Browsing All Posts filed under »Couple’s Therapy«

A Couple’s Therapy Primer

February 2, 2019


We stand on the shoulders of giants (as Sir Isaac Newton observed).  I was going to start this post with John Saxe’s “The Blind Men and The Elephant,”[1] but that felt less than honoring to the great therapists and theorists who have contributed to marital therapy.  Having said that, I find that each of the […]

A Donkey Named Hosanna

January 15, 2019


I have been serving with the San Diego Walk to Emmaus for about 25 years now (I feel old just writing that sentence).  If you are unfamiliar with Walk to Emmaus, it is a three day retreat, essentially a three day short course in Christianity in which participants experience God’s grace and love through acts […]

Catching Up

September 21, 2018


I guess you wonder where I’ve been.  I search to find the love within.  Bobby Caldwell You can bend my ear.  We can talk all day.  But just make sure I’m around when you finally have something to say.  Toad the Wet Sprocket The wonder of it all, Baby.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Paul McCartney After […]


June 15, 2017


In a 1970 Monty Python sketch, a book publisher has published a Hungarian-English phrase book for Hungarian tourists visiting Britain.  The publisher has intentionally mistranslated the phrases to wreak havoc.  By way of example, the Hungarian phrase for “Can you direct me to the railway station?” was translated as “Please fondle my buttocks.”  After the […]

When You Love Someone

January 23, 2017


Among the dangers of writing on topics about which one is passionate is that it is easy to cross the line into a rant.  This one may be as close as I get to doing that. I was driving home from the gym with American Top 40 on the radio playing “When You Love Someone” […]

Love: How Are You Doing With That?

November 24, 2016


On Sunday, we had a guest preacher at our church.  She is not only a pastor, but also a clinical psychologist and a seminary professor.  The sermon, titled “The Lord Has Done Great Things” was an encouraging message about how in our sorrows and losses are the seeds of future joy.  The scriptural basis was […]


November 16, 2016


Confabulation, Confabulation, It’s making me late. It’s keeping me waiting. (Okay, that’s not quite what Carly Simon wrote.) About five or six years ago, I quit buying books in print and switched over to an e-reader.  On the whole, I like it a lot better.  I don’t have to deal with the accumulation of books […]