The Think Tank

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

Oh Church, Stand in the Light

This past year has been devastating as we have become more fully aware of the extent of the sexual abuse by some priests. After hearing the victims' heartbreaking stories, we...Read more

Conflict Resolution: A Starting Point

I attended a wedding recently where I was able to spend time with both the bride’s and the groom’s family in the days of preparation leading up to the start...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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