Author: Steven

Non-Violent Resistance in Intimate Relationships: A How-to Guide

  “It takes two to keep your marriage the same; it only takes one to change it. When you change, the relationship changes.”   – David Schnarch, Passionate Marriage, p. 199   There are few things more heartbreaking than conflict within a marriage/ committed relationship. Conflict with parents and family of origin is difficult but […]

Three Stages Out of Depression

“Every depression is caused by something depressing that has happened, with no exceptions.”   –  George E. Atwood, The Abyss of Madness, p. 166   The title of this article is very alluring for someone who struggles with depression.  It promises that there is a way out of depression and that depression has a cure.  […]

God’s Invitations: An Exploration of Christian Spirituality

  “To realize truth our whole being has to be brought into accord with actuality, with things as they are, which requires that in communications with others we respect things as they are by speaking the truth. Truthful speech establishes a correspondence between our own inner being and the real nature of phenomena, allowing wisdom […]

Dads…

“When we understand that we are born babies, that we all bleed blood, and that we experience the same pains and joys, then we have the basis of the empathy and humility we need to be able to forgive.” – Everett L. Worthington Jr., Forgiving and Reconciling, p. 127   Mike’s dad kicked him out […]

Poor Decisions Are Decisions Made Poorly

  “It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett   I had a professor who later became my clinical supervisor. He was a jolly guy. He’d start classes by reading the “Real Fact” from the inside of […]