The Martin Institute | June 10, 2021

Bittersweet

There are times in the Christian life that we find ourselves “astray in a dark wood” wondering where we are, how we got here, and how we will get through it. Whether these moments come upon us gradually or suddenly, they are accompanied by a sense of disorientation, doubt, confusion, pain, struggle, and isolation.

We offer you a series of articles, curated by Michael Di Fuccia, from souls who have walked this bitter path and have come through more alive than when they began.

In the spirit of Conversatio Divina, our authors’ candid and vulnerable reflections symbolically invite the reader to sojourn with them on the spiritual journey as they share the insights gleaned from ancient Christian companions and the readings and practices that sustained them in the dark wood.

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Introduction to Bittersweet

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Michael Di Fuccia | June 10, 2021
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Consolations

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Michael Di Fuccia | June 10, 2021
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Emotions: Owning Our Uncomfortable Emissaries

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Beth Ratzlaff | July 15, 2021
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Engaging in Divine Doubt

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Aaron Ross | August 24, 2021