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A reminder that I’ve moved my blog back to JohnShore.com

Builder - Construction Worker

This is just a reminder for my Patheos friends that, about two months ago (with the post Calling My Community of Caring Commenters), I moved my blog back to JohnShore.com. It’s not that I’ve stopped posting here on Patheos; it’s only that I now first post my articles on JohnShore.com—and then, a few days later (though lately [Read More...]

When is an abuser’s apology not an apology?


Sometimes your brain tells you that you received an apology, while your heart tells you something else. Here’s why. [Read more...]

A Christian grandmother nails the transgender issue


“The truth wasn’t hard to find anyway. It was there every time I looked into my grandson’s eyes.” [Read more...]

Psychopaths sleep just fine


The fact that you’re worrying about whether you’re good proves that you’re good. [Read more...]

Please be a Christian sex therapist

Young couple with problem on reception for family psychologist

“My dream job is to be a sex therapist, but I feel like this focus on sex makes me a bad Christian.” [Read more...]

My son is 17, gay, and miserable


  Dear John, Over the past couple of years, I often wondered if my son was gay. But usually I was able to explain it away or otherwise put it out of my mind. This past February, however, there simply was no denying it any longer, and I confronted him about it. [Read more...]

Here’s what happens when you yell at your employees


Never yell at your employees. Here’s why. [Read more...]

The real reason anti-LGBT Christians are so obsessed with sex?


I mean, c’mon already. [Read more...]

5 ways to make your girlfriend (or boyfriend) kind of start hating you


I get a lot of letters from men worried that they’re blowing their relationship with the woman they passionately love. Here are five things they’re doing wrong. [Read more...]

Spam I am


Lately I’ve grown pretty darn tubby, to the extent that I feel as if a whole other person—like, say, an eight-month-old baby—is strapped to my stomach, a baby which, like any baby, has a whole arena of needs and desires of its own. [Read more...]