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How To Know When Your Marriage Is Really, Truly Over

Melissa Levis | Posted 06.07.2015 | Divorce
Melissa Levis

To all of you on the fence, take your time. Have faith that you will know when you are ready to know. Then once you know, leap with abandon and never look back. You will land as I have on the glistening shores of beautiful, wide open life.

The Journey of a Gay Jesus

James Brandon | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

Could Jesus have been gay? This is not a new question for many theologians, and certainly not for me. I've played the central role in Terrence McNally's gay passion play Corpus Christi for the past nine years now. And with that exploration has come this beautiful yin and yang of backlash and catharsis that has transcended art and completely transformed my life as I knew it.

Between Rocco's and a Hard Place

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.03.2015 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I'm about to leave the house on my way to the airport and when I pat my jacket pocket to make sure I've got my wallet, it's not there. Don't panic, I tell myself -- it's somewhere in the house.

Good Friday:Christ's Offering and Ours

Christine Carter | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Christine Carter

I always feel a stirring in my heart during Holy week. The weight of a heavy shadow hovers over me, as I reflect on the torturing assault Christ endured on that fateful day.

Teddy's Letters

Stan Duncan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Stan Duncan

This week the President, Vice President, legislators of both parties, and friends and family near and far gathered in Boston for the opening of the new "Edward Kennedy Institute of Politics."

Raising a Soulful Child

Hallie Sawyer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Hallie Sawyer

Having a child who feels so deeply and infers things at such a tender age is an amazing experience.

Good Friday Mettle

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Good Friday's a reminder that Jesus stepped up, and not away, from the challenges before him. How to be more like Christ, or in the quirky vernacular, "What would Jesus do?" Good Friday is a day to watch and learn.

For Those Who Do Believe -- Rebuttal to Those Who Don't

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Mary McLaurine

I do not understand why those that believe their connection to the Divine also believe that their god, their chosen path, is the only acceptable one to walk to enjoy belief, hope and automatic admission in Heaven's gates.

What If You Don't Have Faith in Yourself?

Samantha Bennett | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Bennett

It's a cold, empty feeling, that not-having-faith-in-yourself feeling. Especially in this bright-eyed American culture of mandatory optimism. But so...

Faith in Words

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Nancy Davis Kho

One author gravitated toward talking about trust, another toward courage, a third wanted to focus on doubt, and a fourth wanted to focus on community. And then they asked if I'd talk about humor.

For Those Who Don't Believe...

Christine Carter | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion
Christine Carter

My daughter shared quite an extraordinary experience ... "Mommy! Guess what happened last night? I saw three ANGELS!!!" Angels. My baby saw angels.

Religious Liberty vs. LGBT Rights: How the Church Is Missing the Point, Ignoring the Gospel, and Losing a Generation

Rod Snyder | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Rod Snyder

Earlier today a bill was signed into law in Indiana that will allow business owners to deny services to LGBT people based on religious objections. This comes on the heels of legislation enacted in Arkansas last month that prohibits local communities from implementing non-discrimination policies for LGBT people.

Krista Tippett: Pain & Good News (Video)

Travis Reed | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Travis Reed

Krista Tippett reflects on the role of pain in the human journey.

Faith and Brooklyn Fire: Seven Sassoon Children Perish

Temima G. Shulman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Temima G. Shulman

Experiencing grief-as many of us have from the Sassoon tragedy- means understanding that there is something larger than our rational minds, understanding that God's sheet music looks entirely different than ours and whose 'building code' will never make sense to us as long as we are corporeal beings; and it means that we can live more fully if we can accept this.

13 Things Spiritual Leaders Do Differently

Neal Samudre | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion
Neal Samudre

The spiritual leader stands in stark contrast to the surrounding culture. With the craziness of life constantly trying to dull the impact faith is suppose to have on our lives, the spiritual leader is resolute on his or her conviction that faith is central to everything.

How to Become the Person You'd Want to Marry

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I once read somewhere that if you're looking for the perfect man to fulfill your dreams, become the woman you would marry if you were a man. I thought this message was right on target and so clear that it got me to start working on my self-image and take my mind off what I expected from a man.

When It Came Time to Deny Myself

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Zachary K. Pearce

Indeed, I had to deny myself my earthly desires, my earthly wants, and take up the "Preaching Elder Cross" and follow Jesus, whom I had already loved, and who wished to call me to this service using the spiritual gifts he gave me.

Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child

Melanie Bishop | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Today Jack would've turned 16. Had he not been swept up by a flooding creek in a friend's backyard in September of 2011, Jack would be with his mom and dad, sister and cousins and friends tonight, celebrating his sweet 16.

Where Does God Go When We Lose?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

In defeat, there is a tendency to close down and be judgmental. When we get down on ourselves, it is easy to forget that the Divine is continually rooting for us to get back up and make the most out of the next opportunity to move forward.

10 Badass Goddesses Who Are The Heroes Of Their Own Fascinating Stories

Talia Lavin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books

Polytheism might've had a bad rap in the Bible, but it’s given rise to some of humanity’s most fascinating and enduring narratives. Some ancient p...

Daily Meditation: A Faith That Never Fails

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Day I Learned to Trust in the Deliverer

Christine Carter | Posted 05.12.2015 | Religion
Christine Carter

Many years ago, when I was wandering recklessly in my twenties, I went on a weekend getaway with my best friend far off in the country away from the city's scurry and bustle.

The Homesman and My Epiphany

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Catherine Nagle

Let us remember to serve others just as the hand of God is serving us. And to keep that feeling deep down within our hearts and souls that it is His approval and birthright that we are entitled to so we may all shine as beautiful woman in the world. Hold your head higher! This story is to remind all the women who may have forgotten.

A Recommitment to Praying With Our Legs

Rabbi Jonah Pesner | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jonah Pesner

Let the anniversary of Selma inspire all of us to rededicate ourselves to the sacred conversations and actions needed for the pursuit of justice.

5 Kinds of Confidence

Mimi Warnick | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Mimi Warnick

Change is inevitable in life and happens a lot more than we usually like it too. However, we have to be confident that change will ultimately lead us to adapt.