the road to equality is paved with friendship.

kathyescobar co-pastoring, equality, friendship, leadership 20 Comments

* this post is part of the february synchroblog.  this month’s topic is centered around cross-gender friendships, a topic i have written a lot about over the years. the link list for other bloggers writing on this topic this month are below so check them out. also, i am excited to be part of this year’s sacred friendship gathering at the …

friendship: men & women can be friends, here’s a place to start

kathyescobar friendship, relationships, the refuge 4 Comments

* this is the final post in this series related to cultivating healthy friendship. the other posts are: mind-reading, assumptions, and saying our crazy stuff out loud, safety & boundaries aren’t dumb psychology words, conflict is good (even though most of us hate it), and learning to let go.  it’s been fun for me to re-cap some of what we practiced …

alongside

kathyescobar dreams, equality, friendship, healing, incarnational, leadership, relationships, the refuge 17 Comments

the refuge turns 6 years old this month!  it’s so hard to believe.  some days it seems like yesterday and other days it feels like decades ago. there are many things to celebrate about the past 6 years. i continue to learn more than i ever bargained for about God, life, love, friendship, and leadership. some days i still want …

practicing friendship

kathyescobar friendship, healing, incarnational, relationships, spiritual formation 20 Comments

* this is part 2 to the last post:  let’s be friends.  oh wait, we don’t know how to! i wish learning new things were as easy as taking a class, watching a youtube instructional video, or reading the perfect how-to book that provides all of the answers.  for fixing kitchen sinks, it probably works.  for cultivating long lasting intimate …