About AliseWrite
Alise is married to her best friend and is the mom to four incredible kids. She loves knitting, writing, playing keyboards in a cover band, and eating soup. She also loves making new friends and you can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook or at her blog. Alise is the editor of Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression and is currently compiling stories for the book Not Afraid: Stories of Discovering Significance, both with Civitas press.
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  • 08 May 2012
    Friendship Between the Genders: Sacred Friendship Gathering (Part 3)
    (Click here to read part 1 and part 2) Before we broke for lunch, Forrest and Vanessa Horn spoke to us about their journey as a married couple dealing with a cross-gender friendship. Often we hear from the people who are in the friendship, but it is more rare to...
    Archived in Events
  • 02 May 2012
    Friendship Between the Genders: Sacred Friendship Gathering (Part 2)
    (Click here to read about day one of the event) Day two of the Sacred Friendship Gathering opened with an interview of Dan Brennan, Jennifer Ould and Susanne Osborne. Dan and Jennifer have been friends for ten years, and Dan and Susanne have been friends for four years. This was...
    Archived in Events
  • 01 May 2012
    Friendship Between the Genders: Sacred Friendship Gathering (Part 1)
    On April 27 and 28, fifty people met in a small church outside of Chicago to talk about friendship. But not just any friendships. For these two days, the discussion was specifically about friendships between men and women. For many, cross-gender friendships are perfectly normal. We interact with people of...
    Archived in Events
  • 19 Apr 2012
    It’s Not Just About Healthcare
    Birth control has been in the news a lot lately. Well, let me rephrase. Birth control for women has been in the news a lot lately. Whether it’s on the political spectrum or in the entertainment industry, women’s reproductive rights have been hotly contested in the past months. As this...
  • 16 Mar 2012
    The Old Feminists Were Right
    We’ve got a generation now who were born with semi-equality. They don’t know how it was before, so they think, this isn’t too bad. We’re working. We have our attaché’ cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch...
  • 14 Feb 2012
    Online Parenting
    This week, a dad disciplined his daughter. And at the time of me writing this piece, that discipline has been viewed over 14 million times. Personally, I understand Hannah’s father’s frustration with being disrespected. There is nothing that gets me upset as a parent more than when one of my...
    Archived in Family Featured
  • 18 Jan 2012
    Content to Hope
    When I was young, hope was easy. I hoped for a trip to the near-by ice cream stand on a hot summer afternoon. I hoped for the perfect new toy for my birthday. I hoped that I would be able to fake my way through my piano lesson without my...
    Archived in Relationships
  • 09 Jan 2012
    I Won’t Tebow to Your Idol
    Tim Tebow brought the pain to my boys in Black and Gold on Sunday night, beating them in overtime with a huge 80 yard bomb that made it the quickest ending to an NFL overtime in history. When it was over, he knelt down and prayed a prayer of thanks....
    Archived in Featured Sports
  • 12 Dec 2011
    Why I Oppose Gay Marriage
    Recent comments by presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann have stirred up the discussion about gay marriage once again. While speaking to a group of high school students, she said that gay people could get married, just not to someone who was the same sex. “They (same-sex couples) can marry a man...
    Archived in Family Featured
  • 28 Nov 2011
    Soul Food
    Thanksgiving is now behind us, a day that for many is filled with one delicious food after another. Turkey. Mashed potatoes. Corn casserole. Jello molds. Pies, pies, and more pies. We fill our plates, we eat, we dive back in for more. We wear our stretchy pants and leave the...
    Archived in Life
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