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Description: A woman comforts her husband who is crying, “Honey, I didn’t say I was dying, I just said I’m questioning my beliefs!” LOVING RELATIONSHIPS AND CHANGING BELIEFS If you are one of the people in this cartoon, I have a warning and some good news. It’s very scary when the person you love changes. The person you’ve always loved has always been a certain way. Now they’re not. They are becoming someone else! Maybe someone you didn’t sign up for. I think pre-marital counseling must include warnings that the person you love right now, sitting right here in front...

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Description: A woman is trying to pull herself away from many hands grabbing her and begging her to not change. Change is urgent! Transformation is essential! The greatest change is to fully become ourselves. But this is threatening to others. Many don't like it. The pressure to NOT change is powerful. Will you become fully you? Or surrender to the pressure to stay the way the want you to be?  

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Description: An iceberg. The 10% out of the water says "What you think I believe." The 90% under the water says, "My questions." There are two aspects to this cartoon. One is that we might appear certain and confident in our beliefs. There's a lot of pressure to do that from our family, friends, and the church. But beneath this show of certainty and confidence are a ton of questions. There's a lot of pressure to hide those from our family, friends, and the church. Many hide these questions even from themselves because it's frightening to doubt.  But, like I assure all those who are deconstructing......

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"It's Sunday morning. Sarah has driven to her church. She's parked. But she can't seem to force herself out of her car. She just can't do it anymore. She looks on, watching the people she has gathered with for years going into the building. Suddenly they all seem like strangers to her. She will watch them for a little longer. Then she will say goodbye to them in her heart. Then she will drive away." Maybe it didn't happen exactly like this for you. But you know what she's feeling. Don't you? Or if you haven't reached this point yet,...

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(Description: A person asks another person sitting at in a cafe, "So are you an atheist or a believer? Which is it?" The other replies, "Non-binary!") Non-binary is used in reference to gender. I'm using it here in reference to belief, faith, religion, and spirituality. I have another cartoon where a person calls herself "Belief-fluid", and I think that's a valid position to hold. Believe me, I know how scary this can be to those of us who were raised in Christian churches where we were constantly warned, "Choose this day whom you will serve!" and "If you're not for me you're against me!"...

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