The Think Tank

Befriending Your Body

Many of us experience much difficulty knowing and communicating to others what is going on inside ourselves. In more extreme cases, this is called alexithymia. This is...Read more

The Stockdale Paradox

In 1965, Admiral Jim Stockdale's plane was shot down in North Vietnam and he was a POW until 1973. Tortured over 20 times in that span, he was without prisoner...Read more

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

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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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