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    Jean Heaton

    Jean Heaton is a blogger, writer, speaker, teacher, and a workshop and retreat leader. She is both the mother and the spouse of recovering addicts and has worked her own twelve-step program. Heaton is the author of Helping Families Recover from Addiction: Coping, Growing, and Healing through 12-Step Practices and Ignatian Spirituality.

    My Bravest Prayer

    Editor’s note: Throughout July, we’re celebrating 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here, posts on dotMagis this month will explore...

    Consoling Love

    This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. In the movie, Steel Magnolias, a famous scene takes place in a cemetery where the mother M’Lynn is...

    The Courage to Accompany Those Who Suffer

    This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Every year, when I read the Scripture passages that recall the Crucifixion of Christ, apprehension begins to creep...

    How Does He Treat His Mother?

    This post is based on Week Six of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. John 2:1–11 details the events that occurred at the wedding feast at Cana. I remember reading this story...

    The Two Standards and Letting Go

    This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. It was the last day of a recovery retreat when my partner, Sister Mary Michael, pulled me aside...

    Getting to Know Jesus at the Heart Level

    This post is based on Week Four of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. When my husband and I first married, we moved over 500 miles away from our families in Kentucky...