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Issue 151

Find Issue #151, (Summer 2011) – “Intimacy” of Communities Magazine here!

A Communitarian Conundrum

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Despite widespread desire for community, structural and cultural obstacles to intentional community in the modern world loom large.

Fascinating Selfhood

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Do you think a half-century-old book on proper “womanhood,” much of whose advice is guaranteed to cause feminists to scream out in indignation, has nothing to teach us? Think again.

The Solace of Friends in Community

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Women’s Empowerment Circles offer community-within-community, building trust, caring, and mutual support.

Intimacy in the Village Setting

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After a journey from nuclear family life through student coops, an ecovillager finds rich opportunities for intimacy, in many diverse forms—not just with lovers and family.

Three Perspectives on Intimacy in Community

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A starter marriage, a spouse’s health crisis, and the small details that define each person shed light on the meaning of intimacy.

The Relationship of Relationships to the Group

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Relationships don’t exist in a vacuum. Through a culture of communication and support, communities can create the healthy container which relationships need in order to flourish.

Honesty and Intimacy

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In the author’s first, very intense intentional community immersion, revealing the truth led to love and intimacy. He left that group, but, in many spheres of life, emotional and intellectual honesty became his religion.

A Nomad Ponders Family and the Ecstasy of the Group

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To a former communitarian and long-time student of community, utopian experiments—some sweet, some gone sour—offer valuable lessons about oneness, diversity, and intimacy.