The Think Tank

Suicide and Self Harm in Children and Teens

As a parent I try to ensure that my children are safe and protected. I shield them from parts of the external world that may be adverse to their spiritual,...Read more

Life is Hard

I watched a great interview recently between Matt Fradd and Peter Kreeft. In one excerpt of the interview (see https://youtu.be/NhNkFgJhHyE around 8 minutes in) the two were speaking of some...Read more

What Will the Neighbors Think?

One of my favorite assignments in graduate school was writing a paper on my cultural background and how this might affect my approach as a counselor. I’ve always enjoyed...Read more

Suffering and the Glass Ceiling

"For the sake of the joy that lay before Him He endured the cross, despising its shame..." Hebrews 12:2

Why embrace suffering? Jesus was called a fool or at...Read more

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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

What's Behind that 'Look'?

Despite having been married for almost 8 years now and 7 kids later, my wife and I still give each other 'looks' that can be deceiving or misconstrued....Read more

Understanding Hidden Trauma

I write this column to reflect on my experience of clients who don't have a clear cut trauma, who wonder where their symptoms and pain come from and...Read more

Emotional Strength and Parenting.

My little girl is afraid of the dark. She won't go down the hallway in the evening, she wakes up once a night to get a back rub...Read more

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