About John Shore

Mary and Joseph discussing amongst themselves

(Hello, friends. I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas [and/or the happiest of holiday seasons]. Below is something I wrote a few years back, which, every year, I’m happy to learn of at least one church somewhere performing as part of their Christmas celebration. I share it here [Read More…]

On giving up on Christianity

I don’t know if it’s happening with people generally; maybe it’s just something I’m hearing more about, because … well, because people write to tell me about it when it happens to either them or someone they know. But if my inbox is any indication, a lot of people who used to be Christian are deciding not [Read More…]

Taking out the garbage your parents taught you about yourself

A theme central to much of the work I do on my blog and with my writing clients (and to the novel I recently finished writing) is how essential it is for anyone seeking for themselves a better psychological life to properly and thoroughly analyze and assess their childhood relationship with their parents, especially if, as adults, they [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

“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…]