The Think Tank

Self Acceptance

How can I truly learn to love and accept myself when I am flawed and imperfect in so many ways? As a Christian, how do I reconcile self-acceptance with the...Read more

I Can't Forgive Myself

This statement, 'I can't forgive myself,' may put some of us into a box that we can't climb out of. It's a self fulfilling prophecy that keeps one locked into...Read more

To Know or To Be Known?

We all love to know things, don't we? Whether it's the stats on our favorite athletes, the latest gossip on social media, or the latest political debacle. Not only to...Read more

Do I Just Have Bad Genes?

I come from a long line of people who struggled with alcoholism and other addictions. On one side of my family, both grandparents were alcoholics, on the other side one...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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