The Think Tank

What Keeps Us Stuck

I met a dear woman in my first years in Kansas City. Because of our connection I could see her life more closely. In particular, I was aware of a...Read more

The Art of Yielding: Moving into Vulnerability

Most people have some understanding of vulnerability as a necessary step to deep and satisfying connection with others. From the explosive popularity of the work of Brene Brown to the...Read more

Summer Sabbath

It’s been the first time in months since I had taken intentional time to slow down. It occurred to me that I needed to simply slow down when I was...Read more

The Song of Songs

Healthy sexuality. Typically this phrase causes concern with most Christians. Modern science claims that anything goes for sexuality as long as you don't hurt anybody, however clearly the line of...Read more

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The Connection Equation

As a therapist, but also as a husband and father, I continue to be fascinated by how our neurobiology points to that fact that we are created for...Read more

Inside Jokes

My brother calls me Michelle (he pronounces it Mee-chelle). We once knew someone named Mike Limbskull (not a real person). He says the word 'snuffles' and I know...Read more

Biological Rudeness

Have you ever had a conversation with a friend and you overreact to something they say and you’re not sure why? Or have you been in the middle...Read more

Open to Life: Hope in Every Season

As we cycle, again, through the Church season of Lent and now enjoy 50 days of Easter celebration, I reflect on the ways that God is always offering...Read more

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