4 Reasons You Can Forgive Someone You Love

Published on YourTango on 9/13/12 Forgiveness is for you as well as the relationship – find sources in your spirituality to help do it When you have become emotionally close to another person, you have become more vulnerable. This vulnerability opens the doors for that person to do things that really hurt, which often comes […]

Pre-Sale of the Book “Offer Honor To God”

Today, the pre-sale of both the print and Kindle version of the book, “Offer Honor To God” began on www.OfferHonorToGod.com – this is always an exciting stage in the bringing of a book to others. Have a look at the book’s site and if you are interested, your pre-order of this book would be appreciated.

The Vocation of Fatherhood

Appeared in GoodTherapy.org 6/15/13 Around Mother’s Day, you will hear people speaking of the vocation of motherhood. People will speak of how important the work and calling of motherhood can be. Around Father’s Day, you will hear people speaking of… Well, Father’s Day is given a lot less emphasis in American society. While influence and […]

How I Honor My Dad On Father’s Day (And Every Day)

Published on YourTango on 6/14/13  Father’s Day can be hard if your dad has died, but you can still celebrate his life. My own father died right after Father’s Day — a story that has taken some time to be able to tell but which you can read more about. While, in general, we do not think about the mortality […]

My Dad Had a Heart Attack on Father’s Day

Published on YourTango on 6/7/13 For many people Father’s Day is a joyful time. Read how one Father’s Day changed my life forever. Father’s Day 2007 turned out to be much different than I had planned and nothing like I could ever have expected. The plan was that my father was coming out to visit me in […]

10 Alternate Mother’s Day Activities

Published on YourTango on 5/5/13 Send your mom flowers, buy her lunch – here are other ideas for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day can become very routine.  You call your mother.  You take her out to lunch.  You take this opportuntiy to express your love and gratitude to her.  However, Mother’s Day is an opportunity to look […]

My Relationship Is In Trouble, Could a Pastoral Counselor Help?

Published on YourTango on 4/28/13 There are all sorts of counselors out there – could a pastoral counselor help us? There are so many types of counselors out there.  If your relationship is in trouble, who can you turn to? An LPC? LMHC? LMFT? LCSW? Psychologist? Pastoral Counselor?Lucy from Peanuts? Some other designation?  Is a pastoral counselor qualified to […]

Insights Into Spirituality in the Aftermath of a Disaster

Appeared in GoodTherapy.org 4/22/13 Disasters often have a human component, including New York’s World Trade Center on 9/11 [1], the death of a teenager following misuse of alcohol [2], mass shootings [3], and, in the day before the writing of this article, the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon [4]. Elsewhere, you […]

Overcoming Tragedy: The Death Of Your Child

Published on YourTango on 4/16/13 Letting go of a loved one is never easy, but remembering their love can be the best way to cope. When we hear tragic news stories, we can’t help but picture ourselves and our loved ones placed at the center of such events. The  deaths of Audrey Pott in California, Rehtaeh Parsons in Nova Scotia and 8-year-old Martin […]

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