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#MeToo

Over the past few days, social media has been flooded with women and men posting the hashtag “#MeToo. “ This trend was started to raise awareness for women who have been victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault. A number of men joined in to acknowledge their own...

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A Touching Matter

“I could do without sex if I just had somebody to sleep with.” The man wasn’t being facetious.  He was trying to find words to tell me that he was coming to understand an important heartfelt desire that felt like a need.  Peacefully committed to a life of celibacy, he...

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I Was Abused. What Can I Do to Get Help?

What is Abuse? Abuse occurs when a person in power or authority over another person uses that power or authority to gratify their own needs. This is at the expense of the weaker person, with ongoing detrimental effects to both parties, especially the victim....

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The Legacy of Hugh Hefner, 1926-2017

Hugh Hefner, creator of the Playboy Magazine and brand, passed away last week (September 27th) at 91 years of age. To say the least, he was a controversial figure. To some, he represented sexual liberation and was seen as an advocate for feminism and women’s rights....

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What Does Shame Look Like?

“Shame is neither neutral or benign—not merely a felt emotion that eventually morphs into words such as “I’m bad”. This is a primary tool that evil leverages out of which emerges everything we call sin. It is actively and intentionally at work within and between...

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The Word — Alive, Active, Apropos

In a recent meeting of a small group I attend, we each wrote paraphrases of the Scripture passage we were studying that week.  The verses I put into my own words was Philippians 1:12-26.   You can find the passage online here: These verses record Paul’s thoughts while...

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They say that marriage is hard…

They say that marriage is hard… They say that.  I remember being engaged and people talking on and on about how hard marriage is and how you have to work at it. I didn’t know what they were talking about.  I thought, “This means we’re going to have to relate. I like...

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