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Writing Love Letters To Our Bodies

Summer can be a particularly hard time of year to be a woman in a body.  Many of us have complicated relationships with our bodies and with the sheer number of messages telling us to be more of this and less of that, it’s no wonder we have a hard time seeing ourselves clearly. This week we’re celebrating the skin we’re in with a look back at one of the most powerful stories … [Read More]

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5 Stories of Women Who Love

The SheLoves community is made up of women from all walks of life, all over the world.  Over the years we’ve learned there are few things as powerful as when we … [Read More]

The Red Couch: The Next Worship introduction

My 5-year old daughter, whose ears are always itching to hear my childhood stories, recently asked me, “What was your favorite thing about growing up?” I … [Read More]

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Dangerous Women 101: A Primer for Women Who Love

If you’ve been around the SheLoves community for any length of time, you’ve probably heard us talk about Dangerous Women. But if you weren’t here two years ago when … [Read More]

As One Holds the World

You are all eagerness and joy when you grab me by the hand and pull me onto the front porch The sun has just passed the barn and now spills around its … [Read More]

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The Red Couch: Love Undocumented Discussion

Immigration is a hot topic in news and politics. Some days it seems we are inundated with debates over border protection, narratives of immigrant violence and crime, images of refugees risking life and limb, and news about children in cages or detainees kept … [Read More]

Sisters in Mental Illness: Shaley Hoogendoorn Talks to Jessica Birak of Mint & Birch

[ Trigger Warning: Mention of abuse, as well as an eating disorder.] https://youtu.be/3-uDuNMQFFo This month, Shaley Hoogendoorn talks to Jessica Birak, founder of the jewelry company Mint & Birch, who is also a vulnerable and honest advocate for … [Read More]

Hosting a Human, And Other Lessons in Hospitality

I love hosting people around our table. I love trying new recipes and anticipating the conversation that will unfold throughout the evening. I love the surprising connections that always seem to be made and the scattering of empty, wine-smudged glasses at the … [Read More]

We Make Room When We Want To

I often forget that I’m an immigrant. I have two flag pillows on my couch—one Canadian, one British—but when I sing the national anthem, it’s “Oh, Canada” not “God Save the Queen.” When asked, I say that I am Canadian. This is home. We moved to Canada on … [Read More]

Stories that Change Generations

I have always known I was a storyteller. From a very early age, I created worlds in my mind. I had an imagination that ran wild. My third grade teacher Mrs. Knollinger, called me a liar. That is what old school Catholic teachers were told to teach: the law; … [Read More]

Why I Call Myself A Writer

by Lydia Mikkael | twitter: @lydiamikkael | blog: thenakedbeing.com My bags were packed, the hotel was booked, and the childcare was in place. I had never done this before, and I was equal parts nervous and excited. Drawn by something I couldn’t quite … [Read More]

I Belong to Myself

By Breanna Lowman I grew up in the church. I grew up in a culture where loving others was prioritized. And loving others became what I wanted to be known for. It was everything to me. Now it is time to admit that, throughout my life, there has been a … [Read More]

For Those Who Don’t Belong

I had two hours of time to myself while the nurse watched my daughter. I decided to spend that time attending a local group for moms at the church down the street. I was a newly-minted mom, so it seemed like a good idea to get to know other women at a similar … [Read More]

Now That I Am a Master of the Divine

A few weeks ago I walked across a stage in a fancy borrowed robe and accepted my Masters in Divinity from Candler Theological Seminary. A Masters in Divinity, I have mastered divinity, a master of the Divine. That is what my degree says; that is certainly not … [Read More]

She Treated Me Like I Belonged

By Daphne Johnson | Twitter: @daphnetypes I stood there with a plate of Filipino food in hand as my grandma spoke to me in Ilocano, a language of the Philippines. We were at my aunt's birthday party and all around me I heard the buzz of Ilocano words. I had … [Read More]