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Spiritual direction

How to find a spiritual director

Ask around at your place of worship, or check the Spiritual Directors International Seek and Find Guide. Spiritual direction is not a licensed profession in any state or country, as far as I know, so it’s up to you to ask questions and make sure that you feel comfortable with whomever you select as your spiritual director. Go ahead and […]

April 28, 2007

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About supervision

Ideally, every spiritual director should be under some type of supervision. The differences between spiritual direction and therapy, pastoral counseling, friendship, and caretaking are sometimes tricky to discern, and meeting regularly with a supervisor or supervision group can help. Are you looking for a supervisor? I am able to meet with spiritual directors for supervision sessions in person or in […]

April 27, 2007

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Supervision agreement

When someone contacts me about meeting for supervision of their spiritual-direction practice, the first thing I propose is an informal meeting for coffee, or an extended phone conversation if the person lives far away. In this initial meeting, we talk about what I offer as a supervisor, what the person is expecting and hoping for from supervision, and how the […]

April 26, 2007

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Spiritual direction agreement

When someone contacts me about meeting for spiritual direction, the first thing I propose is an informal meeting for coffee, or an extended phone conversation if the person lives far away. In this initial meeting, we talk about what I offer as a spiritual director, what the person is expecting and hoping for from direction, and how the logistics of […]

April 25, 2007

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A good book

Romans 12:9 Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. (The Message) I just finished a book that is good in two senses of the word. First, it is excellent; of high quality. But it is also good in the sense of being the opposite of evil—or at least that’s what my experience was in […]

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