Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Faith & Practice

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

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

Social Shaming: A Seduction Of Insecurity Calling For Mindful Recall

Social shaming has always existed, long before seeing it play out in public as rawly as we're seeing it now. We are social creatures made for connection, and shaming is a way to gain social capital. By highlighting the negative positioning of others, we secure a more postive sense of our own. Read more