I think we need to start reexamining what it means to be in a modern relationship that is all encompassing of who we are as an evolved society. We live longer, we get married later, we have infinite ways of connecting.
What does love have to do with religion? For so many Jews, especially in America, the answer is, regretfully, nothing. For many, the idea of practicing Judaism is wrapped up in a sense of obligation and fear -- a responsibility to not let something so old die out.
Melanie was no longer exhausted and depleted, nor was she getting sick so often. By defining her own goodness, she no longer felt that she had to prove her love to anyone. She knew she was a loving person and she knew that she deserved to be treated with caring and respect.
Death is not nearly as frightening or sad as you may have heard, but you'll have to trust me on that until you get to know Death more intimately for yourself. I encourage you to strike up a friendship of your own, perhaps by volunteering at a hospice or nursing home. If you're not sure this is a good idea, here are five reasons to get comfortable with Death:
My exit wasn't an exit. My exit was a retreat within my soul. My exit was the reconnection with the stillness within my heart.
Being faithful is very difficult for most men. There is always temptation, even when you're not actively looking. Your girl is gorgeous, but then you meet a girl and you can't help but engage her in conversation. This life is fun, easy and exhilarating and that's the way life should be, right?
I think that in a male-dominated society, the pressure of being a masculine man is even greater. This makes men feel insecure and frightened, sometimes of their own sexuality. I have a hard time seeing anything changing to the better in Uganda before the male role changes.
I used to believe all the spiritual, New Age, self-help assertions, all those depressing ultimatums. You know the ones-- You can't really love anothe...
I can be both a wife to a man on this earth whom I love, and the widow to a man I fulfilled my vows to -- a man I will always love. I often have people ask me if I ever stop missing him or thinking about him -- especially since I'm re-married now. The answer is simple. No.
In the end, no matter what your experience is, divorce is still going to be tough. What matters most is that you never lose sight of who you are and how far you've come.
An unedited first draft text from forthcoming book The Path and Practice of Outrageous Love by Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid Ordinary love is a hum...
I don't think I am the only one writing so often about unconditional love. The more I write about it and think about it, the more I hear a question being asked in every conversation I enter, and in every television show or movie I watch or book I read.
The plan was to adopt a rescue dog for my dad, one that would serve as a loving companion for him as he grappled with Alzheimer's disease. Something that would ground him as his world fell apart. The trouble was that I needed grounding, too.