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8 Keys to Emotionally Healthy Faith

8 Keys to Emotionally Healthy Faith

I’m a big believer that you can’t have spiritual health without emotional health. Part of this conviction has to do with my background. I’m a Christian, and I’m also a psychologist. The way of Jesus is the key framework that orients my life and values. I also view...
Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

If you take a look at the self-help or psychology section at your local bookstore (or on Amazon), you will find a lot of books on self-care. As psychologists, we talk a lot about self-care with our clients and students. But what is self-care? And more importantly, how...
The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time. Traveling, family, spending lots of money… It’s no wonder many of us have mixed feelings around the holidays. We’re looking forward to the celebrations, but we know our stress levels are going to spike. Dealing with Holiday Stress...
The Bad in the Good

The Bad in the Good

This post is Part 1 in a 3-part blog series on good and bad. Often we have a clear division in our mind about what is good vs. what is bad, usually rooted in our family or cultural upbringing. For example, making more money is good; making less money is bad. Being...
Jesus, Purity, and the Unclean: Who Affects Who?

Jesus, Purity, and the Unclean: Who Affects Who?

I have written before about the Christian focus on purity and cleanliness, and why I think this is a problem. To sum it up, I think our focus on purity and cleanliness hurts our ability to engage with and love others. It puts up a strong boundary and keeps us...
The Problem with Purity

The Problem with Purity

I recently read an interesting book by Richard Beck called ‘Unclean.’ In the book, he explores how Christians focus a lot on purity. He also says this focus on purity might be a problem. Basically, the main idea is when Christians focus on purity, we create strong...
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