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Milestones September 2015

Births, deaths, and marriages among Friends.

Births, marriages, and deaths.

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True Relationship

Love engendered in true relationship escapes its original container and spreads out. “My cup runneth over” expresses perfectly what Dan […]

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A Few Thoughts about Marriage

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Building the Marriage Sanctuary

Charles Dickens began A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” […]

Ron McDonald, a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, is a pastoral counselor.

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Early Quaker Families, 1650–1800

As the Religious Society of Friends emerged out of the chaos of the English Civil War in the 1650s, Quakers’ […]

Marilyn Dell Brady has retired from a teaching career at Virginia Wesleyan College and lives in Alpine, Tex., where she is part of the Alpine Worship Group.

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The Nurture of Quaker Marriages

This article has two themes, both of which address what it means to be married under the care of the […]

Ruth Peterson is a member of Abington (Pa.) Meeting, where she is a member of the Care of Members Committee and formerly served as its clerk.

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Quaker Marriage: A Journey

A Quaker wedding may appear to be a relatively simple affair. During a meeting for worship for marriage, a couple […]

Paul Sheldon, a member of Lansdowne (Pa.) Meeting, teaches Psychology at Villanova University.

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Three Weddings, One Marriage

We did not set out to have three weddings. We were both married before and were in our 50s and […]

Eleanor Harris, director of development and outreach for Pendle Hill Quaker retreat and study center in Wallingford, Pa., is a member of Minneapolis (Minn.) Meeting. George Owen, volunteer sustainability coordinator for Pendle Hill, is a member of Milwaukee (Wis.) Meeting. They are currently sojourning at Middletown (Pa.) Meeting.

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Differences along the Path towards Equal Marriage

When seeking inclusivity in marriage minutes, it is tempting to focus on similarities between same‐sex and opposite‐sex couples. There are […]

Annika Fjelstad lives with her spouse, Heather Ferguson, and their two elementary-school-age children. They have spent the past two years as sojourning members of Monteverde Meeting, Costa Rica, where Annika serves as director of Monteverde Friends School.

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Transitioning in the Light: A Quaker Community’s Journey across the Gender Divide

I was feeling terribly alone on that cold February evening as I placed the call to Carole Hoage. Muscles knotted […]

Chloe Schwenke, a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting, is an ethicist and international development consultant. She is the author of Reclaiming Value in International Development: The Moral Divisions of Development Policy and Practice in Poor Countries. Her website is http://www.developmentvalues.net.

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