Let’s Talk About Sexual Ethics ~ Part 4

Welcome to part 4 of our “Let’s Talk About Sexual Ethics” series. The first two posts consider the evolution of the sex ethics conversation in the Generous Space community. If you haven’t already read them, I invite you to do so here and here. In these posts, I unpack how a values-centered approach to sexual…

Let’s Talk About Sexual Ethics ~ Part 3

Last week, I posted a two part reflection (which can be found here and here) as a precursor to the release of this video in which I unpack centred-set sexual ethics. Included in this video are some of the key reflection questions that I invite people to consider if they choose to incorporate this framework.…

Let’s Talk Sexual Ethics ~ Part 1

[image description: a cartoon chalkboard that reads “Let’s Talk Sex”] For anyone who denies that God has a sense of humour, I wish they could be privy to the dialogue I have with the divine about the increasing opportunities I have to speak on the topic of sexual ethics. While I protest in Moses-esque questioning…

Unpacking Friendship – Ontario Generous Space Retreat 2018

As the Ontario GS community prepares to gather for our 6th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat (OGSR), we’re inviting our retreat participants and the broader GS community into some of our team’s reflections on this year’s theme: friendship. Our first reflection is by our E.D., Wendy VanderWal-Gritter: It wasn’t long after the last Ontario Generous Space…

Growing Up Into Both/And

One of the hallmarks of the Generous Space Community is the willingness to embrace “both / and.” Much of our world is split into an “either / or” mentality. Either you are liberal or you are conservative. Either you are affirming or you are non-affirming.  Such polarity can quickly deteriorate into extremes and in worst…

More New Direction …..

The wonderful thing about a blog is that it provides a forum for the development of thought. Blog posts aren’t published research, they aren’t the final say, they don’t presume to have the complete answer ….. at least mine don’t. Rather, they are a space for reflections, wonderings, exploring, and sometimes testing the waters. They…

Offering hope?

OK – buckle your seatbelts…. this is going to be as close to a rant as I get. Something’s been bugging me. Sort of like a sliver under your fingernail that you just can’t get out. It had come to my attention that a colleague had told others that “New Direction doesn’t offer hope anymore.”…