Think being alone is tough? Try being a friend.


I don’t care how long your beard is, how much you bench press, or what your tattoos look like—if you are a human being, you were made by God to be dependent upon others. [Read more...]

Do men want isolation? At least one does…

lonely man

The problem with this desire to find autonomy, privacy, and isolation is that when we try hard enough, unfortunately, we find it. [Read more...]

Watching People Drown Themselves?

Fighting against yourself

“I know it’s wrong, but I can’t stop,” said a husband who had just admitted to me that he was having an affair. His wife was sitting next to him, holding a picture of their three children. When I asked the husband if he realized that he was flushing his life down the toilet, he [Read More...]

When Placing Second Is Winning

On the night of one of our nation’s most polemical events of the year, it’s nice to hear a story of kindness that we can all stand and clap for. On December 2, 2012, Ivan Fernandez Anaya, a long distance runner from Spain, was competing in a cross-country race. He ran well and was in [Read More...]

Dealing With The Holiday Blues

Lonely Santa girl

The holiday season seems to bring out the blue in all of us. I see it every year – shortly after Thanksgiving, and through the celebrations of the New Year, people struggle with a heaviness of heart. It’s virtually impossible to determine why. Yet, we try. Is it the solar index? Is it the bad [Read More...]

Do You Tell Your Kids When You’re Struggling?

I'm struggling

  I’ve blogged in the past about being careful to not make our children deal with images from our past that could hurt them. If our transgressions screw-ups have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west, we must be very careful about dredging them up and making others think [Read More...]