Category Archives: Christian Issues

Beyond Reflecting Feelings

Reflecting feelings is valuable, but we cannot always stop there. Often we have to move on to holding people accountable through boundaries. Continue reading

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Reflecting Feelings

Reflecting feelings is the most valuable interpersonal skill I’ve learned. I first learned of its value when I was developing my Gentle Parenting toolbox. I was continually amazed at how much more quickly I could defuse my children’s Big Feelings simply by giving them the words to describe their intense feelings. Continue reading

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Stop Trying to Legislate Christian Beliefs

God created us, God loves us, God allows us to sin, God provides means of salvation through Christ, but he never makes us do his will. He always gives us a choice. Our omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent God allows us to choose our way. Can I do any less for my neighbors? Continue reading

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Subordinates and Emotions

Have you noticed that a certain stripe of Christianity is uncomfortable with feelings? More precisely: it is uncomfortable with subordinates feeling anything except happiness… and since women and children are always subordinates, they especially are out-of-luck. That may be overstated. … Continue reading

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Legislation and Whitewashed Tombs

I’ve been pondering this issue for quite some time, but an exchange on Facebook this morning prompted me to finally do some thinking-through-blogging on this topic. Why do some Christians work so desperately to promote and enact laws that mandate … Continue reading

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