Holly Stratton

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A Perilous Pursuit: Laying Your Life On The Line For Love

Ambiguity. We recoil from its discomfort, and we retreat from its demand that we surrender to the limitations of humanity. We are by nature rebels who resist bowing the knee to our inability to decipher another's motivation, determine their mind, and dissect their heart. Read more

Love That Imagines The Unimaginable

When it comes to pain avoidance, emotional and mental distancing involves our establishing an invisible divide that separates us from those who are suffering. One of the most effective ways to do that is to disengage our best imagination, drawing a line in the sand between us and those who have been thrust into the pain of their worst imagination. Read more

Bowing Low When Bedlam Runs High

When indecency plays out on the stage recklessly, it leaves the audience leaning into their own decency righteously. That's because a low moral bar always tempts those who clear it (no matter how scantly) to believe their own bar is high. When there's no absolute truth in which to sink our teeth, comparsion becomes the magnetic field of our moral compass. Read more