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Teresa Blythe
Contributor

Teresa Blythe is a spiritual director and writer from Tucson, AZ. She is author of 50 Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times and co-author of Meeting God in Virtual Reality: Using Spiritual Practices with Media. Teresa is also the director of the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks outside Tucson and is a frequent conference and workshop speaker on the topics of prayer, discernment and organizational spiritual direction. She is a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) of Tucson.

Works by Teresa Blythe
Attributes of God: Divine Light
Teresa Blythe | April 21, 2022
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Learning at the Feet of Elders: A Return to...
Teresa Blythe | January 21, 2022
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Discernment Challenge: How Do We Know It's God?
Teresa Blythe | October 14, 2021
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Imagining the Birth of Jesus: Engage with Christmas...
Teresa Blythe | December 21, 2020
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Are You OK?: A Few Thoughts on Life and Spiritual...
Teresa Blythe | October 23, 2020
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Daily Lent Prayer: Discernment Through Ignation Examen
Teresa Blythe | February 28, 2020
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Prayer Walk: An Excerpt From '50 Ways To Pray'
Teresa Blythe | February 20, 2020
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Prayer of the Heart: An Excerpt From '50 Ways To Pray'
Teresa Blythe | November 11, 2019
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Prayer Exercise: Where Can We Find Faith In Media?
Teresa Blythe | September 16, 2019
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Responding To Tragedies: More Than Thoughts and Prayers
Teresa Blythe | September 03, 2019
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There’s No Proselytizing in Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | August 09, 2019
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Contemplation Exercise: Here I Am Prayer
Teresa Blythe | July 22, 2019
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Desire as a Doorway to God
Teresa Blythe | April 24, 2019
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Making a Living off Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | March 26, 2019
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Works Without Faith Can be Deadening, Too
Teresa Blythe | January 09, 2019
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 23: Praying the Nativity
Teresa Blythe | December 23, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 22: Praying the Benedictus
Teresa Blythe | December 22, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 20: Prayer of Desire
Teresa Blythe | December 20, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 18: Journaling As Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 18, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 17: Prayer Walk
Teresa Blythe | December 17, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 14: A Healing Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 14, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 13: A Prayer for Others
Teresa Blythe | December 13, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 12: The Focusing Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 12, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 11: Praying with A Question
Teresa Blythe | December 11, 2018
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Advent Meditation for Dec. 10: The Daily Examen
Teresa Blythe | December 10, 2018
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Advent Meditation For December 8: Prayer of the Heart
Teresa Blythe | December 08, 2018
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Advent Meditation for December 7: The Jesus Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 07, 2018
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An Advent Meditation: Create Your Own Psalm
Teresa Blythe | December 06, 2018
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Advent Meditation Practice - 'Here I Am' Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 03, 2018
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Praying with Ignatius of Loyola this Advent
Teresa Blythe | December 02, 2018
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Patriarchy, Choir Boys and the #ChurchToo Movement
Teresa Blythe | October 03, 2018
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Praying for Our Enemies
Teresa Blythe | September 17, 2018
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The Truth About Spiritual Growth
Teresa Blythe | August 17, 2018
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The Holiness of Ordinary Time
Teresa Blythe | July 03, 2018
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Making a Living as a Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | June 15, 2018
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Wrestling with My Inner Donald Trump
Teresa Blythe | May 22, 2018
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Spiritual Direction Demystified
Teresa Blythe | April 02, 2018
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Why We Need a Spiritual Guide
Teresa Blythe | March 26, 2018
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Spiritual Direction as a Wellness Practice
Teresa Blythe | March 21, 2018
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Spiritual Direction for the Exvangelical
Teresa Blythe | January 22, 2018
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Unwanted Sexual Attention at #ChurchToo
Teresa Blythe | January 16, 2018
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Sexual Misconduct in Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | November 29, 2017
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Giving "Thoughts and Prayers" a Break
Teresa Blythe | November 06, 2017
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Learning from our Reactions Along the Spiritual Path
Teresa Blythe | November 01, 2017
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Discernment in a Fake News World
Teresa Blythe | September 25, 2017
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Praying for Peace in a Frightening World
Teresa Blythe | August 08, 2017
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Spiritual Direction in an Anxious World
Teresa Blythe | June 26, 2017
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Conversion from Hate to Love
Teresa Blythe | June 14, 2017
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Keeping Faith in the Midst of Fear
Teresa Blythe | June 01, 2017
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Is Media Overload Dulling your Spirit?
