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Deeply and faithfully loving and caring for oneself is enough -- it’s not just a pause between activities, writes a seminary professor and psychologist.
Gold Star widow Claudia Perez creates and serves free meals for military families at the monthly Work Day and Fun Day events at Rick's Place near Fort Bragg. It's one of the many ways the organization gives military families a break from the stresses of reintegration. Photos courtesy of Rick's Place.
The stresses of combat and frequent deployments take a toll on military families. A special park near a base in North Carolina -- supported by churches -- offers a new model to ease the transition from war to peacetime life.
How do you go on when you are undone by cancer? In her new book, cancer survivor and theologian Deanna Thompson combines personal stories and trauma research to offer insight into the challenge of living with serious illness.
A new book about an extensive study of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina explores clergy struggles with physical and mental health. But it also explores positive findings, especially in the area of positive mental health.
Why do we expect young people to be naturally hopeful? Looking honestly at a broken world and resolving to live in hope anyway requires experience, writes the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Has the idolization of the nuclear family stifled our imagination about how to live in Christian community? What might it look like to sleep, eat and organize our days around the communion built at the Eucharist table?
The spiritual practices of Celtic Christianity include an appreciation for thresholds -- those literal and metaphorical crossing points that can serve as designated spaces or times to open to God, says a writer living in Ireland.
Reclaim your humanity, says the journalist and author of a book on the lost art of conversation. Put away the smartphone and have a conversation with someone, face-to-face, on matters small and large.
The principles and practices of improvisational theater can help people cope with difficulty and an uncertain future -- all while taking themselves lightly, says the author of “God, Improv, and the Art of Living.”
On June 9, 2018, a day after Anthony Bourdain's death, a makeshift memorial arises in Manhattan outside of Les Halles Brasserie, where he served for years as executive chef.
In the face of an onslaught of suicide, the church has a powerful counternarrative, says an Episcopal priest. We are made in God’s image and loved more deeply than we can imagine; death will not ultimately triumph over life.