On October 6, 1998, a 21-year old college student was brutally murdered. His battered body, bleeding from a gash in his skull, was tied to a fence not far from…
Author Archive for: Suzanne Ross
About Suzanne Ross
Suzanne Ross is a co-founder of the Raven Foundation and the author of two books: The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things and The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire. Suzanne is a certified Montessori pre-school teacher, a curriculum designer and workshop leader, and a former director of Christian Education at her UCC church. Her blogs also appear at Patheos and Sojourners.
Entries by Suzanne Ross
Watch as Suzanne Ross delivers her talk on Maria Montessori and Rene Girard: “Scientists, Mystics, Revolutionary Thinkers.”
Do children have a counterwill that keeps them at odds with a parent? Or are they actually imitating their parent’s will to be obeyed? Suzanne Ross explains this crucial parenting question in her latest article.
René Girard and Maria Montessori were both geniuses, boldly proposing theories that challenged conventional thinking and they scandalized the world in large part because they were scientists who made no secret of their faith.
“But outrage is nothing more than striking the pose of goodness. To be truly good we need to close our mouths, open our ears, and spend a little more time searching for the truth.” – Suzanne Ross
On Valentine’s Day, Suzanne Ross untangles the mystery of love. “Love is making yourself as open to another human being as you can be… The only way it can work is if the both of you decide that the “relationship” is a treasure that is more valuable to you than any earthly treasure you can imagine…”
The Offspring said it best: “The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care. Right. Yeah.” Wrong, actually. If you’re caught in the Sidekick tangle, Suzanne Ross encourages you not to base your self esteem on your ability to suffer. Find a lover who knows how to give as well as take.
If you want a lover whose perfect image enhances your own, you might be the Rock Star type, but true love isn’t among your greatest hits! Don’t sing the blues; let Suzanne Ross put some soul back in your love life with her sound advice!
If you love defying impossible odds to win affection more than the actual people you pursue, you may fit the Super Hero type, but your it’s your love life that needs rescuing! Let Suzanne Ross save the day with her sage advice.
If you spend time dressing up your partner to win the approval of others, your romantic type might be Celebrity Chef. But you’re cooking up more jealousy than romance! Put your insecurities on the back burner and let Suzanne Ross help you find the recipe for true love.
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.