Teresa Blythe | May 22, 2017
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Spiritual Direction for the Resistance
Teresa Blythe | April 26, 2017
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Why I Became a Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | April 13, 2017
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5 Ways to Observe Lent this Year
Teresa Blythe | March 01, 2017
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How to Find the Right Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | February 24, 2017
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How to Say Goodbye to your Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | January 20, 2017
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5 Ways Spiritual Direction Can Improve Your New Year
Teresa Blythe | January 03, 2017
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Young Adults as Spiritual Directors
Teresa Blythe | December 29, 2016
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Discernment as a Visioning Tool
Teresa Blythe | December 02, 2016
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Spiritual Direction for the Deeply Troubled
Teresa Blythe | November 14, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and Election Anxiety
Teresa Blythe | October 03, 2016
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5 Ways Spiritual Direction Promotes Freedom
Teresa Blythe | September 19, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Clergy Person
Teresa Blythe | August 29, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and Young Adults
Teresa Blythe | August 08, 2016
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Don't Give Up!
Teresa Blythe | July 18, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Homebound Person
Teresa Blythe | June 15, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and Transgender Persons
Teresa Blythe | May 23, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Non-theist
Teresa Blythe | May 11, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Medical Professional
Teresa Blythe | March 28, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Specialized Minister
Teresa Blythe | March 21, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Person in Recovery
Teresa Blythe | March 16, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Retiree
Teresa Blythe | March 07, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Business Person
Teresa Blythe | February 03, 2016
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Spiritual Direction and the Seminarian
Teresa Blythe | January 13, 2016
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Viking Discernment
Teresa Blythe | December 17, 2015
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Placing Limits on Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 01, 2015
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Spiritual, Religious or Adventure?
Teresa Blythe | November 25, 2015
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Stages of Freedom: Reflections on The Wolfpack
Teresa Blythe | November 17, 2015
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Cardinal Lessons in Discernment
Teresa Blythe | November 12, 2015
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Mysticism and Diversity: Lessons from a Van Flat
Teresa Blythe | November 04, 2015
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Resting for Others
Teresa Blythe | October 28, 2015
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Welcoming Difficult Feelings in Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | October 19, 2015
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7 Spiritual Steps to Finding our Life's Work
Teresa Blythe | October 12, 2015
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Money Matters in Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | October 06, 2015
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New Frontiers for Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | September 30, 2015
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Decent Work is a Spiritual Value
Teresa Blythe | September 24, 2015
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Five Recommended Books on Vocational Discernment
Teresa Blythe | September 21, 2015
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Five Recommended Books on the Unconditional Love of God
Teresa Blythe | September 15, 2015
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Recommended Books on Spiritual Discernment
Teresa Blythe | September 09, 2015
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Five Books to Help you Explore Spiritual Practices
Teresa Blythe | August 31, 2015
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Five Recommended Books on Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | August 19, 2015
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Paying Attention to What Is
Teresa Blythe | August 10, 2015
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Top 5 Fears People Have About Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | August 05, 2015
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Spiritual Directors as "Good Soil"
Teresa Blythe | July 22, 2015
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Staying Peaceful when the News Isn't
Teresa Blythe | June 19, 2015
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Anne Lamott and the Trans-bashing Tweet
Teresa Blythe | June 12, 2015
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Giving Away Your Power
Teresa Blythe | June 08, 2015
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Why I remain a contemplative Christian
Teresa Blythe | June 04, 2015
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Summer Slowdown
Teresa Blythe | June 01, 2015
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Five Ways to Deepen a Conversation
Teresa Blythe | May 04, 2015
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New Life: The Heart of Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | April 03, 2015
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We hold joy and sorrow together
Teresa Blythe | March 23, 2015
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Superbowl Discernment Lesson
Teresa Blythe | February 03, 2015
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Spiritual Practices
Teresa Blythe | January 19, 2015
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Holy Terror! Spiritual Guides and Violence
Teresa Blythe | January 12, 2015
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Spiritual Direction in the New Year
Teresa Blythe | January 02, 2015
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Praying through Advent: Imagining the Nativity
Teresa Blythe | December 24, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Lectio Divina on Matthew's...
Teresa Blythe | December 23, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: Praying our Experience
Teresa Blythe | December 22, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Praying the Nativity
Teresa Blythe | December 21, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Praying the Benedictus
Teresa Blythe | December 20, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Imagining the Heavenly Host
Teresa Blythe | December 19, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Praying our Desires
Teresa Blythe | December 18, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Dialogue with Scripture
Teresa Blythe | December 17, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Journaling
Teresa Blythe | December 16, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Prayer Walk
Teresa Blythe | December 15, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Imagining Shepherds and Angels
Teresa Blythe | December 14, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Praying like St. Francis
Teresa Blythe | December 13, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Healing Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 12, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Praying for Others
Teresa Blythe | December 11, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: Focusing Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 10, 2014
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Praying through Advent: Praying Questions
Teresa Blythe | December 09, 2014
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Praying through Advent: The Daily Examen
Teresa Blythe | December 08, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: Imagining the Nativity
Teresa Blythe | December 07, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: Prayer of the Heart
Teresa Blythe | December 06, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: The Jesus Prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 05, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: Write a Psalm
Teresa Blythe | December 04, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: Dialogue with Scripture
Teresa Blythe | December 03, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: Lectio Divina
Teresa Blythe | December 02, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: "Here I Am" prayer
Teresa Blythe | December 01, 2014
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Praying Through Advent: Imagination Prayer
Teresa Blythe | November 29, 2014
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Good Books Related to Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | November 25, 2014
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Marketing Your Spiritual Direction Practice
Teresa Blythe | June 05, 2014
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Setting your Fee for Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | May 05, 2014
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Finding the Right Space for Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | April 21, 2014
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Setting up a Spiritual Direction Practice
Teresa Blythe | March 07, 2014
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Transference in Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | February 07, 2014
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Boundaries in Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | December 27, 2013
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Projection and the Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | December 09, 2013
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What Spiritual Directors need to know about Psychology
Teresa Blythe | November 18, 2013
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Supervision for Spiritual Directors
Teresa Blythe | October 16, 2013
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Self-Care for the Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | October 01, 2013
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Evoking not Directing
Teresa Blythe | August 26, 2013
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Am I a Spiritual Director?
