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December 21, 2017
My Last Resort
I’m at the beach with my husband, wining and dining on the company dime for...
October 17, 2017
Lately, it seems, everyone is talking about silence—how they have less of it, how they...
October 02, 2017
Bridal Veils and Blessing
In the back of the closet right, where I’d stowed it years before, I found...
August 14, 2017
An American Body Politic
A show about Russian spies living in D.C. during the Cold War easily brings to...
August 02, 2017
Rules for the Male Gaze
Once, in high school, a guy in the trombone section brought a Playboy to band...
March 28, 2017
Mysteries Sherlock Holmes Can’t Solve
“No, you should definitely major in English,” I told our babysitter, a high-school senior from...
March 31, 2016
A Rabbi, a Priest, and a Wedding: Part 2
Read Part 1 here. By Danielle Leshaw Judaism tells us how to leave. Leaving the...
March 30, 2016
A Rabbi, a Priest, and a Wedding: Part 1
By Danielle Leshaw Father Bill offered a set of instructions. “Walk beside me, never on...
January 15, 2016
Honey, I Want a Tattoo
By Brad Fruhauff If Katie had had a tattoo when we met, I probably would...
October 29, 2015
The Affair and the End of It
The second season of Showtime’s The Affair premiered at the beginning of October. In the show, Noah,...
September 28, 2015
My Days of Awe, 5776
Impatience. Anger. Wastefulness. Restlessness. Desire. Haughtiness. Greed. Judgement. Pride. § I’ve been paying...
September 18, 2015
At five a.m. this morning, my husband woke me while taking money from my wallet...
September 04, 2015
For the Newlyweds
May you have the courage to let go of everything you know about yourselves—everything you...
August 11, 2015
Happy Pride Parade
I was in tears watching my city's Gay Pride parade go by this year. Yes,...
July 02, 2015
Dancing for My Life, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. Traditional dance is, by modern standards, inherently misogynistic. The man leads, in...
July 01, 2015
Dancing for My Life, Part 1
“ONE two three, LONG short short—don’t step on her!” Gulya is my dance instructor. She’s...
June 25, 2015
After I’ve peeled the plastic protective layer off the nicotine patch and am holding the...
April 29, 2015
Sexist Assumptions and the Difficult, Dirty Work of Grace
My husband was deep into a bathroom remodeling project when he asked me to stop...
April 16, 2015
Make It Old: A Wedding Anniversary Epithalamion
In the beginning was a wedding. The ceremony began with light. The ceremony included the...
February 26, 2015
The Courage of Men
By Suzanne M. Wolfe Twenty one men dressed in orange jump-suits are kneeling in a...
March 25, 2014
Letter to Stephen Dunn
Dear Steve, I’ve had to look away for most of three decades now—away from your...
July 26, 2013
The Truth Told Slant
Every winter I plunge into darkness. As Seattle days shorten to eight hours with clouds...
May 30, 2013
The Daughter Who Defied Gravity
Guest Post By Gregory Wolfe The following remarks were given by the author at his...
May 10, 2013
A Theology of Singleness, Part 2
Guest Post By J. M. Samuelson Continued from yesterday. Alan Jacobs recently made a wise...
May 09, 2013
A Theology of Singleness, Part 1
Guest Post By J. M. Samuelson Publishers today are churning out self-help literature at ever-increasing...
April 08, 2013
More Poetry of Married Love
In a previous post, I used Richard Wilbur’s poem “for C” to talk about my...
March 22, 2013
The Pope, My Husband, and Me
“He blessed us.” Craig’s eyes twinkle, his mouth twitches. I recognize the man I fell...
February 11, 2013
Top 25 Films on Marriage
Arts & Faith's Top 25 Films on Marriage list was recently released by Image Journal, in...
December 18, 2012
The Poetry of Married Love
When my husband was told he’d have quadruple bypass surgery the next day, we were—believe...
December 05, 2012
Life and Longing in Laramie
Dust…flies free for a moment, then returns, leisurely, to the habitual road—that bruised string which...
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