The Red Couch 2017 Book Selections

What can we say about 2016? On the one hand, there’s been a lot of great discussion at The Red Couch. It’s given me hope, time and again. On the other hand, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world. It’s hard to know how to feel about 2017. And yet, I believe in the […]

The Red Couch: Reluctant Pilgrim Discussion

To learn more about Reluctant Pilgrim, please read the introductory post. Be sure to peruse The Nightstand in that post, which has resources for those wanting to learn more about the topic and themes of this month’s selection.   When I read a synopsis of Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community that described […]

The Red Couch: Reluctant Pilgrim Introduction

We’ve all taken pilgrimages of sorts, some voluntarily, others as a matter of life circumstance. Even those we choose can be unexpectedly fraught with pain and joy. In Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community, we travel this sacred journey along with Enuma Okoro, catching journal-style glimpses of her path. It is […]

The Red Couch: Too Heavy A Yoke Discussion

To learn more about Too Heavy A Yoke, please read the introductory post. Be sure to peruse The Nightstand in that post, which has resources for those wanting to learn more about the topic and themes of this month’s selection. When I found out we were reading Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of […]

The Red Couch: Too Heavy A Yoke INTRODUCTION

When I sat down to settle into Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women And The Burden Of Strength by Chanequa Walker-Barnes, I only got to the second sentence before I was wrecked: “Having recently crossed the threshold of my thirtieth birthday, I was in a state of physical and emotional crisis …” She goes on to explain […]