Discussion including Ariel Shidlo, Doug Haldeman, Mark Yarhouse and me.

FYI - There is an article in the new issue of Journal of Psychology and Christianity that includes a discussion among the participants in an APA symposium in 2000. This is a follow up to that symposium. The symposium was published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice in 2002. … [Read more...]

Uninformed Consent: Abortion and Mental Health Consequences

Uninformed Consent: Abortion and Mental Health Consequences Warren Throckmorton, PhDRecent research from Norway and New Zealand has reported an association between abortion and subsequent mental health problems. Although the two reports are not the first to suggest such a relationship, they are well-designed studies suggesting that abortion may be linked to negative mental health reactions for some women.The Norwegian study compared the experiences of women who had miscarriages with those … [Read more...]

Does Abortion Impact the Mental Health of Women?

Does Abortion Impact the Mental Health of Women? Warren Throckmorton, PhDA new study from New Zealand, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, raises important questions about the impact of abortion on the mental health of women. Researchers found that those reporting abortion prior to age 21 had rates of mental disorders from age 21 to 25 that were over 1.5 times higher than the rates for women who did not become pregnant and those who became pregnant and did not seek an … [Read more...]

Face it: Brains are plastic.

Another brain study showing differences between gays and straights. … [Read more...]

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Listen and laugh... … [Read more...]

Happy Holydays Redux

In the neighborhood of 30 newspapers ran the Happy Holyday piece along with a slew of websites. Alas, to make sure these sources knew I had not deceived them, I sent this out today.Editor:Thank you for publishing or considering for publication my recent article, Happy Holyday. The response to this piece has been significant with mostly favorable reactions.My reason for writing has to do with some feedback from readers I have received pointing out that the Dodgeville School District in … [Read more...]

Brokeback Mountain: Love Story?

I read the original short story Brokeback Mountain (you can too, follow the link) and I have to say it doesn't seem like a love story to me. It seems more like a tragic tale of obsession and broken people. The reparative theory supporters will have a great time with the two main characters who fit almost all of the stereotypes. Abused/tragic boys grow up to become broken men willing to do anything to keep body and soul together. Alone with whiskey and each other, they have drunken sex, thus … [Read more...]

Happy Holyday

Hope this brings a chuckle:This Christmas season is just getting stranger as we go. All over the place people are trying to figure out what to say to each other (“Happy holiday(s),” “Merry Christmas,” “Get out of my way, I want that iPod”) and how to talk about the time of year we are in. I tried just saying Happy December to a few people and they just rolled their eyes. I agree; it didn’t do much for me either.Schools are hotbeds for these kinds of scuffles. One school near Sea … [Read more...]