Author Archives: Alise

About Alise

I’m a lot of things, but more than anything else, I’m a woman in progress. I’m finding that out more and more all the time. Knitting is just a series of knots. I hope as my tangled thoughts are put out there, they will weave together into something that adds a little bit of beauty to the world.

Loving My Kids Shouldn’t Require Bravery

Is it really brave to do something that comes naturally? Continue reading

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The Billy Graham Rule: An Adulterer’s Perspective

For years I eschewed the Billy Graham rule. Then I had an affair with my best friend. Where am I now? Continue reading

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Creating a Pliable God

Do we really want to boil God’s power down to a weather report? Continue reading

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Why I Support Protesting Trump

We tend to have selective amnesia about how people react when there’s a change of party in the White House. Some always feel disenfranchised and overreact with the worst possible caricatures of what the words said during the campaigns could … Continue reading

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Betrayal

It’s been nearly 2 months since I’ve written here. The last time I took such a long blogging break it was after my affair and divorce. My marriage now is just fine, but since November 8th, I have had a sense of … Continue reading

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3 Actions to Take Following the Trump Election

Three ways I’m trying to bring light after the election of Donald Trump Continue reading

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Caring for Yourself as You Parent After a Trump Election

Caring for yourself as a parent following the Trump election. Continue reading

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