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Every month new topics that are relevant to women and how faith relates to those issues are featured.

Cafe podcast: Apologies

Cafe podcast: Apologies

We hurt others; others hurt us. We need to give apologies, and we need to hear them. Do you know how to apologize? Listen to the podcast below and on iTunes. You can see this issue from July 2017 in past...

Cafe group July: Apologies & forgiveness

Cafe group July: Apologies & forgiveness

July 2017 Offering a true apology by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni We hurt others; others hurt us. We need to give apologies, and we need to hear them. Do you know what it means to offer a true apology? Read more Faith reflections: Healing after brokenness by AmyJo...

Offering a true apology

Offering a true apology

by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  -- 1 John 1:8-9 So when you are...

Faith reflections: Healing after brokenness

Faith reflections: Healing after brokenness

by AmyJo Mattheis Sin is the source of our wounds, and forgiveness is the balm that heals. As a Christian raised in the Lutheran tradition, I believe that our baptism is at the center of how we interact with the violence and brokenness of sin. Baptism changes the way...

Flashing red: the anger signal

Flashing red: the anger signal

by Harriet Lerner We women have long been taught to avoid anger, not only the expression of it, but the experience of it. We swallow our anger (“it’s not worth fighting over”), or we deny it entirely because we are supposed to be the nurturers, the soothers, the...

June Cafe group: Anger

June Cafe group: Anger

June 2017 Flashing red: The anger signal by Harriet Lerner Sometimes we tell others and ourselves not to get angry--but relationship expert, Harriet Lerner says that expressing our anger in a healthy way can be good for us and our relationships. Read more Faith...

May Cafe group: Finding community

May Cafe group: Finding community

Young women are sharing community, maybe dinner and discussing the faith-based topics that appear in every issue of Café. Each issue of Café features two articles with discussion questions and a closing prayer. You can download and print out the May 2017 issue, or...

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