Teresa Blythe | August 12, 2013
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The essential practice of Radical Acceptance
Teresa Blythe | July 26, 2013
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The essential practice of Body Prayer
Teresa Blythe | July 22, 2013
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The essential practice of the Breath Prayer
Teresa Blythe | July 12, 2013
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The essential practice of Guided Imagery
Teresa Blythe | June 26, 2013
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The essential practice of Centering Prayer
Teresa Blythe | June 05, 2013
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The essential practice of Lectio Divina
Teresa Blythe | May 28, 2013
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Common Spiritual Longings
Teresa Blythe | May 01, 2013
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Warning Signs in Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | April 01, 2013
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Your rights in spiritual direction
Teresa Blythe | February 18, 2013
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Spiritual Directors' Code of Ethics
Teresa Blythe | February 11, 2013
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Your First Session
Teresa Blythe | February 04, 2013
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When Spiritual Directors are Hard to Find
Teresa Blythe | January 28, 2013
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Intuition and the Search for a Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | January 14, 2013
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Finding a Good Fit in a Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | December 31, 2012
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Two Styles of Spiritual Direction to Choose From
Teresa Blythe | December 24, 2012
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Not all Spiritual Directors have been Trained
Teresa Blythe | December 21, 2012
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What to Look for in Spiritual Direction Training
Teresa Blythe | December 03, 2012
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Spiritual Direction Training
Teresa Blythe | November 27, 2012
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How to Become a Spiritual Director
Teresa Blythe | November 04, 2012
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Using a Discernment Coach
Teresa Blythe | October 25, 2012
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Does a Candidate's Faith Matter?
Teresa Blythe | October 16, 2012
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Spiritual Direction and your Leadership Team
Teresa Blythe | October 15, 2012
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Hiring a Spiritual Director for your Group
Teresa Blythe | October 10, 2012
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Covert Group Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | October 01, 2012
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How to do Group Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | September 24, 2012
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Group Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | September 17, 2012
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What a Spiritual Direction Session Looks Like
Teresa Blythe | September 14, 2012
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One-on-One Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | September 07, 2012
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Spiritual Direction vs. Spiritual Friend
Teresa Blythe | September 04, 2012
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Spiritual Direction vs. Counseling
Teresa Blythe | August 31, 2012
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Appreciating Spiritual Experiences
Teresa Blythe | August 27, 2012
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Wrestling with Tough Spiritual Issues
Teresa Blythe | August 21, 2012
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Assessing Spiritual Growth
Teresa Blythe | August 13, 2012
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Simple Questions to Help you Discern
Teresa Blythe | August 10, 2012
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Discernment, Wesley-style
Teresa Blythe | August 06, 2012
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Discernment-in-Community, Quaker-style
Teresa Blythe | July 27, 2012
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A Step-by-Step Discernment Process
Teresa Blythe | July 23, 2012
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Basic Principles to Help You Discern
Teresa Blythe | July 20, 2012
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Discernment as a Way of Life
Teresa Blythe | July 16, 2012
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Remembering an Experience of God
Teresa Blythe | July 13, 2012
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Silence in Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | July 09, 2012
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Awareness of God
Teresa Blythe | July 05, 2012
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What spiritual direction cannot do for you
Teresa Blythe | June 29, 2012
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What Spiritual Direction can do for you
Teresa Blythe | June 25, 2012
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Who comes to Spiritual Direction?
Teresa Blythe | June 22, 2012
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It's about Contemplation
Teresa Blythe | June 15, 2012
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The Spiritual Director as Field Guide
Teresa Blythe | June 11, 2012
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From Caves to Comfy Chairs and Candles
Teresa Blythe | June 08, 2012
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Where does Spiritual Direction come from?
Teresa Blythe | June 05, 2012
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What Exactly is Spiritual Direction?
Teresa Blythe | June 04, 2012
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Intro to Spiritual Direction
Teresa Blythe | June 01, 2012
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Congregational Discernment: Finding God's Way Together
Teresa Blythe | November 03, 2010
Congregational discernment -- a spiritual practice that brings people together in prayer......
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