end up anyway, you might as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Unconditional Love

I turned to my friend. “Something is different with me. I don’t know what happened, but I know I’m not going to be able to keep my feelings inside anymore. I’m afraid I’m going to start screaming, and I don’t know … Continue reading

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