Getting Your Needs Met

Effective Dependence precedes Interdependence

Sometimes I’m amazed at the silliness of psychology. For years therapists have been telling people need to be complete in themselves (i.e., independent) before they can find a meaningful, satisfying relationship. It reminds me of what my son said to me when he was a teenager looking for his first part-time job: Mom, they all […]

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A Day of Grace & Peace

a day to be with You

Thank You for this day filled with Your Presence, Lord. A day of Grace and Peace. A day to be with You. To dream with You. To be blessed by You. You are so much larger than anything I have feared. And You own it all. There’s not a single person, place, or thing that […]

Today Could Be the Day

Your Suddenly may be about to happen

When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream. Joseph was no where near him at the time. From where he sat in prison, nothing reasonable had happened. His last logical hope had been yet another disappointment. Joseph had no way of knowing what was about to happen. Thirteen years earlier – give or […]

Hallelujah! He is Risen!

He is risen indeed!

Easter is the Best Holiday on the calendar! My favorite part is the congregation’s response to the pastor’s opening words on Resurrection Sunday: Hallelujah! He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! I’ve been known to go to more than one church on Easter Sunday – as many as three morning services – just so I […]

He is Risen

Day 10: Bad Couples Therapy

why most marriage counseling fails

Dr. William Doherty wrote, “the only form of therapy that received low ratings in a famous national survey of therapy clients, published in 1996 by Consumer Reports, was couples therapy” (see Bad Couples Therapy in Psychotherapy Networker). He proposed that this problem exists because psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, and psychiatrists have never had even […]

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