The church and mental illness

The church and mental illness

Cape Coast Castle is located on the Gold Coast of West Africa in Ghana. Today it is a busy tourist attraction. Over 250 years ago it was the hub of the slave trade out of Africa. Slaves were held in dungeons before entering the “Gate of No Return” which took them to...
The danger of expectations

The danger of expectations

Dealing with high expectations I hear and read about people who talk about the role of expectations… a lot. Marriage counselors talk about how spouses should be clear in their expectations.  Business leaders tell us to communicate our expectations   clearly. ...
Are you becoming emotionally numb?

Are you becoming emotionally numb?

When emotions turn off I wonder how many of the behaviors that we struggle with in our personal lives have roots in emotional numbing?  Eating too much?  Not eating enough? Drinking every night?  Keeping our home perfectly ordered?  Creating a schedule that allows no...
How to defuse your own high expectations

How to defuse your own high expectations

How do I handle other’s high expectations on me? (This is part 2 of a series on the dangers of expectations in our lives. You can view part 1 here.)   The way expectations can be even worse on a relationship is the way that they greatly limit the giving of...
The temptation of pornography

The temptation of pornography

(This is part 2 of a series on fighting against the struggle with pornography. Here is part 1 of this series) Pornography and the temptation of the quick fix Imagine for a second that the temptation of pornography is like a man buying a watch. A man decides that one...