The Word Among Us

July/August 2011 Issue

Publisher's Letter

Love One Another

When John wrote his Gospel , about the year a.d. 90, things were not exactly peaceful. The church was facing conflicts both from within and from outside. More »


Healing Our Relationships

Everyone longs to have close relationships, especially within their families. We want to get along. We want to exercise the give-and-take of relationships in a way that is just, loving, and generous. More »

Breaking Free

The story of Joseph sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Joseph’s ability to keep his peace despite such painful injustices is so heroic that we might be tempted to dismiss it as just a charming tale. More »

Special Feature

From Brigands to Saints

A few individual saints, like Francis of Assisi and Ignatius of Loyola, led colorful and even sinful lives before turning their hearts to God. But only one married saint couple is as well known for their violent past as for their eventual sanctity. More »

The Marriage I Always Wanted

There I sat, with our two-monthold daughter strapped in the baby carrier, discussing my rights and options with a divorce attorney, while my parents watched our two-year-old son at their home. More »

Baptized Passions

Have you ever been in a stupid argument? When I ask this question in my seminars on emotional intelligence, I typically receive a resounding yes. More »