faith

I regularly call upon personal saints whose sainthood only exists in my mind!

5 Extremely Specific Personal Saints I Pray To Regularly

I regularly call upon personal saints for help. Really specific ones whose sainthood only exists in my own mind, but they’re very effective. Today I’ Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
Culture
Savannah came out as gay to her Mormon congregation while bearing her testimony. What her bishop did next was absolutely heartbreaking. (Image via YouTube)

Mormon Girl Comes Out As Gay To Congregation — Bishop Stops Her Mid-Speech

The idea is that you can say whatever you want, but most people know that there is a general script to follow when bearing one’s testimony. Coming Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
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Trust your life experiences. Believe yourself. Ask the questions, and be open to the answers that take you by surprise.

You Are Your Own Best Guru

On a practical level, being my own guru means that I trust myself. I can forgive myself when I make mistakes, and not get stuck in cycles of shame Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.14.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Maybe God blessed me with a miserable virus so I could take a little break.

To The Doctor Who Said "God Bless You"

*/ /*-->*/ No, I didn’t get a flu shot this year. Or last year. Um, or the year before. And last week, I had the flu. I went to the Medemerge 30 Read...
Erica Landis    |   03.13.17   |   SHARE
Essays
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What It Looks Like To Be A 29-Year-Old Unmarried Virgin Evangelical Feminist In 2017

A man who loves Jesus, believes in waiting for sex, and cares about intersectional feminism? That’s hard to find in Evangelicalism (although Read...
Nina Biagini    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
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I’m Not The Only One Who Lost Faith

In my youth, our church was a place of liberal political pride for me. Jesus was a role model for helping others. The man who sexually abused me also Read...
Kimberly Dark    |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
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Finding Refuge In Judaism As A Feminist Atheist

This past fall, I decided to stop worrying about the absence of my belief and allow myself the communal experience of prayer. I enjoy it, not because Read...
Jenny Splitter    |   02.21.17   |   SHARE
"My particular brand of existence means allowing belief and non-belief to coexist peacefully alongside one another, just as Shintoism and Buddhism do in Japan — just as I must with my past."

Voodoo and Televangelism: A Black Woman's Journey To Atheism

I was probably the most religious kid you ever met. I genuinely believed in God, the way that most kids believe in Sunday morning cartoons and Read...
Jennifer Neal    |   02.21.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads