The Think Tank

Fathers, Your Presence Matters

As a young boy, I often spent endless Midwest summers playing basketball in my driveway after school or on the weekends well into the dark. Some evenings, the local neighbors...Read more

You'll Always Be More Than a Victim

The Risk of Settling for a Lesser Identity

On the path of healing stuck places and moving into a more wholehearted way of living, there are some distinct parts of the healing process. One early and vital part...Read more

Hope, Anger and Courage

The Power of Hope

Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that...Read more

It's Not What You Think: Vision, Mission, and Purpose for Family - Part II

In my previous article, “ It’s Not What You Think: The Nuclear Family - Part I ,” I laid out a bold vision and discussion to highlight the model of...Read more

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Taking Action and Being the Change You Need

“It’s all in God’s hands". That’s what my husband and I told ourselves as we struggled with infertility. At the time, we had been together 10 years, married...Read more

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

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