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Living on Automatic: How Emotional Conditioning Shapes Our Lives and Relationships

By Homer B. Martin and Christine B.L. Adams. Praeger, 2018. 187 pages. $37/hardcover or eBook. Quaker doctor Christine B.L. Adams […]

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Eldering: A Legacy

When I arrived in Champaign, Illinois, in 1963, I made my way to the Friends meeting the very first Sunday. […]

Mariellen Gilpin, a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting, is an editor of What Canst Thou Say, a newsletter for Quakers with an interest in mystical experience or contemplative prayer, and is clerk of the Ministry and Advancement Committee of Illinois Yearly Meeting.

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Long‐Distance Relationships, Or, The Message I Didn’t Give in Chapel Hill

Mary introduced us by email. By the time we met in person, Nora and I had pleasantly corresponded by email […]

Sean Crane laid down writing and music in 2007 to follow a leading arising in part from the incident described in this article. He has since studied climate, oil, and energy issues and is now a certified energy auditor. He and his partner have formed an Energy Star Partner company, which audits homes and then helps people reduce their energy use, to include the sealing and insulating of houses and the installation of renewable energy. The website is http://www.hometowngreen.net. They have six employees. Sean speaks nationally on Home Performance and Carbon Footprint. Immersed in the witness of this work, Sean but sporadically attends Providence Meeting in Media, Pa. The committee of War dead from the park he sees more often; they are a somewhat more silent bunch.

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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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Paul: I Witness a Friend’s Difficult Calling

I feel how Paul is connected solidly to the Root. I feel honored to have been witness to an important […]

Marti Matthews is a member of Oak Park Monthly Meeting. A retired counselor, she is the author of the book Pain: The Challenge and the Gift and various published articles. Because of a curvature in her lower back, she has been led to learn much on the subject of healing.

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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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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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