The Magic of Women

I want to tell you a story about the magic of women. This is one story. One. There are so many others to tell. Story One: Enter Elizabeth My middle daughter is now 10, but after I gave birth to her, I experienced a kind of anxiety and fear I had never before known. Giving birth to her, under the care of an amazing midwife, was inordinately painful, and au […]

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The Joy of Meaninglessness

Do you know how much love I feel? Let me explain. I don’t even know where to start. Within each person is an immense, immeasurable well of love. It is as though within our bodies is a bucket of love-water, and it runneth over time and time again. And that love-water we’re filled with is part of the love-water of the universe, the river that runs through everything, the essence […]

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How to Love Yourself: An Ongoing Recipe

Step One: Stop browsing your computer or your phone. Put them both away.   Step Two: Slice up an apple. Make water into wine by pouring its cool, clear freshness from a carafe into your favorite glass. Watch the light hit it; hear its luxurious sound. Sit on the floor of your living room, on a golden blanket, in your bare feet, listening to Nina Simone. Bite into your apple’s crispness. […]

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A New Gender Dynamic

For a long time, I thought I was inferior to men. Wait, that’s not true. I didn’t think I was inferior. I believed it. What I thought was that I was angry about that belief, a belief that went so deep I didn’t know how to access it to turn it over and find out where it came from so I could remove it. This belief was something in my body that went […]

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King of Pleasure

The unfortunate thing about TiredChristianity is that it has failed to acknowledge one of the most riveting, interesting things about SexyJesus—his acceptance and celebration of pleasure. If we look closely, we see that SexyJesus was a man every woman wanted. The women who were drawn to him and who followed him did it because he was a leader and a model for others. He was gentle and kind, but also […]

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