Mary Katherine was petrified and she wasn't going anywhere. "Mary Katharine, your team needs you, come on sweetheart, I know you can do this." She ...
One of the reasons I find the history of Christmas so fascinating is because it's a perfect example of how radically America has changed throughout the past four centuries, and how much it continues to change today just in our lifetimes.
Let us not forget that there are still so many homes and entire communities where Christmas will never be the same until all out troops are home.
It is fitting to remember this Christmas that God's greatest love story began with two people (a lot like you and me) who chose to set aside their reputations, their future, possibly even their own safety -- and simply trust in each other.
Maybe the gift of silence is what this year's holiday is really about. The gift of silence can restore the mystic within an unbelieving soul. Given the opportunity, the peace and stillness this Christmas Eve can restore something even more beautiful: our innocence.
I'm one of those people who never reads a book twice or doesn't like to see a movie again. But twenty years into my marriage, I broke my rule to re-read Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.
It has become a bittersweet tradition every year to write a Christmas message to our troops who continue to be in harm's way.
Scrambling to shop for that last relative, significant other or hard-to-buy-for friend? We're here to help.
Time to let go because if I don't I'll lose myself in the process. I'm in danger of forgetting what the holidays and life are all about. What matters is doing the best we can to practice true loving kindness, a genuine desire to act in pursuit of the others' happiness.
For many gay people, spending the holidays with their families is an uncomfortable, nerve-wracking experience that means repressing their true selves to avoid conflict, taking a step backward on the path to self-acceptance they fought so hard to forge.
For the nerdy foodie in your life, you can't go wrong with these 11 food geek gifts.
With the holidays approaching, I ask people in my therapy office what they are doing. They tell me about going to visit each other's families and friends together. However, my lesbian and gay couples often tell me how each goes to his or her own family gatherings and not to the other's.
'Tis the season to embrace the ridiculous, over-the-top, jolly, sparkly, merry and bright. Naturally, the gays are all over it. There's still time to get wrapped up in these classic and oh-so-fun holiday happenings. Consider it your gift to your inner cheeseball.
Hanukkah will never be a replacement for Christmas -- and it shouldn't have to be. But can I justify celebrating Christmas while still calling myself a Jew?
It seems my family was unimpressed with my acid wash jeans and rainbow-colored kicks.
How has it happened that a week before Christmas, I have blown my budget on too many presents for my family?