Tag: "friendship"

To Fit In or Not to Fit In? Developing Friendships
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To Fit In or Not to Fit In? Developing Friendships

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There is a dichotomy in this question or quest, if you will. “Fitting in” calls for a person to make a choice of accepting a set of ideals that belong to a certain group of people in the community. These set of ideals should match those of oneself to truly fit in. These ideals should […]

The Death-Haunted Art of Friendship (Part II)
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The Death-Haunted Art of Friendship (Part II)

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For The Death Haunted Art of Friendship (Part I), go here. How often in Scripture we find violence mingled with love, like water mingled with wine: in the Song of Songs, the watchmen beating the lover as she searches the city for her beloved; in Genesis, Abram’s knife poised over Isaac’s breast. Yet it is […]

"People Who Need People" - A View on Friendship
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“People Who Need People” – A View on Friendship

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“People…people who need people…” Barbara Streisand sang in her sixties’ movie Funny Girl. “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world!” Streisand’s singing was over-the-top; music speaks to the soul, and there is so much truth in the song. We need to recognize that we need people. At the same time, though, […]

The Guy-Girl Friendship
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The Guy-Girl Friendship

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Men and women can’t be just friends. It was the main point of a video that made the rounds a few months back in the wonderful world of social media, linked below for your convenience. http://youtu.be/T_lh5fR4DMA Makes a compelling case.  But regardless of which side of the fence […]

"Sorry" Seems to be the Hardest Word
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“Sorry” Seems to be the Hardest Word

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The association of being a Christian and a Catholic comes with a great personal responsibility. It is no doubt an expectation of those who know us to be a Christian that we act like one. This is a natural expectation. People seem to lose the focus about what they expect from a Christian when it […]

The Death-Haunted Art of Friendship (Part I)
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The Death-Haunted Art of Friendship (Part I)

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Eve Tushnet is among the most promising young Catholic intellectuals in America. She is a student of art and culture whose writing touches on sexuality, personhood, and faith. Published in journals secular and religious, she was profiled in the New York Times as a “gay Catholic voice against same-sex marriage.” This is the first of […]

Just Give Me a Hug!
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Just Give Me a Hug!

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If you don’t know the power of a hug, then you are probably not having much success in your relationships. To hug is to heal.  To be hugged is to be healed. To not hug is to deprive. I am not exaggerating when I say that hugs have the power to convert. A person having […]

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