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Help with recognizing our own RACISM:
Historical Global Context: Abolitionism in the United Kindom:
Our Unfortunate Cultural Heritage: The Long Shadow
Consider the different experience of living with a black body:
Sharpen your sense of the racial and cultural backgrounds of your family.
Remember, Listening doesn't start with denial. Research how to hold space for others. Prayerfully prepare yourself to recognize, confess and repent from the generational sin of dehumanizing and enslaving others.
Our Social Unrest and Racialized Pains:
Keep in mind there are multiple conversations going on.
Start with being a careful listener in your own conversations. (see above)
Respect and support the important conversations taking place within the tensions of differentness:
Between people of faith (Christian in this case)
Between black leaders of current movements (Hawk Newsome & Candace Owens sorting it out)
Between political leaders and reporters/influencers (Tim Scott & Trevor Noah)
Consider examples of disciplined listening (Do you have other examples?)
Understand the Racialized Somatic Traumas trying to move toward a Collective Cultural Consciousness that is generative and reparative.
Marital Advice - short and sweet from Esther Perel
When pondered, bodily pains reveal our mental habits and character,
but actually tending to our aches and pains is also a form of self-love...
Wisdom for everyday life...
Great marriages don't just happen - but what really helps?
Is there an App for that?
PHOTOGRAPHY by Iarmila McKinley- When your relationship feels
as good on the inside as it looks on the outside.
Gifted, sensitive, relational, humble.
So sign-up or start a Community Garden like this one.
UPDATE: The Biochemistry of Love
Tears and Caregiving: the chemical melting of Anger into Compassion
So, what to do when your partner cries? It depends, is s/he an
Approacher or an Avoider?...
Intersubjectivity begins between bodies!
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