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Should Christians Go To Therapy?

July 24, 2020


Pastor Bryan Stamper offered this short video addressing the question of whether Christians should go to therapy.  I thought it was worth sharing (and didn’t require additional comment from me) so here it is. Blessings.

Whose Relationship Violations are Worse?

July 17, 2019


How do you rate the following violations of love and trust in a relationship?  Number the following from 1-12 with 1 being the most egregious betrayal. ____  One night of sex with a stranger. ____  An emotional affair with a coworker. ____  A secret bank account. ____  Not showing up when your partner has a […]

Déjà vu (All Over Again)… or What Am I Missing Here?

May 1, 2017


And I feel like I’ve been here before.  And you know, it makes me wonder what’s going on down under.  David Crosby (Déjà Vu). Do you remember 8 track tapes (or before that 4 track)?  Back in the 70’s, they used to make these audio tapes cartridges.  They sounded pretty good (for analog) but were […]

Ashley Madison Take 2

August 29, 2015


The purchase of the island of Manhattan.  The commonly understood history is that in 1626 Dutch colonists purchased the island of Manhattan from the Native Americans for trade goods valued at about 60 Dutch guilders.[1]  That amount would have purchased about 1 ½ pounds of silver at the time.  Though the natives’ understanding of the […]

Ripple Effect

August 4, 2015


Let’s see if we can create an existential crisis and solve it in less than 1000 words.  There are about 7 billion people living on this planet at present.  The vast majority of us are not known at all beyond the few hundred lives with whom we have contact.  Even within that circle of influence, […]

Resolution Time?

January 1, 2015


“The tension is here between who you are and who you could be, between how it is and how it should be.”  Jon Foreman (Dare You To Move) “And it gets harder as you get older.” Stephen Stills (See the Changes) “One day you’ll wake up in the present day, a million generations removed from […]

Your Part

October 3, 2014


There are people in your life who’ve come and gone.  They let you down.  I know they hurt your pride.  You gotta put it all behind, Darling, ‘cause life goes on.  You keep carrying that anger, it will eat you up inside.  Don Henley, The Heart of the Matter My wife and I went to […]

Making The Call

September 20, 2014


The major chains in the fitness industry have an interesting business model.  To keep their product affordable requires that a reasonable percentage of their customers pay for the service and never use it.  I am always grateful to those who sign up and don’t come.  It keeps my dues down.  I am a bad member.  […]

Farmers, Cowboys, Boundaries

September 4, 2014


I remember years ago hearing a comparison of the “farmer” and the “cowboy” views on life.  This has nothing to do with agriculture or raising livestock.  It is rather a metaphor for different ways of approaching life.  A quick web search produced nothing of value so I can’t look it up, and I can’t credit […]

Licensed at Last

August 14, 2014


Lately it occurs to me what a long strange tip it’s been.  Grateful Dead Life is for the learning.  Joni Mitchell Well, the State of California has now seen fit to license me as a marriage and family therapist.  In honor of the milestone, my supervisor provided me with a magic wand signifying, that as […]