Why do I often feel jealous?

Today we have taken a question from one of our Facebook followers: “Two of my friends have been hanging out with each other without me there – I don’t know why, but it is really bugging me – help?” Thanks for the question! This is a question about diffusing jealous envious feelings in our lives….

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Keeping intimacy in your marriage

(This is part two of a series on having a healthy understanding on sex and intimacy. Read part one of this series here.) Intimacy – second facet of sex The other way that a person can experience sexuality is intimately. If illicit sex is about experiencing the dark or shameful excitement of doing something “wrong” and…

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How to have a healthier understanding of sex

Facets of sexuality: erotic In the recent Seminar for Men, I quickly referenced the different engagements with sexuality – erotic, illicit and intimate. I have gotten questions about it, so, in preparation for the rest of the articles on “insights helpful to men into regards to communicating treasure-hood to their spouses through sexuality” (or some…

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Saying “I have a peace about it”

I have a peace about it “I feel a peace about it…”  This is a common phrase that people use in decision making… or at least that a lot of people who call themselves Christians use it…  Is a feeling of peace a scriptural way of making a decision? Some passages: 2 Thess 3:16 “Now…

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What does it mean to be a counselor?

What is counseling? Recently I had an interesting interaction with a man who happens to be a client that was a great reminder of part of why I wanted to be trained to be a counselor years ago, and why I love having the role of a shepherd in people’s lives.   I have been…

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The importance of fathers in our lives

I have given this a lot of thought for years and especially this last year.  One of the daughters in my life has given me the opportunity to think more deeply about these issues than I think I ever would have otherwise. It only seems appropriate to pass these along on a day where we…

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6 ways to help a friend who has been laid off

Helping someone who has been laid off Obviously, when someone is laid off, it can be a tough situation for everyone involved.  People left behind are generally left with more work to do with less resources.  Further, those still at work may feel a little guilty at the feeling of relief they have over keeping…

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