June Quarter 2020 Issue — On UrbanFaith.com


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Mind, Body, and Spirit


What psychiatrists have to say about holiday blues

Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than “Deck the Halls”? You’re not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.

Relationships


Hey Mama, you don’t have to be Supermom

“I was that girl who always felt like she needed to be superwoman. I thought that I needed to do it all, be it all, and do everything perfectly. I know I’m not the only one who has ever felt this way.”

Marriage and Relationships 101: Pray it, Don’t say it

Every time we are complaining about our partners, we are speaking death to our relationships. We have the power to bring life to our relationships with our tongues instead. We can do this through prayer and by speaking direct words of affirmation over our significant others.

3 Things to Consider When Dating a Divorced Christian

As we date those who have been previously married, ask questions to learn where they stand with Christ and in their previous marriages. Then, seek the Lord to determine if you would be permitted and willing to stand with them in holy matrimony—until death.

Social Justice


Reparations fund for Virginia seminary

An Episcopal seminary in Virginia has announced plans to create a $1.7 million endowment fund whose proceeds will support reparations for the school’s ties to slavery.

Black women sound the alarm about domestic violence

“In some cases, with very, very religious women from certain church traditions, if marital issues are expressed to the pastor or other members of the church, there has been this history of saying, ‘Baby, just take it. Love your husband. Pray for your husband and God will do something in the end.’” — Rev. C.J. Rhodes, pastor of Mount Helm Baptist Church in Jackson, MS.

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The power of a song in a strange land

Spirituals were created out of the experience of enslaved people in the US. They weren’t songs of anger – but of an abiding belief in the victory of good over evil.