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July 08, 2013
The truth about dead people
A few people have asked me (some kindly, some ... not so much) how I...
June 16, 2013
If your Father’s Day isn’t quite so happy
People always say that life is short. And in most ways it certainly is. But...
May 29, 2013
Christians in love with non-Christians (and their Christian “friends” who object)
I recently got in this letter: Hey John, I am a Christian young woman engaged...
May 22, 2013
Can this wife abuser change?
Got this in: Hello John, I am an abusive man. I have found many books...
May 11, 2013
Mother’s Day: Raised Too Alone (by John Shore)
If your mother's unhappiness—her pain, her dysfunction, her drama—was more precious to her than you...
May 03, 2013
Love: Like a teacup on the Titanic
Got this in: Hello, Sir! I've read through your work, and especially liked your 2+2=5 post....
April 09, 2013
One Man. Two fiancees. One prenup-nup?
In this morning: Hi John, We are three professionals, myself and two women that are...
March 20, 2013
Sexual Abuse and the Luck of the Draw
Apropos to my last post, Six Things to Know About Sexual Abuse and Forgiveness, I...
November 02, 2012
The miracle of one dog plus lots of love
Hi guys. The letter below is from a good woman I know. It doesn't describe...
October 18, 2012
What does a woman mean when she says “I need space”?
Dear John, A good friend of mine suggested I contact you. I am now at...
October 16, 2012
The Bible vs. the bottle
I was raised in a Christian family, and have professed my faith since I was...
August 22, 2012
15 Ways to Stay Sane Caring For an Elderly Parent
One of the most emotionally complex and difficult things a person can experience is taking...
June 14, 2012
“Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships”: paperback, Kindle sale, review
I'm very pleased to announce that my Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships and...
April 26, 2012
“Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships” now in paperback
This book of mine is now available in paperback for $7.99. It's of course also...
April 15, 2012
Is premarital sex okay?
So lately a few college-age people have written to ask what I think about premarital...
March 29, 2012
Woman whose 9-year-old was drugged and raped checks in
This just came in, and thought I'd take a moment to share it, for those...
March 21, 2012
61, gay, and closeted: is it too late for him?
So here's a letter I got in: I'm a 61-year-old gay man who is still...
March 20, 2012
She’s abused no more
This morning I received this from a woman named Barb (who is happy to share...
March 13, 2012
“Hop” = no hope (unless you’re white)
All movies---and especially children's movies---have a primary message: good is rewarded; be true to who...
February 28, 2012
The Child We Left Behind
This morning Lynne, who wrote the letter which I answered in yesterday's post, As a...
February 23, 2012
1 Man, 2 Women In A Polyamorous Relationship
Sometimes three's a crowd. Sometimes it's not.
February 13, 2012
For mens’ eyes only: The secret to Valentine’s Day
Here's why and how to do Valentine's Day right, guys.
December 16, 2011
Joseph to Mary: “Who could believe such a thing?”
A conversation between Mary and Joseph the night before Jesus was born.
December 14, 2011
Low self-esteem? Pffft. Who the [bleep] are you?
So at the conclusion of my last post (Good Friends, or Socially Maladjusted Cretins?), I...
November 17, 2011
“We ARE the Message”
Dear Society to Which You, We, She and He All Belong: So we rocked it,...
November 06, 2011
She is not responsible for her husband’s suicide
I received this morning the following heartbreaking letter from a woman named Erin: Dear John,...
October 13, 2011
Me, WORK at a Relationship? Pfffft.
I got an email in this morning from a woman feeling guilty about having divorced...
October 10, 2011
Bullying: Putting Your Money Where Their Mouth Is
When we say that we want bullying to stop, what we're in large part saying...
August 29, 2011
“Today I Am Still Afraid of Him”
Last night a woman who originally wrote to inquire about access to Seven Reasons sent...
August 27, 2011
When Your Heart Leaves Home
The reflections of a good man upon the occasion of his daughter leaving home for...
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