Posts Tagged: pleasure

Walking the Talk …

As I prepare for our next Couple’s Sacred Intimacy Retreat as well as a couple of upcoming talks, I find myself thinking about the eight couple’s that bravely ventured into the vulnerable world of intimacy at our last retreat in March. When I prepare, I immerse myself in reading, thinking and writing. But woven into… Read more »

Need more joy? Take 5

Failure to take pleasure in the good things in life dishonors the gifts or accomplishments that deserve appreciation. It also dishonors your desire to know joy. Recently I spent a week out on an island camping with family and friends. I was far away from so many of the distractions that too often receive all… Read more »

We don’t have much time … we better go slow!

Except for paying attention, what else is continual prayer? Poet Samuel Green How often do you let the sense of being rushed prevent you from enjoying the moments you have … with your friends, with your children, with your beloved? In today’s fast-paced culture, the belief that there is not enough time is a habitual… Read more »

90,000 mile tune-up … aka TURNING 50!

 image via telegraph.co.uk Turning 50 is an odd thing. The number doesn’t fit. If I don’t look in the mirror – I feel about as rambunctious as I did at 21. I now get 8 hours of sleep – no waking babies and no partying teenagers. I have delicious lingering time to enjoy the love… Read more »

The Holy Erotic

  I am sitting on the deck at my temporary Santa Barbara writer’s retreat. The sun dances on my eyelids and fills my soul with warm light. I wish I could magically beam all my moss encrusted northwest friends to be in this moment. There is something delicious, luscious even, in warmth on bare skin… Read more »

Ruah … is now

  I was reading the book Holy Eros by Whitehead and Whitehead the other day and came across the line: “Scholars today – social scientists as well as theologians – suggest that our hunger for contact with the foundational source of significance is part of what it means to be human.” Our hunger for meaning,… Read more »

SEX!!! EDUCATION???

  A Reader Question: What would a healthy sex education look like inside a truly Christian paradigm? How do we teach our kids about sexuality when we believe our bodies and our sexual desires are a gift from God? The word sex is loaded … in fact it has been loaded for so long that… Read more »