Unwanted Touch

On a recent Saturday afternoon, my wife and I went for a country drive to one of the cute small towns in our area of the country. We stopped in a little coffee shop, and were greeted warmly by the elderly mother of the shop’s owner. Unfortunately, this woman, while very sweet, may be dealing…

Depression and Self Help

No, I’m not going to suggest that a couple of self-help books here and there are all you need to overcome depression. But, I saw a couple of articles recently that reminded me of my own struggles with depression, and that the best friends, the one’s who can really help and make a difference in…

Looking Up to People With Flawed Characters

Joe Navarro, in his Spycatcher blog, asks an important question about all the Woody Allen talk. Can we really separate someone’s art, or talent, from their character. Certainly, it seems like we go to great pains to do that, but should we? Consider this section of Joe’s article: The second concern that has not been…

Depression for Christians

Since I have written before about Evangelicals and the seeming belief that no treatment is needed for mental health issues, I thought I should share this article that a friend of mine on Facebook posted. 5 Things Christians Need to Know about Depression and Anxiety I can honestly say, these same things should be taken…

Blaming the Victim or Soothing Our Own Anxiety?

Whatever you choose to believe is the reason for someone being raped, or a child being abused, or someone being murdered, we all instinctively try to make sense of it, to find a reason why it happened. More importantly, we want to find that reason so that we can convince ourselves that it will never happen to us.