A Love Letter to my Body

“Who was I to rail at you? To beat you down day after day after day? To abuse you in front of others? I never really saw you, did I?”  By Megan Gahan I called you fat. I’m cross-legged on my bedroom floor, the cornflower walls hazy through my sobs. Clothes are strewn all over […]

Wellness Wednesday: How I Learned to Love All of Myself

“I had a hard time being vulnerable because I thought I was doing something bad or wrong by letting myself shine and be beautiful.” By Amelia Englemark | Twitter: @AmyEnglemark Since I was a teenager, I dreamed of falling in love with a man who would call me “Babe”. I knew someone who often referred to his wife as “Babe” […]

Most Beautiful

“The days when I have felt most fully, most gloriously, alive, those are the days when I have felt most beautiful.” It wasn’t my high school graduation. I wore a blue-velvet dress with a see-through panel for my waist, trimmed with sequins. (These were the 90s, so be gentle.) My hair was curled, I posed […]

Getting Past Eros in a Sex-crazed World

On Massage Parlor Wisdom and Five-year-old Agape “True love, or biblical love, doesn’t need to fill a deficit. True love … is an overflow.” By Danielle Strickland | Twitter: @djstrickland When my son had just started Kindergarten, we had an enlightening conversation about love. I guess some boys and girls were teasing each other about […]

RELATE with Helen: Let’s Talk About Sex!

“Can you honestly say that you believe that your gift of sexuality is a good gift from God?” By Helen Burns | Twitter: @helenburns It’s February … So Let’s talk about SEX! I am not exactly sure why, how or when it happened, but one day I realized that I was standing on an awful lot of platforms, […]