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deconstruction, relationships -

STAYING IN LOVE WHEN YOU DON’T BELIEVE THE SAME This takes seconds to see but can take years in real life. This is Lisa’s and my story. When deconstruction hit our marriage (changing beliefs, losing faith as we knew it, and quitting church), it was devastating. We didn’t know how to be together. We didn’t even know how to talk. The glue we assumed held us together (a mixture of being on the same page of belief, being in ministry together, and being a part of a community of believers) disintegrated. We had to figure out, if we wanted our...

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feminism, sophia -

You can get this Sophia "Release" tote bag in my store. You can read all 59 of them in my book, "The Liberation of Sophia" available on Amazon! This is the meditation that goes with this drawing, Sophia "Release".  RELEASE: There's an expression I've heard: “Let it go… like a balloon… let it go!” There's another expression that if you love something you should release them, and if they return they love you too. There's another expression that if you give up family and friends that many more will be added to you. I've had to release many things. I can't...

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church, deconstruction -

"I'm sorry people. There's been a change. I can no longer help you find. But I promise I can help you seek." Here is a good pastor. Wouldn't you agree?

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church -

I'm not against religious meetings. Some of the best times of my life were had there.  But if nothing changes... ourselves our our society... then they are worthless.

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church -

FREEDOM OR CONTROL: I had an interesting conversation the other day with Martin, in Quito, Ecuador, who is interested in creating authentic community without slipping into the usual problems churches experience. In summary, trying to break the mold, they launched a radical new community that met in a bar on Tuesday nights. But it’s now on pause. Why? Because the community began taking on characteristics of other churches, and was gaining the reputation of being the cool church. Because of this, on top of other issues, they decided to put it on pause until they figured things out. I commended...

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