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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The Freedom to Choose

The Freedom to Choose Have you ever wondered, “Why did God put the tree in the Garden of Eden if He knew that Adam and Eve would sin? Why would God give us freedom He knows we would abuse?” It’s really a fair question. And a rather rational one. If God desires a relationship with…

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