Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Love

When Letting Someone Off The Hook Is The Most Loving Thing We Can Do

Life is complicated and nuanced and there are always a multiple of reasons for the hurtful actions of others that we will never be able to understand, reasons that often have nothing to do with us. The most we can do in the midst of relational hurt is humbly go to the table of communication and lay out our heart in raw honesty. Read more

True Love: Faithful When The Fireworks Fizzle

From New York City's spectacular show to the backyard simplicity of sparklers, smoke bombs and ground spinners, for over fifty years I've enjoyed the privilege of having my fourth of July decorated with its own unique display of fireworks. I accept each one as a priceless gift, for the celebration of freedom isn't about the momentary sensation of any exploding light.... Read more

Caring About Right Things At The Right Time

Sometimes we don't care about the right things at the right time. That inappropriately-dressed teen drawing attention to her body may need the loving attention of a genuine mentor more than she needs admonition from a modesty sheriff. The culture is shouting the lie to her that her power is found in her sexuality, and the attention her... Read more