Healthy Families Begin with Healthy Parents

As a child growing up in a home with a mentally ill mother, I was always fascinated with families who seemed to be happy and genuinely cared for each other. I would find myself gravitating toward classmates who seemed to have families who enjoyed being together to...

I Am Continually With You

I have a framed picture in my office of my favorite aunt and my daughter holding hands and walking out into the ocean surf. I love this picture for a couple of very different reasons. First, because my daughter looks so much like me, it reminds me of times when I was...

What is OCD?

OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Some Types of Thinking Minimize the Severity of OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has become a well known, frequently used term in our culture in part due to television characters such as Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory and Monk.  Most...

Bearing the Fruits of The Spirit

Bearing the Fruits of The Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 How often do we as individuals inspect our performance?  Whether it’s assessments in school, personal evaluations, or sales numbers, we tend to measure success, growth and progress with hard, numerical data.  It was...