self-affirming love

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  • Under such conditions, it's tempting to create a comfort zone of self-affirming opinion in which compromise and common ground are vilified as weakness.

    News industry's depression has spillover implications

  • There are shades of Supernanny here as pregnant middle-class mum Hazel struggles with a problem eight-year-old son and a failing business as her plastic surgeon husband embarks on some self-affirming charitable venture.

    This week's new theatre and dance

  • I like your attitude (and your circus analogies!) as you express an entitlement to take what you need that is very liberating and self-affirming.

    ME Again « Tales from the Reading Room

  • My 10-year-old daughter and her friends recently attended a kind of "positive body image" party, intended to reaffirm -- or in some cases, introduce -- their positive sense of self, realistic and self-affirming definitions of beauty, their connections through their friendships and their desire to continue these relationships to build up rather than tear down each other's feelings of self-worth.

    Maggie Lamond Simone: What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You?

  • In the late 1970s, the denominations that later merged to form the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. approved formal policies that said "self-affirming, practicing homosexuals" could not be ordained.

    Presbyterians clear way for ordaining gays, lesbians

  • Soon, the young conservative has a job at a conservative organization, a new self-affirming social group of like-minded friends, from whom a spouse will the chosen to raise the next generation all over again.

    Why the Conservatives Won't Crack-up, But the Left Probably Will

  • And in the four decades since the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of modern LGBT activism, the self-affirming phrase "Gay Pride" has evolved into a synonym for the movement itself.

    Eleanor Moonier: With Increased Visibility, Cultural Attitudes Towards Gays and Lesbians Shift

  • The term "homosexual" has always struck me as a tad clinical, while "gay", as much as I understand the desire to apply a positive and self-affirming term, is rather too associated, for my liking, with the insipid and shallow happiness of the "gay community", the "gay village".

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Their weltanschauung is a tangle of conceptual binaries, self-affirming inferences, and prior assumptions that treat image as reality.

    Neo-Con Rage « Antiwar.com Blog

  • If life can be reversed engineered so what we "see" can be rapidly produced, then it is a self-affirming design principle at this point.

    Are dem bunny prints?

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